Bunkroom User Guide

Welcome to the Garrigill Village Hall Bunkroom. We hope these notes help make your stay enjoyable and trouble free.


You will find the bunkroom entrance at the far end of the main building. The door key is kept in a wall-mounted keybox by the door. We tell you the lock combination when we confirm your booking. Upon opening the door, please return the key to the box. Please lock the door when you leave and replace the key in the box.


When you arrive, familiarise yourself with the location of the fire exits, fire extinguishers and first aid kit. Keep the fire exits clear at all times. Nothing should be left in the corridor or stairs to ensure these routes are kept clear at all times.

If the fire alarms go off, ensure everyone leaves the building immediately. Call the Fire Brigade by dialling '999' from the phone box on the village green. Contact one of the people listed at the end of this Guide.


The heating is controlled from timers in the boiler room, which should have been pre-set for your visit. The radiators have thermostatic valves. Adjust these to give the level required in the parts of the building you are using. When you leave, please turn the valves down to their lowest setting.


The WiFi is free to use. The password "gvh-wifi" is also displayed on the notice board in the foyer of the main hall. You may get better wifi reception in the foyer.


Hot water for hot drinks is supplied from the wall-mounted boiler. Switch this on in the cupboard next to it and wait for it to heat up (10 - 15 minutes). Use the kettle for small quantities. Feel free to use the tea / coffee / sugar in the cupboard. There's some basic food supplies for unexpected visitors in the kitchen cupboard and in the freezer. The cooker needs to be switched on at the socket on the wall. The fridge/freezer is normally left switched on. See separate instructions for the dishwasher.

First Aid etc.

In an emergency dial 999 from the phone box on the village green. There is a First Aid Kit in the kitchen. If any incidents occur while you are using our facilities, please record the details in the accident book which is in the first aid kit.

There is a Minor Injuries Unit at Alston Hospital, open 8am to 10pm. Phone 01434 381218. The doctors' surgery in Alston can be contacted on 01434 381214.

Shower Room

The shower room gets very steamy as the ventilation fan only runs when the lights are on. It's OK to leave them on for an hour or so after you've used the showers.

Drying Room

If your kit is wet when you arrive to stay overnight, you can use the spin dryer, and then hang your kit up. The dehumidifier works on a timer and will get clothing quite dry overnight, although you may need to empty its collection tray. Please keep the window closed when using the dehumidifier or you'll end up trying to dry the whole village!


If you have reserved bedding for your stay, it should be laid our ready for you. Please put used pillow cases, sheets and duvet covers in the laundry basket when you leave.

When you leave

Please leave the bunkroom and kitchen as you would wish to find them. Cleaning materials can be found in the cupboard in the drying room.

Take as much of your rubbish away with you as you can. Put any other rubbish, and kitchen waste, into a blue rubbish bag and leave it outside the front of the hall.

Please make sure you turn off all lights and kitchen appliances (except for the fridge) and close the windows and doors. Please lock the rear door and return the key to the keysafe.


If you have any problems or queries, caretaker Brian (Garrigill House, opposite the village hall) is usually on hand, as is trustee Brian (Tynedale House - second from the left in the long terrace on the far side of the village green).