Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Cleator, Cumbria

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Sleeps
5-40
Bedrooms
5
Dining
40
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2019
Property Type: 
Bunkhouses
Large bunkhouse with a games room sleeping 40 for families, friends, school trips and activity breaks in the Lake District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Cleator, Cumbria, sleeps 5-40 in 5 bedrooms.

Low Gillerthwaite in the Lake District offers a large bunkhouse sleeping 40, with exclusive use for groups of 26+.

If peace and tranquility are what you are looking for in a stunning, unspoilt and remote location with amazing views, Low Gillerthwaite is perfect. The centre sits at the base of Pillar and Red Pike making it a great base for fell walking, classic rock climbs, bird or wildlife watching, mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing and environmental studies. Families, friends, corporate, schools and youth groups will love time away from it all, exploring the Lake District and enjoying the activities on offer.

The large kitchen is a well equipped and sociable space for preparing those all important meals together. Ellen the warden provides a catering service too for gatherings of all sizes, ideal for a special celebration or simply to take away the stress after a long day's walking. Guests can relax at the tables in the dining room while Ellen does it all for you. She will also prepare packed lunches, by prior arrangement.

There are 2 cosy living rooms where guests can sit back in front of log burning stoves after a day of activity. Visitors can see plenty of the original features in this lovely old farmhouse with sash windows and views to the grounds.

Accommodation is spread across 5 rooms, all with sturdy wooden bunk beds and storage. The dormitories are of different sizes for added convenience. There are separate male and female toilets facilities with multiple basins and hot showers along the indoor corridor. Furthermore there is a separate accessible WC with wet room for group leaders or disabled visitors. The in house drying room is the place to dry off wet boots and waterproofs.

An educational hub has been set up at Low Gillerthwaite to promote learning of Science, Maths, Technology and Engineering, making it a good choice for school visits. The Wolfson Room is a useful space away from the farmhouse where groups can gather in a classroom environment, and not just for the youngsters. This is also a Dark Sky Discovery Site with fantastic night time "Milky Way" skies to drink in, so remember to take binoculars or a telescope.

Facilities

Well equipped kitchen has a 6 hob catering sized cooker and oven, also 4 hob cooker with smaller oven. Large fridge, freezer, gas grill. Drying room.
Large dining room with seating for up to 40 people on 5 bench tables. There is also a sturdy barbecue for al fresco meals and picnic benches.
2 cosy lounges, each with log burning stoves. The Wolfson Room across the yard is available for study or lectures.
Maybe available on request
Pay phone for the use of guests and WiFi throughout. No live streaming or large downloads please. There is unlikely to be a mobile signal.
Indoor barn area with table tennis, dart board and other games. 2 acre field offers a space for outdoor play and a "Wigloo" for younger guests.
Log burning stoves in both of the lounges. Additional logs are available at £5 per basket. Washrooms are heated.
All beds are bunks with waterproof mattress and pillow. Colebank bunkroom sleeps 14, Tyson 10, Richardson 8, Birkett and Kirkhaugh 4 each.
Waterproof mattresses and pillows are provided. Please bring own sleeping bag, pillow case and towels.
Separate male and female toilets facilities with multiple basins and hot showers. Separate accessible WC/wet room for group leaders or disabled.
Separate accessible WC/wet room for disabled access and baby changing. Fold away table and chairs in middle of kitchen for ease of access.
The centre is an educational hub for Science projects. There is a 2 acre space outside and games in the large barn as well a a "Wigloo" for children.
The property is set in 2 acres of land for outdoor games and activities. Fenced off garden, sturdy barbecue and a "Wigloo" for children.
No swimming pool but nearby River Lisa has natural pools although guests should always take care in cold water. No swimming in lake.
There is ample secure off road parking.
No smoking inside the centre please.
Dogs permitted as long as they are kept on a tight leash. Only allowed in the barn and must be tethered at all times. Cage and kennel available.

Location

The centre is in small hamlet of Ennerdale, a 20 minute drive from Cleator Moor and 35 minutes from Keswick. On the Coast 2 Coast route. Access from major roads although 2 miles off road.
The small town of Cleator Moor is a 20 minute drive from the centre.
Ennerdale Bridge has a small shop where you can buy bread and milk. Cleator Moor has a Nisa store and a Co-op supermarket.
There is a range of pubs and eateries in Cleator Moor to suit everyone. Ennerdale Bridge has 2 pubs and Cafe

Booking Information

20% deposit is required to confirm a booking. Balance due 1 month before arrival. Exclusive use is for a minimum of 26 (additional guests £18pppn). Arrive after 4pm and depart by 10.30am. No charge for children under 5 years. Concessions for members and students. Please locate the warden on arrival.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
Yes
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
Yes
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Ennerdale
Cleator
Cumbria
CA23 3AX
United Kingdom
Whitehaven Railway Staion is a 10 mile drive from the property.
Buses to Ennerdale Bridge from Cleator Moor or Cockermouth (5 miles).
Newcastle Airport is 1 hour 45 away and Manchester Airport 2 hours.

Late Deals

New Year 2019/20 Late Deals

Whole hostel booking available - Minimum of 3 nights to include New Years Eve . Total Price for 3 nights £2500

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price3 Night Weekend
Exclusive use of centre for 26
3276
1404
Colebank Room (14 Bed)
1764
756
Birkett Room (4 Bed)
504
216

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Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Cleator, Cumbria
5-40
5
40

Ellen Cloete

Joined us: 2019
+44 (0)1946 861 229
Ennerdale
Cleator
Cumbria
CA23 3AX
United Kingdom