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Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Borrowdale Gates Hotel
  • AA 4 Star Country House Hotel
  • VisitEngland 4 Star Country House Hotel
  • VisitEngland Silver Award
  • AA 1 Rosette
  • VisitEngland Breakfast Award
  • Sawday's
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms £65-£108 pppnb


CA12 5UQ

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  • Show special offerShort breaks available
  • Show special offerWinter & Early Bird offers - Book 3 nights and stay an extra 1 or 2 nights with our compliments. Rates from £330 per person, Plus our New Year Package is now available. Please see our website or call direct for more details (code: GoLakes).

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Borrowdale Gates is surely one of the most beautifully located hotels in the Lake District. Surrounded by first-class fell walking country and secluded in two acres of peaceful, wooded grounds, this Victorian country house is a picture frame for the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley, celebrated by Wainwright as '...the loveliest square mile in Lakeland'. The cosy bar and beamed lounge with its wood-burning stove look onto the gardens and the valley beyond.

Each of the recently refurbished bedrooms is individually designed for a blissful night's sleep, and each comes with picture-perfect views to wake up to, whether dusted by wintry frost or glowing with sunshine.

The dining room looks onto a breath-taking panorama of green pastures where Herdwick sheep graze, up to the slopes of Castle Crag, High Spy, Grange Fell and distant Glaramara. The menus celebrate the Lake District's glorious food heritage - contemporary, country house cooking with a lightness of touch that is wonderfully satisfying. It's a wonderful place to linger over dinner, before curling up with a brandy beside the log fire.

A real home-from-home, Borrowdale Gates has a magnificent backdrop in Catbells, home of Beatrix Potter's Mrs. Tiggy-winkle. Also nearby are many of the UK's most stunning walking trails, as well as the peaceful shores of Derwentwater and the many attractions of Keswick.

Dogs welcome £7 per night.

Activities nearby: Golf, fishing, riding and sailing.

1 AA Rosette

Borrowdale Gates is closed during January.

Rooms: 25

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availablePassenger liftIroning facilitiesTravel agent bookingsSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Restaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessSingle sex groups NOT acceptedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.


    Mature / Senior Couple Lyndsey Jones
    United Kingdom
    09 January 2017
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “lovely short break”

    one star off for cleanliness as lots of dead flies in bedside light shades and squashed fly on ceiling. and some cobwebs but nearly every hotel I've been to is similar

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    Plan route to Borrowdale Gates Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 251175  Lat: 54.54719 Long: -3.15937

    Leave M6 jct 40 and follow A66 west into Keswick, then take the B5289 signposted "Borrowdale 4 miles", turn right over the double bridge into Grange, 1/4 mile through the village The Borrowdale Gates Hotel is located 1/4 mile on the right.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • TelephoneTelephone
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
    • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
    • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
    • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
    • Passenger liftPassenger lift
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
    • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • FishingFishing
    • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
    • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
    • Evening mealsEvening meals
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

    Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
      • YesLounge
      • YesBar
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
    • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
    • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit
      • YesBath with shower
      • YesBath
      • YesWet room
    • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
    • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
    • YesBath with support handrails available
    • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair


    • YesEntrance well lit


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
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