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The Dorchester Guest House is a 3-storey late Victorian town house, which is the home of Anne and Dennis Banner. It is situated within a short walking distance of Keswick town centre with its shops, pubs and restaurants. Also easily accessible from the Dorchester are local churches, the Theatre by the Lake, the cinema, leisure centre, parks and play areas. With its views of some of the local fells it provides idyllic accommodation for visitors requiring a town location within easy reach of the Lakeland fells. The Dorchester is within easy walking distance of the shores of Derwentwater and the local fells which makes it an ideal base to explore the surrounding area either on foot, by launch or by bus. With 8 adaptable letting rooms the Dorchester House is able to cater for individuals, couples, families and larger groups. You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome in a relaxed environment at the Dorchester House.
All rooms have thermostatically controlled radiators to provide just the right room temperature for our guests' comfort.
Our normal arrival time is between 15.00 and 18.00 however we will accept arrivals in the morning and up to 22.00 by arrangements.
Children of all ages are welcome at Dorchester House and a cot and high chair is available if required.
Children welcome from any age.
Sugar Land, United States
25 July 2015
“Excellent! One of the Best!!”
Dennis & Anne are hosts par excellence. Everything about our 4 day vacation was perfect. The house is beautiful. There are tastefully chosen photographs & paintings in the bedroom, locally produced soaps in the bathroom, very comfortable beds with knitted blankets. The breakfast in the morning is sumptuous & delicious. Dennis does the cooking while Anne sees to it that our plates stay filled. The jams are homemade, made by Anne. They are delicious. They catered to our request for vegetarian meals. They even have a rack with umbrellas for the guests to borrow. We needed that as there was a gentle, constant drizzle the entire time we were in Keswick and we had not thought to pack any. They let us check out later than the 10 AM time (we checked out only at 4 PM) and would not charge us anything extra. By the end of our short stay they made us feel like part of their family. They saw us off as they did the other guests.
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From M6 jct 40 follow the A66 towards Keswick and Workington. After approximately 18 miles take slip road which is signposted Keswick and Windermere (A591). At the end of the slip road bear left and follow the road for approximately 600 yds until you arrive at a T-junction. At the T-junction turn right towards Keswick town centre. The road passes a pub called Twa Dogs on left hand side. After passing a garage on your left hand side the River Greta is visible on your right hand side. The road starts to bear to the right and just before the pelican traffic lights turn left into Station Street. Immediately you are in Station Street turn left into Southey Street. After approximately 200 yds Dorchester House is on the left hand side on the corner of Helvellyn Street.
By Public Transport. Nearest Railway Station: Penrith
Bus: A bus service is available dierct from Penrith railway station to Keswick running approximately every half hour. The service numbers that operate to Keswick from Penrith are the X4, X5 and X50.
Foot: On foot head for Keswick town centre which is approximately a three-minute walk from the bus station. In the town centre you will see a white building (Moot Hall). From the Moot Hall take the left hand road past Keswick Lodge and at the end of the pedestrian area turn left along Station Street. As Station Street approaches the main road turn right into Southey Street. You will come to Dorchester House, which is approximately 150 metres on the left hand side.
- Children welcome
- Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
- Packed lunches provided
- Ironing facilities
- Totally non-smoking
- Dogs/pets NOT accepted
- Central heating
- Electric shaver points
- Telephone (public)
- Television available
- Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
- High chairs available
- Cots available
- On street/public parking
Children welcome from any age.