We stayed at Oakthwaite House for 3 nights in July 2013 and wanted a relaxing break, which is exactly what we got. Peter and Sandra are extremely welcoming, helpful and accommodating, and are doing a fantastic job as the new owners of this lovely B&B.
Our room was comfortable and extremely clean, with an ensuite bathroom. There are TVs with inbuilt DVD players in all the rooms, and if you don't bring your own, there small collection of DVDs that guests can borrow, which is welcome in the evening after a day of walking. Another nice touch is the couple of wine glasses and bottle opener in the room so you can enjoy a drink or two in the evening. Breakfast is excellent, with plenty of choice to suit everyone.
The location is excellent, just a short walk to the centre of Keswick, Derwentwater and the bus station. We travelled without a car - which we would recommend - and it was easy to get a bus over to Lake Windemere for a day. Having done so we were glad we chose to stay in Keswick, which was much more peaceful, less touristy and just as beautiful.
Other recommendations in Keswick would be Lawn Tennis (you can hire rackets and balls at the courts for £3.50pp) and the Alhambra Cinema which is a cute old fashioned independent cinema complete with curtains and balcony seating.
Overall we had a wonderful stay in the Lake District, and would love to stay at Oakthwaite House again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oakthwaite House is a Victorian town house built c.1876 in a quiet residential area of Keswick, only a five-minute walk from the town centre. We provide a high quality service and offer you a comfortable, relaxing, refreshing and enjoyable stay. The location of our guesthouse in Keswick and in the Lake District National Park makes it an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy the many wonders of the northern Lakes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oakthwaite House Hotel Keswick