Borrowdale Hotel
Borrowdale Hotel Derwent Water, Lake District

4* country hotel near Derwentwater, Lake District


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Built in 1866, The Borrowdale Hotel showcases original, traditional features which are complemented by the modern furnishings following a sympathetic updating of the property. Just a short scenic drive from Keswick, and located in the pretty Borrowdale Valley, the hotel is a nature lovers paradise.

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Classic Country Getaway - Classic Room

From £120.93 pppn for a 7 night stay, to £130 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Classic room and receive:

  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco each day to be taken between 12 noon & 5pm (value £7.25pp)
  • 3 course table d'hote dinner for two each evening (value £29.95 pp)
  • Full Cumbrian breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 1 pm late check out on departure day

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  • Individually designed bedrooms
  • AA Rosette restaurant
  • Wine tasting cellar
  • 4 star rated
  • Great walks from your doorstep.
  • Plenty of lounge areas to relax and unwind
  • Dog friendly rooms available

Home truths

The hotel is very close to Derwentwater but the views are limited.

40 Bedrooms
Children Welcome
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
1 AA Rosette Dining

How to find Borrowdale Hotel

Borrowdale Hotel
CA12 5UY

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times



Daily 12pm - 2.30pm in the bar,

Sunday lunch in the restaurant is served between 12 and 2pm. 

Afternoon Tea: Daily 2.30pm - 5pm

Dinner: until 8:45pm

Dress Code

The hotel kindly requests casual but smart attire and no faded/ripped jeans, branded t-shirts, shorts, trainers, walking boots or flip flops. 

Parking Facilities

There is a large car park to the rear of the hotel, and limited parking in front of the hotel on the roadside. Both have excellent access to the property.

Car parking is free.

Disabled Access

There are 2 specially equipped ground floor bedrooms. 

Child Policy

Children aged 2-15 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults will be charged a maximum of £25.00 per child per night, including breakfast.

All children's evening meals are charged as taken from either the children's menu or the restaurant menu.

Family suites may be available in certain hotels, please contact our team for rates and availability. 

The grounds

The gardens were created at the same time as the hotel and the Cherry and Magnolia trees, planted the same year, can still be seen today. "Rarely do they both flower at the same time but it seems that the Magnolia tree has quite a following" said Kit Graves, Director. "In April and May we have quite a few lunchtime visitors who come specially to see the Magnolia in bloom. While it never flowers for long, it is a beautiful sight while it does!".

History of the hotel

The Borrowdale Hotel has been taking guests since 1866 and was one of the first coaching inns built in the Borrowdale valley, remaining a favourite for returning guests ever since. The Graves family bought the hotel in 2008 starting a new era in the hotel's history. Many old features still exist in the hotel, most notably the old bells opposite the reception. 

Dogs Policy

The Borrowdale Hotel understands that dogs are part of the family and many owners like to take their dog with them on holiday.  Dogs can stay in all but 2 bedrooms, up to two dogs per room.  There are outside areas for exercising dogs and they are permitted in the bar and lounges. Dog beds and bowls are also available on request so you don't have to fill the car with all the extra baggage. 

Rest assured that the bedrooms are cleaned to a very high standard so if you're not a dog person you won't even know there's been one in the room!

Dogs are charged at £10 per dog per night. 

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