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Set in 2 acres of tranquil wooded gardens, Borrowdale Gates is a privately owned family-run hotel with panoramic views of Borrowdale Valley.

The charming rooms have TVs and tea and coffee facilities, and many have breathtaking views of the valley and fells. There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas of Borrowdale Gates Hotel.

Borrowdale Gates Restaurant serves traditional British cuisine and local Lakeland produce, including lamb, game and fish. There is an extensive wine list, and guests can also enjoy afternoon tea in the cozy lounge by the open fire.

On the edge of Grange (near Keswick), this Lakeland house is less than a 5-minute drive from the shores of Derwent Water. Set in the English Lake District, walking and climbing routes are near Borrowdale Gates.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Borrowdale Gates Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jan 10, 2006

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Is this a dog friendly hotel?
    Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. We do have 3 pet friendly rooms located on the ground floor with patio doors leading out on to the hotel ..
    Answered on 1 February 2020
  • Hello I'm about the make a booking but would like to clarify the parking please. In the booking form, a tick box was provided to for private off site ..
    We do have a quite a large car park. Even when the Hotel is full hopefully you should be able to find a space.
    Answered on 15 April 2021
  • As my wife is disabled would there be a lift to the first floor.
    We do have a lift in the Hotel.
    Answered on 2 July 2020
  • Hi do you have vegan options for breakfast thanks
    We have the basics for a vegan breakfast tomato beans mushrooms and vegetarian sausage
    Answered on 5 June 2021
  • Hi can I definitely get a bathtub with a double or twin room? Looking at Monday 30th one night thanks…
    Monday 30 May we have a deluxe TWIN room available and a superior DOUBLE for 1 nights both arE shower over a bath
    Answered on 27 May 2022
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Host Info

Host Review Score

Borrowdale Gates Hotel was built in 1861 by philanthropist Mrs Margret Heathcote. She ran a school room within the property and even a chapel in one of the upstairs rooms. In the early 1900's it became a small hotel with a dozen rooms. Subsequent owners added extension after extension to the point that it looked rather unattractive. The previous owners, Colin & Joy Harrison, with a little demolition and sympathetic renovation, returned it to a beautiful and homely country house hotel.
We take pride in our community, using environmentally friendly biomass boiler, locally sourced produce and tradesmen. The hotel is an active supporter of local events such as the Keswick Show and Borrowdale Shepherds Meet.
Set in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, there is a wide range of walks and cycling opportunities, direct from the hotel doorstep so guests can leave their car behind. Being a 10 minute walk from the shores of Derwent Water, there are numerous water activities and boat trips available. Further afield, visitors can explore the heritage of the Lakes such as Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, as well as Lakeland's first whiskey distillery on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake.
Language spoken: English
Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, High tea

Amenities of Borrowdale Gates Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Elevator
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Borrowdale Gates Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children over 12 are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Borrowdale Gates Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Please inform Borrowdale Gates Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Borrowdale Gates Hotel

    • Borrowdale Gates Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking

    • Borrowdale Gates Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Guests staying at Borrowdale Gates Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free
      • À la carte

    • The prices at Borrowdale Gates Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Borrowdale Gates Hotel is 3.7 miles from the center of Keswick.

    • Check-in at Borrowdale Gates Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.