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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We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your National Trust Holiday soon.

Following government guidance in England, all cottages, bunkhouses and bothies will reopen in England on 12 April 2021, with a one household rule until at least 16 May 2021 inclusive (subject to government review).

In line with Welsh Government guidance, we've reopened all cottages, bunkhouses and bothies with a one household rule until at least 16 May 2021 inclusive (subject to Welsh Government review).

Following guidance from the Northern Ireland Executive, all holiday accommodation remains closed until at least 22 April 2021 inclusive.

Thank you for your support as we regularly review this situation. Find out more about how we've changed our booking policy in response to the coronavirus outbreak, our Covid booking promise and other FAQs here.

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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