Escape to the heart of the Lake District, but leave the crowds behind. Rookhow is a secluded haven of tranquility, with 12 acres of private ancient woodland nestled between Coniston and Lake Windermere. 

Stay in our cosy self-catering barn with its log fires and snug sitting room and make use of our campfire, outdoor seating area and newly renovated yurt with woodburner and wooden floor in the middle of the woods

With accommodation for active families and groups, Rookhow is the perfect destination for your short adventure break or relaxing holiday in the Lake District.  

Our unique and historic site also includes a 300 year old historic Quaker Meeting House for extra group & workshop space. Space to camp too.

                  "Peaceful, simple, welcoming." (family group, Sept 2019)

"What a great place! Everything you need, great location and easy off road parking. We appreciated the large communal seating area and some big cups!" (group of friends, Oct 2019)

"It’s a great location for exploring the southern Lake District." (walking group, Nov 2019) 

"It’s been amazing . We have walked and biked our socks off! Truly wonderful. Very happy time had." (2 households, August 2020)

"The fire pit in the middle of the woods was exactly what we were looking for, staying late in front of the fire and enjoying the nature around us. The perfect way to really reconnect with nature." (family group, September 2020)

"I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed our week at Rookhow. What a unique and wonderful place it is! The woodland is particularly special, and we enjoyed a couple of nights in the yurt." (2 families, August 2021)


Bunkbarn only: £320 per night  

Bunkbarn & yurt: £360 per night

WHOLE SITE: (Bunkbarn, yurt, Quaker Meeting House & camping): £420 per night

2 nights minimum (3 nights minimum in Summer holidays)

Mid week 4 nights for the price of 3 (term time only) - BB only £960 (whole site: £1,260) Monday-Friday

plus £150 refundable damages deposit


Weeklong bookings (7 nights for price of 6): 

Bunkbarn only: £1,920

Bunkbarn & yurt: £2,160

WHOLE SITE (Bunkbarn, yurt, Quaker Meeting House & camping): £2,520


DAY BOOKINGS (mid week): woodland + Quaker Meeting House  £120 per day 

plus £100 refundable damages deposit

reduced rates for disadvantaged groups

Rookhow is a registered charity. By staying here you will help to support our charitable work. We give 5% of every booking to our Retreat Away Fund to enable disadvantaged and vulnerable groups to stay at Rookhow for a reduced cost. We also provide groups with support to find other charitable funding to stay with us.

"Beautiful stay for all the group. Lots of walks in the grounds, searching for the Gruffalo and bears. We sat in the yurt for bedtime stories and ate smores. We played family games, card games and enjoyed magic tricks! The families had the opportunity to connect with each other and find some space to breathe. Thank you from all of us!"  Family Action Barrow- Mums Minds Matter

"We wish to express sincere thanks to the Quaker Mental Health Fund for making this possible. The facility was perfect and enabled our residents to take time out from their extremely busy routine. Together we are stronger - this is a great example of partnership working to help our communities." The Well Communities

"We are in deep appreciation about being able to run some of our wellbeing days for our young people at Rookhow. Rookhow in itself is a place where healing takes place effortlessly due to its beautiful setting and its atmosphere.”

Rookhow was initially granted £10,000 from the Quaker Mental Health fund UK to subsidise stays for mental health groups. This was so successful that Rookhow trustees have decided to donate 5% of their booking income in 2022 to enable more charitable groups to stay at Rookhow. 

Contact us to find out more or click below to donate to the fund.

next applications deadline 1st October 2022