Scar House Bunk Barn - looking for accommodation on the wildside?

12th April at the earliest.

Overnight  Household only. 

Bunkhouse available, one Household only. New toilet and shower March 2021. (started)

Remote but comfortable and homely, Scar House Bunk Barn sleeps 20 with stunning views over Scar Reservoir but currently only accepting bookings for family groups / bubbles. 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! You have a large space for sleeping, your own kitchen, a garden to bbq in and a beautiful view of the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep. If all this isn't enough for you, don't forget you have the adventure filled How Stean Gorge just a small walk away. New toilet & shower for 2021 season. (at last).

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.

Yorkshire Bunk barn at Scar Reservoir ran by How Stean Gorge









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Stayed in the bunk house with 9 other lovely ladies. The accommodation was fantastic! You make do with what you have and we couldn't fault it! Will definitely be coming back to do the adventure stuff! Certainly, recommend the Nidderdale llama walking!! Ps choose little Dec the alpaca!!Mandy Caley

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?
    £280 for 2 nights WEEKEND or £120 for other night nights
  4. How can I book?
    Book online here or call 01423 755666 to speak to a member of the team.


    • Sleeps 20
    • Two furnished bedrooms with continental style bunks
    • Small well equipped kitchen
    • Cosy Lounge
    • Picnic Bench
    • BBQ available
    • Drying Room
    • New toilet being installed March 2021
    • Shower being installed March 2021

Scar House Reservoir, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5RZ


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 and your own toiletries, towels. Cooked breakfast is available at How Stean Gorge but you may wish to get some provisions for the kitchen. If you are 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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