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Terms & Conditions

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

Checking in
Check in time is from 4.30pm. Checkout time is 10.30am. Bags and rucksacks maybe left at Raise Cottage during these times but the Hostel and facilities will be closed.

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.

A valid form of identification, i.e. Passport, driving licence, is required when you check in.

Sleeping arrangements
Our dormitories are segregated males and females; please ensure you book the appropriate dormitory for your sex/gender. We will make an exception to this if a parent is travelling with a child of the opposite sex.

Bring your own sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, and towel. A shower is available. We cannot provide bedding.

Each dormitory sleeps 12, totalling 24 persons in all.

The dining room will only accommodate 16 persons at any one time. When you have finished your breakfast please make room for others waiting.

Tea, coffee, milk, a portion of cereal and a slice of toast are included in the price of your stay.

Cooked breakfasts are available for £5 from the kitchen and should be paid for in cash on the day. We do not accept any other means of payment. Guests should state they want to receive a cooked breakfast by the previous night.

There are ample facilities in the village of Grasmere for evening meals. A small number can be catered for at Raise Cottage by prior arrangement.

Bookings and Refunds
Bookings are taken up to two months in advance. When making a booking payment is required in full. Please give us a full 24 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel and we will refund your payment. Less than 24 hours’ notice will result in a nil refund of your first night’s stay however following nights will be refunded. If we manage to re let your bunk however a full refund will be given.

If you do not turn up and have made no attempt to contact us then no consideration for a refund will be given.

Dogs by prior arrangement only

We are dog friendly but cannot accommodate more than two Labrador type / size dogs. A charge of £5 per night payable in cash on arrival. Dog blankets and 2 dog beds are available. Dogs must be kept under control and not exercised near to the water supply. It is expected that they will be kept under close control.

Consideration should be given to other guests at all times. There should be no
noise that disturbs other residents after 11pm and before 6am.

About Us
  • 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.