Quality accommodation

Overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake

  • Lovely detached, Edwardian Guest House with many original features remaining
  • Two self-catering accommodation options, Meadowside Cottage and Lakeside Lodge
  • Spacious rooms with en suite facilities and views of the lake and Skiddaw
  • Free on site parking
  • Spacious dining room looking out onto the lake and mountains
  • A tempting and varied breakfast menu which includes gluten free options on request
  • Outside seating area on the terrace
  • Bird table on the terrace
  • A superb and peaceful location, less than 10 minutes drive to the popular town of Keswick or the Georgian town of Cockermouth
  • A popular inn serving great food is within an 8 minute walk
  • An excellent distillery and bistro are just 3 minutes drive
  • The nearest pub/restaurant is within a 7 minute stroll
  • The owners, Tim and Karen, pride themselves on outstanding customer service

Covid-19 Update: 

Please find our COVID-19 measures document located in our posts. Click the small tab with the cross in the top right-hand side of this page.

We are happy to announce that we are fully open on 17 May and delighted to be welcoming our guests once more.

Tim & Karen

Guest Rooms

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

Self-Catering

Meadowside lounge

Modern self-catering accommodation options offer all the comforts of home.  Meadowside Cottage sleeps 4 (option of a 5th bed on request) and Lakeside Lodge sleeps 2. Well behaved dogs are welcomed by prior arrangement at an additional charge.

Suggested itineraries

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.

Sue F
Sue F
2021-09-03
Spot on! Our stay at Lakeside Country Guest House was a delight from beginning to end. From a very warm welcome to a tastefully furnished and appointed bedroom with small but perfect modern bathroom, a supremely comfortable bed and fluffiest towels, all topped off with a perfectly cooked breakfast with a great choice of veggie items. It met our every expectation - and that doesn't happen very often! We were just on an overnight break and I wish it had been longer so here's to the next time.
Mark S
Mark S
2021-09-01
The best place to stay in the area 🙂 Wonderful guest house run by such a charming couple, nothing was too much trouble and the accommodation and food were spot on. Wholeheartedly recommend and can't wait to visit again. Thank you Tim & Karen 🙂
Emily T
Emily T
2021-08-23
Lovely stay We stayed for 3 nights and had a lovely break away, comfortable clean room, yummy breakfasts with lots of choice and very helpful and welcoming hosts Karen & Tim who made us feel at home. We will definitely be coming back to explore some more as so much to do. Thank you for our stay. Ben and Emily
Linda S
Linda S
2021-08-21
Lin and John Recently returned from the lake view guest house. We had an amazing time. Karen and Tim were so welcoming. Accommodation beautiful, setting amazing, food delicious. Cannot rate this accommodation any higher. Lin and John
billyhicroft
billyhicroft
2021-08-19
Wow Well, what can I say. We stayed for one night and cannot fault it in any way. Tim and Karen are the perfect hosts and cannot do enough for you. The standard of decor and cleanliness and their attention to detail is second to none. We chose our breakfasts from a vast selection and it certainly did not disappoint. We would return in a heart beat.
Beaker
Beaker
2021-08-04
A little piece of Heaven ❤ My friend & I stayed here for one night. Would have loved to stay longer but fully booked. Karen & Tim were born for the role of B&B hosts. As soon as we pulled up into the car park we were treated as family. The room was amazing. Spotless. The views to die for. On the evening we sat outside with a bottle of wine & Karen came out with lovely wine glasses & blankets for us. Breakfast had so much choice it was hard to decide what to pick. Food absolutely delicious. I have to admit this was the best place we have stayed in. Until next time ❤❤
Matt P
Matt P
2021-08-02
Warm and welcoming in a fantastic location! Our second visit to Lakeside Country Guest house and it was even better than before. Amazing location, just a few minutes from the lake for swimming/paddleboarding and really good access for walking and driving. Our room (3) was really clean with plenty of room, modern bathroom and large windows and had some lovely touches (coffee machine, fresh flowers). Beautiful terraced area to sit and enjoy the view over the lake to Skiddaw whilst having a delicicious homemade breakfast. Tim and Karen are fantastic hosts who truly make the stay warm and welcoming with great local knowledge and cannot do enough for you during your stay. We can't wait to go back again next time! Recommendations: Hike up Skiddaw, Sale Fell, Blencathra Paddleboard/Swim in the lake Activities at Honister Slate Mine Lakes Distillery tour and lunch Many restaurants in Cockermouth (or Takeaway Fish and chips from Main Street Fisheries)
Donna W
Donna W
2021-08-01
Couldn't fault it! We stayed for 2 nights right at the end of July and were welcomed from the start by Karen and Tim. The whole house is beautiful and immaculately clean. The facilities are of a very high standard and cover everything you could need and more. Breakfasts are freshly cooked and amazing! Full English, porridge, yoghurt, croissants, pancakes...there really is something for everyone! Highly recommended!
Andrew L
Andrew L
2021-08-01
Lovely, tasty, fresh, clean and friendly! Had a lovely time visiting here, stayed in room 1 with views over the lake. Tim & Karen were great hosts, very friendly and welcoming. Breakfasts were lovely with lots of fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients with many locally sourced. They were very keen to help with recommendations for things to see and do and the guest house itself was beautifully kept with a lovely outdoor seating area. Thanks for a lovely visit! Will be back!
JoJoescapes
JoJoescapes
2021-07-31
Fantastic cosy cottage We stayed in the lovely Lakeside Lodge cottage for a week. It is beautifully furnished and has everything you need for a relaxing break. Tim and Karen are really friendly and helpful without ever being intrusive. There’s a nice private garden which was perfect for the dog to mooch around safely. Karen’s ploughman’s hamper was delicious and all sourced locally or homemade. We are returning next year. I would highly recommend the cottage and the area.

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9.1 Rated by Guests