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.
There are 38 beds arrange in: 2 x single, 1 x twin, 1 x 4, 2 x 6, 1 x 8 and 1 x 10 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 and 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.
There is a living room, garden with barbeque, and a payphone. The hostel is centrally heated.
Guide dogs are welcome at YHA Caldbeck. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted.
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.
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.
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