Acland bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Acland bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

About High Wray Basecamp Acland Block

A Lake District woodland hideaway for 22 people, with the shores of Lake Windermere nearby.

Enjoy the tranquillity of this 22-sleeper bunkhouse tucked away in its own wooded grounds. It sits just half a mile from the shores of Lake Windermere, with bustling town, Ambleside, to the north of the lake. 

The surrounding area hosts many different activities and sights for your group to explore. Visit Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall, go shopping in Ambleside or learn about Beatrix Potter at her former home, Hill Top. 

High Wray Acland block can also be booked in conjunction with Longland block which sleeps a further 16. 

Enquire and book

Call 01539 434 633

Opening times

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



  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, dining/communal area with dining tables and chairs for 22 and a seating area. Two dormitories (both sleeping 10 in bunkbeds) and one twin bedroon. Both dormitories have a bathroom next door, each with two showers and two toilets. There is a shared drying room which is attached to the Longland communal block.

Notes for guests

Dogs: These may be allowed by prior arrangement when booking. 

Heating: Centrally heated.

Bedding/linen: No bedding is provided. Guests are requested to bring their own bedding and linen including sleeping bags/duvets and pillows.

Parking: Parking area for up to eight cars and shares a small overflow carpark with the Longland block.

Garden: Accommodation situated in an enclosed semi-woodland area. There is a small vegetable garden for the groups use during their stay. There is an outdoor fire pit on site.

Hazards: There are paths between all parking areas and blocks but due to the nature of the site, the rest of the grounds here are uneven with wet and boggy areas. There is also a beck running through the grounds which can become very swollen after heavy rains. Children should be supervised when playing outdoors.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet 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 are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

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 kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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