Holme Wood Bothy

Cockermouth, Cumbria
The exterior of Holme Wood Bothy, Loweswater, The Lake District
The interior of Holme Wood Bunkhouse, Loweswater, The Lake District
The kitchen area at Holme Wood Bothy, Loweswater, The Lake District
Sunrise over Loweswater, Lake District
Mountains and woods reflected in a mirror-like lake

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1

About Holme Wood Bothy

A ‘stone tent’ warmed by a log-burner, set just metres from the shores of Loweswater.

Holme Wood Bothy offers basic accommodation in the most spectacular of locations, just a few metres from the shores of Loweswater. The six-sleeper bothy is effectively a stone tent with a few added comforts such as a wood-burning stove and a basic kitchen area. 

Its wild and remote location allows you to disconnect from modern life for a few days. Go hiking around the woods and lake in search of wildlife or watch the stars as night falls. Discover the secret waterfall of Holme Force, which hides amongst the woods or go further afield to the peaks of Lake District. 

Enquire and book

Call 01539 432 733

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 17:00pm

Email campsite.bookings@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge not available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


  • Ground floor

    Small open plan kitchen/dining area with woodburning stove (initial wood supply provided) and table/benches. Gas ring cooker (gas provided). Sleeping is on wooden flooring in a separate room, split on two levels. Please be aware that sleeping areas are communal which may not be suitable for some mixed parties. Bring your own sleeping bags, mats, cooking equipment, torches etc. 

  • First floor

    Upper sleeping area accessed by wooden ladder.

Notes for guests

Heating: There is no electricity so no appliances.

Bedding/linen: No linen.

Parking: Parking for two cars a short distance away.

Hazards: Upper sleeping platform accessed by wooden ladder, may not be suitable for small children. NT advises against swimming in lake as harmful algae may be present. Canoes are permitted on the lake but customers must bring their own. Cold water tap is not drinking water - drinking water available outside ranger's workshop at Watergate Farm. 

No camping is allowed.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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