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

Due to social distancing measures and other requirements, we’ve made the decision to postpone all bothy holidays until Wednesday 30 September 2020.

We’re delighted to be reopening a collection of our bunkhouses from Wednesday 15 July.

Due to the government guidance on social distancing, we've postponed all organised group bookings until Wednesday 30 September 2020, and we'll currently only accept bookings from no more than two households per stay. We’ll continue to reopen bunkhouses gradually and safely but many will remain closed for the time being.

The bunkhouses currently ready to reopen from 15 July and now accepting bookings are:
• Beach Head Bunkhouse, North Cornwall
• Butter Hill Barn, North Devon
• Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Northern Ireland
• Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent
• Stone Barrow Bunkhouse, Golden Cap
• Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
• Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland

If you'd like to book one of our 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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