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


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Being such a diverse group of religious and cultural backgrounds, we are quite the challenge to cater for, with vegan, halal, kosher, lactose-free and dairy-free diets all within the group, but Derwentwater as ever rose to the occasion! They even cooked rice every day to help the Indonesian group feel at home, as in Indonesia a meal is not a meal if it doesn't include rice!"

Lucy, Encompass Trust group leader, Nov 2016

Winter 2021/2022 - Open 7 Days a Week

We'll be open 7 days a week for prebooked stays throughout November, December, January and February.     We are operating as self catering only for stays on Sunday to Thursday nights from 31/10/21 to 22/12/21 and from 9/1/22 to 10/02/21.

2022 Holiday Dates Bookable Now

You can book to stay in private rooms, camping pods and on tent camping pitches.   For larger group bookings please contact the hostel by email using reception@derwentwater.org.

You can read about everything we are doing to offer a covid safe stay here.

Booking Terms & Conditions for All New Bookings.  

For all new bookings, through our own website, you will be charged a non refundable deposit equal to the cost of the first nights stay, and this is charged shortly after you book.     This deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.   The balance is then charged automatically on the morning of arrival.

 

Welcome to Derwentwater Independent Hostel

An 88 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 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, 88 bed spaces across 11 bedrooms, 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 online, from just £795 per night.  For whole hostel hire boookings between April and the end of August contact 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.

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.

 

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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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