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Lots of fun activities to get involved with
At least enough space for a hundred cartweels!
Footie on the field
A short wander up the lane to the Barn!
Lots of space for dining and socialising
The games field in the sun
At least enough space for a hundred cartweels!
Footie on the field
A short wander up the lane to the Barn!
Lots of space for dining and socialising

Howgills Barn, Sedbergh, Cumbria

2 - 35 8 Bed

Residential venue sleeping up to 35 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 2 - 35 in 8 bedrooms.

Howgills Barn is set up a winding lane, offering peace and privacy, however, it is only a 5-minute stroll into 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 teaching staff. There are 7 en suite bedrooms for students, 5 of them bunkrooms sleeping 4 students per room, and one room for teaching staff.
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 guests.
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 offers both fieldwork and adventurous activities for primary, secondary, A’Level, International Baccalaureate, and University students. Through our partnership, FSC delivers outdoor learning at and around our Barn in Sedbergh.
Through our delivery of education programs with FSC, we can offer minibus hire (seating 16).



By arrangement £16.00 per dog per stay. If booked as part of a sole occupancy group then dogs can be in lounges and corridors but not on furniture.

Disabled Facilities

Room H has a wet room with disabled access and wheelchair access to the main lounge/dining area.


Mobile reception is very good for most services. Broadband Internet facilities are available. Free WiFi and a cabled network to plug into.


Commercial kitchens with plenty of utensils, pans, cooking equipment, dishwasher, range cooker, microwave, toaster, and kettle.

Dining Room

The main lounge area has 2 tables each capable of seating up to 35.

Sitting Room

Spacious lounge and dining room next to the kitchen which looks out to Howgill Fells towards Crook and Winder over the patio with tables and chairs.

TV and Music Facilities

Large TV and DVD player in the mezzanine area with Sonos Bluetooth music system with surround sound.

Games Room

Some dual-use with meeting room. Table tennis (Ping Pong) table can be stored to use in the auditorium for other uses.

Heating and Open Fires

Under-floor central heating throughout with independent thermostats for all areas. An area outside that is suitable for small bonfires. Barbecues.


8 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 35 guests in a mixture of bunk beds. There are 3 double beds within the property and the rest are single bunk beds.


Bedding (including towels) and the use of our Hot Tub are included in the price.


En-suite showers to each bedroom.

Children's Facilities

Children are most welcome if accompanied by parents. Cots and high chairs are available (upon request).


5 acres of land for ball games and open fell with streams adjacent with good clear footpaths to the Howgill Fells. Bonfire and barbecues. Hot tub.

Swimming Pool

Public Swimming Pool is 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 windows or door openings.

Booking Information

Pricing inclusive of the use of the hot tub, bedding, and towels. Please note: there is a minimum of a 2-night stay over midweek stays and weekends. We require a £750 security bond, fully refundable if there is no damage to our property. Discounted rates are available for smaller groups.

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Howgills Barn

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

January 2024 Late Deals

2 night weekend £1800 for 20 guests, £2102 for 35 guests

November 2023 Late Deals

3 nights weekend 17th or 24th £2949 - £1000 discount offer

October 2023 Late Deals

Friday 20th 3 nights for price of 2. £2949 down to £2102

October Half Term 2023 Late Deals

7 nights - Pay for 8 people and up to 24 extra free. £7056 reduced to £4233


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 – 400 metres. Bus stop with links to train stations.
  • 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 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.
  • Blackpool Airport 60 miles. Teeside/Durham Airport 60 miles. Leeds/Bradford Airport 65 miles, Manchester 90 miles, Liverpool 90 miles.

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Lots of fun activities to get involved with
At least enough space for a hundred cartweels!

Youth & School Trips

High quality accommodation for Education Residentials at our Barn in Sedbergh, Yorkshire. You can organise your own activities or we can provide these too, via the Field Studies Council (FSC).

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Please contact the owner for availability dates

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