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​Surrounded by mountains, with no other building in sight, Skiddaw House offers a real escape from it all. It's off-grid, out of reach of mobile signal and 3.5 miles from the nearest road. But walk, run or bike to this remote spot and you will find cosy lounges heated by wood-burners, comfortable beds and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Plus a well-stocked shop with food and plenty of local ales, wines and whiskies.
Skiddaw House is an independent hostel. It was built as a gamekeeper's lodge in the 1800s and first began providing accommodation to walkers, runners and bikers in 1987.
Need to know:
  • Skiddaw House is not accessible by car.
  • Advance booking is essential.
  • The shop and bar are cash only.
  • The hostel opens at 5pm. 
  • Open year round for exclusive hire, open March - November for room bookings. 
  • The hostel is usually open for passers-by during the main season (April - October). Teas, coffees and snacks are available on an honesty basis.  Camping is available at £10 / person. Please email the hostel directly for availability
  • Sorry, we do not accept dogs.
  • Self catering accommodation
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Skiddaw House, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

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