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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"We had a fantastic time and we were so impressed with your pre-visit organisation, all the staff were helpful and friendly and great with the children, the food was excellent and the whole set-up was relaxed but very professional. We hope to see you next year."

Andy May, St Michael's Primary School, June 2019

 

2022 Bookable Now - For Stays until 31st October

You can book online to stay in private rooms, dorm beds and camping pods.    Yes, that's right, the great news is that dorm beds are bookable now for 2022.

Limited tent camping pitches will be available to book for the following periods:

  • May Half Term Week from 27th May 2022
  • School Summer Holidays from 15th July 2022 until the end of August 2022

For larger group bookings please contact the hostel by email using reception@derwentwater.org.

 

Welcome to Derwentwater Independent Hostel

An 86 bed hostel in the Borrowdale Valley, 2 miles south of Keswick, standing in its own spacious grounds between the Falls & the Lake.   Book a bed, a room, a camping pod or the whole hostel.

The Hostel is an ideal place to stay for groups, individuals and families. Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site, Derwentwater Independent Hostel occupies Barrow House, an elegant Georgian building on the shores of Derwentwater. The Hostel has friendly and knowledgeable staff, 86 bed spaces across 12 bedrooms, plus 3 camping pods, delicious homemade meals, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a beautiful waterfall, easy access to the lakeshore and lots of open space and woodlands as part of the grounds to relax or run around. Book Now

Whole Hostel Hire - A Georgian Mansion for your Private Use

Whole Hostel Hire (Sole Use) for autmn, winter & spring dates can be booked, from just £795 per night.  by contacting us direct at reception@derwentwater.org for prices and availability.     Read More

DIH  Autumn aerial view

Derwentwater Independent Hostel is also a registered charity, aiming to provide enriching and adventurous learning-outside-the-classroom experiences for young people. Please look at our 360° Education + Adventure section to learn about the exciting opportunities for school and youth groups.

 

 

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246
Email: reception@derwentwater.org

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
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