High quality guesthouse accommodation in the heart of the Lake District

As a small guesthouse, our hope is to create a “home away from home” with true Lakeland bed and breakfast values to provide all our guests with high quality service and a comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable stay during their visit to the beautiful Lake District.


Oakthwaite House is a Victorian town house built c.1876 in a quiet residential area of Keswick, only a five-minute walk from the town centre.  Superbly situated to explore the stunning natural surrounds of the Lake District, or enjoy a romantic getaway and celebrate a special occasion, Oakthwaite House offers you an ideal home-away-from-home during your stay in Keswick.


We offer a range of delicious hearty breakfast options to give you the perfect start to the morning.  On request, we also offer pack lunches, please contact us to discuss your bespoke catering requirements.


We are also very pleased to be part of the ambassadors scheme for the Theatre by the Lake, so please contact us for your unique ticket discount code if you intend to book tickets at the Theatre.


Please always book direct with us for the establishments best prices!


Please note that there is a significant road closure that will affect the A5271 heading through Keswick in both directions.

Cumbria County Council are carrying out a Flood Alleviation Scheme on Penrith Road (A5271) close to Greta Street, Keswick. It is expected to finish in December 2019.


Coming from the Cockermouth direction, once in Keswick you will need to turn right onto Southey Street just after the traffic lights at the Cenotaph.  Follow Southey Street for approximately 200m and turn left onto Helvellyn Street.


Coming from the Penrith direction, you can either follow the diversion along the A66 or head into Keswick via the A591 (usual route), turning right onto the A5271. You will need to turn left onto Brackenrigg Drive followed by a right onto Blencathra Street, a left onto Skiddaw Street and finally a right onto Helvellyn Street. Or a 100m further along the A5271, take a left onto Wordsworth Street followed by a right onto Helvellyn Street.  The road is closed around Greta Street!


We therefore strongly urge you to plan your journey and/or trips accordingly to negate any expected delays and/or plan with sat nav, maps or online route planners such as The AA or RAC.


We very much look forward to welcoming you.


Simon & Rebecca

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