National Trust Bunkhouses & Bothies : accommodation

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
National Trust Bunkhouses and Bothies

There are over 30 National Trust Bunkhouses and Bothies in the Independent Hostel Guide, all in spectacular locations.  The bunkhouses are ideal for groups and provide self-catering accommodation in the grounds of National trust Estates, within National Parks or along  unspoiled coastline.   Most bunkhouses provide sleeping in bunk-beds, a social area to gather and cook, showers, electricity and heating.   National Trust Bothies are often in isolated locations, and are the perfect getaway for those who really want to escape from modern life.  A bothy may have gas lighting, sleeping platforms, water from a hand-pump and camp-fire cooking.

National Trust Bunkhouses and Bothies
Click markers to view hostels and bunkhouses

 
View all hostels & bunkhouses

  • Profile picture of Big Mose Bunkhouse

    Big Mose Bunkhouse

    Situated on the National Trust Dudmaston Estate, 4 miles south east of Bridgnorth, Big Mose Bunkhouse accommodates groups of up to 18 in 4 bunkrooms of varying sizes. As well as it’s spacious communal areas, a large multi-purpose room can be hired. The bunkhouse is perfect for groups of family/friends, walkers and clubs. Dudmaston has lots to offer with managed woodlands, beautiful walks, tranquil pools with plenty of wild life.

    More details
  • Profile picture of High Wray Basecamp

    High Wray Basecamp

    Situated in the heart of South Lakeland, in secluded woodland, 4 miles from the village of Ambleside, High Wray Basecamp provides an ideal base for groups wishing to explore the Lake District. Local attractions include rambling, fell walking, climbing and water sports. The Basecamp ranger will happily assist on local walks and activities. The Longland block has two dormitories each sleeping 8, while the Acland block has two dormitories sleeping 10 each.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Exmoor Bunkhouse

    Exmoor Bunkhouse

    Owned and managed by the National Trust and providing comfortable, high standard accommodation, Exmoor Bunkhouse is the perfect base for families or groups wanting to visit Exmoor National Park. Located at Countisbury the bunkhouse is close to the Watersmeet valleys and the North Devon coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Take part in the many activities Exmoor has to offer such as walking and horseriding or go surfing on nearby Atlantic coast beaches..

    More details
  • Profile picture of Wallington Bunkhouse

    Wallington Bunkhouse

    Situated in the heart of the National Trust Wallington Estate visitors to the bunkhouse will have and free access to the mansion, it’s shops and cafe, and everything the estate has to offer. Perfect for groups of families with lots of on site activities including cycling and play areas or for walkers wanting a base from which to visit the Cheviots and Hadrien’s wall, both within an hour’s drive. The bunkhouse is perfect for self-catering groups with a large well-equipped kitchen and large living/dining area and sleeps 20 in four rooms.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Stone Barrow formerly Golden Cap

    Stone Barrow formerly Golden Cap

    On the National Trust Golden Cap Estate, this bunkhouse has been converted from an old MOD radar station and provides fantastic group accommodation for families, walkers or special interest groups. With great views over Golden Cap, Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach it is the perfect base for a walking or beach holiday with Charmouth beaches only half a hour walk away. Golden Cap Bunkhouse sleeps 8 in two 4 bed dorms and is well equipped for group self catering.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Dinefwr Bunkhouse

    Dinefwr Bunkhouse

    On a National Trust one mile from Llandeilo, Dinefwr Bunkhouse sits in the heart of an 18th Century park enclosing a Medieval Deer Park, next to the historic Newton House. Quite the perfect holiday location for groups or families who enjoy walking or other outdoor activities. This beautifully presented, characterful bunkhouse sleeps up to 16 in an 8 bed dorm and 2 & 3 bedded rooms and has a well equipped kitchen for self-catering.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Slindon Bunkhouse

    Slindon Bunkhouse

    This bunkhouse on the National Trust Slindon Estate has so much to offer all year round. In the winter months enjoy the benefit of the wood burner in the lounge, and in the summer have a barbeque in the walled garden. Perfect for groups or groups of families wanting to get together and enjoy the fabulous South Downs National Park surroundings and the miles footpaths crisscrossing the estate.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Butter Hill Barn

    Butter Hill Barn

    This cosy National Trust run bunkhouse can be found at Countisbury close to Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast. Surrounded by the dramatic Watersmeet Valleys and Exmoor it is perfect for accessing the South West coastal path and the Atlantic Surf beaches. Also great for those wanting to experience Exmoor’s dark skies. Perfect for families, groups and walkers, the barn is just along the road from Exmoor Bunkhouse so can be used as an overspill for larger groups.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Chilterns Bunkhouse

    Chilterns Bunkhouse

    Located on the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, This bunkhouse provides rustic, basic accommodation which comprises of two restored barns located amongst the woodlands and grassland of the estate. A well equipped, self catering kitchen, lounge and outdoor eating area make it perfect for self-catering groups whilst the nearby village of Aldbury has pubs and cafes. The mobile reception here is limited making it the perfect place to get away from it all!

