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  • AA 3 Star Country House Hotel
  • VisitEngland 3 Star Country House Hotel
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • AA 1 Rosette
  • VisitEngland Breakfast Award
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Country House Hotel with 23 rooms £75-£90 pppnb

Scafell Hotel

Scafell Hotel

Scafell Hotel


The Scafell Hotel, formerly a coaching inn is set in tranquil grounds with gardens bordered by an adjoining beck, situated in the very heart of the Borrowdale Valley just off the road leading over to Buttermere via Honister Pass. The hotel's location surrounded by some of Lakeland's highest fells makes it a walkers paradise, or for those seeking more leisurely strolls, restful walking through the valley with peaceful woods, meadows and riverbanks. Derwentwater Lake nearby, has walks around its lakeshore with the added attraction of a boat service appreciated by walkers as an ideal form of transport to, from those on the Coast to Coast Walk, Cumbrian Way, Allerdale and Lakeland Ways.

The hotel has 23 en-suite bedrooms, all of which have been re-furbished for 2009 in a Warm and Rich Country House Style with a Contemorary Twist.

The dining room/restaurant is open to non residents and renowned for its fine food and wines, complemented by service from a courteous, attentive and friendly staff. Fully licensed with cocktail and public, riverside, walker bar serving real ale and a spectacular selection of malt whiskies, both bars are well known for their bar meals.


  • 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
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.


CA12 5XB


CA12 5XB


Plan route to Scafell Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 259148  Lat: 54.52332 Long: -3.14618

From M6 jct 40 follow A66 to Keswick. take B5289 from Keswick to Rosthwaite, approximately 30 minutes from the motorway. Trains to Penrith and buses to Rosthwaite.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • 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
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • YesEntrance well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


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

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