"Situated in the Borrowdale Valley, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian mansion, standing in 17 acres of grounds, with a beautiful waterfall, wildlife-rich woodland, and a large grass play area.
We became independent of the Youth Hostels Association in November 2011 and today the hostel is managed by Kathy Morris and Dave Piercy as a charitable not-for-profit company.
Our hostel remains committed to giving young people affordable access to the Lake District National Park, combined with the spirit of adventure and community which our hostel offers to all. We look forward to answering your questions and welcoming you to Derwentwater Independent Hostel." Taken from Derwent Independent Hostel website