Quality accommodation

overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake

This lovely detached, Edwardian Guest House and two self-catering accommodation options, Meadowside Cottage and Lakeside Lodge, are situated in front of Bassenthwaite Lake near Keswick in the Lake District and enjoys great views of the majestic Skiddaw Mountain range.  A superb and peaceful location less than 10 minutes drive to the popular town of Keswick or the Georgian town of Cockermouth, the birth place of the great poet William Wordsworth. A popular inn serving great food is within an 8 minute walk. An excellent distillery and bistro is just 3 minutes drive. The owners pride themselves on outstanding customer service and offer a tempting and varied breakfast menu which includes gluten free options on request.

Guest Rooms

Four well-appointed rooms in our Guest House, some with spectacular views overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and the mountains.


There are 3 properties to choose from, all offering the comforts of home. Small, well-behaved dogs are welcome in all properties by prior arrangement and for an additional charge.

Suggested itineraries

Lakeside Guest House Bassenthwaite near Keswick in the Lake District

View our suggested 3 night Spring/Summer Itinerary and our Outdoor Lovers Itinerary for your stay at Lakeside Country Guest House Bassenthwaite near Keswick.

Wake up each morning to stunning views of Skiddaw.

Lakeside accommodation superbly situated between Keswick and Cockermouth

Situated in Dubwath at the head of Bassenthwaite Lake. The shore is a short stroll away and rich with wildlife. Between April and September you may even be lucky enough to see the rare Ospreys that nest near the lake. Keswick and Cockermouth are a scenic ten minute drive in opposite directions from Lakeside Country Guest house. Cockermouth is known for being the birthplace of William Wordsworth. It is beautiful town with many Georgian buildings, plenty of independent shops and places to eat and drink. In the other direction Keswick is a popular outdoor town with dog friendly pubs, outdoor shops and activity providers.

There is superb walking in the Bassenthwaite area around Lakeside Country Guest House. Skiddaw, Sale Fell, Binsey and Dodd Wood are all within a 5-10 minute drive. There are some pleasant walks from the door to the lake shore or to Dubwath Meadows, a nature reserve with board walks and bird hides. Dodd Wood has a small tearoom and signed walks through the forest to the summit viewpoint where there is a stunning vista across Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater.

Make a booking

Check our online availability and book online, or contact us to discuss your booking requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to Lakeside Country Guest House, Meadowside Cottage and Lakeside Lodge

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