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Rated from 2 to 4, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, silver stars are awarded to highly recommended hotels.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 287 reviews

Rural 500-year-old Lake District inn where tradition matters

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Dogs welcome

Enjoying a rural setting, within well-tended gardens, on the western side of Bassenthwaite Lake, this friendly 500-year-old inn is steeped in tradition. The attractive oak-panelled bar has seen few changes over the years, and features log fires and a great selection of malt whiskies. The individually decorated bedrooms are stylish and thoughtfully equipped.

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  • En-suite rooms: 15
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Closed: 25 December


  • Outdoor parking spaces: 40


  • Walk-in showers


  • No children under: 12 years
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Other leisure facilities: Use of spa, pool and treatment rooms at Armathwaite Hall Hotel
  • New Year entertainment programme

Getting here

Midway between Keswick and Cockermouth, signed from A66.

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