The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse, Threlkeld, Cumbria

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 1500
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 520
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 700
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 260
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Affordable bunkhouse sleeping 20, next to country pub near Keswick, ideal for groups of friends and walkers

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse, Threlkeld, Cumbria, sleeps 20 in 4 bedrooms.

The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse has been converted from the stables of this traditional Lake District inn at the foot of Blencathra (Wainwright's favourite mountain). The White Horse is a country pub with great pub food, open fires, local ales and a warm welcome. The Bunkhouse offers a great value base for groups of friends and reunions, walkers and cyclists.

Four of the original stables have been converted into centrally heated bedrooms:

1 bunkroom sleeps 8
2 bunkrooms sleep 6 each
1 bunkroom sleeps 4

We now have a second Bunkhouse with its own facilities and six bedrooms:

5 bunkrooms sleep 4 people each
1 bunkroom sleeps 6

Bunkrooms may be taken individually, or a large group can take exclusive use of one bunkhouse. 24 people would be 'cosy' but do-able in bunkhouse 1 . Bunkhouse 2 holds 26 people. Sleeping bags are recommended, however linen may be hired for a £5 fee when organised in advance.

We are happy to accept groups, large or small, for weekends, midweeks and, if required, single nights midweek.

Bunkhouse 1 has a basic galley kitchen with fridge, electric induction hob, microwave and a coin operated clothes dryer. A communal dining area seats 16-20 people.

Bunkhouse 2 has a kitchen-diner with similar facilities and can seat 20 to 26 people

Each bunkhouse has a toilet block with male and female toilets, basins and showers.

Guests are welcome to socialise in the pub which is open from 11am to 11pm and has free WiFi, hot drinks and good beer. Food is served 12-2pm and 6-9pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

The White Horse is just outside the picturesque village of Threlkeld in the hamlet of Scales at the foot of the Blencathra and Sharp Edge, ideal for trekking and biking, with paths to the mountains immediately from the beer garden. The Coast to Coast (C2C) route snakes past the front door of the inn which remains a popular stop for thirsty cyclists and walkers alike. The A66 provides easy access to the Inn and Bunk House with Penrith 15 minutes away by car and Keswick only 4 miles away. The X4 and X5 buses also stop at Scales.


Galley kitchen with fridge, microwave, induction hobs, kettle, toaster, all cooking utensils, plus clothes dryer.
Basic dining room with 2 long tables and 4 benches. Space for around 18.
Dining/sitting room combined. Or come to the pub next door!
No TV or music facilities.
WiFi in the majority of bunkhouse and pub, and is available free of charge.
There is no games room, but board games are available in the pub.
Centrally heated.
Bunkhouse 1 = 4 bedroom. 1 x 8 person room, 2 x 6 people, 1 x 4 people. Bunkhouse 2 = 6 bedroom. 5 x 4 person rooms, 1 x 6 person room. All bunkbeds
Linen may be hired for £5. Please arrange beforehand. Sleeping bags are recommended.
Communal shower rooms, however these are split for a little privacy.
Not really suitable for disabled guests.
We have high chairs in the pub, but no cots. Space in the rooms is limited to bunk beds only.
We are on the side of Blencathra. There is a beer garden with great views.
There is no swimming pool. The nearest pool is in Keswick.
The is a mixture of Inn car park, on street (no restrictions) and extra parking next door to the Inn. Mini buses would be fine.
No smoking.
Pets are welcome at no extra cost. Rooms are tight so 1 or 2 dogs per room.


Just off the A66 on the high side of the road behind The White Horse Inn. 15 miles from Penrith and 4 miles from Keswick, in the Lake District.
We are in Scales which is 1 mile from the village of Threlkeld. Keswick is the main town which is 4 miles away.
The White Horse Inn is the on site pub. The Bunk House and Inn are the same property.

Booking Information

Guide prices only. Each one of the individual rooms can be booked separately. 8 person room - £96 a night, 6 person - £72, 4 person - £48. Please call or email for a price quote on any combination of people for any length of time. We are quite flexible.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

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Penrith Train station (15 miles) is on the West Coast main line. A bus service (X4, X5) runs past the Inn from Penrith to Keswick. Ask to stop at Scales where the Inn and Bunkhouse are.
There is a bus station at Keswick and Penrith. The bus can stop right outside the Inn on the A66. Ask to stop at Scales.
Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night WeekendMidweek per night
Exclusive use for up to 26 people
30th Mar 18 to 3rd Nov 18

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The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse, Threlkeld, Cumbria

Charlie Mawdsley

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