Keswick Country Manor

Where the magic of the Lake District is all around

Keswick Country Manor

Where the magic of the Lake District is all around

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

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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. 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.

Prices from £3,150

Based on a 2-night weekend stay for up to 16 guests (+£500 for up to 20 guests).

Accommodates 16-20

In 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms

In beautiful Keswick

In the heart of the Lake District

 

Luxury, sophistication and convenience

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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.

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Cooking and dining

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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!

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.

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Prices and availability

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Keswick Country Manor is is available for private hire on an exclusive basis.

Prices below include VAT (where applicable) and are based on a residential stay.  To book, call us on 01242 352 747.

Prices based on 16 guests in 8 twin or double rooms (7 bathrooms) on the ground and first floor. (See below for larger group pricing).

2 nts 3 nts 4 nts 7 nts
(Fri–Sun) (Fri-Mon) (Mon–Fri) (Mon or Fri)
Jan 04 – Feb 08 £3,150 £3,250 £2,750 £4,900
Feb 08 – Mar 29 £3,400 £3,500 £2,950 £5,250
Mar 29 – Jul 12 n/a £3,950 £2,950 £5,500
Jul 12 – Oct 04 n/a £4,250 £2,950 £5,750
Oct 04 – Nov 01 £3,650 £3,750 £2,950 £5,500
Nov 01 – Dec 20 £3,400 £3,500 £2,950 £5,250
Dec 20 – Dec 27 n/a n/a n/a £6,950
Dec 27 – Jan 03 n/a n/a n/a £7,250

For groups of 17–20 guests, an additional 4 guests can be accommodated on the upper wing in two rooms each with private facilities an large group supplement applies. Add to the 16 guest price:

  • + £500 for 2, 3, 4 nights stays
  • + £700 for 7 night stays

Payment Process

  • We take a 1/3 deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is due three months before the date booked
  • Cautionary Deposit: £1,000 refundable cautionary deposit (due two weeks prior to your stay)

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.
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Available

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How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • Sleeps 20 guests in 10 bedrooms
  • 6 king sized ensuite bedrooms
  • 2 king sized bedrooms with shared bathroom
  • 2 twin ensuite bedrooms
  • 1 ground floor bedroom with ensuite suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • 9 bath/shower rooms
  • 2 folding Z beds available, suitable for adults and children

Services and Facilities

The following items are included in the rent:

  • Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome hamper of local produce
  • Utilities
  • Two travel cots (bedding not provided) and two highchairs
  • BBQ fuel
  • Logs for the woodburner/fire pit

Services on Request

The following services are available on request through our preferred supppliers (details on request).:

  • Private chef
  • Hot tubs
  • In-house spa treatments
  • Housekeeping (inc. linen change) during your stay

Children are welcome

  • Collection of children’s DVDs
  • Toys and games
  • Two cots available
  • Two high chairs available
  • Baby monitor

Eating In

  • Two Modern kitchen with 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 available
  • Drop-off meals available
  • Good dining and pubs nearby
  • Online deliveries

Eating Out

  • The Chalet, Portinscale (5 min walk). Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish. (££)
  • Dandelion Café, Portinscale (5 min walk). A superbly located tea room at Derwent Bank. Serving delicious lunches with Lake views. (££)
  • The Farmers Arm, Portinscale (10 min walk). Portinscale’s village pub, serving good beer and food. (£)
  • Cottage in the Wood, Whinlatter Forest (10 min drive). Fine dining for smaller parties. We advise booking. (£££)
  • The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite Lake (10 min drive). Steeped in history, this is a great restaurant and bar serving cumbrian food and also a country-style bistro. (£££)
  • The Pheasant Inn, Keswick (5 min drive). 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 drive). Tiny family-friendly cafe-diner serving classic US dishes. Great for breakfast, brunch and burgers… and just up the road. (£)
  • Cafe Bar 26, Lake Road, Keswick (10 min drive). Relaxed café and wine bar in Keswick serving great illy coffee and a superb range of beverages. Delicious continental style lunches and in the evening, popular tapas and Italian-style flatbreads. Same family ownership as Derwentwater House. (££)
  • Treeby & Bolton, Lake Road, Keswick (10 min drive). Art Gallery and cafe in Keswick, serving great lunches. One of The Independent’s top 50 coffee shops in the UK. Same family ownership as Derwentwater House. (££)
  • Brossen Steakhouse, Keswick (10 min drive). Brossen Steakhouse Restaurant is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food. (£££)
  • Kings Arms Hotel, Keswick (10 min drive). Traditional food with a delicious modern twist on classic dishes. Great tasting, locally sourced and packed with flavor. (££)
  • Morrels, Keswick (10 min drive). Daily specials which run alongside the restaurant menu. They also offer a Table d’hote menu on Sundays with 2 courses or 3 courses. (£££)

Things to do

Keswick is a short drive or 10 minute walk from Keswick Country Manor. Keswick is packed with shops, boutiques, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Keswick is the UK’s Adventure Capital – and the North Lakes are well known for their breathtaking views and fantastic outdoor activities – from the gentle to the extreme.

Some suggested things to do:

  • Theatre by the Lake in Keswick; Cumbria’s only year-round producing theatre.
  • Jennings Brewery a traditional brewer using Pure Lakeland water for brewing.
  • Keswick Golf Club with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells, including Blencathra, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range.
  • Armathwaite Spa, is only a ten minute drive away, or pampering and beauty treatments can be arranged at the house.

And for the children:

  • Derwentwater Marina is just a few hundred yards away. From their moorings you can go sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, rock climbing and raft-building sessions.There are also canoes, kayaks, sailing dinghies, windsurfers and rowing boats for hire. The lake is just waiting to be explored.
  • Keswick Adventure Centre offers canyoning, Ghyll Scrambling, White Water Tubing and Water Rollerz and more!
  • Keswick Climbing and Activity Centre is a dedicated indoor climbing wall in the Lake District catering for all ages and abilities. A wide range of things to do from indoor climbing and archery and a whole host of outdoor activities.
  • Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest Park. Ride zip slides trough skies, over water and in England’s only true mountain forest.
  • Honister. Take a tour of Englands last working slate mine. Follow the original miners route to the summit of Fleetwith Pike, safely attached to a steel cable. No previous climbing experience is needed.
  • Lake District Wildlife Park is great for younger children, and is home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favourites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles. A great day out.
  • The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick. Follow the history of pencil making in words, pictures and lovingly restored machinery, and let the kids imaginations run free in the Kids Art Studio.

Where we are

  • 20 minute walk to Derwentwater
  • 10 minute walk to Keswick town centre
  • The nearest town is Keswick
  • The nearest station is Penrith
  • The nearest airports are Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow
  • Taxis available
  • Plenty of private parking

Payment Process

  • We take a 1/3 deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is due three months before the date booked
  • Cautionary Deposit: £500 refundable cautionary deposit (due two weeks prior to your stay)

House Rules

  • Up to two well behaved dogs welcome, sleeping in the downstairs utility area
  • No fireworks please
  • Hen parties welcome upon request and noise restrictions
  • Not suitable for stag parties
  • Check in is 4pm
  • Check out is 10am

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

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How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

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