The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

Society Accommodation

Heywood House closed until further notice

Heywood House is the Society owned accommodation available for those volunteering on the railway. It was completely refurbished in 2009, and new carpets were fitted in February 2015.

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.

The premises can sleep up to 12 persons in bunk beds. There are 5 bedrooms:

  • 4 bedrooms with 2 beds
  • 1 bedroom with 4 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. Download the nightly rates.

Bookings must be made to the warden.

Heywood House Rules

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