    More details
  • Profile picture of Octavia Hill Bunkhouse

    Octavia Hill Bunkhouse

    Converted from former farm buildings, Octavia Hill Bunkhouse is located on Outridge Farm on the National Trust Toys Hill estate. Sleeping 14 in two rooms it is the perfect base for families or groups of walkers wanting to explore this lovely area of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This bunkhouse has plenty of communal space and a well equipped kitchen for those who want to self-cater. Easily accessible by car or train and bus (the bus stop is just 15 minutes walk away)

    More details
  • Profile picture of Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre

    Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre

    The 147-bed, platinum eco-award-winning, Stackpole Centre is the perfect venue for large families/groups, special interest breaks and outdoor activities. It comprises four large houses, three cottages and a manor house. Close to wild woodlands and stunning beaches.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Watendlath Bothy

    Watendlath Bothy

    Watendlath Bothy sits next to the tarn in the quiet, picturesque hamlet that shares its name. High in a beautiful valley, it offers superb access to the surrounding fells. Visitors should treat the Bothy as a ‘stone tent’ bring their own equipment as for camping such as cutlery, plates, sleeping bags & mats, matches, etc. The perfect choice for people looking to escape to one of the most remote-feeling places in the Lake District.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Peppercombe Bothy

    Peppercombe Bothy

    Located in a quiet tranquil wooded valley with views across Bideford Bay towards Lundy, Peppercombe Bothy is effectively a “stone tent”. A perfect stopover on the South West Coast Path which passes through the valley close by or for those who really do want to get away from it all. With access to it’s own secluded beach you will not be disappointed. There is no light or heating so bring your own sleeping, cooking and eating equipment.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Penrose Bunkhouse

    Penrose Bunkhouse

    On the edge of the Penrose Estate, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula. Penrose bunkhouse is right next to the SW coast path and has great access to many local walks, trails and cycling routes. Penrose, is home to many rare species of wildlife as well as Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake the Loe. The perfect location to base your group for wildlife adventures, walking and activity holidays or a break away from it all. The bunkhouse sleeps 16 in three rooms and is well equipped for self catering.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Town Head Barn

    Town Head Barn

    Town Head Barn is a converted barn, located in Upper Wharfedale and in the small village of Buckden. The accommodation sleeps 13 in 4 rooms including a single leaders room with en suite facilities. Close (just 3.5 miles) to the village of Kettlewell with pubs and shops and with easy access to Buckden Pike which at 702m high is just waiting to be climbed. This is the perfect location for groups or families wanting to get away from it all in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    More details
  • Profile picture of South Shore Lodge

    South Shore Lodge

    South Shore Lodge on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour provides accommodation for groups in a Victorian cottage. The Lodge is located on the south coast of the island with its own garden, beach access and views of the Purbeck hills. Open all year for group hire including youth, community, special interest, corporate and school groups, it sleeps 24 in 5 rooms and is well equipped for self catering. Access to Brownsea Island is by foot on a ferry from Poole.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Henman Bunkhouse

    Henman Bunkhouse

    Perfect for groups wanting to walk or cycle around Leith Hill or beyond. This National Trust owned bunkhouse in the Surrey Hills AONB sleeps up to 16 in 6 and 4 bunk dorms. Well equipped with a self-catering kitchen, large dining table and comfy seating around an open fire. Walkers can directly access the Greensand Way and other local routes and there are many bridleways and tracks suitable for cycling. This is a great place for a holiday only 30 miles from London but in stunning countryside.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Hendre Isaf Basecamp

    Hendre Isaf Basecamp

    This converted Grade II stone farm building is the perfect base for enjoying the Snowdonia National Park. Part of the 8,000 hectare Ysbyty Estate, it offers spacious, well appointed group accommodation. Local attractions include the Tree Top Adventure Course at Betws-y-Coed, Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Zip World and Bounce Below at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Castle Ward Bunkhouse

    Castle Ward Bunkhouse

    In the heart of the National Trust’s Castle Ward Estate in Northern Ireland, this bunkhouse is the perfect base to explore the park and gardens or visit the beautiful shores of Stangford Lough. The bunkhouse sleeps up to 14 in three rooms making it a great choice for groups or family get-togethers. The estate is criss-crossed with footpath and cycle trails and has a number of play areas making this a particularly family friendly location. But the bunkhouse and estate are also great for team building weekends or groups holidaying together.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Brancaster Activity Centre (bac)

    Brancaster Activity Centre (bac)

    This National Trust Grade 2 listed flint cottage is located within the picturesque harbour of Brancaster Staithe on the North Norfolk Coast. With stunning sea views across the beautiful marshes. Groups of up to 22 or up to 48 can be accommodation. Self-cater in the well equipped kitchen, or eat out in nearby pubs and cafés. The upstairs ‘snug’ has a TV and wood burner and there is a garden with seating and gas BBQ. Perfect for sailing, walking, kite surfing, bird watching & the Norfolk Coast Path.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Holme Wood Bothy

