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Ghyll Head with Windermere beyond.
Open canoe journey on Windermere.
Climbing Tower.
Funboats on Windermere.
View of lake from Glaramara window
Lawn view of house
Main Kitchen 1
Main Kitchen 2
Wash up Area (Commercial dishwasher)
Main Lounge
Dining Room
Hall Way
Langdale Bedroom
View from Langdale Bedroom
Scafell Bedroom
Grizedale Bedroom
Open canoe journey on Windermere.
Climbing Tower.
Funboats on Windermere.
View of lake from Glaramara window

Ghyll Head OEC, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria

Sleeps 16 - 97 23 Bedrooms 60 Dining

Activity venue on Lake Windermere sleeping 97 for large group outdoor adventures and weekends in the Lake District National Park

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Ghyll Head OEC, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, sleeps 16 - 97 in 23 bedrooms.

Ghyll Head is an established Outdoor Education Centre with all the facilities you would expect. We are an ideal venue for a school or college activities week or holiday break, family and friends reunion or celebration, a field studies week, corporate team building or a retreat for a religious group.

The Centre can be taken on a self catered basis for you to then deliver your own programme or sightseeing agenda. We can also deliver comprehensive activity / field study week or simply provide full board if you prefer not to self cater.

Ghyll Head sleeps 60 in 23 bedrooms
The Bungalow sleeps 23 in 8 bedrooms
The Lodge sleeps 14 in 3 bedrooms

Ghyll Head is a Victorian house adapted for use by organised groups and accommodates 60 residents in a range of bunk bedded rooms, some ensuite and number of rooms with a single over double bed option. The dining room, wash up room, games room and lounge are all well equipped. Located a few miles south of Bowness the centre is ideal for the central and south lakes.

We deliver adventurous activity weeks and weekends in the Lake District National Park. All equipment, qualified instruction accommodation, local transport and food can be included.

We accommodate a range of needs, diets and activities to suite a range of groups, call us we'll be pleased to create a bespoke package to suite your needs and budget.

We are open year round 7 days a week.

We're active, well qualified and great fun as well as being able to deliver high quality learning in the outdoors!

We also have on site self catered barrier free (wheel chair friendly) accommodation in a modern bungalow for 23 along, a simple lodge facility that sleeps 14 with a barrier free boathouse on Windermere allowing access to the lake and our water activities. The bungalow and lodge accommodation can be part of a larger package allowing for 97 beds in total. Search for Ghyll Head Outdoor Education & Activity Centre for more details.



We have fibre broadband and Wi-Fi available. 4g Reception is good for a number of networks.


Ghyll Head's Main House has one room that is wheelchair accessible. However, we have fully barrier free accommodation for 23 on site.

Dog Friendly

Guide dogs only.


The kitchen is a modern commercial kitchen, including ovens, microwave, hot cupboard, hobs and hot water boilers. All pans and utensils are provided.

Dining Room

We can accommodate 60 in one sitting in the house. Family service at the table.

Sitting Room

Our main lounge and upstairs common room both have a large bay window giving excellent views of the western fells and fantastic sunsets.

TV and Music Facilities

There is a large TV and DVD player in the lounge only.

Games Room

We have table football and pool.

Heating and Open Fires

The house enjoys central heating throughout.


There are 12 bedrooms in main house. The beds are a modern comfortable bunkbed. The rooms consist of 6 x 6 beds, and 6 x 4 beds.


We can provide all bed linen. Guests are asked to make their own bed and to strip it on departure.


Four rooms are ensuite and there are a further five bathrooms to service the remaining rooms.

Children's Facilities

We do not have any cots or child minding facilities.


We have 17 acres of wooded grounds with two campfire locations, one of which is within our canvas Tipi.

Swimming Pool

The nearest pool is in Kendal leisure centre.


There is private parking for all our residents, except for large coaches.


We are a non smoking facility.

Booking Information

Self Catered/ Self Programmed Guide Price £1200 incl vat per night

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Ghyll Head House

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We located 3 miles south of Bowness. On the A592, take a left turn up a steep hill signed Ghyll Head and Cartmel Fell Rd. We are on the right.

  • Bowness on Windermere is approximately 3 miles away.
  • 3 Miles in Bowness.
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport.
  • Windermere.

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Main House - Windermere beyond.
Lounge inside our barrier free bungalow

Youth & School Trips

Ghyll Head is an established Outdoor Education Centre. A Victorian house with 60+ beds in 17 acres of grounds overlooking Windermere. Ideal for school or college groups. Accessible accomm available.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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