Bretton Hostel is temporarily closed during the current lockdown period, but we will re-open as soon as possible once the restrictions allow. We are now taking bookings for visits from two households (subject to social distancing requirements), for dates after 17 May 2021 and for groups from multiple households for dates after 21 June 2021.* We are aware that these dates are subject to review and may vary, depending on government guidelines in place at the time, but please be assured that we are being flexible with all bookings that are affected by cancellations due to Covid.
We look forward to welcoming you back, and in the meantime we hope all hostellers stay safe and well.
* We are now fully booked at weekends from 25 June to the end of September. Some availability for 2 night stays mid-week.
Formerly YHA Bretton Hostel is now run as an Independent Hostel.
Bretton Hostel is located on Bretton Edge, near Eyam in the Peak District National Park. Perched at 1200 feet above sea level, it sits within three acres of meadows and small copses and is surrounded by fields, with glorious far reaching views over the gritstone edges and moors of the Dark Peak to the north and the limestone plateau of the White Peak to the south. The tranquility and sense of space experienced here is immense.
'The hostel is available for groups who would like exclusive use of the facilities throughout the year and is available to individuals and small groups on Monday to Thursday nights from April to October and occasionally at other times by arrangement. A new, eco friendly, timber framed studio has recently been built in the hostel grounds. The studio, with its wild flower turf roof and large picture windows looking out over breathtaking views, is available to groups when they book the hostel on a sole occupancy basis. It provides groups with an excellent opportunity to use the hostel for activities and courses, or it can simply be used as additional space to relax in. Attached to the studio is a secure cycle store and composting toilet.
Bretton Hostel is the perfect base for a wide range of outdoor activities the Peak District Has to offer or instead wind down in the tranquil garden and take in the views. There are walks and cycle rides for all levels straight from the door, numerous well known climbing crags within a 10 mile radius, paragliding on Eyam and Bradwell Edges, caving in Stoney Middleton and beyond. The famous tourist attractions of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, plus the villages and towns of Eyam, Hathersage, Castleton, Bakewell and Buxton, are all within easy travelling distance.