• 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

  • Sparkling and zesty scents of citrus fruits leaves hair fresh and pleasantly perfumed.

  • Nurse a locally distilled G&T by a blazing log fire in the residents' lounge

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We are proud to be one of the 7 Best Hotels in the Lake District!

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.

Special Offers

Award Winning Offer

Award Winning Offer

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

Summertime Special

Summertime Special

3 nights or more in the month of AUGUST from £97 per person per night to include Breakfast and a 4 Course AA Rosette winning Dinner with Canapes!


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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It was a fantastic base from which to explore the Borrowdale Valley in the footsteps of Hugh Walpole and after each day spent out in the elements.

- Cate, Glasgow

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