Howgills Barn, Sedbergh, Cumbria for Youth and Schools

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Residential venue sleeping up to 31 for youth and school group residentials, with catering options and outdoor activity packages, near Sedbergh

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Howgills Barn, Sedbergh, Cumbria, sleeps 12-31 in 7 bedrooms.

Howgills Barn is set up a winding lane, offering peace and privacy, however it is only a 5 minute stroll in to the market town of Sedbergh. Surrounded by picturesque fells and fields, its location provides the opportunity for both children and adults to get in touch with nature.

The Barn has sleeping facilities for up to 28 students and 3 teaching staff. There are 7 en suite bedrooms for students, sleeping 4 students per room, and one room for teaching staff (sleeping 3 people).

The Barn also offers an inside games room and 'tractor shed' lecture theatre for learning with a difference! There is an outside games field and a large patio with barbecues, and also a drying room. Inside are 2 lounges and a large catering kitchen with seating for up to 35 people. We can provide continental breakfast, packed lunches and hot meals.

We work in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC) which is an environmental education charity committed to helping people understand and be inspired by the natural world. FSC offer both fieldwork and adventurous activities for primary, secondary, A’Level, International Baccalaureate and University students. Through our partnership, FSC deliver outdoor learning at and around our Barn in Sedbergh.

Through our delivery of education programmes with FSC, we can offer minibus hire (seating 16).


Two kitchens with plenty of utensils, pans cooking equipment etc. Main kitchen has dishwasher and Range cooker. Both have microwaves, toasters, kettle
Seating for 36. - Main area has 4/5 tables each capable of seating 6. Ground floor kitchen has 4 further tables seating 16.
Large lounge and dining room next to main kitchen. Lounge looks out to the Howgill Fells towards Crook and Winder over the patio with tables & chairs.
Large TV and DVD player in the mezzanine area with Sonos bluetooth music system with surround sound
Mobile reception is very good for most services. Broadband Internet facilities available. WiFi free and cabled network to plug into.
Some dual use with meeting room. Table Tennis (Ping Pong) table can be stored to use auditorium for other uses.
Under floor central heating throughout with independent thermostats for all areas. There is an area outside that is suitable for small bonfires. BBQs
8 bedrooms with 4 beds in each. Sleeping 4-6 people with en-suite rooms to a total of 35 people - Bedroom B has a double and Bedroom H has 2 doubles.
Each bed has Mattress protector and pillow and protector and pillowcase cover. Bedding & Towels hire at £6.00 pp duvet, linen and towel hire or BYO.
En-suite showers to each bed room. 2 extra showers in separate room with WC and 2 extra toilets on ground floor.
Disabled guests most welcome please phone to discuss the range of facilities we have on site. We also have 2 bed level access at Howgills Apartments
Children most welcome if accompanied by well behaved parents. Cots and mattress (without bedding) and high chairs
5 acres land for ball games and open fell with streams adjacent with good clear footpaths to the Howgill Fells. Bonfire & BBQs. Hot tub.
Public Swimming Pool available (10 miles) at Kendal at cost.
Single lane with passing places leading to space for at least 20 vehicles. Long wheelbase trailers and large wide Camper vans not suitable for lane.
Not in buildings or near window or door openings.
By arrangement £15 per animal per stay. If booked as part of a sole occupancy group then animals can be in lounges and corridors but not on furniture.


Sedbergh, Yorkshire Dales National Park. - M6 Jct 37, Through Sedbergh. Turn up Castlehaw Lane - next to Westwoods Book Store on East side of Sedbergh
Sedbergh is 300 metres down our lane and England's official Book Town with interesting shops and tea rooms to browse the days away.
400 metres into Sedbergh Main Street where there is a local Spar supermarket is a short 800 yard drive away near Health Centre.
500 meters to Bull Hotel, Dalesman Inn and The Red Lion which serve food as well as a good range of local speciality beers. Dent Brewery beers also.

Booking Information

School holidays, 4 days midweek £1794 (£14 per person per night, based on 32 guests). Week hire of 7 days £4395 (£18 per person per night based on 35 guests). Hot tub optional additional hire. Friday normal start day but great offers of up to Half Price for mid week bookings. Call anytime for Quote.

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

Getting here

Castlehaw Farm
LA10 5BA
United Kingdom
West Coast line - Oxenholme - The Lake District 10 miles. Settle-Carlisle line - Kirkby Stephen 12 miles, Dent 10 miles and Garsdale 9 ½ miles.
Sedbergh – 400 metres. Bus stop with links to train stations.
Blackpool Airport 60 miles. Teeside/Durham Airport 60 miles. Leeds/Bradford Airport 65 miles, Manchester 90 miles, Liverpool 90 miles.

Late Deals

August 2020 Late Deals

Up to 50% off on an August stay. A 7-night stay £4559.97 now £2279. This is working out at £27.14 per person per night (on 12 people). Weekend discounts too.

September 2020 Late Deals

14th - 17th and 20th - 30th available at 2 nights minimum. £1940.40 reduced to £1800 with Free Hot Tub worth £170. Please contact for further details.

Rental Rates

 £20 per student per night, based on children bringing sleeping bag.  All beds come with a mattress cover and pillow. We can provide duvets/bedding for an additional £5 per person, per stay. No charge for teaching staff for residential youth bookings. Hot meals £5, breakfast £2, packed lunch £2.50.

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Howgills Barn, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Nigel Close

Joined us: 2006
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Castlehaw Farm
LA10 5BA
United Kingdom