    Holme Wood Bothy

    Holme Wood Bothy offers basic accommodation in a spectacular secluded location, right on the shore of Loweswater. This “stone tent” provides a roof, kitchen area and sleeping platform. Visitors must bring camping equipment including plates, matches, sleeping mats and sleeping bags and water. If you are looking for a remote and basic getaway with easy access to the lake this bothy is the perfect choice. Great for accessing the lakes and canoeing on Loweswater.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Ilam Bunkhouse

    Ilam Bunkhouse

    The former 18th century stable block of Ilam Hall in the Peak District National Park close to Dove Dale. Now managed by the National Trust and providing high quality group accommodation. Each bunk has a locker, night light and plug socket. The sociable main living area has a large dining table with benches, an open plan kitchen and large comfortable sofas. Explore the limestone hills, dales, rivers woodland of the White Peak.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Dalehead Bunkhouse

    Dalehead Bunkhouse

    Dalehead Bunkhouse is on a working hill farm at the remote head of Edale Valley. Providing basic but comfortable accommodation heated by log burner & infrared radiant heat. There is a kitchen with fridge/freezer, a lounge, dining room and plenty of parking. Please bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels. Edale is a very popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, hang-gliders or for enjoying the magnificent scenery.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Dan y Gyrn Bunkhouse

    Dan y Gyrn Bunkhouse

    Dan Y Gyrn bunkhouse is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists, families or groups. Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons it provides the ideal base from which to explore this National Park. This comfortable, modern bunkhouse with amazing views is close to the main access route to Pen y Fan so great for walking groups. The bunkhouse is also a hit with families with a large garden for children to play in. Sleeping 15 in 3 rooms and very well equipped for self-catering this bunkhouse is perfect accommodation for groups.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Cragside Bunkhouse

    Cragside Bunkhouse

    A traditional conversion of Victorian workers cottage in the centre of the National Trust Cragside estate with fabulous views overlooking the lake and surrounding hills. Cragside bunkhouse sleeps 16 in 4 rooms with a well equipped self-catering kitchen making it the perfect base for families or other groups wanting to explore this stunning part of the UK Located in the heart of Northumberland within an hours’ drive of the coast, the Cheviots and Hadrien’s wall.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Gupton Farm

    Gupton Farm

    Gupton Farm is the National Trust’s new visitor base at Freshwater West, with camping, farmhouse accommodation and community facilities on-site. You can be assured of a warm welcome and a relaxed and informal atmosphere. There are great facilities including a heated shower block, a wet weather barn, and loads of outdoor space. Gupton Farm is your ideal base for exploring the beaches and countryside of Pembrokeshire. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is close by.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Foreland Bothy

    Foreland Bothy

    Foreland Bothy on the Exmoor coast National Trust Foreland Point estate offers very basic accommodation, but rewards you with a fantastic location right on the South West Coast path, treat it like camping but without the tent so you need to bring camping mats, sleeping bags and cooking equipment. There is a composting loo but no hot water. The perfect location for a night or two for those who want to explore the area on foot or want to escape technology in this wilderness under some stunning dark skies.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Beach Head Bunkhouse

    Beach Head Bunkhouse

    With fantastic views out to sea and along the north Cornish coast to Trevose Head, National Trust run Beach Head Bunkhouse provides great value basic self-catering holiday accommodation. The great self-catering facilities and location just 1.5 miles from the beach at Porthcothan and close to the South West Coast path make it the perfect base for family holidays (but not those with very young children) and walking groups alike.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Clumber Park Bunkhouse

    Clumber Park Bunkhouse

    A converted gardeners cottage situated on the National Trust’s Clumber Park estate. Once part of Sherwood Forest this 1538 hectare estate of undulating woodland, grassland, heathland, farmland and an ornamental lake, is one of the most valuable havens for wildlife in Nottinghamshire. There is great opportunity for walking and cycling on the estate making this a fabulous location for families. The bunkhouse is well equipped for self-catering with kitchen, dining area and lounge.

    More details
  • Profile picture of Gumber Camping Barn (formerly Gumber Bothy)

    Gumber Camping Barn (formerly Gumber Bothy)

    A converted Sussex flint barn on a working sheep farm within the National Trust’s Slindon Estate. It provides simple overnight accommodation or camping for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, just off the South Downs Way, or a tranquil and remote location for you to get away from it all. Just five minutes’ walk from Stane Street, the Roman Road that crosses the South Downs Way at Bignor Hill. Sorry but NO CARS. Not suitable for under fives.

    More details

National Trust Bunkhouses and Bothies

There are over 30 National Trust Bunkhouses and Bothies in the Independent Hostel Guide, all in spectacular locations.  The bunkhouses are ideal for groups and provide self-catering accommodation often in the grounds of National Trust Estates.   Set in beautiful countryside within National Parks or along  unspoiled coastline.   Most bunkhouses have  dormitories or private rooms with bunk-beds, a social area to gather and cook, showers, electricity and heating.  

 

National Trust Bothies are often in isolated locations, and are the perfect getaway for those who really want to escape from modern life – especially if you like the idea of no electricity or heating, sleeping platforms without mattresses, water from hand-pumps, gas lighting and camp-fire cooking.