Swimming Pool

Greystoke open-air swimming pool opens from May to September, and offers customers of all ages a safe, relaxing and enjoyable swimming facility in beautiful surroundings on the fringe of the Lake District National Park.   


The Greystoke and District Sports Association is not a profit organisation, but is managed by a committee made up entirely of local volunteers.  It offers not only the open-air swimming pool, but also a football playing field, two children's play areas, and an associated car park.


With the exception of the swimming pool, the other facilities are used the entire year round by the local school, village football teams, youth groups, members of the local community as well as numerous visitors to the area. 



The pool is heated by "Air Source Heat Pumps" to around 27c depending on the air temperature.  

It is open daily between 3pm and 6pm on weekdays during School Term, then 1pm to 6pm during weekends and School Holidays .


Please take a minuter or two to check out their hyperlink:-http://greystokepool.org.uk/


How we came to Building the Pool

The first meeting of the ‘Playing Field Committee’ met in Greystoke village hall on 12th of May, 1963. The newly acquired field, which required levelling and turfing before it could be used, slowly started to develop itself as a recreation ground for the local community. In 1973, after many years of endless fundraising and hard work, Greystoke's open-air swimming pool finally opened on the site. 35 years and a lot of hard work later, the recreation facilities have slowly evolved over time to what they are today.
The facility, particularly the swimming pool, was now showing signs of old age. And, although the current committee knew what work needs doing, there was little money available for the level of investment required.

The committee and local community were determined to ensure that the facilities did not sit silently eroding over time as a forgotten asset. They were clear in their intentions that the facilities will not be forgotten, time will be given and finances will be found to ensure that Greystoke and District Swimming Pool and sports facility remain in the heart of the community for generations still to come.  




We look forward to welcoming all of our Guests, new and those who are returning to 

Stafford House

Guest House

and our

Self-Catering Lodges

for the 2022 Season




With the "Utmost Safety" of our Guests

in mind, we take every precaution possible. 

This includes all "Updated Guidelines" from the Government

and we are 

open for Business - Safely!


During the 1st Lockdown in March 2020, we invested in a

"Fogging Machine". 

We use a special solution that is certified to kill ALL Viral and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.  


We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or by our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"

so that we can be sure that everything is safe.


We wear Face Masks, and there are Hand Sanitisers in all 3 Bedrooms as well the Breakfast Room of the Main House.

The Lodges also have Hand Sanitisers in the Kitchen. 


Thank You For

Your Custom and Patience, 

and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon.




Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of

"Stafford House",


However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges



Our En-Suite Double Room in the Main House has been appointed with wooden pannelling, there was one more surprise still to come, which is now in place, I hope that you will like it!   


After the 3rd Lockdown we were allowed to re-open our Lodges on 12th April 2021, and we have made a few changes..


Blencathra Lodge now sleeps 2 People, and Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.


There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!


Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!

For the last 6 years we have achieved the "Certificate of Excellence" award from Tripadvisor, so in recognition of that we now appear in their

"Hall of Fame!"

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