From the prompt reply to my email enquiry, to the warm welcome with tea and home made cake, Link House is a little gem. With no supplementary charge for a single traveller as they have adequately sized single rooms, the facilities are excellent. My 2 day stay was for a walking break and although I was fortunate enough not to need it, they boast a drying room and loads of maps, walking and general tourist information.
Breakfasts were plentiful, with a vast choice including the full cooked Cumbrian option. In room facilities include TV, hairdryer, shoe cleaning kit and kettle with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and bottled water.
The room was very comfortable and very warm (perhaps a little too warm due to the winter weight down duvet - which I only discovered split into two sections after a hot nights sleep!)
I didn't take up the offer of evening meals, but the menu did look very nice and great value and if the breakfasts were anything to go by, I'm sure they would also be excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Link House is a late Victorian Country Guest House, situated on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake, near the Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, with stunning views of both forests and fells. Traditionally built in the late Victorian age, this country house enjoys stunning views of the forest and surrounding fells including the 3046 feet Skiddaw. The sunny aspect gives a warm and comfortable atmosphere in which to relax and feel at home. We are situated almost half-way between the towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, birthplace of William Wordsworth and the oldest town in Cumbria, just off the A66 at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake. Link House is easy to find. In the quieter part of the Lake District National Park, yet with access to many interesting places to visit such as the Whinlatter Visitor Centre where the Ospreys who nest nearby each year, can be viewed. A peaceful location for the serious walker or for touring by car: everyone claims that — but here it’s true! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Link House Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District