Group Accommodation in Cumbria - The Lake District

Blen-view.jpgWe have three accommodation barns on site but set apart from each other. All three barns have been tastefully converted from 16th century stone barns retaining lots of character with exposed beams and a rustic finish.
We have Blencathra View (sleeps 17/18) which has been designed for comfort using quality furnishings, has a traditional fire place whilst enjoying underfloor heating with a large modern kitchen with a range cooker.
The Self Catering Barn (sleeps 23) is centrally heated and is simply & comfortably furnished, has a modern kitchen, open plan lounge dining area and a pool table, plus a second lounge with leather sofas. We have just finished an extension and upgrade including underfloor heating and a drying room to this accommodation for 2012.
The Camping Barn (sleeps from 12 up to 24) is ideal if you are on a budget or would like a camping experience without worrying about what the weather is going to do. It is centrally heated, so warm and has a fully equipped kitchen, there are also inside toilets and showers.

rookin-sunburst.jpgFor weekend bookings Rookin House self catering accommodation is ideal for groups of 10 to 26 who want an activity break. During the months of March to October we only hire the accommodation out at weekends to groups who are doing activities with Rookin House Activity Centre - Minimum spend £500 between the whole group. Mid week bookings are avaialble to groups who may or may not want activities.

Set in the heart of the Lake District, midway between Keswick and Penrith, 9 miles from the M6 J40 and 4 miles from Lake Ullswater makes a perfect location.

We are close to some of the greatest walks in the country from the strenuous hikes of Blencathra and Helvelyn to the gentle meanders of Aira Force. There is an excellent choice of local pubs and the market towns of Penrith and Keswick are a 10-15 minute drive if you want a night out.

Useful Information For Groups


(1½ - 2 miles away)
Troutbeck Inn – 017684 83635
Sportsman Inn – 017684 83231
Herdwick Inn, Penruddock – 017684 83007

Advance booking is essential for groups at lunch times (as you only have a limited time) if you are doing an activity day package.

We are situated in between the towns of Keswick and Penrith both are approx. 8 miles away.


The Loft (017687 72083) or (017687 80834)
The Rafters (Late night bar)
Warehouse pub/club 01768 868984

TAXIS (We advise to pre-book taxis)

Derwent Taxis – 017687 75585
Davies Radio Taxis – 017687 72676
Furness Of Keswick Mini Buses – 017687 72701 (16 seaters)
Derek’s Taxi – 01768 892886 good value 8 seater mini bus
Penrith Taxis – 01768 899298
Lakeland Taxis – 01768 865722
Eden Taxis – 01768 865432


Golden Hills Chinese – 017687 73165
Lakeland Spice Indian – 017687 80005
Taste Of Bengal Indian – 01768 891700
Gianni’s Pizzeria – 01768 891791
Dolce Vita Italian – 01768 891998
Platinum Chinese – 01768 210210
Costa’s Tapas Bar – 01768 895550
Indiagate (Popular Indian Restaurant) – 01768210020

Breakfasts/lunches (9 miles away)

Red Rooster Roadstop in Penrith – 01768 895818

Cocklakes Farm Shop (will also deliver) 017684 87060