The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

Society Accommodation

Heywood House

Latest Update 17th September 2021

Heywood House is open.

Covid has not gone away and the safety/comfort of our guests remains a priority so we are limiting the number of guests we welcome at Heywood House. In conjunction with additional cleaning we are once again allowing multiple occupancy of the house on the basis of single-bubble occupancy of any one room.

The new interim nightly rates are £15/person (£10 unemployed/students.)

Non-volunteers (who are Society members) can use the house but priority will be given to those members volunteering on the railway.


Heywood House

Heywood House is self-catering hostel style accommodation and is situated in the main street of Ravenglass, just a few minutes' walk from the railway.

There are 5 bedrooms:

  • 1 bedroom with 1 single bed
  • 3 bedrooms with 2 beds (one room with bunk beds, and two with twin beds)
  • 1 bedroom with 4 beds (two pairs of bunk beds)

Facilities include:

  • A large fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge with TV
  • Bathroom
  • Shower room
  • Washing machine

Residents are required to bring their own bedding, towels, etc.

Heywood House is heavily subsidised by the Society meaning that the cost to volunteers is kept as low as possible.

Bookings must be made to the warden.

Heywood House Rules

Heywood House is communal accommodation and users must respect its rules.