Lake District Bunkhouses : Self catering bunkhouse on the coast to coast route


Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse, Noran Bank Farm, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0NR

Noran Bank Farm is situated near Lake Ullswater just through Patterdale in Cumbria. Only 5 minutes’ walk away from the Coast to Coast route as well as The Westmorland Way which is a 95 mile walk along generally good paths beginning in the famous horse fair town of Appleby and ending at Arnside, all within the old County of Westmorland.

Shepherd’s Crook Bunkhouse is a barn conversion, converted to a very high standard and sleeps 8. Upstairs it has a two bedded room with en suite shower and a 6 bedded room. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, seating area in which to relax, toilet and wet room with 2 showers. Duvets, linen and towels are provided. DIY breakfast and packed lunches are available if pre-booked. A well behaved dog considered at owner’s discretion. Shepherd’s Crook is very popular with overnight stays on the Coast to Coast route and with weekend breaks for walking and cycling enthusiasts. It is also a fantastic meeting place for family and friends get-togethers.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse | Lake District Bunkhouses : Self catering bunkhouse on the coast to coast route

Contact Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse

or call Mrs Heather Jackson on
017684 82327 Mob: 07833 981504

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Rooms & Beds:

8: 1×6, 1×2 + B&B.


All year.

Price per night:

£15pp (6 bed room), £20pp (double room). Sole use £120.
Farmhouse B&B £30pp.


Please book by phone or email.


Take A592 from Patterdale south, farm is on right in half a mile.

Public Transport:

Trains at Penrith (14 miles). Buses at Patterdale (half a mile).

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Small Hostels Map and the Coast to Coast Walk.

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Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse

Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse

…wonderfully renovated, cosy and private…

Shepherd’s Crook Bunkhouse has a rather charming tale to its naming. The grandfather of the family who own the farm, Grandfather Fred, lived and worked here from 1929 and was an accomplished maker of traditional Shepherd’s Crooks. They are more than an anachronistic throwback – You see these in daily use by the sheep farmers of the lakelend Fells. It was his idea to name the bunkhouse, and his picture hangs on the wall. It ison  a working fell farm with a history going back to the 17th century, Noranbank Farm.

Noranbank is in picturesque Patterdale. Picturesque doesn’t quite do it justice. On a clear and sunny day, the fells and dales, are welcoming sea of green, alive with red deer and birdlife. On a grey day, the mountains are rugged, handsome, tough and eternal. With the lakes of Ullswater and Brotherswater at each end and the heights of Helvellyn and High Street above, it is Cumbria at its best.

The Bunkhouse is only 5 minutes’ walk away from the Coast to Coast route as well as The Westmorland Way. It is wonderfully renovated and sleeps only 8, meaning it is also cosy and private.



August Bank holiday availability in Patterdale .

August Bank holiday availability in Patterdale .

Stay in a comfy Lake District bunkhouse for 8 at the foot of Helvelyn, summer weekends and weeks available.

Availability at Norran Bank Farm in Patterdale this summer, for weeks and weekends.   Shepherds Crook bunkhouse, at the foot of Helvellyn provides comfortable self catering accommodation for up to eight people, in the the heart of the lakes. There is an  en suite bedroom for 2  and a second bedroom for 6, both with bunk beds, duvets, pillows, linen and towels provided and prices from £15 per person.  The bunkhouse has a well equipped kitchen and seating area, central Heating and a shower.  There are several  weekends free in July & August and  August Bank Holiday is still vacant. 

Availability  (on 22nd June 2017 – dates will fill-up) 

7th/8th July
14th/15th July
31st July to 6th Aug weekend and all week vacant.
11th/12th August
25th/26th August Bank Holiday weekend
1st/2nd September
15th/16th September
22nd/23rd September

Norran Bank Farm in Patterdale

Norran Bank Farm in Patterdale

Norran Bank Farm, home of Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse, has a new website.

Norran Bank Farm provides B&B in the farmhouse and great value, high standard, bunkhouse accommodation in their Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse.  The farm has just launched their first website where you can read about the history of the farm and its stunning location.  At the foot of Helvellyn in valley of Patterdale, just up the valley from Glen Ridding.  The farm is on the south end of Lake Ullswater, nestled under Arnison Crag overlooking Placefell with wonderful views up the valley towards Kirkstone Pass.

Contact Shepherds Crook Bunkhouse:

017684 82327 Mob: 07833 981504MessageView website