STAY: The Keswick Country House Hotel.
Located just a couple of m minutes from the heart of town, the Keswick Country House Hotel offers an air of old world charm and a step back in time. The elegant Victorian building reminded me of a modern castle, and is on some of the most beautiful grounds you've ever seen.
The four acres of tended gardens are divine, and when you look out the window they had gorgeous bunnies all over them every morning; so very Beatrix Potter! The Keswick Country House Hotel has had many famous visitors over time, but the most famous of all was Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth during October of 1956. The lounge areas have three large photos of her during her visit, and it was a really awesome feeling to think the Queen had sat in the very place I sat!
Our room was MASSIVE, and had every amenity you could ever want. We looked out onto the perfectly manicured grounds and squealed with delight every time we saw a bunny. We had so much room to lounge around, and the interior was quite modern with a historical twist. Everything was immaculately clean, and the bed itself was extremely comfortable.
One of my favourite things about the Keswick Country House Hotel was that our booking came with breakfast and dinner included. The chefs are insanely talented, with a massive menu for dinner offered each night. We both had the salmon as our main dish, with the soup as a starter. Just as you’re stuffed full of food, they pull out the dessert menu (still included!) so I had the lemon tart and Jamie had the brownie.
The breakfast was also plentiful, with both a buffet offered and a menu to order off. The staff were very helpful and warm, and I’d like to mention the manager, Jordan, who went above and beyond with his service and recommendations for us.
I absolutely loved how centrally located the hotel was, and we will definitely be back. If you’re looking to stay in Keswick, you simply cannot go past the Keswick Country House Hotel. AND if you do, make sure you have dinner there because it’s truly the best in Keswick.