Useful Links

Our recommendations for things to do, local events, and where to eat (day or night), in and around Keswick.

Eating Out

The Chalet

Portinscale (5 min walk)

Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish. (££)
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The Lingholm Kitchen

Portinscale (10 min walk)

Beatrix Potters greatest inspiration and now popular Lakeland destination for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Serving a range of locally sourced foods alongside artisan breads and cakes which are all made in the adjoining Lingholm Bakery. (££)
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The Farmers Arm

Portinscale (10 min walk)

Portinscale’s village pub, serving good beer and food. (£)
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The Pheasant Inn

Crosthwaite Road, Keswick (5 min drive)

Just a 5 minute stagger from the house is a great local pub serving Jennings Beer, good pub fare served by friendly hosts. (£)
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The Round

Market Square, Keswick (10 min drive)

Offering great tasting burgers (including vegan and vegetarian options), using local ingredients, homemade sauces and inventive twists on classic combinations. Cocktails are crafted with love and there is a wide enough selection to suit all tastes. Failing that, the beers, wines and soft drinks should have you covered. (££)
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Brossen Steakhouse

Market Square, Keswick (10 min drive)

Brossen Steakhouse Restaurant is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food. (£££)
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Treeby & Bolton

Lake Road, Keswick (10 min drive)

Art Gallery and cafe in Keswick, serving great lunches. One of The Independent’s top 50 coffee shops in the UK. Same family ownership as Derwentwater House. (££)
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Morrels

Lake Road, Keswick (10 min drive)

Daily specials which run alongside the restaurant menu. They also offer a Table d’hote menu on Sundays with 2 courses or 3 courses. (£££)
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Cottage in the Wood

Whinlatter Forest (10 min drive)

Fine dining for smaller parties. We advise booking. (£££)
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Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant

Borrowdale (10 min drive)

Award-winning pan-Asian restaurant in the Lake District. Serving Japanese, Malaysian & Thai-inspired dishes. Expect sensational sushi and sashimi, crisp tempura, fragrant curries and delicately spiced bowls of ramen, as well as tender meat, chicken and fish dishes from the grill, Mizu-style. (£££)
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The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake (10 min drive)

Steeped in history, this is a great restaurant and bar serving cumbrian food and also a country-style bistro. (£££)
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Indoor Activities

Jennings Brewery

Cockermouth

Take a brewery tour and taste our local ales.
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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Borrowdale

Go deep underground with a range of mine tours. Something to suit all ages. A great day out regardless of the weather.
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Kong Adventure

Keswick

State of the art indoor climbing wall and ice wall with kids soft and hard play areas adjacent. Great for all the family, especially on a wet day.
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The Lakes Distillery

Dubwath, Bassenthwaite Lake

Combine a distillery tour with lunch or afternoon tea at the excellent bistro style restaurant at The Lakes Distillery next to Bassenthwaite Lake… a great day out.
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Pencil Museum

Keswick

What better place to entertain the kids if the weather is a little inclement.
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Theatre by the Lake

Keswick

Our jewel in the crown, the  lakeside theatre offers year round entertainment for every taste… not to be missed.
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Outdoor Activities

Derwentwater Marina

Portinscale

On the shore of Derwentwater. Sailing boats, rowing boats for fishing, windsurfers, canoes, are all available for hire or with instruction.
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Watendlath Trout Fishery

Watendlath

Try fishing for trout at Watendlath Tarn, an idyllic place to visit.
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Go Ape!

Whinlatter Forest

This is a fabulous adventure experience for all ages, set in Whinlatter Forest, a ten minute drive from The House it offers thrills without spills for all ages.
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Keswick Golf Club

Threlkeld

A challenging 18 hole course at Threlkeld. Great golf and fabulous scenery.
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Keswick Launch

Portinscale, Keswick, Borrowdale

The best way to explore Derwentwater. A launch service on your doorstep just 15 minutes walk to Nichols End, pick up a launch for a scenic trip to Keswick or to any of the six stops in the Borrowdale valley.
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E-Venture Bikes

Keswick

The largest bike hire fleet in the Lake District, including both regular pedal bikes and e-bikes. The E-Venture team are cycle enthusiasts and they know the area like the back of their hand. Get advice on the routes that will suit you best – they’ll even provide you with custom-made maps, complete with instructions.
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Keswick Extreme

Portinscale, Keswick

Outdoor activities and corporate events including ghyll scrambling, canyoning, rock climbing, abseiling, and white water tubing.
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The Lake District Wildlife Park

Bassenthwaite Lake

Wander around the beautiful 24 acre parkland and see over 100 species. Ten minute drive from the house, kids will love it!
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Osprey Watch

Bassenthwaite Lake

The Ospreys have returned for nesting for the past nine years to Bassenthwaite Lake, majestic birds flying free in a wonderful setting.
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Via Ferrata at Honister

Honister Pass, Borrowdale

Honister puts the adventure in our adventure capital. The UK’s best Via Ferrata and the thrilling Infinity Bridge make for an exhilarating experience on the fells.
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Whinlatter Forest Centre

Whinlatter Forest

Biking, walking, Go Ape and miles of trails to explore. Whinlatter Forest Centre is a 10 minute drive from the house.
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Keswick Tourism


The Keswick Tourism site is worth exploring for local events, ideas for days out, and recommendations of places to eat along with entertainment options.
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Spa & Treatments

Armathwaite Hall Spa

Bassenthwaite Lake

For the ladies and maybe the gentlemen too, experience and relax at this top class spa. A mere 15 minute drive away.
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Hot Tub Hire

At the house

The ultimate indulgence… hire a hot tub for your weekend.
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Spa & Beauty Treatments

At the house

Pamper yourselves with in-house spa and beauty treatments.
Contact Jessica on 07747764013 or email Jessicajane25@gmail.com.

Therapeutic Massages

At the house

Indulge yourself with a relaxing therapeutic massage. Jessica offers in-house personal treatments and whilst she specialises in sports and deep tissue therapy she is trained in all aspects remedial massage.
Contact Amelia Scoon on 07533832302 for further info.

More Accommodation

Bristowe Hill

Keswick, The Lake District

Bring together up to twenty of your nearest and dearest in a wonderful Lake District country house with five acres of private garden and grounds.
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Riverside Apartments

Keswick, The Lake District

Should you wish to return to Keswick in the future as a smaller group we have superb Riverside holiday apartments accommodating 4-6 guests.
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Villa La Herradura

La Herradura, South Spain

Or perhaps if a little Spanish sunshine appeals our luxury self-catering villa accommodates 8 guests in great comfort.
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