For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
Andy May, St Michael's Primary School, June 2019
Welcome to Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site, our much-loved hostel occupies Barrow House, an elegant Georgian house overlooking Derwent Water. With friendly staff, 88 bed spaces across 11 bedrooms, delicious homemade meals, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a beautiful waterfall, and lots of space to relax or run around, we are an ideal location for individuals, groups, and families.
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.
We are also open for simple tea and cake for non-residents, from 12 - 4.30 pm, apart from days when there is a sole-use group. Please ring us if you want to check opening days, or to bring a big group.
News and events
Heritage Open Day: Sunday 22nd September 2019. There will be free tours of the house from 12.30 to 5pm, activities for children, and a selection of cakes from different time periods. The tours last approximately 30 minutes and the last tour will be at 4.30pm. No need to book. There are some stairs, but you can always just join in for the ground floor bit.
Read our latest newsletter here: http://www.derwentwater.org/news/may2019
Field Studies Council (FSC): we have teamed up with the FSC to offer field work and environmental education sessions in our grounds and the local area (transport available at cost), from KS2 to degree level. Please click here or get in touch for more information.
Click here to see a presentation of Barrow House history material from 1927 - 1932. Thank you to Judith Vincent (nee Stanley) for sharing these documents with us.
www.keswick.org has very good up to date information about events and things to do locally.