is a 4 star guest house providing quality Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation within a three minute walk of Keswick town centre.

Fair Trade at Dorchester House

At Dorchester House bed and breakfast we endeavour to use as many as possible locally products, however certain items have to imported to this country.

With many of these items we choose to purchase for the bed and breakfast Fairtrade products. Our bed and breakfast has been a member of the Fairtrade in Keswick since 2002 and use in the business Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee, sugar, marmalade and bananas.

We are delighted at our bed and breakfast to part of the Keswick Fairtrade which is recognised as one of leading centres for Fairtrade. Keswick became a Fairtrade Town in 2005 and Cumbria became a Fairtrade county in 2006.

Why we at Dorchester House bed and breakfast feel it is important to be part of Fairtrade:

  • Creates a sustainable business to small scale farmers in developing countries by paying stable prices for their products
  • Provides benefits in these countries to the whole communities by a social premium for invest in schools, clinics and water supplies.
  • Enables producers to plan ahead by encouraging long term trading arrangements.
  • More money goes directly to the producers by minimising the middle men.
  • It helps to protect the environment because the farmers practise sustainable farming.

These are some of the reasons we at our bed and breakfast decided to support Fairtrade, if you want any further information visit the Keswick Fairtrade on or the Fairtrade Foundation on

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Rooms at Dorchester House

Rooms at Dorchester House

Originally built as a Keswick guesthouse, Dorchester House is a late Victorian property which has been modernised to meet today's needs but retains many original features.

All rooms have thermostatically controlled central heating, remote controlled colour television, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and access to WiFi.

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How to find Dorchester House

How to Find Dorchester House

Dorchester House is a short walk from Keswick town centre with its many shops, public houses, restaurants, and other attractions.

We are also only minutes from the shores of Keswick's Lake Derwentwater and within easy reach of the local fells.

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Breakfast at Dorchester House

Breakfast at Dorchester House

Dorchester House provides an extensive range of options for guests at breakfast time. Whereever possible we endeavour to source breakfast produce locally offer to our guests a unique Cumbrian experience.


Things to do in and around Keswick

Things to do in and around Keswick

Keswick is home to many events, including the Keswick Convention, Keswick Jazz Festival, Keswick Beer Festival, and much more.

Keswick and the surrounding area also has a great deal of attractions and activities for visitors.

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Booking with Dorchester House

Booking with Dorchester House

Tariffs range from £32 to £42 per person per night, with children at concessionary rates. All tarrifs quoted in reply to booking enquiries will be based on a room rate.

We regret that we are uable to provide accommodation for children under the age of six years.

To enquire about room availability and exact pricing for your stay in our bed and breakfast, please fill in our online enquiry form and we will contact you via e-mail as soon as possible.


Alternatively, you can contact us by telephone on
017687 73256, email us directly, or check room availability via

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