• Hazel Bank Country House is set in an idyllic position, quiet and overlooking dramatic scenery
  • Genuine hospitality and service are provided to a high level
  • Immaculate seven-bedroom country house
  • The jaws of Borrowdale encloses the loveliest square mile in Lakeland - Wainwright
  • Traditional food with dramatic views, delivered with such warmth and skill
  • Nurse a locally distilled G&T by a blazing log fire in the residents' lounge
  • Sparkling and zesty scents of citrus fruits leaves hair fresh and pleasantly perfumed.


The MacRae family and Hazel Bank welcomes you to the heart of the Borrowdale valley, Keswick, English Lake District.

A magnificent country house hotel in Borrowdale set in 4 acres of Britain's most beautiful countryside. Elevated above the hamlet of Rosthwaite, with commanding views of surrounding fells (Including Scafell Pike and Great Gable).

Built around 1840 it had Sir Hugh Walpole as a guest who used it as a fictional home for "Rogue Herries", and birth place of "Judith Paris". A classic country house with private woodland, bridges and beck side walk.

Uniquely situated for all manner of outdoor pursuits and with easy access to Keswick and Derwentwater (Queen of the English lakes).

Whether it is an energetic day on the fells or a relaxing afternoon tea on the lawn, Hazel Bank is the perfect place to escape, relax and explore.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Borrowdale valley...

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We've recently been reviewed in The Guardian! Read the article here

Latest News

  • Triple Success !!

    Triple Success !!

    Hazel Bank has netted a Hat-trick of awards following its recent AA inspection,included being nominated in the top 25 Friendliest Guest Houses in Britain


  • CumbriaTourism Awards

    CumbriaTourism Awards

    Hazel Bank Tourism Award Winners 2015 !! We are delighted to awarded Winner of the "Guest Accomodation" of the Year 2015 award at this years Cumbria Tourism awards,A big thank you to the Staff and Guests who have helped us put Hazel Bank back on the map We believe our unique selling point to be the fact that we are a locally born and bred family offering true Cumbrian hospitality 


Special Offers

  • November Nonsense

    November Nonsense

    3 nights or more in the month of November for £89 per person per night to include  Breakfast and a 4 Course AA Rosette winning Dinner with Canapes !


  • October in Borrowdale

    October in Borrowdale

    3 nights or more in the month of October for £95 per person per night to include Breakfast and a 4 Course AA Rosette winning Dinner with Canapes !


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  • Read Tony Naylor`s Guardian Newspaper Review online here