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  • AA 4 Star Country House Hotel
  • AA 1 Rosette
  • Sawday's
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

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Children of any age are accepted.

1. Standard Dbl
(double room sleeps 2)

2. Deluxe Sgl
(single room sleeps 1)

3. Deluxe Dbl
(double room sleeps 2)

Deluxe rooms are more spacious than our Standard rooms, and come with either a balcony, dual aspect, or a large bathroom with separate bath & walk-in shower.
Tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen TV & free Wi-Fi come as standard.

3. Deluxe Dbl sometimes limits bookings to 5 or more days.

Facilities: En suite room, King-sized bed, Non-smoking room, Scenic view

Room availability from Wednesday 20 September 2017
4. Deluxe Twn
(twin room sleeps 2)

5. Deluxe Pet
(double room sleeps 2)

6. Delx Family
(family room sleeps 4 + 1)

7. Superior Dbl
(double room sleeps 2)

8. Superior Twn
(twin room sleeps 2)

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    Guestlink Reviews Silver Award
    Alone Mr C Yates
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
    19 September 2017
    Rated as 4 out of 5

    “Very nice Hotel great location.”

    Very Nice Hotel, Great location, Need to get the piano working, A little attention to detail needed by some of the staff. Food Was very Nice. Would have no trouble recommending the hotel to work colleagues and friends

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    "the loveliest square mile in Lakeland" - Alfred Wainwright

    The Borrowdale Gates is one of the most beautifully located hotels in the English Lake District.

    Our country house hotel is the best-kept secret in the Borrowdale Valley, with log fires, wonderful Lakeland-inspired cooking and warm comfortable bedrooms updated in classic, modern style - a real home-from-home. Situated on the edge of the hamlet of Grange-in-Borrowdale.

    Surrounded by first-class fellwalking country and set in two acres of peaceful, wooded grounds, our Victorian country house is close to the shores of Derwentwater. You can discover the many attractions on our doorstep, such as Keswick's celebrated Theatre by the Lake, Honister Slate Mine and the famous Derwent Pencil Museum.

    This Lake District country house hotel has been lovingly refurbished and updated, blending modern comfort with homely charm and traditional craftsmanship.

    Built 150 years ago by Margaret Heathcote, benefactress of Grange, every window is a picture frame for the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley. Our dining room looks onto a breathtaking panorama of green pastures where Herdwick sheep graze, up to the slopes of Castle Crag, High Spy, Grange Fell and distant Glaramara. It's a wonderful place to linger over dinner, before curling up with a brandy beside the log fire, lit when the temperature outside is cooler.

    Rooms with a view are our speciality. The cosy bar and beamed lounge with its wood-burning stove looks onto our gardens and the valley beyond. Each bedroom has picture-perfect views to wake up to, whether dusted by wintry frost or glowing with sunshine. Catbells, home of Beatrix Potter's Mrs Tiggy-winkle, is our magnificent backdrop.

    Our en-suite bedrooms are individually designed for a blissful night's sleep - crisp cotton sheets, feather pillows (unless you prefer a different kind), plenty of fluffy white towels to wrap yourself up in, and a tray of morning tea and coffee.

    Recently refurbished in soft, restful colours and fabrics, our rooms make the most of the timeless Borrowdale Valley views from every window. Each has its own special character, from the classic simplicity of the Standard rooms, to the added luxuries of Deluxe and Superior, such as Egyptian cotton sheets, perhaps a deep corner bath or walk-in shower, or maybe a decked balcony or French doors opening onto the gardens. Whichever style of room you choose, the views of the valley and fells from each one will make your stay unforgettable.

    Dining at Borrowdale Gates is a magical experience as you gaze out towards the soaring Lakeland fells.

    Our menus celebrate the Lake District's glorious food heritage - contemporary, country house cooking with a lightness of touch that is wonderfully satisfying. Our head chef is constantly inspired by the wealth of produce on our doorstep, such as fell-bred Herdwick lamb, Waberthwaite cured ham and sausage (by Royal Appointment to The Queen), venison from the Holker Estate, Morecambe Bay scallops and shrimps, plenty of fresh, seasonal vegetables and tea and coffee from Farrer's, the Kendal merchants who roast the beans themselves.

    Everything is carefully prepared by the talented kitchen team, from Cumberland breakfasts to an elegant dinner by candlelight with fine wines. Our reserve list presents a connoisseur's selection of old and new world wines that can be pre-ordered by the bottle from our vintners' cellars.

    We welcome non-residents for dinner, from 18.30 to 20.30 (£41.00 per person) and Sunday lunch, from 12.00 to 13.30 (only £23.50 per person). Both meals include three courses with tea and coffee.

    Whether for a special meal, a long weekend's fell-walking or a relaxing holiday, we look forward to seeing you very soon.

    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.


    CA12 5UQ

    017687 77204


    CA12 5UQ



    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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