Lake District Paintball works with a number of privately run group accommodation venues in Cumbria and the Lake District. Below are links to some of the best Camping Barns, Hostels, Outdoor centres and Private houses available to hire for groups
Greengill Barn is a bunk barn for 16 with modern facilities newly converted from a traditional stone barn. Its special features, unmatched elsewhere, are the splendid double storey recreation room ideal for parties. It contains comfortable sofas, armchairs, a pool table, a library, table tennis and card table. Free WiFi. Powerful sound system.
Bring your own food, drink and music, or order it in advance. Effective night storage heating with booster plus extra radiators in cold weather.
If you don’t want to cook, you can buy a Full English Breakfast and takeout sandwiches in the Mill Yard Café five minutes walk away. The Café also does pizzas on Friday nights, and bistro dinners on Saturday with private dining room for special occasions and even a sofa cinema. The Crown Inn serves real ale and does meals at weekends. Other pubs and restaurants not far away.
Nestled amidst the beautiful Central Fells and a short stroll from the idyllic village of Grasmere, Grasmere Hostel is a truly special place at the heart of the Lake District National Park.
Grasmere Hostel’s extensive facilities include en-suite bathrooms, two fully equipped self-catering kitchens, dining room, lounge with fantastic views, laundry facilities, secure bike storage, drying room, bbq patio area and even a sauna.
The Tarn Centre is a unique and superb barn conversion in a traditional Cumbrian hill farm setting. Spectacular views of the Howgills make this an idyllic base for short breaks and holidays.
The farmstead dates back to the 17th Century and has been converted and extended to an exceptional standard whilst maintaining original features and character.
Tarn offers self-catering group accommodation with flexible bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/dining area, washrooms and extensive outdoor space.
Situated in the Borrowdale valley 15 minutes from Keswick town centre. Glaramara is the perfect country retreat. Facilities include a specious resident's lounge with log fires, residents Bar serving local real ales, drying room and conference room and free wifi. With a great restaurant Glaramara is ideal for large groups, corporate team builds and retreats.
Situated right in the middle of Keswick, Denton house is a great location for groups that just want somewhere to sleep. The Accommodation is in small dormitories which can be booked for sole use by your group. Or alternatively you can book the entire venue for sole use.
The Big Pink House is a detached self catering group accommodation property. The house is located near the village of Mealsgate, just north of Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick. It is an ideal location for groups, family holidays, reunions, get-togethers and corporate events. The house offers sole use self catering holiday accommodation.
New Ing Lodge offers bed and breakfast, dorm style rooms and camping in the Eastern Fells on the edge of the Lake District and the Eden Valley in Cumbria. The Hostel/Bed & Breakfast is open from 3:30pm. New Ing has won several awards such as the Outstanding Commitment to Responsible Tourism from Nurture Eden and a British Green Tourism Gold award for commitments towards Local and enviromental practices!
Fell side cottages is a collection of cottages that can be book as a group venue using the Granary as a large group dining space next door to the properties. It comes fully equipped for up to 30 to dine together. Alternatively, Sycamore House can accommodate up to 20 for formal dining, having sufficient crockery and glassware, plus tables and chairs, already in the property. Any of the properties could be used for a buffet for groups of up to 30. The undercover seating & BBQ area on the field is also available, with free use of the gas BBQ. Alternatively we have a marquee that can be hired with chairs and tables and matching crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 30. All the properties have large well equipped kitchens with plenty of space for groups to cook together.
Crookhurst offers luxury self catering accommodation half a mile from Allonby in a quiet and peaceful location ideal for relaxing, walking or enjoying the stunning countryside of the Lake District and the Solway Coast.
Crookhurst Farm is a Grade II listed farmhouse with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and personal attention for all guests. Free Wifi internet access is available.
Approximately £720 for exclusive use 2 night weekend stay
Within an area of outstanding natural beauty and in a friendly, farming environment sits Bretherdale Hall and Barn. Surrounded by open countryside, spectacular views can be enjoyed from all rooms.
To support the properties guests also enjoy the shared facilities of a dedicated spa building with sauna/steam rooms, showers and changing areas. A games room, located next to the Spa, is available with a pool table, Wii and Xbox 360 games as well as a LED television with DVD and cinema surround system available for guests use, a great place for people to relax.
The Terrace Windermere, Oakland Hall and Orrest Head House and Cottage are all fabulous large holiday cottages in Windermere village at the heart of the English Lake District. All of our large houses are rated 4 or 5 star by Visit Britain, a rating we cherish and spend a lot of time and effort keeping. If you are looking for a big holiday house in the Lakes you couldn't have found a better place to start.
For the slightly more adventurous! Rawthey Centre is the perfect place ‘to get away from it all’. Rawthey has been purposely built to offer self catering group accommodation right in the heart of beautiful countryside. The former field barn has been recently converted to an exceptional standard offering a superb group venue set in an amazing rural location.
There is a large outdoor space with plenty of picnic tables, campfire area and bbq, here groups can enjoy the stunning views and unwind in this peaceful and unique setting.
£780 for exclusive use 2 night weekend stay
This town centre Youth Hostel has excellent access to the North Lakes Fells, and easy access to the amenities of this busy tourist town.
Overlooking the River Greta and Fitz Park with far reaching views to Latrigg and Skiddaw, YHA Keswick has small rooms with 2-6 beds. There is also a first floor lounge with veranda. Less than five minutes' walk to town centre and less than ten minutes' walk to the Lake, YHA Keswick is ideally places for days out. There is also the Reading Lounge, a small quiet room, and a self-catering kitchen which is large and well-equipped
Prices vary from £15 p/p/n for a dormitory room, £25/p/p/n for family rooms and £39/p/p/n for private rooms
Four of the stables have been converted into bedrooms, two of which sleeping 6 people in bunks, one sleeping eight and one sleeping four. There is a basic kitchen with electric hob, fridge, microwave and a coin operated clothes dryer and a communal dining area seating 16-20 people. The toilet block has male and female toilets, basins and showers. Guests are welcome to socialise in the pub which is open from 11am to 11pm and has free wifi, hot drinks and good beer. Food is served 12-2pm and 6-9pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
£10pp or £200 complete sole use