YHA Caldbeck

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Formerly a private shooting lodge and country retreat, this large Georgian house retains many of its original features including ornate ceilings, cast iron balustrades and walled gardens. Retaining its warm homely feel, this excellent base nestles at the foot of the northern Lakeland fells, with outstanding views of the rolling hills and beautiful countryside.

38 beds: 2 x single, 1 x twin, 1x4, 2x6, 1x8 and 1x10 bed rooms. The larger rooms have adult size bunk beds, and all bed-linen is provided.
The twin bedded room is on the ground floor, with a purpose built bathroom & toilet nearby, these being specifically designed to cater for guests with disabilities or limited mobility.

Ample parking within the grounds for up to 16 cars

Other facilities
Living room, Garden with barbeque, and payphone.
Centrally heated.

Please note - For just £1 per bed (based on full capacity) you can either start your break early and check in at 2pm (normal time 4pm), or you can have a leisurely morning and check out at 2pm (normal time 12 noon), subject to availability. (At Caldbeck, with 38 beds, early check in and late check-out would therefore only cost an extra £76!) Please contact the YHA Exclusive Hire team on 01629 592 700 if you are interested in extending your stay in this way!

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700

In the area

The area has some beautiful walks, so if you want to head out on to the northern fells or through forests, gorges or ghylls - it's all right on the doorstep! 'Splendid Isolation' is truly on offer at this location.

Nearby are the beautiful Lakeland villages of Caldbeck and Hesket New Market, both with excellent pubs, and the latter being the home of the Old Crown and its own famous micro-brewery - order a barrel ready for your arrival! Local crafts are available in Caldbeck at Priests Mill and the Old Smithy.
Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle (all 16 miles) for cafés, restaurants, cinemas, museums and shopping.
Outdoor activities (kayaking / canoeing / sailing / ghyll scrambling / rock climbing / abseiling / archery) can all be booked in advance, if required, for adults and/or children, and will be led by the Centre's experienced and well qualified Outdoor Leaders.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden

Things to do

  • Water sports
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Caldbeck
Fellside Centre,



From Penrith and the M6
Take exit 41 and follow the Wigton road for approximately 8 miles.
Turn left on to the road signposted to Caldbeck.
Follow this road though Millhouse and into Hesket New Market.
After the village shop, take the left hand fork where the main road bends round to the right.
Keep on this road, which is narrow in places, for 3 miles and take the turning on the left at the top of the hill signposted to Fellside.
The centre is the first building on the left as you enter Fellside.

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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