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Ferndene Guest house

Self Assessed
6 St. Johns Terrace Ambleside Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DP, United Kingdom


4.9/5 from 348 Reviews

99% Would Recommend


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  • Limited parking
  • Wifi internet
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Ferndene Guest house

(348 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

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Ferndene Guest house Information


Welcome to Ferndene, a traditional style family run guest house offering high standard, comfortable and friendly Bed & Breakfast accommodation a short stroll from Keswick town centre and a pleasant ten minute walk from the Derwent Water lakeshore with its stunning views, lake steamers and the famous Theatre by the Lake. Dating from 1866, our large Victorian house has been comprehensively refurbished while still retaining much of its original character and, with our modern Annexe conveniently located next to our car park at the rear of the property, has been tastefully decorated in a contemporary style throughout. Rooms in the main house offer magnificent views of the mountains, with our top floor Suite giving a panoramic view over Skiddaw, Blencathra, Catbells and the Newlands fells. All of our bedrooms are cosy, comfortably furnished and have LCD digital TVs, alarm clocks, hairdryers and complementary tea/coffee trays. Breakfast at Ferndene is served in your room. We’ve adopted a delicious new online breakfast menu which will be delivered to your room each morning. This includes choices like our breakfast box or baps, pancakes, pasties, smoothies, porridge and much more. However long your visit with us we can promise a warm welcome, a comfortable stay and Ferndene's famous breakfast to start your day. We do all we can to provide a homely feel and offer that personal service that makes your stay as pleasurable as possible. We can help with planning your days and with suggestions for walks and excursions, offer packed lunches, afternoon teas make Ferndene the perfect base to explore this beautiful area, whether walking or just to get away from it all for a relaxing break.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Guest protective clothing encouraged
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals
  • Wrapped breakfast
  • Wrapped lunch


  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Breakfast in the room/unit


  • Advance reservation parking
  • Limited parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Cinema
  • Fitness
  • Pampering
  • Team building
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 20:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
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  • Road from M6/A66 (17.0 miles)
    From Penrith and M6 jct 40 head west on A66 following signs for Keswick. Take first turning off A66 signposted Keswick and continue toward town centre. Head down into town until you see park and river on your right. With war memorial on your right and just before traffic lights, turn left into Station Street and immediate left (Cumbrian Cottages office on corner) into Southey Street, (in practice this is one sharp left turn). Continue down Southey Street to see car park of Ferndene on right.
  • Road from A591 (1.0 miles)
    Approaching Keswick from the south along the A591 turn left as the outskirts of town are reached onto Manor Brow (signposted Castlerigg Manor). Proceed straight ahead down the steep bank of Manor Brow into Ambleside Road until Ferndene Guest House appears on your right opposite St John's Church to your left. Our car park is at the rear of the property.
  • Bus from From Penrith by bus (17.0 miles)
    Hourly X4, X5, X50 buses (bus stop outside station, approx 20 minute journey) alighting at Keswick war memorial (please check and confirm all bus times on before travelling). Cross over the road then turn immediately left into Southey Street, beside Cumbrian Cottages office on the corner. Continue down Southey Street to see the car park and rear entrance of Ferndene signposted on the right.
  • Train from To Penrith by train (17.0 miles)
    Nearest train station to Keswick is at Penrith (please check and confirm train times at e.g., with connection to Keswick being made by bus.

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