brathay hall grounds view from air


If you book a residential with us, you’ll be coming to our main headquarters at Brathay Hall; an historic Georgian mansion surrounded by private woodlands on the northern shore of lake Windermere.

The setting couldn’t be better. You'll have access to communal areas within the grounds, where we have our very own boathouse and private shoreline by the lake. There is a multitude of high rope courses and other outdoor adventure activities on site, and everything is within spitting distance of a variety of group accommodation options.

Minibuses are provided for all our off-site activities and we have kit stores and drying rooms on site.

Brathay Hall and surrounding windermere

Eagle Crag (Sleeps 20)

Eagle Crag is a purpose-built, well-equipped self-catering bunkhouse, sitting in its own woodland setting with complete privacy, plenty of playing out space and dedicated parking.

It can accommodate up to 20 people in dorm-style bunks. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining area that seats the whole group in one sitting.

Old Brathay (Sleeps 39)

With 9 rooms (mainly bunk-style), in total the house can accommodate up to 39 guests with Wi-Fi throughout. It boasts 2 relaxing lounge areas with comfy sofas, televisions and even some fun group games, like table football.

There are also 2 airy group rooms, shower facilities and a small kitchenette for preparing light meals.

Guests looking for a larger kitchen and dining space have the option of adding the adjacent Little Brathay to their booking, which has a fully fitted kitchen with large dining area that can hold up to 70 people.

39 not enough? Then add Lingmoor to your booking, sleeping up to 59 across two buildings.


Recently renovated, Lingmoor is a characterful, 6-bedroom, self-catering property that can accommodate up to 20 people in total.

It offers small comfy dormitories in self-contained blocks with drying rooms and bedding included. A large group space upstairs boasts a new kitchen with space to dine, comfy sofas, games and a TV. Hosting an event? This flexible space can be set up to meet your needs, just request a call to enquire.

If you need to accommodate more people, add nearby Old Brathay to your booking which sleeps 52 across both buildings.

shackleton lodge outside view

Shackleton Lodge (Sleeps 32)

self-catering bunkhouses and like Eagle Crag it also sits in a beautiful woodland setting surrounded by open-space with ample parking for all.

Ideal for youth groups, fellow adventurers, or families and friends holidaying together, there are bunks for 32 people and a fully-equipped kitchen and dining block is just a few steps from the lodge, plus a built-in all-weather BBQ beneath the natural leafy canopy that the tall trees provide.

Hestead House (Sleeps 9)

This lovely, self-contained, characterful and homely cottage sleeps up to 9 guests over two floors and includes an ensuite twin room and wheelchair-friendly wet room both on the ground floor.

Upstairs there are two large bedrooms, one of which sleeps 4 in bunk beds and one for 2 people in either a double or twin bed depending on preference, plus a separate single room, complete with bathrooms and storage areas.

The house is comfortably furnished with a fully fitted kitchen (to enable groups to self-cater) and includes a large lounge with sofas, flatscreen TV and an iPod docking station.

exterior of hestead house

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