Barnes Wallis Suite
Created out of two bedrooms the Barnes Wallis Suite was officially opened by his daughter Mary and is in fact the original master bedroom from the 1800’s when Scafell was a private country house. Luxuriously restored at the end of 2009 as part of our complete hotel room refurbishment, the very spacious suite with bedroom including a king-size bed, designer bathroom and its own living room features some beautifully restored furniture, great designer finishes, a Honister Slate bathroom, two LCD digital TV’s, iPod dock and four large sash windows looking out over the gardens to the Mountains. You can Relax in your own private living room and take in without doubt the best views in the house.
Sir Barnes was a regular visitor to Scafell from the 1920’s until the 1970’s and loved to walk the fells with Lady Wallis and his family. On wet days he would use a drawing board in his room to work on his engineering designs. Of course Sir Barnes was most famous for inventing ‘Upkeep’ the Bouncing Bomb immortalised in the 1954 war epic The Dam Busters. So with having had such a famous former guest and one of Britain’s greatest inventors what better name for the room he used to stay in than The Barnes Wallis Suite. We are sure he would have approved.