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.
|Room||B&B pp pn|
|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.
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.
|Room||B&B pp pn|
|Double en-suite||from £38.00|
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
|Room||B&B pr pn|
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.