High Wray Acland Bunkhouse

Ambleside, 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
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

  • Sleeps 22
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 1 night
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

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

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm

When emailing the team please reference the name of the bunkhouse you are enquiring about.

Email philippa.barber@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer 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 not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


  • 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

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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