Keswick Country Manor

Keswick Country Manor North of England

The lure of the lakes and the fascination of the fells…

This house truly is something special. If you have a party of up to 20 guests who are looking for somewhere truly luxurious in one of the best locations in the country, look no further than this house in the Lake District. It is close enough to walk to local facilities and yet completely secluded because it sits in five acres of its own land with the most wonderful views in every direction. Combining old-fashioned elegance with a contemporary twist, it marries the best of the past with the ultimate in modern living. And it has a rare quality too: it is grand and regal, and yet it is a house where you will really feel totally relaxed and at home.

The family room is a wonderful place to gather together and relax, possibly play a game or two or have a pre-dinner aperitif. It’s a great place to enjoy afternoon tea while taking in the stunning views that are a stunning highlight of this on wonderful place. And the sitting room is a superb place for a quiet read or an afternoon snooze!

If it’s a bit of peace and quiet you’re after, there are snugs and cosy seats to snuggle up in, TV to watch or music to sooth the troubled soul. And when it comes time to eat, the dining room is perfect for a formal family feast while the orangery is just the spot for an informal lunch. Every room, every corridor, every corner is finished with style and panache. The attention to detail is one of the factors that make this a super place to stay.

Smaller group?

Discounts are available for groups of 16 and under.  Call us on 01242 352 747 to book.

Topleft Bottomright

Guest reviews

We fell in love with Keswick Country Manor the moment we arrived.  We booked to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday with friends and family and the location, the house and everything simply could not have been better. The location is perfect for enjoying the incredible scenery of the lakes.  We had a chef to come in and cook a celebratory meal for us which was just perfect. I have not stopped recommending this place to everyone since I came back! Thank you Big House Experience!

Yvonne, Cheshire

Cooking and dining

We know that everybody has different ideas when it comes to food and drink but whatever your plans, we can help. If you have budding chefs in your party they will love the facilities in both kitchens including the superb Rangemaster cooker and the American style fridge freezers. But if you’d rather take it easy and spend your time out and about (and why wouldn’t you?), we offer a huge range of alternatives. For example we could arrange to drop off delicious casseroles ready for you to pop in the oven, or serve up a delicious buffet. Or we can provide fully-fledged waitress-served in-house catering. The choice is yours.

If you are celebrating something special, why not do it in style with a grand dinner party in the stunning wood-panelled dining room? We’ll look after it all for you, from lighting the candles to taking care of the washing-up and everything in between.

For informal meals the orangery is perfect. What better than a convivial breakfast taking in the stunning views of the ever changing mountains? And when the weather permits, there is always the al-fresco tree-flanked dining terrace where eating in the fresh country air is a total pleasure.

Of course, if you’d rather eat out there are great options within walking distance or a short drive away. You really will be spoilt for choice.

And so to bed…

After a busy day out on the fells, on the water, or simply exploring the shops, There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep. You can sleep twenty people in ten grand, luxurious and delectably comfortable bedrooms. One of the rooms is on the ground floor with its own en suite wet room, perfect for guests with mobility issues.

Eight of the bedrooms are king doubles (six of which are en suite; two of them share a bathroom) with two en suite twins rooms that the children will love!  All the rooms are wonderfully decorated but the décor, good as it is, plays second fiddle to the stunning views. By the way, if you need to squeeze in an extra one, there’s even a zed bed!

What to expect

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Keswick Manor just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house.  If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.
Keswick Country Manor Living Room
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and luxury towels
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome hamper of local produce
  • Freesat TV, Bose sound system
  • Fibre optic Wi-fi
  • Two modern kitchens with a dining orangery
  • Rangemaster cooker
  • 2 dishwashers
  • 2 American style fridge/freezers
  • Nespresso machine
  • Range of Bosch appliances
  • Dining room seating 20 guests
  • BBQ (fuel provided)
  • Catering or drop-off meals available
  • Play room with toys, games, Lego and Monopoly
  • Library of books, guidebooks and maps
  • Utilities such as electricity and water are included
  • Two cots (please bring your own bedding) and two high chairs available, plus a baby monitor
  • Logs for the wood-burner/fire pit

Lots to see and do…

The house sits in five acres of private grounds, perfect for an evening stroll before supper, a friendly game of cricket or croquet, or hide-and-seek with the kids. Alternatively, you can let the kids play hide and seek while you enjoy a convivial drink on the terrace or in the orangery. Or venture over to the garden pavilion and throw a steak on the barbie!

