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Borrowdale Gates Hotel

The Borrowdale Gates Hotel is situated in quite possibly the most stunning valley in all of England and all around are the Lakeland mountains that makes this corner of the world unforgettable to all that visit.

What makes a stay at Borrowdale Gates Hotel unique?

Set in 3 acres of its own wooded, dry-stone walled grounds, at the head of Derwentwater and slightly apart from the village, Borrowdale Gates Hotel offers spectacular views of ‘England's most beautiful square mile' from all points of the compass, and from every one of its new or newly refurbished rooms. This country-house hotel is both personal and luxurious, with food in its panoramic restaurant that is not only wonderful but wonderfully immune to fashion, and complemented by a wine-list that's as comprehensive as it is entertaining. The hotel's cosy bar looks out across the valley, as a wood fire burns cheerfully in the lounge

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Borrowdale Gates Hotel?

The Hotel has 32 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. 10 bedrooms are on the ground floor. All rooms are individually decorated, and all enjoy a different view; The Borrowdale Valley, Cat Bells & Maiden Moor and Grange and Beyond. A good mixture of Singles, Double bedded and Twin bedded rooms result in a varied choice. The Bedrooms are equipped with all that you would expect from a quality hotel – Direct- Dial Telephones, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Hair-dryers, flat screen Television. and bottled water.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Keswick area?

The Lake District is certainly the most inspiring and exciting destination in the UK for outdoor activities. From Rock Climbing to Ghyll Scrambling, Horse riding to Caving, Mountain Biking to Quad biking land based activities are plentiful. Water based sports also thrive, as you would expect in the Lake District. Sailing, Wind surfing, Canoeing, and Kayaking mean that if the rainfall doesn't get you wet, there are a few other ways. The Borrowdale Gates is also fortune to have the Theatre by the Lake with performances on all year round.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Fresh produce is the key to creating superb menus. Dinner menus change daily whilst other menus change seasonally to ensure a good supply of the freshest ingredients. Head Chef Christopher Standhaven and his team concentrate time and effort in ensuring the menus continue to deliver the very best in fine dining whilst still retaining the qualities that makes Cumbria stand out from the rest of the country – the variety and standard of local produce.

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Free WiFi


Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Many thanks to all the staff. We had a wonderful holiday, staff could not be more friendly, we were looked after very well.

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

We have walked past this hotel on several occasions and then decided to stay, we are so pleased we did. The hotel was great. The staff were quietly efficient, the room was spacious and comfortable with wonderful views. The evening meal was excellent and extremely well presented. We would thoroughly...

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

A big thank you to all the staff at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel for a lovely stay. Rooms are beautiful, clean & comfortable. Staff are welcoming & nothing is too much trouble. Good menu, lovely breakfasts & evening meals. Great location in the Lake District, would definitely recommend & look forward...

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

We have been coming to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel since the last century and have seen it through four different owners. We like to visit at least once a year in the different seasons. The current owners have enlarged the hotel without losing any of its characters and have also added a number of eco...

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

I don't usually write two reviews for the same place, but this is such a super, comfortable hotel. The staff are so helpful, attentive, polite and well trained in their roles. The room we had was a superior one, it was very spacious, comfortable and had marvelous views. The food is excellent and bre...

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

We were recommended to visit here via a local Lake District Facebook page, it was my mum's 70th and we were staying nearby. We booked her for Sunday dinner, and we arrived in good time so we were shown to the lovely bar area for a drink first whilst our table was prepared. When we went to our table...

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Amazing cuisine, fantastic views, terrific, soft beds. Thank you.

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

This hotel has a wonderful setting, peaceful and beautiful. The staff are exceptional and seem to know many of the guests who are frequent returners. Our room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated, as were all the public areas we used. I particularly liked the local walks an...

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Wonderful stay in a lovely hotel in a truly beautiful setting. Muach appreciate awarnes of gluten free diet. Thank you!

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Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

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Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry


Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink

Spa Offsite


Bicycling, Cycling

Bowls, Boules, Petanque


Climbing, Abseiling


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Water sports

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)




017687 77204
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Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, KeswickCA12 5UQ, United Kingdom

Exit the M6 onto A66 to Keswick, take B5289 for four miles and turn right at the double humpback bridge into Grange. The hotel is a quarter mile past the village on the right.

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