Self-cater at Brathay for
fun, freedom and full-on adventure!

Whatever the weather or time of year, our self-catering cottages and timber-framed properties are ready and waiting for families and groups of all sizes eager to get away from it all and holiday together!

Spread around the estate and enjoying the same views, tranquillity and easy access to Ambleside that our en-suite rooms offer, we have properties suitable for small families, families and friends meeting up to share the fun, and bunkhouse options for larger activity groups of 35 or more!

We also offer five electric hook-up pitches for motorhomes and campervans.

Treglown Lodge (Sleeps 4)

Our newly-renovated timber lodge has an amazing setting, with stunning lake views nestled within the mature woodlands of our Brathay Hall Estate.

Accommodation is on one floor, and includes one double and one twin room, with a shared bathroom.

A relaxing lounge area, with comfy sofas and TV, it is a great space for you to enjoy a family break or meet-up with friends. With outside seating and a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, freezer, and dining area, Treglown Lodge is a fantastic option for a secluded staycation in the heart of the Lake District.

(If you are part of a larger group, but looking for your own space, we have Shackleton Lodge close by allowing you to accommodate up to 36 people across the two buildings.)

Orchard Cottage (Sleeps 6)

Recently renovated and sitting close to the River Brathay on the edge of the estate, Orchard Cottage has its own garden and dedicated parking space and accommodates 6 people in two double bedrooms and one bunk-bed room on the first floor, along with family bathroom with an over-bath shower.

On the ground floor is a large living room with comfy sofas and TV, well-equipped kitchen (including, fridge, freezer and washing machine) and a separate dining room with side-entrance.

The cottage is perfect for families wanting to explore the Lake District, or for a get-together with friends.

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.

Eagle Crag (Sleeps 24)

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 24 people in dorm-style bunks, so ideal for family gatherings or walking and outdoor activity groups visiting the Lakes together. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining area that seats the whole group in one sitting. The TV room has comfortable seating and bags and there is a games room with a table tennis table.

Old Brathay (Sleeps 32)

With 8 large bunk rooms in total the house can accommodate up to 32 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.

32 not enough? Then add Lingmoor to your booking, sleeping up to 52 across two buildings.

Shackleton Lodge (Sleeps 32)

Shackleton is the largest of our two purpose-built, well-equipped 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 plenty of bunks for all 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.

Flying solo?

GRAB ONE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE CAMPERVAN SPOTS

Located within the peaceful grounds of Brathay Hall, we have just six grasscrete pitches available for weekend stays, and some mid-week stays in summer, including electrical hook-up.

  • Access to a water supply is available on site with a tap opposite the electric points.
  • You are welcome to enjoy the grounds of Brathay Hall during your stay.
  • We are unable to offer toilet or showering facilities, or disposal of chemical toilet waste.
  • Whilst canopies for campervans/motorhomes are fine, we do no permit pitching of tents.

Please note: the site is on sloping ground, so level-up wheel ramps may be required.

By staying with us
you are supporting
a good cause

Staycations are part of our social enterprise and any surplus income generated from your visit goes directly towards helping young people to get the a better start in life.

Brathay is 75 this year!

We work with young people, families, employers and employees, to enhance wellbeing and create long-lasting personal change.