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

Rooms at Dorchester House

The bed and breakfast comprises of eight bedrooms with seven rooms being fully en-suite and one single room with private shower facilities. All en-suites have showers equipped with a power showers which are ideal to relax in after a day walking on the fells or around the shops.

Each room in our bed and breakfast is fitted with a wall mounted flat screen television with Freeview, an alarm clock radio and a hair dryer. To ensure your comfort each room is fitted with thermostatically control central heating radiators. A complimentary hospitality tray includes not only tea and coffee but also Horlicks, drinking chocolate and Bronte biscuits in each room.

The bed and breakfast has a full fire alarm system and has been fully risk assessed to ensure the safety of guests.

With a variety of single rooms, twin rooms, double rooms, family rooms and a triple room our bed and breakfast has the flexibility to cater for a variety of guest arrangements if you wish to visit us here in Keswick.

The History of our Keswick Bed and Breakfast

Dorchester House was built in Keswick in 1896 when the railway brought the Lake District and Keswick within reasonable travelling distance for holidaying visitors. Today the nearest station today is Penrith.

The bed and breakfast retains some of the original unique features including a beautiful wide staircase, stained glass windows and plaster moulding in the dining room and hallway. The bed and breakfast has been sympathetically modernised to a very high standard in the public areas. All bedrooms are decorated in Laura Ashley wallpaper which is complemented by Laura Ashley curtains.

All photography by Dorchester House, Keswick All photography by Dorchester House, Keswick All photography by Dorchester House, Keswick All photography by Dorchester House, Keswick
Dorchester House is a AA 4 Star Bed and Breakfast in Kewsick, Cumbria  Dorchester House is a Fairtrade Bed and Breakfast in Keswick, Cumbria  Dorchester House, a Bed and Breakfast in Keswick, Cumbria, has WiFi throughout

Dorchester House is a member of friends of the Lake District

Nurture Lakeland

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.

Read More ...

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.

Read More ...

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.

Read More ... or
see our special advice for walkers

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

Website Copyright Dorchester House 2011. All rights reserved.