Bed and Breakfast Bassenthwaite

Local Spa & Pamper Days

Take a little time out from sightseeing, fell walking and shopping to indulge yourselves. A newly refurbished luxury spa with pool recently opened at the Armathwaite Hall Hotel is just 5 minutes drive from Lakeside. We are able to arrange pamper days there on your behalf.

Rhegged Centre

Enjoy a family day out with indoor/outdoor play workshops, 3D Cinema, shops and restaurant and much more.

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club is a members-only club, situated just 100 yards from Lakeside Country Guest House.

Members of the RYA or RYA affiliated clubs are invited to use their facilities and launch from their grounds at a cost of £10pd. Boats are limited to 20' overall length & may not have cabins.

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Cockermouth Golf Course

Situated above the small village of Embleton off the A66 a mile or so from Bassenthwaite Lake.

An 18 hole, fellside course (Par 69) has unrivalled views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells and Solway Firth. Facilities include full bar and catering service and games room. Smart casual dress. Advance booking is recommended. Tel: 017687 76223


Bassenthwaite Lake is a popular choice for weddings and nearby Armathwaite Hall Hotel offers a popular wedding venue. At Lakeside we are able to offer excellent accommodation for up to 17 of your wedding guests at affordable prices. We are just a 5 minute drive from Armathwaite Hall. Why not book all 8 rooms for a private house party for a small deposit.

We can also arrange taxis and mini buses.

Fishing &Fishing Permits

Permits are available to fish Bassenthwaite Lake which is opposite Lakeside Country Guest House. These are available locally from the Castle Inn a 5 minute drive.

Salmon, pike, perch, trout and sea trout, to name but a few, are regularly caught in the area.

Theatre by the Lake

A superb modern building housing a variety of entertainment.

As Ambassadors for Keswick Theatre we are able to book theatre tickets on your behalf (no commission) and you will receive a small discount off ticket price.

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Muncaster Castle

Thrill to wildlife on the wing at the World Owl Centre

Discover thousands of exotic plants in the Himalayan Gardens

Experience the dangers of meadowland in the MeadowVole Maze

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Honister Slate Mine and via Ferrata/Zip Wire

Set in the Heart of Lakeland, Honister Slate Mines have for centuries produced the beautiful green stone which it is famous throughout the world.

A fully guided tour into the mine itself is available several times a day detailing the history and spectacular features of the mine.

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Keswick Launch

Provides frequent boat trips around Derwentwater, in both directions.

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Wild Life Park (formerly Trotters)

Home to hundreds of animals. A great deal is under cover so rain need not spoil your visit.

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Whinlatter Forest Park

England's only mountain forest with orienteering courses and many other attractions including the new GO APE. .See the Ospreys activities on screen with the live link up to the nest April-Sept approx.

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Higham Hall Adult Education

Stay at Lakeside and sign up for your chosen course at Higham Hall.

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Ravenglass Railway

From the Lake District Coast to the foot of England's highest mountains, small steam engines haul trains through two of Lakelands loveliest valleys.

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William Wordsworth

Visit the birthplace of William Wordsworth in Cockermouth.


We are fortunate in having wild Ospreys nesting with their chicks on the fells overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Dubwath Silver Meadows

An enchanting nature reserve walk where you will spot a variety of birds and sometimes deer.