Brackenrigg House

Brackenrigg House

Four holiday cottages for walkers and walking groups, just outside of Keswick

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Brackenrigg House

This is a lovely Victorian Country House with a large verandah looking out over the fells to Helvellyn, and a summer house with BBQ area for those cooler evenings….Inside there are 5 generous sized bedrooms, all ensuite.  2 twin, and 3 double – sleeping 10, plus 2 Z-beds suitable for children. The Master suite has a whirlpool both as well as a separate power shower. All other ensuites are shower rooms, with one having a large walk-in shower ‘wet room’.

Downstairs there is a large living room, with wood burning stove, double aspect bay windows, and stained glass panels opening onto the hand made oak kitchen and dining room – with ample seating for 10. Free wifi, ipod doc, tv, cd palyer, dvd. Kitchen with ranger cooker, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher. Boot room/laundry room with large washing machine, and tumble drier, and plenty of space for gear. Butler sink for washing muddy boots

Games room with air hockey table and plenty of books, and board games.

Things To Do

Keswick is rightly seen by many as the Adventure Capital of the Lake District. If you can do it outdoors – you can do it around Keswick!

We can help plan your holiday with contacts with many of the adventure centres in the area; whether its kayaking, climbing, guided walks, ghyll scrambling or riding; there is something here for everyone. Derwentwater Launch and Ullswater Steamer both run all year round.

We can advise on walks, cycle routes, recommend touring routes & picnic spots. We can also advise on great restaurants. The Lake District is justifiably famous for its high quality cuisine.

Brackenrigg is situated in the heart of some wonderful walking. There are gentle routes from the door around Naddle & St. John’s-in-the -Vale, and for the more adventurous we can recommend routes up Helvellyn & Blencathra. There are plenty of circular walks from the door, and linear routes using the hourly bus service past our door.

Brackenrigg enjoys a magnificent location in the very heart of the Lake District, and yet only a couple of miles from Keswick-on-Derwentwater, a lovely Victorian market town with plenty of shops, an excellent Saturday market, restaurants, pubs, museums, a magnificent theatre, cinema, leisure pool, golf course & climbing wall.

Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage is at Grasmere (about 10 mins’ drive), the 4000 year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle is a mile-and-a-half away, and there’s an Iron Age fort on Raven Crag behind Brackenrigg.


Telephone Number

017687 72258


2 to 16


not allowed

Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge


Within a short drive

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover


Within a 10 minute drive


Within a 10 minute drive

Swimming Pool

Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Open Fire or Woodburner in some cottages

Eco Friendly

Brackenrigg Barn and High Rigg have both achieved a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, and piloted the new Biodiversity Award sponsored by Natural England