Bothies and bunkhouses

We have bothies and bunkhouses in stunning locations across the UK. Within easy reach of national parks, beautiful countryside and unspoilt coastlines, they’re ideal for activity and adventure holidays.

The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon

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Reopening information 

We’re pleased to share that we’ve reopened many of our bunkhouses and bothies.

Due to the remote locations of our bothies, we’re only able to provide an enhanced clean every three days and we’ve updated the minimum stay to reflect this.

In some locations, it’s not been possible to reopen at this time due to the additional measures required. We’ll continue to reopen bothies and bunkhouses gradually and safely, but some will remain closed for the time being.

Group bookings: During September and October, we’ll only accept bookings for up to six people from different households, unless exceptions apply. And we’re lowering the cost of our larger bunkhouses to reflect the government's new ‘rule of six’. We’re now in the process of getting in touch with affected guests to discuss their options.

Please visit our FAQs page for more information on bothies and bunkhouses.

And if you'd like to book one of our bothies or bunkhouses, please get in touch at bunkhouses@nationaltrust.org.uk or on 0344 800 2070.

Sleeping 4 to 48 people, we have bothies, bunkhouses, camping barns and bunk barns for all group types, including families, friends, work colleagues and education groups.

From coastal breaks in Cornwall, walking holidays in the Peak District, to mountain adventures in Snowdonia, we're sure to have the perfect accommodation for your holiday. 

Heddon Orchard Bothy in Devon

What is a bothy?

Bothies offer stripped back accommodation in remote locations. Close to walking trails and national parks, they’re a great option for walkers and people who want to get away from it all. Simple brick or stone structures, bothies offer a 'camping with walls' experience. There's usually no electricity and water often comes from handpumps. All of our bothies are self-clean and do not include caretaking.

The exterior of Dalehead Bunkhouse, Derbyshire

What is a bunkhouse?

For those that want to enjoy the great outdoors without having to give up all the comforts of home, our bunkhouses provide simple, self-catering accommodation for large groups. Set in beautiful locations, they sleep between 6 and 48 people. Most bunkhouses have kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, dormitories with bunk-beds, showers, electricity and heating.

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