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Swinside Lodge Hotel - Hotel in Cumbria

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Newlands, Keswick, CA12 5UE, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

Mike & Kathy Bilton www.swinsidelodge-hotel.co.uk
+44 (0)17687 72948 (landline)

A small country house with lovely rooms and excellent food - peaks and fells soar behind, Derwent Water is a short stroll

This small, intimate country house sits in silence at the foot of Catbells. Pheasants strut across the lawn, fells rise all around, Derwentwater, Queen of the Lakes, is a short stroll through the woods. Kathy and Mike – the real stars of the show – came back from France to take up the reins of this ever-popular hotel and refurbished from top to toe: warm colours, new sash windows, smart bedrooms and fancy new bathrooms all come as standard. Downstairs, you'll find fresh flowers and comfy sofas in the yellow drawing room, shelves of books and a jukebox in the sitting room, red walls and gilt-framed mirrors in the dining room, where windows frame views of Skiddaw. There's super food here, too, just what you want after a day on the fells, perhaps smoked salmon with a beetroot dressing, carrot and ginger soup, roast duck with a red wine jus, a warm apple sponge with a calvados syrup. Lovely bedrooms have a cool country elegance with crisp linen, golden throws and super comfy beds. Outside, a host of characters visit the garden: a woodpecker, red squirrels, roe deer. Wonderful.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Mike & Kathy Bilton:

Local points of interest from
Mike & Kathy Bilton:

  • Swinside Lodge surrounded by open countryside and fells - walk and leave the car behind. Alternatively, leave the car at home, pick up a train to Penrith station, taxi down to the Lodge and forget the daily grind once you walk though our door.
  • 5 minutes walk from edge of Lake Derwentwater where launch may be taken for trips around the lake or into Keswick
  • 5 minute drive into Keswick, market day Thursday and Saturday. Take your pick cafes, galleries, outdoor shops, pubs - you name it it's there!
  • Packed lunches available together with maps of local walks onto fells or around the lake - see our Walking Break all year round special break
  • 28 varieties of birds within hotel grounds
  • Take a break from walking numerous fells within local area and try a coastal walk - 30 minutes away
Points of interest

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  • 5 Doubles
  • , 2 Twins
Price:(i) £184 to£304 per night

Booking info:

Children over 12 welcome.


Dinner, 4 courses, included; non-residents £38. Packed lunches £9.


13 December - 12 February.


Newlands, Keswick, CA12 5UE, Cumbria

Hotel 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 184 to £ 304 per night
Hotel 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 184 to £ 304 per night
Mike & Kathy Bilton www.swinsidelodge-hotel.co.uk
+44 (0)17687 72948 (landline)

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