BSO Lodge Bunkhouse


Cosy on-site heated weekend accommodation.

Full details

This is a great option for families and close friends not wanting to camp over the weekend. The Lodge is situated centrally on the Thornbridge site, and is a great option for those not quite ready to spend the night under canvas. The building has 9 bedrooms with a mixture of bunk-beds and single beds sleeping up to 6 in a room. There are showers and also a separate shower/toilet for disabled.

The cost of the room covers Friday and Saturday night. Please leave your room clean and tidy when you leave Sunday morning with bedding in the bins provided.

Facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Accessible toilet/shower
  • Drying room
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Central heating
  • Bedding provided

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Additional notes

Take a look at Thornbridge's Flickr stream for some photos of the Lodge. The Lodge Lounge has comfy furniture and a TV and DVD player.  The TV can be connected to laptops - ideal for sharing photos of your day's activities.

The building has nine bedrooms, all named after local edges, with a mixture of bunk-beds and single beds.

Four of the rooms, Millstone, Curbar, Stanage and Birchens each sleep five people.

Two bedrooms, Gardoms and Burbage, sleep three people and have wide doorways for wheelchair users.

Two bedrooms, Derwent and Froggatt are typically used by visiting staff and also sleep up to three people.

One large bedroom, Longstone, sleeps six people.

The kitchen and dining room are fully equipped with catering sized utensils, small microwave, freezer, fridge, large catering cooker, grill and a pantry.  A double door from the dining room to the garden and a large BBQ make eating outside a popular option.

The building is centrally heated. In addition the Lodge has a separate classroom/meeting room and a drying room/outdoor kit store.

Rooms cannot be locked individually but there is a keycode lock on the building entrance. Do not leave your valuables unattended.

You will not be able to park next to the Lodge, please be prepared to carry your kit from your car. At most this will be a 400 m walk.

General accommodation advice

  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat are rewuired for the teepees.
  • Parking is in the camping car park.

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