The immensely popular Keswick guest houses offering bed and breakfast (B & B) accommodation have a well-deserved reputation. Ever since Keswick became a magnet for travelers and tourists with a taste for the beauties of the English Lake District, the first choice for holiday accommodation has been the traditional guest house offering a warm bed for the weary traveler and a hearty breakfast the following morning. Guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments far outnumber hotels in Keswick and in the Lake District generally. In one recent survey of visitors to Keswick, over 115,000 visitors chose to stay in guest houses offering bed and breakfast, compared with only 35,000 staying in local hotels. One of the reasons for this is that guest houses in Keswick tend to be small family-run businesses with a genuine local hospitality that cannot be found elsewhere.
What is the difference between a guest house and a simple B&B? Partly it is a question of size - guest houses are larger with rooms to accommodate more than six people - but also some guest houses offer dinner and some are licensed. Standards at guest houses can be very high. Visit Britain awards five stars to guest houses offering accommodation which is "exceptional with a degree of luxury."
To pinpoint the location of a guest house in Keswick, download a printable map of Keswick from the official site for Keswick.
When contacting one of the Keswick guest houses, please mention that you saw them at keswickguesthouses.com.
A traditional Lakeland stone built detached house with a large garden with views of the surrounding fells. Not far from Castlerigg Stone Circle, Ash Tree House has good off-road parking and offers 4 star bed and breakfast with a friendly welcome.
We have two bedrooms: one double, one twin, both en-suite. Each is light and airy, with flat screen television, DAB clock radio with iPod/iPhone docking station, WiFi, hairdryer, information pack, heated towel rail, shaver point and hospitality tray with a good range of tea, coffees, chocolate and home made fruit cake.
All our breakfasts are cooked to order and carefully prepared using local produce and fair trade where possible. All dietary needs catered for.
A family-run guest house situated in beautiful, peaceful surroundings below the Skiddaw range, just before Dodd Wood, in the countryside about two miles north of Keswick. The guest house stands in its own grounds and has magnificent views of the fells.
There are two rooms, both with views: one double with en-suite facilities, and one flexible (superking or twin) with private bathroom. There is a full and varied breakfast menu served in the attractive dining room.
Dogs are welcome and there is ample private parking, plus storage for cycles.
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Fell House is a warm and friendly Victorian Lakeland guest house which has been awarded the prestigious 4 star Silver Award and also scored 5 out of 5 for Food Hygiene by the Food Standards Agency. Ideally situated in a cul-de-sac, which is quiet at night, yet only 2 minutes' walk from the town centre, with off-street parking available. There are five guest rooms (4 en-suite and 1 with private bathroom) all fully equipped, with fantastic fell views and free Wi-Fi.
A full English breakfast using only the finest local produce to set you up for the day ahead, we also offer lighter options, and vegetarians are well catered for.
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|Luxury double en-suite||£41|
Burnside Keswick Bed and Breakfast is a homley Keswick Guest House where warm traditional Cumbrian hospitality is complimented by the stunning scenery of the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park. The 4 star Silver Award accommodation includes en-suite facilities for every room, free fast WiFi, 32" flat-screen TVs and complimentary refreshments, plus a huge choice of breakfasts.
All rooms are recently refurbished using traditional British period paints from Farrow & Ball, wall paper & curtains by William Morris & Co, furnishings and fittings in solid ash & brass, with each room individually lit by a Tiffany light fitting.
|Room||B&B pp pn|
|Double en-suite||from £32|
|King en-suite||from £35|
A beautifully appointed bed and breakfast offering high quality accommodation with a warm and friendly welcome. The B&B is a short stroll away from the shops, restaurants and pubs in Keswick town centre and is very close to Fitz Park.
There are three individually styled bedrooms all with modern en-suite facilities. The rooms are bright and warm, the beds are very comfortable and you will be welcomed with tea or coffee and Diane's home baked cake.
The spacious breakfast room is warm and welcoming, comfortably furnished and a relaxing space to start your day with either a full Cumbrian breakfast or a choice of lighter options. Packed lunches are also available on request.
Relax and unwind in one of our individually designed bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, in our centrally located, award-winning 4 star Victorian guest house. Rooms decorated to a very high standard, tastefully furnished and well-equipped (flat screen TVs, radio alarms, hairdriers, complimentary toiletries and hot beverage making facilities). Very clean and comfortable. Relax in our newly decorated Guest Lounge and plan your next day's adventure.
Award-winning, hearty, home-cooked breakfasts in our light and airy dining room, where we also specialize in gluten-free cooking. Freshly made packed lunches. Flasks filled for free. Secure lock-up cycle storage and a secure area for motorbikes.
Tasteful, quiet and relaxing B&B accommodation in a Victorian town house only 5 minutes' walk from Keswick town centre. Cranford House aims to be high quality, fuss-free, and comfortable, with no flowery wallpaper, no doilies, no nylon sheets and absolutely no sagging beds!
All double rooms are en-suite with large, comfortable beds; coffee and tea-making facilities in every room. Single rooms available at no extra charge. An attractive, airy breakfast room with a welcoming fire serves full English breakfasts, or Continental or veggie breakfasts. Walkers, climbers, and cyclists welcome (we have advice, maps and guidebooks, drying facilities and secure cycle storage).
Rated Four Star 'Quality in Tourism' by Visit Britain, Greystones is friendly, warm, comfortable and inviting guest house in a quiet Keswick location close both to the lake and to Keswick town centre. We offer quality bed and breakfast, mountain views, a guests' sitting room, private parking, drying facilities and cycle storage.
