Hawse End Centre, Keswick, Lake District for Youth and Schools

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Large house and cottage for friends, families and youth groups on Derwentwater

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Hawse End Centre, Keswick, Lake District, sleeps 24-74 in 16 bedrooms.

Hawse End main centre and cottage are both available during term time and school holidays for schools and youth groups to participate in residential outdoor activities.

The centre offers a warm, homely, comfortable base for groups to return to after a day in the outdoors. We offer home cooked, healthy food at our centre, beginning with an evening meal on the day of arrival.

Facilities include bunk bedded rooms with separate staff accommodation, communal and recreational rooms, work rooms, drying room facilities and ample toilets and showers. Additionally, we have our two yurts providing either extra accommodation or a space for daytime activities.

Our centre holds Adventure Activity Licences and complies with all current health and safety legislation and regulations. We hold The Association of Heads of Outdoor Centres Gold Award, and Adventuremark accreditation.

In addition to outdoor and curriculum based residential opportunities, we also offer non-residential activity days, meeting venues and leisure opportunities.

Activities offered range from ghyll climbing, canoe rafting, kayaking, open canoeing, caving, rock climbing, archery, mountain walking, problem solving, sailing, orienteering and abseiling. All activities are led by our qualified Outdoor Education Leaders who are experienced professionals in their field, with a sound local knowledge.

All opportunities for residential experiential learning provided by Cumbria Outdoors promote personal and social development. In addition we also offer living history and environmental awareness programmes.


There is a well equipped and spacious kitchen with large catering oven & hob, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, crockery & cutlery in the main house.
Spacious dining room seating for up to 70 people in the main house. The cottage has a smaller kitchen/diner.
Beautiful, elegant lounge with original decorative fire place with sofas and armchairs in the main house. The Cottage has a smaller lounge with sofas.
32" flat screen TV in the main house and cottage lounges.
WiFi is limited to selected rooms in the main house only.
There is no games room.
Centrally heated.
House - 49 beds: 1 x 10,1 x 8,4 x 6,1 x 4,1 x 2,1 x 1 (en-suite) in bunk bedded rooms Cottage - 24 beds: 1 x 6, 4 x 4, 1 x 2 in bunk bedded rooms.
Bed linen is provided, please bring your own towels.
Shower blocks in each of the buildings.
Lots of steps so not particularly suitable for disabled guests.
No specific facilities - please bring your own cots and high chairs.
Seating area, barbecue and tables.
There is no swimming pool.
Sufficient parking for up 25 cars in the main car park and additional parking at the Cottage for a further 8 cars.
Non smoking properties.
Well behaved pets are allowed at an additional charge.


At the head of the Borrowdale Valley, directly across Derwentwater from Keswick, in the Lake District.
Keswick, 4 miles.
Portinscale, 2 miles.
Within walking distance, less than a mile away.

Booking Information

Sole use. House: midweek from £1070, w/end from £1585. Cottage: midweek from £495, w/end from £715.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Cumbria Outdoors
United Kingdom
Penrith - 20 miles.
Keswick - 4 miles.
Newcastle - 65 miles.

Rental Rates

Sole use. House: midweek from £924, w/end from £1368. Cottage: midweek from £426, w/end from £618. 20% discount on all new bookings up to & inc Xmas.

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Hawse End Centre, Keswick, Lake District

Helen Hyatt

Joined us: 2014
+44 (0)1768 812 280
Cumbria Outdoors
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