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Keswick guest houses, Lake District, UK Keswick b & b bed and breakfast holiday accommodation

Guest houses in Keswick offering quality bed and breakfast (B & B)

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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."

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Guest houses with bed and breakfast (B & B) in and around Keswick

Brookfield B&B Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
Cosy doublefrom £26
Luxury doublefrom £29
Penrith Road, Keswick
Tel: 017687 72867

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.

Brierholme Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
21 Bank Street, Keswick
Tel: 017687 72938

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner in 2016 to 2021.

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 TVs, hairdryers, heated towel rails, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have stunning fell views. Private parking is available (one space per room).

We serve a delicious top quality Cumbrian breakfast, using locally sourced products wherever possible. Plenty of advice is available on local walking and running routes. Flasks filled on request. Check availability and book online directly from our website.

Fern Howe Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B per room
CA12 5SZ
Tel: 017687 22268

Fern Howe Guest House is situated within the picturesque village of Braithwaite, close to Keswick, in the beautiful Lake District National Park. This makes us the perfect location for families, cyclists, walkers, photographers and artists alike.

We provide high quality accommodation, along with locally sourced and free-range produce wherever possible.

Most guest rooms have views out to the fells of Skiddaw, Latrigg and Blencathra, with the remaining rooms having views out to our hillside garden and woodland.

Fern Howe boasts ten en-suite guest rooms, including super king, double, twin, single and family rooms. We also offer complimentary on-site parking, secure bicycle storage, Wi-Fi and cake.

Cumbria House Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pr pn
Doublefrom £95
Singlefrom £50
1 Derwentwater Place, Ambleside Rd., Keswick
Tel: 017687 73171

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.

Leonard's Field Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
3 Leonard Street, Keswick
Tel: (0044) 017687 74170

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.

Amble House Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
Double en-suitefrom £38.00
Kingsizefrom £43.00
23 Eskin Street, Keswick
Tel: +44 (0)17687 73288

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

Cranford House Bed & Breakfast

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
Doublefrom £39.00
Singlefrom £36.00
18 Eskin St, Keswick,
Tel: 017687 71017

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).

Ellergill Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B per room
22 Stanger Street, Keswick
Tel: 017687 73347

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.

Burnside B & B

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
Double en-suite£45
Luxury double en-suite£50
Penrith Rd., Keswick
Tel: 017687 72639

Burnside Keswick Bed and Breakfast is a homely Keswick Guest House where warm traditional Cumbrian hospitality is complemented 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 complementary refreshments, plus a huge choice of great breakfasts, including home-made waffles, vegi sausages also home-made & vegan-friendly food choices (we have a Visit Britain Breakfast Award).

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.

Greystones Guest House

Keswick guest house with b & b
RoomB&B pp pn
Double/twinfrom £40
Singlefrom £55
Ambleside Road
Tel: 017687 73108

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?

Keswick's First Romantic Guests

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.