Planning your visit and costs

Although we provide the facilities and items noted, you will need to bring with you the following :

  • Sleeping bags or duvets, and pillows
  • Tea towels
  • Firelighters and matches
  • First aid kit – there is none at High House
  • Food. Buying food and drink in the valley will help the local economy. Basics such as milk are available from the cafe in Rosthwaite, and there is a large Booths supermarket in Keswick.

Ecover washing up liquid is provided. Please use this and no other to ensure proper functioning of the septic tank.

Please note that camping is not permitted.

Pets are only allowed in the common room, and must not sleep in High House.

If you want to use the fire pit/basket please bring your own kiln dried wood. The coke / coal supplied is for use in the stoves only.

Due to problems in the past, we request that you do not use candles, or deep fry chips etc, during your stay.

If another group has booked the previous night, please arrange to arrive around tea time, and likewise leave by tea time on the day of your departure.

There is no phone at High House, and no mobile reception. There is however a public telephone box by the farm at Seathwaite.

Booking High House gives you the use of the premises, without other clubs or external bookings sharing with you.  However, there may be occasions when club members use the members room.

Exclusive Use: For mid-week bookings only, if you require exclusive use of High House, including the members room, there is an additional charge of £25 per night.

Booking Details –

The cost structure for High House is irrespective of numbers, and includes electricity for cooking, water heating, and lighting, gas for cooking, and solid fuel for heating.

NightsMinimum stay20232024
Friday and Saturday night2 nights£190£220
Sunday – Thursday night1 night£190£220
Exclusive use supplement (1)1 night£25£25
Sunday or Thursday if booking weekend as well or Sunday if booking midweek (2)3 nights£95£110
Note 1 – available on midweek bookings only, the overall numbers permitted to stay remains at 26
Note 2 – to avoid restricting mid-week bookings, Thursdays can only be booked at the reduced rate within 4 weeks of occupancy

For booking enquiries please contact Maja While –  ( Once the booking is provisionally agreed a deposit of £50 per night will be required to secure the booking, details of how to make this payment will be emailed.  The deposit is non-returnable on cancellation unless the dates become re-booked. The balance is payable 4 weeks prior to occupation.

We no longer require a key deposit, so any breakages will be invoiced. The High House brochure including a feedback form and key safe code will be despatched on receipt of the balance.


K-Fellfarers bunkhouse at the head of Borrowdale Valley