About Us

The Dunmail Fell Centre (formerly Raise Cottage) is situated on the summit of Dunmail Raise, close to Raise Beck. This stunning location provides superb mountain views and immediate access to the mountains for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Nestling on the slopes of Seat Sandal, it is a prime location to explore the Central Fells, probably the best location for your ascent of Helvellyn.

We offer group accommodation for 10 person comprising of 1 En-suite double room, two other double rooms with separate private bathrooms and a 4 bed bunk room again with separate private bathroom. All the bathrooms have up to date power showers. The double rooms have views of the surrounding fells and a TV

We are on the main bus route from Windermere Railway Station to Keswick. It is the 555. There is a regular service and the bus stops outside. Car parking is on the adjacent lay-by.

Welcoming all, the Fell Centre is  run by Philip and his wife Sam Harrison.

Philip is a retired police officer, having spent most of his career in the Underwater Search Unit, he would describe himself as competent swimmer. He completed The Two Way Windermere Open Swimming Championship with a time of 11 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds – as well as several one way swims in 5 hours. Philip is also a keen cyclist and time trialist. However, his true love is the hills of Lakeland and especially Grasmere, where he can be found swimming in the tarns at Langdale, Grisedale, Stickle, and his favourite (Butter Crag).He has recently taken up rowing and has joined Windermere rowing club base at Fell Foot at the South end of Windermere.

Terms and Conditions

No Smoking
All buildings and grounds are strictly no smoking areas.

Checking in
Check in time is from 4.30pm on the day of arrival. Checkout time is 10.30am.

Stout footwear is required to access Raise Cottage as it is situated on the fell side, also ensure that you have suitable clothing if walking on the fells.

The kitchen is a fully functioning commercial unit with a large gas stove, microwave, large fridge, large freezer, 3 minute cycle dishwasher, blender, filter coffee machine, pots, pans, utensils, cutlery, cleaning equipment and all the necessary to comply with the regulations.

The dining room will only accommodate 12 persons at any one time and is heated with a log stove.


We offer group bookings Monday to Thursday ( 4 nights) and Friday to Sunday (3 nights)

Please contact Philip direct on 07527992344 for availability and prices.


Dogs by prior arrangement only