The house was built in the 1830s for the Earl of Egremont’s gamekeeper; the last person to have lived there was alone in the house for every five days in seven from 1957 until 1969. The house became a youth hostel in 1987 after it was let to the Border Bothies Association.
The house sits on the sixth highest peak in The Lake District UK. The only way to get there is on foot and the nearest road is more than three miles away.
Despite all the changes, Skiddaw house still has it. It wouldn’t be easy to find a more pure and traditional hostel experience in England.
What is really unique about the house and the area is how remote and far away from the rest of the world it is. The Lake District is known for its amazing views and Skiddaw House is no different. On a good day, the views surrounding the house are fantastic, but even on a dull day the views don’t lose their charm.
After seeing the house and its charm, why not come and stay at the Hawksmoor, one of the best Lake District Hotels, for a great night’s sleep and award winning breakfast.
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