LAKE DISTRICT group accommodation & woodland

group accommodation in Lake District for workshops and retreats


The historic 300 year old Grade II* listed Quaker Meeting House opposite the Bunkbarn provides extra group activity and sleeping space for families and organisations. It's popular with yoga groups, training sessions, retreats and for mid week day bookings in conjunction with the woodland. 

There are 2 rooms: the large Meeting Room and a smaller 'Friends Room', both with woodburners. The original stone floors have been renovated and are now heated by an air source heat pump. There is also a simple day kitchen for tea and coffee making and 2 toilets (one accessible).

Bring your own mats, sleeping bags & pillows for sleeping. 

Please note for overnight stays, the Meeting House cannot be hired on its own. It needs to be hired in addition to the Bunkbarn, as the main kitchen is in the Bunkbarn.

We welcome people of any faith or none to Rookhow. Please be aware that the Meeting House is still used as a place of worship for Quaker Meetings so we ask that you respect the space and leave it how you find it.

“The energy there is very magical, holding and beautiful” (Home schools group, Oct 2019)

“It’s position makes it ideal for a bit of peace and reflection. Even if you’re there for a short period of time it feels like you have got away from it all.” (local person at workshop, Sept 2019)

"Each time, I have come away enriched, calmed, energised and with a renewed sense of my place and purpose in the world." (teacher)

meeting room

friends room

community DAY kitchen

"The setting, the big key in the door, the warm stone floor, the fireplaces, the old furniture, two kettles and the good vibes."


Rookhow is the perfect venue for an alternative wedding or special birthday celebration. Stay over with your family and friends and make a holiday of it!


The Meeting House is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet and ambulant shower.

We're sorry that the Bunkbarn is not wheelchair accessible and doesn't have disabled facilities.