On-site accommodation

On-site Accommodation

Staying on-site gives us the full experience of our International Festival, and many opportunities to meet and share experiences with our Kadampa family from around the world.

In addition to Manjushri KMC’s guest accommodation, many of the residential community vacate their rooms so that they can be offered to guests.  For this reason, there are a limited number of single and twin/double rooms available pre & post Festival. If your chosen pre/post Festival accommodation option is not available, we will offer an alternative.

Onsite accommodation is in high demand.  In order to be able to offer accommodation to those on the waiting list who otherwise might not be able to attend, full payment is required by May 15 for all onsite accommodation with the exception of camping in own tent or own camper van.  (ie. all single, twin/double, shared room, indoor dorm, marquee dorm, and pre-erected tent bookings).  This is non-refundable unless we are able to re-sell your room.  See Terms & Conditions for deposit and cancellation terms.

Indoor Accommodation Options:

Twin* (2 Beds)
Double* (1 large bed)

A limited number of the above rooms are available with ensuite bathrooms.
All linen and towels are provided.

Shared rooms* 4-7 beds (may incl. bunk beds)
Indoor dormitories* 8+ beds (usually bunk beds)

Please bring a sleeping bag and towel.
Bottom sheet, pillowcase and a blanket are provided.

*These accommodation types very limited please book early. You are advised to try
to book at the date/time that booking opens.  If when making your initial booking your
preferred accommodation option is sold out, please contact Festival Registration and
request to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Outdoor Accommodation Options:

Marquee dormitories Cot beds are provided with pillow and blanket in a marquee tent. Please bring warm sleeping bag and extra blankets if needed. For safety reasons, these are unheated. Minimum stay 3 nights.
Pre-erected Tent Already set up tent, includes foam mattress, pillow & blanket. Please bring warm sleeping bag and extra blankets if needed. Must be booked for whole festival.
Camping (in own tent) Camping spaces available in designated areas of the woods. Ensure your tent is waterproof and that you bring all equipment. Eg.Groundsheet, insulated sleeping mat, warm sleeping bag, blankets etc.  No minimum stay.
Camper Van Limited spaces available for those bringing their own camper van. Min stay 3 nights

Children's  Accommodation

We regret we are unable to accommodate children under 16 in shared rooms or dormitory accommodation.

Children aged 4 and over who are occupying a bed/space in a twin or double room will be charged at full adult rates above.

Children aged 3 and under sharing their parent’s bed are free of charge.

Children aged under 16 who are camping (in parents own tent) are free of charge. It is not permitted for those under 16 to sleep in their own tent, but must share with an adult family member/nominated carer.

In general children aged 3 or under who are camping (in a ready-erected tent) are free of charge and children aged 4 and over will be counted as a paying person. Children aged 3 or under who are camping (in a ready-erected tent) are free of charge if they do not take up an additional person space. Eg. 2 person tent = 2 paying people + child

Young Adults (16 & 17 year olds)

Young Adults cannot be accommodated in shared room or dormitory accommodation.  They may stay in twin accommodation if their nominated responsible adult is also sharing the room. 16 and 17 year olds are charged as adults.

Off-site accommodation

Off-Site Accommodation Options
(please read carefully)

Festival Hotel Rooms must be booked for whole Festival.

Accommodation in the surrounding area is in high demand both from tourists and local contractors. In order to ensure accommodation is available for the Festival we have secured some group reservations. These can be booked through the Festival booking system.

Due to the high demand for accommodation locally, our group contracts have strict deposit and cancellation terms. Please ensure that you read the deposit/cancellation terms carefully. You are advised to take travel insurance out for your trip in case of cancelled non-refundable accommodation.

Accommodation in Ulverston


Premier Inn

Only 2.3 miles (3.7km), an 8 minute drive or 45 minute walk from Manjushri KMC. The Premier Inn has easy access to local amenities, with a supermarket and 24 hour petrol station within a 5 minutes walk,  and is only a 10 minute walk from Ulverston town centre.

  • Price: £80 per night (single or double occupancy)
  • Price is for room only.
  • Must be booked for whole Festival (5 nights)
  • Kingsize beds in all rooms (single or double occupancy)
  • Maximum 2 adults per room
  • Limited number of family rooms available(max 2 adults & 2 children) – please contact Festival
  • Registration for more info.
  • Cots available upon request
  • Limited number of accessible rooms – please contact Festival Registration for more info.
  • Hotel is on 2 floors serviced by a lift.
  • Breakfast is not included. Breakfast can be booked on arrival directly with the hotel; continental breakfast £6.99/ full cooked breakfast £8.99
  • Children up to 15 years old stay free of charge. Children up to 15 eat free for every adult paying full meal price.
  • Free standard wifi (super-fast wifi is available for an additional charge – booked directly with the hotel).
  • Free parking
  • A shuttle service may be available between the hotel and Manjushri KMC subject to demand. You can register your interest here.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
This hotel is in high demand. Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per room.
  • The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 50% deposit due on booking refundable up to 20 April.
  • full payment due by 3 May– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Transport to/from Ulverston
We may be able to offer a shuttle between Ulverston and Manjushri KMC if there is sufficient demand.  In order to gauge demand we ask that you register your interest here.  If there is enough demand to offer a cost-effective shuttle service you will be contacted directly by our transport team.

Those wishing to bring their own car to Manjushri KMC must book a parking permit.