The Bunk Barn at Hillside Farm sits in the beautiful Solway Coast AONB area of Cumbria just west of Carlisle. The Hadrian's Wall Path is only 100 metres away and the Bunk Barn is only 7 miles from the western point of Hadrian's Wall. Guests also have easy access onto The Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Walking, cycling and family groups are all welcome.
Offering affordable accommodation for groups of up to 12/13, the Bunk Barn is a converted Georgian Farm Stable in a rural location. A new biomass boiler provides heating and this purpose built bunk barn has a downstairs kitchen and seating area with a two ring gas stove, a small two ring electric cooker, microwave, cutlery and crockery.
Bunk beds, a wc and a shower are upstairs. Ample parking is in the farmyard area, and guests can store bikes in the shed if they wish. We also provide mending tools in case you get a puncture!
A fried farmhouse breakfast is just £4 per person, and we also offer bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches.
For your convenience we can arrange food shopping for you to be delivered to the barn so you can prepare your own breakfast with fresh local produce - just give us some advanced warning.
A deposit is required for group bookings - payable by cash or cheque please (sorry no cards).
Arrival times are between 1500 and 2100. We can be flexible on arrival times with advanced warning - please let us know.
The Bunk Barn is the perfect base from which to explore nearby Hadrian's Wall, the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park.
Historic Carlisle is only a short drive away and the Bunk Barn sits close to a choice of walking and cycling trails including the famous Hadrian's Wall Path.
Explore nearby National Nature Reserves like Drumburgh Moss or the RSPB Reserve at Bowness on Solway. The beautiful Solway Marsh area is just on your doorstep and is famed for its spectacular sunsets and birdlife.
Finglandrigg Wood is also just down the road close to the village of Kirkbampton and is a great spot for a walk.
On the M6 to Carlisle exit at Junction 43 (second Carlisle turn off) and continue along the A69 Warwick Road, past the football ground, and turn right at the lights near the church. Carry on past the college to a big ring road (Hardwick Circus).
Take the sign for the A595 going past the castle, and turn at the small roundabout taking the B5307 heading towards Hospital. Continue for 1 mile and take a right at the fork in the road following signs for Bowness and Burgh by Sands.
Go over the next roundabout and pass through Burgh by Sands (around 2 miles), cross a cattle grid on to Marsh Road. Take the next left into Boustead Hill village, then the second turning on your left under the arches and into the farmyard.
The farm has two large trees in the garden with green and white railings.
Alternatively if you do not wish to go through Carlisle, exit the M6 at Junction 44, take the third Carlisle turn off onto the new western bypass signed for Workington. Carry on past Asda, and keep going across around five roundabouts until you arrive at Burgh by Sands and Bowness on Solway. Then follow the second half of directions above.