Bed and Breakfast Bassenthwaite

Lakeside Country Guest House & Self Catering Lodge

Latest Special Offers at Lakeside Bassenthwaite

If you are searching for an award winning, quality B&B at affordable prices then look no further. This 8 bedroom detached, Edwardian house is situated in front of Bassenthwaite Lake and enjoys great views of the majestic Skiddaw Mountain range.

A superb and peaceful location less than 10 minutes drive to the popular town of Keswick or the Georgian town of Cockermouth, the birth place of the great poet William Wordsworth.

A popular Inn serving great food is within a 10 minute walk. A newly opened distillery and Bistro is just 3 minutes drive

Lakeside also offers self catering in a detached cottage (Lakeside Lodge) to the rear of the Guest House.

Award Winning Breakfasts and Hospitality

Sharon and Arnie Helling have been happily looking after Guests at Lakeside Country Guest House near Keswick for the last 15 years and many returning Guests have seen their son Jordan grow from a toddler to a young man. Arnie's award winning Cumberland breakfast will set you up for the day.Cooked fresh to order including quality local ingredients and fresh farm eggs. Vegetarian choices are always available.Don't forget to make room to sample Arnie's home made jams and marmalade! Fair trade coffee and tea is served at breakfast and is available in the rooms. Lakeside has a 4 Star Silver Award and Breakfast Award.

What We Offer

Lakeside Country Guest House has a lovely furnished outside terrace on which to relax and take in the views of Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw and Ullock Pike fells.Weather permitting you can enjoy al fresco breakfasts here or perhaps a spot of Osprey watching (April-September) There is plenty of parking too.Inside there is a cosy residents lounge which also has the views. This is where your welcome tea tray is served on arrival and Sharon will happily help with making dinner reservations locally and suggestions to get the most from your stay. Don't forget that Keswick has the Theatre By The Lake which offers a wonderful programme for all tastes. Sharon and Arnie are Ambassadors for the Theatre which means they can arrange a discount off most performances when staying at Lakeside. In the bedrooms there is free WiFi, quality toiletries and fluffy oversize towels.


There are an assortment of 7 comfortable en-suite double & twin rooms, triple and ground floor room (some with lake and mountain views) and one smaller double room with a scenic view and private bathroom just outside the bedroom. Flat screen TV & DVD'S are in each room.

If you are getting married locally and would like to book all 8 rooms for your family and friends we are able to offer preferential rates.

Above all we offer value for money for everyone who stays and service with a smile provided by owners who truly care about their Guests.

Some Guests have told us that they were not aware that we offered rooms with lake and mountain views or discounted single occupancy because they booked online through commonly used booking systems. We would be delighted for you to contact us directly on our email or phone to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lakeside Country Guest House.