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  • Cumbria Tourism Quality Charter
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bed & Breakfast with 30 rooms £38-£56 pppnb

Derwent Hill Centre

Derwent Hill Centre

Derwent Hill Centre


Derwent Hill is in a world class location occupying a beautiful 28 acre estate bordered by the River Derwent overlooking Derwent Water. We are just one mile from Keswick where you will find shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants and a theatre. We are also just a few minutes walk from a hotel bar and restaurant, café and pub.

Derwent Hill has two adjoining facilities on the same site, offering a range of accommodation.

Our Training Centre offers 15 en-suite single/twin/double rooms complete with TV, wifi and complimentary tea and coffee. Our Education Centre has 8 private en-suite dormitories and 6 single/twin en-suite rooms. The whole centre can be booked out as a group or individually on selected dates. Please contact us to find out more.

During your bed and breakfast stay enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep, followed by a full English breakfast, before venturing out to enjoy the wonderful English Lake District World Heritage Site. Your stay includes the use of a comfortable lounge with complimentary tea and coffee, so you can relax and unwind at the end of the day.

Derwent Hill is owned and operated by Sunderland City Council in a fantastic setting in the English Lake District – a National Heritage Site.

It was one of the first Local Authority Outdoor Education Centres in England and has been in operation since 1962. The centre has grown since then and we now provide a wide range of services, but our core purpose is still the same: to provide high quality residential outdoor education for the children and young people of Sunderland, which includes some of the most deprived areas in the country.

The income we generate from other work is used to keep down the costs of courses for schools and youth groups. We operate year-round and employ about 30 staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to Derwent Hill.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Designated smoking areaDesignated smoking area
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access


Derwent Hill,
CA12 5RD


Derwent Hill,
CA12 5RD

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • the car park is gravel. the ramp is solid

  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • YesEntrance well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities

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