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YHA Skiddaw House

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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Ok so this is a remote place with a 3 mile trek to get to it and lovely place to boot . Great weekend if you like wilderness wild and rugged clearly not a 5 star spot but amazing views and walks . The place...More

    Thank Stewart O
    Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

    Beauty definition: a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Skiddaw House, has all the above and more. Hosted by the lovely couple Suzy and Martin, you immediately feel at home in this isolated and...More

    Thank jamieg1977
    Reviewed 22 October 2017

    We had a great family stay at the hostel - warm welcome - cosy fire - sheltered from the elements and a great base to explore. Rooms very clean and tidy and well looked after. Probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in -...More

    Thank 966traveller975
    Reviewed 20 July 2017

    What a great place ! Fantastic location, we were so lucky with the weather, when we arrived we were made very welcome and that continued for all of our stay, brilliant walks right at your doorstep, rooms very well laid out and comfortable, good bathroom...More

    Thank Nicks2507
    Reviewed 4 June 2017

    Long walk, through a beautiful valley. Like a set from an epic medievalesque film. The house looks like Heathcliffe might live there. But Suzy and Martin are gentle welcoming people. The house has been rebuilt with sheeps wool insulation, then the old roof put back...More

    Thank cherry b
    Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw HouseResponded 6 June 2017

    Thanks Cherry B. It's also been compared to the Weasleys' house from Harry Potter!

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    Hotel description
    If you're looking for some peace and quiet then YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is the perfect location for you. Standing in a traffic free valley, between Skiddaw and Blencathra, this former shooting lodge and shepherd's bothy, complete with coal and log fires, is the highest YHA bunkhouse in Britain. It offers simple but comfortable accommodation in the beautiful northern fells of the Lake District, surrounded by moors, valleys and breath-taking views. This unique 22 bed bunkhouse offers a truly rural retreat for walkers cyclists and those wanting to escape the pressures of modern living and get away from the crowds in the towns of the central Lake District.
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    15 May 2017|
    Response from SkiddawHouse | Property representative |
    Hello. Great to hear you are thinking of making a visit to Skiddaw House. If you have never walked the route to the hostel before, I wouldn't recommend doing it in the dark the first time, unless you are confident at night... More
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    "Budget in wild"
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    "We were in Falcon and had outstanding views!"
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    "Remote only accessible on foot. Great views from any room."
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