Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Just a quick email to say thank you so much for the fantastic stay last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and made memories that will last them a lifetime. We love staying with you and it is definitely a home from home now. Thank you to all your staff for making us feel so welcome. The food was a hit with everyone and now my diet must start!"

Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School, May 2019

Exclusive hire of the hostel for weddings, parties and events

Have a Georgian mansion, a waterfall, and 17 acres to yourselves! The cost of hiring Derwentwater Independent Hostel will vary depending on the scale of the event you would like to organise.   As a starting point, please contact us at, outlining the type and scale of event you would like to organise. In the meantime, here are our guide prices for exclusive hire per night (food and drink available at extra cost, depending on what you require):

Whole hostel (88 beds) exclusive hire guideline price per night 2019























December (except Christmas)


Christmas (23rd - 27th December) - self catering only


New Year


Prices are per night, based on a minimum two night stay. Meals can be booked separately or you can self cater. We can also recommend local musicians and ceilidh bands. You can have sole use from midday on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure. If you would like to discuss exclusive use of the hostel then please email us at


Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246

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