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    YHA Skiddaw House

    Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QX, England
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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    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

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    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!

    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    This was my first experience of staying in a hostel (I've managed to avoid them for 48 years!) and I have to say it was a good one. Suzy was very welcoming and there was only one other lady in my room. The facilities are...More

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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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    "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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    "They are all charming bunk style rooms"
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