Scar House Bunk Barn

Location - Scar House Reservoir, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SW (closest postcode)

Remote, comfortable and homely, Scar House Bunk Barn sleeps up to 18 guests with stunning views over Scar Reservoir & the Upper Nidderdale Valley.

Scar House was originally built in World War II as a base for the home guard but was later converted by Yorkshire Water. The beauty of this gorgeous barn is that it works as a holiday cottage for larger groups!

Scar House Bunk Barn has 2 large bedrooms, lounge/seating area, toilet, shower room, your own kitchen, a garden to BBQ in and a beautiful view of the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep. Don't forget if you fancy some action packed adventures How Stean Gorge is just a short drive away.

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This accommodation is in a beautiful quiet location at the head of Nidderdale, An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestled in a remote hillside of Scar House Reservoir with fabulous unspoiled views of the reservoirs and the dale. The Bunk House is an ideal base for groups or families wishing to explore the area or get active in the outdoors. Due to its private location away from all the other facilities at How Stean, this will feel like your own holiday home for large groups of friends wanting to spend some time together. The fenced in area means you can also bring dogs and children without worrying about them wandering off.

Amazing weekend at Scar House Bunkbarn and How Stean. Special thanks to John you were amazing thank you so much. Will definitely be back!
Shell Sadler

The bunkhouse is booked as exclusive hire so you will have sole occupancy for the duration of your stay. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillows.

Scar House Bunk Barn FAQ

  1. How many does it sleep?
  2. How many bedrooms are there?
  3. How much does it cost per night?
    Weekend visits - £20pppn minimum of 2 nights, 8 guests.
  4. How can I book?
    Book online here or call 01423 755666 to speak to a member of the team.


    • Sleeps 18
    • Two furnished bedrooms with bunks. (mixture of single & single over double bunks)
    • Small well equipped kitchen (4 hob cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, utensils, fridge (with a tiny freezer section)
    • Cosy Lounge with TV/DVD player
    • Picnic Bench
    • BBQ available
    • Toilet
    • Shower Room


From Ripon take the B6265 to Pateley Bridge. After crossing the bridge turn right onto Lower Wrath road (Upper Nidderdale). After 8 miles you will enter the village of Lofthouse, the lane to Scar House Reservoir on your right-hand side just before the cricket ground.

What do I need to bring?

You will need sleeping bags, towels & toiletries. Mattress covers are provided by How Stean Gorge

Cooked breakfast and meals are all available at How Stean Gorge, but you may wish to get some provisions for the kitchen. If your taking part in any outdoor adventure activities you will need suitable clothing to prepare for your chosen activity.

Still got questions? Please contact us we're happy to help!

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