The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

Society Accommodation

Heywood House

Latest Update: 15th May 2021

Heywood has reopened.

We are still subject to some Covid restrictions which do limit the number of guests we can welcome at Heywood, but we are open for business.

So if you’re volunteering, visiting the railway, or you just love Ravenglass please use the usual route for your booking enquiries.

Booking requests should made by e mail to the warden at: [email protected] or via the form below.

Interim rates are as shown below:

  6 people 4 people 2 people 1 person
7 nights £250 £250 £238 £119
4 nights £250 £250 £136 £68
3 nights £250 £204 £102 £60


Heywood House

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 11 persons in bunk beds. 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.