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In 4 acres of lawns and tended gardens, the elegant Keswick Country House Hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the centre of Keswick. The restaurant offers fine dining and lovely garden views. Each spacious room has a TV, tea/coffee facilities and ensuite bathroom. Many rooms boast views of the Lake District fells or hotel gardens, and some have a separate seating area. The Lonsdale Restaurant uses local produce in the creative menu, served in luxurious surroundings. There is free WiFi in public areas and a bar lounge. Some rooms are situated in the old Keswick Railway Station building on the ground floor and 1st floor. They are connected to the main hotel via the lounge, please note there is no lift in the Station building. The beautiful gardens at The Keswick Hotel have outdoor seating and walkways and guests can play croquet on the lawns.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Keswick, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

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

Free private parking available on-site

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 large double bed
1 double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Carol
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Keswick Suite was a stunning room with lounge area in separate turret with amazing views. All staff were friendly and helpful and hotel was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious and we will definitely return.
  • Clive
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A great location no need to take the car out. Room was good nice bathroom. Food was excellent and the service was great. All the staff were great.
  • Sandra
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely hotel, Always comfortable room for a short break, looking forward to our next trip,

Hosted by Stephanie Rogers

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Stephanie Rogers
The Keswick Hotel was originally owned by the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway Company and was built to coincide with the opening of the railway in 1865. However, the hotel itself was not completed until 1869 - as the date above the main entrance records. The station opened to passenger traffic on 2 January 1865, and later closed on 6 March 1972. There have been many famous visitors to the hotel over the years. On 14th August 1895 the Earl of Lonsdale hosted a party with dignitaries such as Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm, Lord and Lady Churchill and the Marquis of Worcester amongst the guests. The original guest list of the party can be seen displayed at the hotel. The largest highlight for the hotel is a visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during October 1956, which is recorded on three large photographs in the lounge areas. In 1997 the station building (which officially closed in 1972) was converted into 8 superior bedrooms. Each bedroom is named after a famous painter. In 2002 Choice Hotels purchased the property and continues to strive to provide excellent service to all its guests. The Keswick Country House Hotel remains one of the best hotels in the Lake District.
The Keswick Hotel is only two minutes walk from the bustling market town of Keswick, with its eclectic mix of shops, pubs and restaurants. For the adventurous, Lake Derwentwater offers a variety of water sports with numerous walks and mountain bike trails beginning at its shores. More energetic, but equally popular, are climbs to the summit of Latrigg, Skiddaw and Blencathra. The Hotel offers the prime location from which to visit many famous attractions throughout the Lake District, such as Lake Windermere, England’s longest lake, The World of Beatrix Potter exhibition at Bowness-on-Windermere and the poet William Wordsworth’s first home, ‘Dove Cottage’. However you choose to spend your leisure time, the Keswick Country House Hotel is the perfect place to stay whilst exploring the delights of the English Lake District.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • The Lonsdale Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Facilities of Keswick Country House Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Luggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Packed lunches
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Lift
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Property practices

    This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    Keswick Country House Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00


    Until 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 15 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Keswick Country House Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    When booking for 10 or more persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Guests are advised the same card that was used to make the booking will be required to take the payment. Payment via a third party or over the phone is not possible.

    The hotel does not accept single-sex groups.

    Parking is on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

    Please, note that on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in December, the hotel hosts Christmas Party Functions, therefore no food or drink is available on the premises after 17:00. Please, note that there will be music until 1:00AM and some rooms may be affected by noise.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about Keswick Country House Hotel

    • Guests staying at Keswick Country House Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet

    • Keswick Country House Hotel is 550 yards from the centre of Keswick. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Keswick Country House Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • The Lonsdale Restaurant

    • Keswick Country House Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Golf course (within 3 km)

    • The prices at Keswick Country House Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Keswick Country House Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.