The following hire charges for the Hall are very competitive. Hourly rates are offered so that the Hall can be hired for the exact time wanted. Hall hire includes the use of the kitchen facilities, main room, lavatories, chairs and tables.
Type of event
|Per hour, Claife residents||£5.00|
|Per hour, non resident||£10.00|
|Groups - per person per night||£8.00|
|Charity events||Donation based on hourly rate|
|Exclusive use of car park in day||£85.00|
|Heating is via a £1 coin meter|
Discretion will be exercised over charges in some cases, and the Hall Trustees reserve the right to refuse any bookings that in the Trustees' opinion may be unsuitable for the Hall.
The hall is insured for 100 people. A returnable deposit will be charged against possible damage to the Hall or contents for certain events.
For any special event hire, such as weddings and fairs, please email or phone - see contact page.
Directions to the Braithwaite Hall, satnav postcode LA22 0LQ.
From the south using the car ferry: Leave the M6 at junction 36 and at the end of the slip-road take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A590 (A591). Stay on the dual-carriageway until you come to a big roundabout with the Gateway Inn on the corner. At the roundabout take the first exit B5284, signed ‘for Hawkshead via Ferry’. At the end of the road, bear left and then first right, then turn right and then left to join the ferry queue. Coming off the ferry, drive for about a mile into the village of Far Sawrey.
From the south direct: Leave the M6 at junction 36 and at the end of the slip-road take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A590 (A591). Take the first exit off the dual-carriageway and turn left at the roundabout onto the A590 signed for Barrow-in-Furness. Continue on the A590 to Newby Bridge - go straight ahead at the roundabout (otherwise you’ll head up the wrong side of the lake), then immediately take the first right, over the bridge by the Swan Hotel. Follow the road through Lakeside for approximately 10 minutes, turn right at Graythwaite towards Cunsey/ferry. At the hamlet of Cunsey, take the left hand turning at a junction with a post box on the corner. After about ½ mile turn right at the junction into Far Sawrey. The hall is on the right opposite the Cuckoo Brow Inn.
From the north via the ferry: Leave the M6 at junction 40 and follow theA66. After about 10 mins take the A591 to Ambleside, (clearly signed). Go through Ambleside, continuing on the A591, now following signs for Windermere. At the turn off for Windermere, turn right and drive for about two miles into Bowness on Windermere. Drive through the town and then past the lake shore with shops and boats on your right. Drive for about half a mile to a right hand turning for the ferry. Coming off the ferry, drive uphill for about a mile into the village of Far Sawrey. The hall is on the left opposite the Cuckoo Brow Inn.
From the north direct: Leave the M6 at junction 40 and follow the A66 and A591 to Ambleside. In Ambleside, follow the one way system and turn right following the signs for Hawkshead. In Hawkshead drive straight past the sign which points into the village of Hawkshead and parking, and take the left hand road at the junction. Drive through Near Sawrey (passing the NT’s Beatrix Potter’s house on the right) and continue into Far Sawrey. The hall is on the right opposite the Cuckoo Brow Inn.
By rail: The nearest mainline train station is Oxenholme, with a connecting train to Windermere. From there, take a taxi to the ferry, or a bus to Bowness Bay and then walk along the main road following signs to the ferry. Coming off the ferry walk uphill for about a mile into the village of Far Sawrey. The hall is on the left opposite the Cuckoo Brow Inn.
For details of the car ferry, see: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/highways-pavements/windermereferry.asp
The Cuckoo Brow Inn
Moss Eccles Tarn
The Braithwaite Hall Bell Tower