Watendlath Bothy

Keswick, Cumbria
The sitting area at Watendlath Bothy, Borrowdale, The Lake District
The kitchen area at Watendlath Bothy, Borrowdale, The Lake District
The interior of Watendlath Bothy, Borrowdale, The Lake District
Walker resting outside Watendlath Bothy, Cumbria
Boats and ducks on Watendlath Tarn, Lake District
The sitting area at Watendlath Bothy, Borrowdale, The Lake District The kitchen area at Watendlath Bothy, Borrowdale, The Lake District The interior of Watendlath Bothy, Borrowdale, The Lake District Walker resting outside Watendlath Bothy, Cumbria Boats and ducks on Watendlath Tarn, Lake District

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

About Watendlath Bothy

A rustic bothy for those who want to spend more time exploring the fells, tarns and peaks of the Lake District.

Watendlath Bothy sits next to the tarn in the peaceful hamlet it shares its name with. You’ll be high in the valley with unparalleled views of the surrounding fells.

Inside offers basic accommodation, with a few added comforts including the log-burner and a fully-equipped kitchen. There’s enough room to sleep six, you’ll just need to bring your own sleeping bags and ‘camping’ equipment. 

Find lots of walking trails around the lake as well as a tea-room in Watendlath. Not too far north is the Lodore Falls and larger lake, Derwent Water. 

Preferred changeover days are Friday or Monday.
 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 7pm

Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Email bunkhouses@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge 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

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Open plan kitchen/living/sleeping area with woodburning stove, bunks, table with chairs, two camping chairs, a basic fridge and a normal size four ring electric cooker. There is a shower room with hot water and a separate toilet.  

     

Notes for guests

Heating: Wood burning stove -  an initial wood supply is provided however customers are advised to bring additional supplies.

Linen: No linen is provided. 

Parking: There is parking for two cars a short distance from the bothy. 

Please note: You'll need to bring your own sleeping bags, mats and cooking equipment. 

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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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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