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Burnside B&B

  • Penrith Road
  • Keswick
  • Cumbria
  • CA12 4LJ


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Family
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Locally sourced and Fairtrade ingredients used for breakfast 
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running
  • All rooms are en-suite 
  • Special diets catered for including Vegetarian and Gluten free diets
  • Plenty of street parking 
  • Free fibre optic Wi-Fi
  • Rated four stars silver by Visit Britain

About this Bed and Breakfast

Burnside is a homely bed and breakfast in Keswick, offering warm and traditional Cumbrian hospitality. It's complemented by stunning Lake District scenery and located close to many local walks and drives.

The guest house has been rated 4 star silver by Visit Britain and holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 'Hall of Fame' for the past 5 years, as well as hundreds of "Excellent" reviews.

Owners Sharon and Peter have worked in Keswick's hospitality industry for most of their lives, so they know a thing or two about making guests feel right at home.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Each room at the guest house is decorated using British period paints from Farrow & Ball, wallpaper and curtains by William Morris & Co., and furnishings and fittings in solid ash and brass. They're also individually lit by a Tiffany light fitting.

All en-suite rooms feature:

  • 32" flat screen Freeview TV
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Thermostatically controlled heating
  • Hospitality tray with Fairtrade teas, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits
  • Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Bottle opener
  • Information pack
  • Iron and ironing board, and fresh milk available on request
  • Wine/ bottle opener

En-suite bathrooms include:

  • Toilet, electric shower, and electric shaver point
  • Luxury towels and flannels
  • Complimentary organic toiletries with Aloe Vera and botanical extracts
  • Fittings by Samuel Heath of Birmingham

Room 2 - Flexible room on the first floor that can be used as a double, twin or family room.

Room 3 - Second floor, cosy en-suite room.

Room 4 - Large king size room on the second floor.


Start with a choice of eight cereals, including freshly made porridge, fruit juices, yoghurt, grapefruit,, bananas, tea and coffee, not to mention as much toast as you like.

Then move on to a choice of:

  • Full English breakfast with local bacon and Cumberland sausage
  • Vegetarian breakfast with homemade veggie sausages
  • Homemade Belgian waffles with bananas & toffee sauce
  • Smoked salmon with scrambled or poached eggs
  • Scrambled or poached eggs on toast
  • Sauteed mushrooms or beans on toast
  • Plain omelette, or with cheese, bacon, or mushrooms

Please ask if you'd like a gluten free breakfast.

Other Facilities

On-street parking is available.


Children under ten cannot be accommodated for.

Rooms are available for check-in between 3:00 and 9:00 pm on arrival day and must be vacated by 10:00 am on the day of departure.


From the north/south: Leave the M6 at Jcn. 40 and take the A66 west to Keswick for 16 miles. Take the first exit for Keswick and keep left at the swept junction. Burnside B&B is on your RHS after 500m opposite the junction for Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For a scenic route from the south: Leave the M6 at Jcn. 36 and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere. Follow the A591 for about 20 miles until you reach the traffic lights just south of Ambleside. Take the left hand fork passing the Waterfront Hotel on your right and follow this road through Ambleside, turning left at traffic lights where the one way system ends. Follow the A591 for about 15 miles until you start to descend into Keswick on Chestnut Hill look for a turning on your right marked M6, Penrith, Workington etc. Turn right here and you will find Burnside B&B 30 metres on your left hand side.

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