High House - Accommodation in the building

Common Room -

  • The large open common room is used for eating and is great for relaxing in front of the nice warm stove burning coke that is included in the nightly rate.
  • The room also includes the club's library which is available for all to use, but please don't remove any books. It's great for looking up everything from a walking route up Scafell, locating the classic Corvus climbing route in the next valley, or helping to identify the numerous birds that can be seen from the building.

Sleeping -

  • Dormitory 1 is on the ground floor and has 18 beds plus a toilet, wash basins and a shower
  • Dormitory 2 is upstairs and has 8 beds plus a toilet, wash basins and a shower
    The two rooms above give a total of 26 people permitted to stay at High House
  • Dormitory 3 is also upstairs and is reserved for Fellfarers members only. If exclusive use of High House is booked , then access to the members room is permitted, though the overall number of people permitted to stay remians at 26

Kitchen -

  • Double oven with grill (top oven = 16" wide x 15" deep x 6" high, bottom oven = 16" wide x 15" deep x 8.5" high)
  • Electric hob with four electric rings
  • Eight gas rings
  • Two Microwave ovens
  • Two Refrigerators
  • Toasters
  • Full range of Utensils, Crockery, Cutlery
  • Plumbed-in water heater for hot drinks

Drying room -

  • This is located off the stairway and includes a heater and dehumidifier

The Grounds -

  • High House is fortunate to be situated in its own spacious grounds..
  • Having driven through the group of buildings making up the hamlet of Seathwaite, the final approach to High House is up a track through part of the grounds.
  • There is a picnic table just outside the front door which is great for outdoor cups of tea or meals.
  • Through the grounds runs a beck called the Runner, which is used by many children (and adults!) for building dams
  • Over the Runner is a slate bridge which leads you to the outdoor fire pit. Please feel free to have a fire in this, though you must provide your own wood.
  • Opposite the front door is an area that was formerly an enclosure but is now known as 'the lawn' and where games of cricket are often held.