By the way, we provide the cricket and croquet sets and the footballs. It’s fun to set up a little league to add a touch of competitiveness to your stay. There are lots of wonderful walks you can take straight from the house but if you want to jump in the car it opens up the grand expanse of this most wonderful part of the world. Not very far away you can find: clay pigeon shooting, archery, off-road driving, go karting, quad biking, and paintballing. Kayaking, sailing and canoeing are all available on the lakes.

Why not take a stroll into Keswick? It’s only a 20-minute walk. You can while away a leisurely morning browsing round the characterful shops, boutiques, pubs, cafes and restaurants. There is even a theatre and, if time permits, it is well worth taking in a show. And it has a fascinating history for you to explore.

But for us, the landscape always beckons; the lakes, the mountains, the skies, the views. So much to see, so much to do, with activities for young and old alike. If you have been to the Lake District before you will know how it calls you back and if this is your first visit one thing is for sure, you will want to go back again and again.

Location

Keswick Country Manor is located in a commanding elevated position, close to the heart of Keswick, in the Lake District.

House FAQs

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, up to two well behaved dogs are welcome, sleeping in the downstairs utility area.

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Keswick Country Manor, and check out is at 10am (or 4pm on a Sunday).

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £500 during your stay at Keswick Country Manor. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table at Keswick Country Manor can seat 20 guests comfortably.

  • Are there any good pubs or restaurants nearby?

    Yes, you are spoilt for choice when staying at Keswick Country Manor. Here are some recommendations:

     

    THE PHEASANT INN

    Keswick (5 min walk)

    Just a 5 minute stagger from the house is a great local pub serving Jennings Beer, good pub fare served by friendly hosts.

     

    THE FILLING STATION

    Keswick (5 min walk)

    Tiny family-friendly cafe-diner serving classic US dishes. Great for breakfast, brunch and burgers… and just up the road.

     

    THE CHALET

    Portinscale (5 min drive)

    Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish.

     

    DANDELION CAFÉ

    Portinscale (5 min drive)

    A superbly located tea room at Derwent Bank. Serving delicious lunches with Lake views.

     

    COTTAGE IN THE WOOD

    Whinlatter Forest (10 min drive)

    Fine dining for smaller parties. We advise booking.

     

    THE PHEASANT AT BASSENTHWAITE LAKE

    Bassenthwaite Lake (15 min drive)

    Steeped in history, this is a great restaurant and bar serving cumbrian food and also a country-style bistro.

     

    BROSSEN STEAKHOUSE

    Keswick (10 min walk)

    Brossen Steakhouse Restaurant is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food.

     

    KINGS ARMS HOTEL

    Keswick (10 min walk)

    Traditional food with a delicious modern twist on classic dishes. Great tasting, locally sourced and packed with flavour.

     

    MORRELS

    Keswick (20 min walk)

    Daily specials which run alongside the restaurant menu. They also offer a Table d’hote menu on Sundays with 2 courses or 3 courses.

     

  • Is there a hot tub?

    There isn't a hot tub at Keswick Country Manor, however we put you in touch with a local hot tub hire company that can deliver and pick up a hot tub for your stay - please ask for costs.

  • Are there any house rules we need to be aware of?

    Yes, to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable stay at Keswick Country Manor, we ask that you understand the following important house rules:

    • No fireworks please
    • Hen parties welcome upon request and noise restrictions (please inform us at the time of booking)
    • Not suitable for stag parties

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at Keswick Country Manor. The following are provided for children:

    • Toys, games, Lego and Monopoly
    • Two cots available (please bring your own bedding)
    • Two high chairs available
    • Baby monitor

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There is ample parking for ten or more cars at Keswick Country Manor.

  • What is the nearest train station and airport to the property?

    Train stations close to Keswick Country Manor:
     
    • Penrith Train Station (17.5 miles / 24 min)
    • Oxenholme Lake District (34.9 miles / 1 h 6 min)
     
    Airports close to Keswick Country Manor:
     
    • Newcastle Airport (88.8 miles / 1 h 45 min)
    • Manchester Airport (123 miles / 2 h)
    • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (129 miles / 2 h 7 min)
    • Glasgow Airport (138 miles / 2 h 15 min)

     

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for Keswick Country Manor, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.

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