YHA Derwentwater (Cumbria) Reviews
Description:Address: Barrow House / Borrowdale / Beswick / Cumbria / CA12 5UR / England / Come enjoy your get-a-way in this ... more
YHA Derwentwater (Cumbria) ... wonderful 200 year old mansion. Itís on the shore of Derwentwater, one of Britain's most picturesque lakes. It also has a waterfall on the grounds which powers YHA Derwentwater's hydro-generator.
Newest Review: ... view room (functional but a bit gloomy) and the second was a room for 8 at the front of the house with a truly outstanding view of Derwentwater. We couldn't have asked for more. All rooms are comfortable, with bunks, individual reading lamps, a sink, shaver point and electrical socket. There are plenty shelves and hooks for your rucksacks and clothing. All light bulbs are low energy in ... more
Customer YHA Derwentwater (Cumbria) Reviews (1)
by - written on 16/03/09, updated on 17/03/09 (Very useful, 402 readings)
Barrow House, now YHA Derwentwater, was built in the 1790s by the eccentric and wealthy Joseph Pocklington. Coincidentally, tourist numbers were also going up in the Keswick area at that time and the owner wanted to encourage this, but he also wanted to maintain the "Oldy Worldy Charm" that tourists come to love (and expect evidently). So, further up the road from the house he had a hermitage built and advertised for a resident hermit - purely for the tourists' sake, you understand. The job description, however, was quite demanding stating that the incumbent could not, under any circumstances, cut his hair or fingernails and if he spoke to any one ... Read the complete review