Although some people like the larger hotels many prefer or find a better fit to their budget at smaller hotels and want less elaborate and more economical bed and breakfast. Lake District towns and villages are not lacking in such smaller-scale friendly accommodation.
Private homes and farmhouses often have B&B businesses and give a warm welcome to a small number of guests, some open year-round and other during the main visitor season. Some self-catering units have an option of breakfast provision. Small B&B hotels, with a breakfast room which in some cases may be open for an evening meal if booked ahead, are to be found widely both for week or fortnight holidays or short breaks.
A Selection of Lake District Bed and Breakfast Establishments
Below is a small selection of different types of B&B accommodation from around Cumbria. We have selected them on the basis of customer reviews on the Booking.com site. Each has an average review score over 8 out of 10. They represent several different areas of the county. [Note: During our recent site rebuild we removed several properties from this page. More will be added shortly.]
Close to the centre of Keswick, Ferndene Guest House is convenient for exploring the town and the area around Derwentwater.
On the road from Hawkshead to the Windermere ferry, this elegant Georgian house at Near Sawrey overlooks Esthwaite Water.
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Dog Friendly Accommodation in the Lake District
If you like to take your holidays in the Lake District with dogs then we have an article for you covering not only B&B but also dog friendly hotels and self-catering accommodation. Lake District bed and breakfast hotels are often pet friendly. You should have little difficulty in finding excellent accommodation from which to explore the Lakes with your dog.