The Old School Bunkhouse
Bishopdale Valley, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

An ideal Dales base between Wharfedale and Wensleydale

The Old School Bunkhouse is adjacent to a working farm and has a central location for fell and valley walks and attraction, such as the Herriot Way, Aysgarth Falls (1.5 miles), Bolton Castle (3 miles), Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale.

Nearby historic market towns include Hawes (home of Wensleydale Cheese), Richmond and Leyburn. The bunkhouse has been recently refurnished to a high standard, with a large, attractive open-plan lounge and dining area, a modern kitchen, washing and drying room.


Meals are self-catering or at nearby Street Head Inn


The Old Bunkhouse is a self-catering bunkhouse with full central heating. There is a well equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fridge, a freezer & dishwasher. All cooking utensils are provided.

The Street Head Inn, owned by the same proprietors, lies 150 metres away & provides a warm welcome and a varied lunch and evening menu. Breakfast can be provided (by prior arrangement) and served at the inn.

Superb en-suite bedrooms are available at the Street Head Inn for those in a group not requiring bunkhouse type accommodation.

Accommodation for 20 people in 4 rooms

We have 20 beds available in 3 rooms with 4 beds and 1 room with 8. All bedding is provided but you will have to bring your own towel and wash kit.

There is full central heating throughout. Shower/toilet facilities comprise 2 power showers and 3 toilets

The bunkhouse has a common room with comfortable seating & ample dining seats for 20 people. There is a TV provided in the dining/common room, with books, cards and board games for the evenings. This large welcoming room is the ideal meeting point for groups and individuals staying at the bunkhouse. Free WiFi.

Other facilities include a drying room, cycle store, barbeque, laundry services, lockers, luggage store, and family rooms. There is ample parking available.


Additional Information


Single beds available Mon to Thurs:
£16 per person per night

Sole-usage: It is usually possible for larger groups to organise sole-use bookings of the bunkhouse at exclusive rates:
1 night: £290; 2 nights: £500; 3 nights: £700
Subsequent nights at £200 per night.

Weekends are sole occupancy bookings with a minimum of 2 nights and 3 nights over bank holiday weekends.

For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse is open all year round

Bishopdale Valley Bunkhouse, Thoralby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. DL8 3TB
Tel: 01969 663856 (+44 1969 663856)

Guide Prices
Single Beds
per person per night
per night - more details available in the tariff section