High House


After 37 years, Hugh Taylor has now retired from dealing with High House bookings and has handed over to Maja While. See the contacts page for details.

High House is situated at the head of the popular valley of Borrowdale in the English Lake District, OS Grid Reference NY235119 – see map. It offers a high standard of bunkhouse/hostel self catering accommodation for groups, and is considered to be the best in the Lakes. It is a converted stone built 16/17C farmhouse in its own grounds, with car access and parking. As well as walking and climbing clubs, High House is regularly used by outdoor educational groups, and corporate groups for seminar use. Please note that we only let to groups and do not let individual beds. High House has no postal address, but for satnav purposes the post code of the farm in Seathwaite is CA12 5XJ

Its superb location is one of the many reasons that visiting groups often refer to it as their favourite bunkhouse. Being just off the track to Sty Head and Grains Ghyll, the central fells such as Scafell, Great End, and Great Gable can be ascended without the need to drive the car.

The view below was taken from Base Brown looking down Borrowdale towards Rosthwaite in the distance, with Seathwaite in the foreground and High House in the the centre in the group of trees which nestle under the slopes of Glaramara. The track to Great Gable and the Scafell range via either Sty Head or Esk Hause can be seen leading off to the right, with the Helvellyn range in the far distance.

2007.04.14.from Base Brown02 (920x690)

Early booking is essential due to the popularity of the facility, especially at weekends. To this end, the booking calendar is open for the current year, plus the following year.

K-Fellfarers bunkhouse at the head of Borrowdale Valley