Dalehead Bunkhouse

Hope Valley, Derbyshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 1 night
  • Number of dogs welcome 2

About Dalehead Bunkhouse

Gather your group and disconnect from modern life when you stay in this rural bolthole deep in the Edale Valley.

You really will be staying ‘off the beaten track’ in this 20-sleeper bunkhouse; its isolated location, deep in the Edale Valley, means there are no public roads leading to it. A single, narrow track will guide you to this rural hideaway, where you’ll be surrounded only by working farmland, grazing sheep and a tumbling stream at the bottom of the garden.  

Inside offers plenty of space to relax among its rustic exposed beams and low doorways. You’ll have three bedrooms to divide into and a communal living and dining area with sofas and a cosy log burner to huddle around. There’s even a payphone for when your phone signal drops out. 

Its location, in the heart of the Peak District, means you’ll be in perfect walking and cycling territory. The fluffy moorland and jagged gritstone of Dark Peak can be walked to in an hour or driven to in 15 minutes. From here you can also hike to stargazing haven Mam Tor, which has some of the darkest skies in the UK. 

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


  • Ground floor

    A living room with three large sofas, a kitchen, dining room with two large tables including seating for 20 people and two sofas. One communal shower room (2x showers and 2x toilets) and a storage/boot room. 

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms 1x dormitory sleeping eight (bunkbeds), 1x dormitory sleeping six (bunkbeds) and 1x dormitory slepeping six (single beds), please note that the dormitory with six single beds has very low beams and therefore has a dimly lit emergency light that is always turned on.

    Communal shower room (2x showers and 2x toilets). 

Notes for guests

Heating: The radiators run off the wood burner in the living room so you will need to light the fire to get the radiators working. Wood will be included for the fire during your stay.

To help reduce carbon emissions and increase energy savings, the National Trust has installed a low energy, state-of-the-art FAR Infra-Red heating system in the bunkhouse. Whilst this technology is capable of heating the building completely, it has been introduced in the bunkhouse to work alongside the existing wood burner heating system. 

Bedding/linen: Linen and pillows are not provided. Mattress protectors are on all the beds.

Dogs: There is a £15 charge for dogs staying at Dalehead bunkhouse, payable at time of booking.

Parking: There is parking for approximately 8 cars nearby, 20 metres from the bunkhouse.

Garden: The garden is at the back of the property. The garden is not enclosed is open to a stream and countryside. The garden is fairly small.

Hazards: The route to house is unlit, slightly uphill and uneven. Due to the limited access route up a rural track, the access is not suitable for any vehicle larger than a 15 seat minibus. The bunkhouse is close to a working farm, and there are cattle/sheep grazing nearby. There are some low doorways and low beams throughout the bunkhouse.

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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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