Lodge details

We are opening for bookings on the 19th July

Sleeps 28

in 4 rooms (you could probably sneak a couple more in too)

Plenty of parking

nearest to Helvellyn and the glorious surrounding fells

Strong Wifi in every room

but turn it off if you want to escape totally

a bit quirky

indoor grass and a foosball table and some hidden gems

4 showers

jet boosted loveliness

yes a Bath!

soak tired legs after the fells

5 unisex loos

this is the 2020s!

easy controlled heating

& hot water (and plenty of it)

It’s a fantastic building which from the 1840s was Greenside lead and silver mine offices and workshops. It has been a hostel since the 1970s, but wasn’t used for the last 10 years and needed some (a lot) of love. We bought it a couple of years ago and have completely renovated it – it’s modern where it needs to be, harks back to its origins where it can, and has a few quirks here and there.

The idea is to provide an ideal place for groups of trekkers, climbers, runners, swimmers, cyclists and triathletes (and other groups) to come and have group accommodation without slumming it – it is the antithesis to the drab and functional hostels and bunkhouses that remind you of 80s school changing rooms and doctors waiting rooms…