There is a fully equipped kitchen for 16 with fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave.
The Swinside Inn is just up the road and there are pubs or restaurants in the neighbouring villages such as Braithwaite and Portinscale, and there is always Keswick. Look at the Visitors Book and the folder of menus from local places for advice.
There are pleasant routes from Keswick, including the launch. Also there are seasonal buses 77, 77A and 78 nearby. Try Traveline for details. These can be handy for day walks also.
There are plenty of local walks of various length and difficulty. See the ‘Local Walks’ folder and the Visitors Book for ideas.
There is no public phone or wi-fi at the Chalet or nearby.
A variety of birds are seen from the windows and some use our nesting boxes. Deer are often reported in the field.
There are several B and B's in Newlands Valley. Plenty in Keswick.
There is camping at Braithwaite, Grange and Keswick. Also some camping barns.
A dedicated group of volunteers look after the chalet. However we hope that visitors leave the place in a better condition than they found it.
It can be quite cold in winter but there are several electric fan heaters and night storage heaters give a good background heat.
It is intended to have beds, rather than bunks, in small rooms of two or three with wash basin. Each cluster has shower and toilet.
We will give warning of any rebuild, which is likely to be during the winter. Bookings should be OK.