The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Hawkshead Courtyard will operate mainly on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
Please be aware that when staying on Exclusive Hire at YHA Hawkshead Courtyard, you may be sharing the site with other guests who will be staying in the camping and cabins facilities. These guests are situated in a separate area of the grounds with access to their own facilities during their stay.
This family-friendly grade II listed building is an ideal base for cheap holidays with the chance to relax in tranquillity in Beatrix Potter country. The hostel is great for walking and cycling, and nearby Grizedale Forest offers some of the country’s best routes if you are looking for a mountain biking holiday.
There is so much to see and do, you will want to come back time and time again.
What is great about YHA Hawkshead Courtyard?
Grizedale Forest is right on the hostel’s doorstep.
Easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere.
The quaint village of Hawkshead is within walking distance.
The kitchen facilities include two electric ovens with four hobs on each, one microwave, two toasters, one water boiler, two fridges, one freezer and a good range of kitchen utensils, baking trays, crockery and cutlery sufficient for up to 35 people. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The dining room is located within the kitchen area and can seat up to 35 people for an open plan, social feel. Highchairs are also available. There are extensive grounds at YHA Hawkshead, including a veranda and a large lawn at the front and woodland towards the back, so you can spend plenty of time exploring outside!
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Hawkshead Courtyard includes 30 beds:
One five-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over and 1 set of bunk beds.
One five-bedded room. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over and 1 set of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Two three-bedded rooms. Includes 3 single beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
One four-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds.
One four-bedded room. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
We have two en-suite rooms, all the other rooms are serviced by shared toilets and showers. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Grizedale Forest is a mountain biker’s paradise.
A short walk from the hostel takes you to the highest point in the area, Latterbarrow, where there’s a huge eight foot high trig point and amazing views of the whole of Lake Windermere.
Visit Tom Ghyll- a enchanted stream with two waterfalls. A trail runs alongside the stream and the path then leads up to Tarn Hows.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
The quaint village of Hawkshead is made up of cobbled streets, courtyards, groups of whitewashed cottages and quirky shops and eateries sat around isolated courtyards, in the heart of the Lake District. A wealthy medieval town, its rich history includes important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children’s story author Beatrix Potter.
Hawkshead is the perfect place for the visitor to experience an idyllic Lake District village located near beautiful forests and lakes. The centre of Hawkshead is closed to cars, which boosts its character and makes wandering around its narrow village streets enjoyable. It offers a good selection of cafes, pubs, and shops. It is no wonder Hawkshead is a popular destination to get away from it all.
There is a large car park with plenty space for up to 30 cars.
From the M6 J36: Take the A590 towards Barrow in Furness. At Newby Bridge, go straight on at the roundabout then take next right following signs to Lakeside and Hawkshead.
From Hawkshead village: Turn right out of the village following signs for Newby Bridge. YHA Hawkshead Courtyard is 1 mile out of the village.
YHA Hawkshead Courtyard welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Hawkshead Courtyard we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards. We also have:
- Steep slope from car park to Courtyard Lodge
- Two steps into the Courtyard Lodge
- Ground floor bedrooms in the Courtyard Lodge
Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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!
To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.