All our bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with flat screen TV, radio, hairdryer, refreshments tray, alarm radio and have WiFi Internet access. And what could be better than to follow a good nights sleep with breakfast from our comprehensive traditional, continental or vegetarian menu?
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner in 2016 and 2017.
Brierholme is a warm and friendly guest house in an enviable location, set back off the road but just a 1-minute walk from the centre of Keswick. We have 6 en-suite double rooms, all equipped with flat screen colour TVs, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks, heated towel rails, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have fell views. Private parking is available, as well as secure lock up storage for cyclists and motor-bikers.
We serve a delicious top quality Cumbrian breakfast, using locally sourced products wherever possible. Plenty of advice is available on local walks and cycle rides. Flasks filled on request. Check availability and book online directly from our website.
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Ruth and James welcome you to Cumbria House, a beautiful period property combined with modern conveniences and elegant decor. We offer B&B and self-catering breaks in the centre of Keswick, close to all the local amenities and at the doorstep of the dramatic Northern Lakes.
We have everything you need to make your stay special including private off-street parking, en-suite rooms with spectacular views, open fireplaces, bike storage and drying room. Many hikes are easily accessible from the house. Derwentwater lake and the Keswick launch are a few minutes walk away, where you will also find the renowned Theatre by the Lake. Check our availability and book now.
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Dawn and Ken welcome you to their beautiful award winning Lakeland guest house. The Winchester offers quality en suite accommodation combined with delicious award winning breakfasts.
Prominently situated & only a 2-minute level walk into the town centre. An ideal base for the outdoor enthusiast but also for anyone who wants to re-charge their batteries and enjoy a relaxing break with picture perfect scenery and glorious panoramic views.
Our aim is to make your stay - simply the best!!
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|Double en-suite||from £35.00|
Situated in the heart of Keswick this award-winning* guest house boasts a convenient setting in a quiet street within a few minutes' walk to the town centre with its myriad of restaurants and pubs, plus the theatre, cinema, parks, river, the surrounding fells and the jewel in our crown – the magical Lake Derwentwater.
* AA 4 Gold Stars; Visit England 4 Star Silver; AA Breakfast Award and Visit England Breakfast Award
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Luxury bed and breakfast close to Derwentwater and Keswick town centre. Completely refurbished Victorian town house with careful interior design and an individual style for each room. Comfy beds, sparkling en-suite bathrooms and hearty breakfasts await you at the Salisbury, with the relaxed friendly atmosphere of a family run B&B.
We have double and twin rooms, plus a spacious family suite with superb fell views. Each room has co-ordinating linens and drapes, along with LCD TV with DVD, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryers, radio alarms and Wi-Fi access.
Relax and enjoy the beautiful ambience of this 4 star bed and breakfast.
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|Cosy double||from £26|
|Luxury double||from £29|
Brookfield is a 4-star with superb views of the fells. Families are most welcome and there are rooms for families of up to 5. All rooms are attractively decorated have comfortable beds, hot showers, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen colour TVs with Freeview, plus Wi-Fi. Crisp cotten linen throughout.
We pride ourselves on providing a good hearty English breakfast every morning and we also cater for vegetarians and (special diets upon request) in a very comfortable dining room decorated in Victorian style. Tasty packed lunches are available upon request.
We are also dog friendly.
Robin and Clare welcome you to Ellergill B&B in Keswick, our home and family-run guest house with a relaxed informal atmosphere. We are centrally located in a quiet cul-de-sac only a 2-minute walk from the centre of Keswick, with the added advantage of private off-street parking for 4 cars.
All of our rooms are decorated to a high standard, combining period charm with a contemporary feel. The en-suite rooms in our deluxe suites are especially spacious with generous bathrooms containing good quality fittings. Each room has a colour flat-screen TV/DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled central heating.
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|2-6 nights||from £44.00|
|7 nights||from £39.00|
Anne & Sean invite you to their lovely Victorian home only a short walk from the centre of Keswick. We offer quality accommodation, free secure parking and free WiFi.
All our rooms are professionally decorated and are well equipped with flat-screen TVs, Eco-hairdryers, complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. We have 3 double, 1 twin, a triple and 2 single rooms - all en-suite. Plus a spacious, comfortable guest lounge with a pod coffee machine serving Costa Coffee and Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate.
With notice, we cater for special diets where possible, but regret we do not take children under 12 years nor pets.
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Today's visitors enjoying bed and breakfast in one of Keswick's guest houses follow in the footsteps of the great pioneers, one of whom was John Dalton (1709-1763). Born in Cockermouth, he was one of the first to describe in suitably poetic terms the sublime grandeur of the Lake District's "stupendous crags and impending woods". John Brown - a similarly Romantic contemporary of Dalton - considered it not an idle amusement but "a religious act" to pay an annual visit to Keswick. His Letter describing the Vale and Lake of Keswick (1767) testifies to the powerful impression made on him by the "craggy and broken steeps" of the fells, offset by the "verdant isles of Derwentwater". When Thomas Gray visited the Lake District two years later he chose Keswick as his base, and he was similarly enraptured by what he referred to as "the vale of Elysium in all its verdure". In addition to the sublime scenery, Gray was impressed by the hospitality of the locals, in particular a farmer in Grange (a village at the south end of Lake Derwentwater, not far from Keswick). We are sure that you, too, will be warmed by the hospitality of your hosts in one of Keswick's guest houses with its traditional bed and breakfast.