Borrowdale Gates

Keswick, Cumbria
Hotel


A beautiful small hotel lost in a magical Lakeland setting – expect big views, fine walking, comfy rooms and delicious food

Bedroom

25 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

The
Experience

If you want deep peace, spectacular landscapes and a slice of luxury in a stylish hotel, you’ll find it here. This is Borrowdale, an unchanged corner of the rural idyll, ‘the loveliest square mile in Lakeland’ to quote Alfred Wainwright. High peaks encircle you, sheep graze the fields, the river Derwent potters past. The view from the top of High Seat is one of the best in the Lakes, with Derwentwater sparkling under a vast sky. Lowland walking is equally impressive: long or short, high or low, Borrowdale delivers. At the end of the day roll back to this lovely hotel. Big windows downstairs frame majestic views. You get binoculars, the daily papers, afternoon tea in front of roaring fires or out on the terrace in summer. Bedrooms are great value for money, with warm colours, super beds, smart bathrooms, a sofa if there’s room. Some open onto terraces, several have small balconies, all have the view. As for the restaurant, a wall of glass looks out over the village and beyond, a fine spot for a good meal, perhaps hand-dived scallops, fell-bred lamb, lemon tart with cassis sorbet.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm-8pm
Check out
8am-11am
Closed
3-19 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Light lunches from £8. Dinner included; non-residents £34.50-£43. Afternoon teas from £15. Sunday lunch £25.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Price includes dinner.
18 Twin/doubles
From £214
4 Singles
From £100
3 Suites for 2
From £262

Reviews

Beautiful setting,wonderful food and friendly welcoming staff

Sue, Havant

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ross Harper

  • Set in two acres of woodland, the Borrowdale Gates Hotel is flanked by the dramatic peaks of Scafell Pike and Skiddaw and lies in the mouth of the lush Borrowdale Valley – a truly mesmerising location, with stunning walks for all levels
  • Close to the shores of Derwentwater, guests enjoy a variety of lake activities, including sailing lessons, rowing boat hire and lake cruises
  • Whinlatter Forest – Beautiful forest trails suitable for walkers and mountain bikers of all abilities, children’s adventure area, mountain bike hire, and Go Ape, with high platforms, swings, zip wires and rope bridges.
  • Keswick & Cockermouth Golf Clubs – Stunning mountain courses. Bassenthwaite Lake and Ospreys – The Lake District’s first ever wetland nature reserve and famous as the nesting place of the magnificent osprey.Lakes Distillery
  • The Theatre by the Lake – Cumbria’s only year-round professional producing theatre.Watendlath Trout Fishery – No permits required for this weekly stocked tarn close to the hotel
  • Honister Slate Mine – Just up the road; watch slate splitting that has changed little in 300 years. Lakes Distillery - Just a few miles down the road, try out Lakeland's first whiskey distillery tour