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Greystoke House

Self Assessed
9 Leonard Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4EL, United Kingdom

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4.8/5 from 26 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
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Greystoke House

(26 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.8

Greystoke House Information


A warm welcome awaits you at Greystoke House Guesthouse, situated in Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Originally a Victorian gentleman's residence built in 1897 from local Skiddaw slate, Greystoke House is situated in a quiet residential area, less than a five minute walk to Keswick’s famous market square with its many shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Greystoke house offers warm and comfortable accommodation in one single with private shower room, three double en-suite rooms and a flexible Superking / Twin en-suite. We are a small, non-smoking, dog friendly Bed & Breakfast, ideally located to visit a variety of local attractions including the Theatre by the Lake and Keswick museum and provides the perfect base for walking and exploring this beautiful area of the Lake District.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Guest protective clothing encouraged
  • Staggered check-in
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Wrapped breakfast


  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Bike lock-up
  • Meet & greet service
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Room service mobile app


  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Cinema
  • Exhibition
  • Watersports


  • Check in
    16:00 20:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions Privacy and cookie policy


The house is approached from street level up 1 small step and 2 larger steps into the main entrance and the front entrance porch is well lit from dusk until midnight. There are three 1st floor bedrooms, and three 2nd floor bedrooms and no ground floor guest accommodation, there are 10 steps up the first flight to a landing and 7 further steps up to these first floor bedrooms. The stairs are 92cm wide with a strong balustrade and shallow carpet. The handrail is on the left hand side ascending. There are 9 steps up to a small landing with a window then a further 8 steps up to the 2nd floor where there are 3 further bedrooms. The stairways and landings are well lit and uncluttered. We would like to advise our guests that we are committed to the issue of disability access and aim to provide a quality service where-ever possible. Greystoke House will continue to assess and improve disability access whenever opportunities become available.


  • Road from Penrith (M6 junction 40) (17.0 miles)

    From Junction 40 of the M6 at Penrith take the A66 towards Keswick.
    Take the A591 turning heading towards Keswick/Windermere, at the T-junction turn right towards the town centre. 
    Take the first left turn after the Fire / Ambulance station on to Blencathra Street.
    Follow this round to the right and continue along, taking the 4th left turn on to Leonard Street.
    Continue over Helvellyn Street and we are first on the left.
    For an alternative scenic route coming from the South, leave the M6 at junction 36 and take the A591 through Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere and follow the instructions from instruction 3 above.
    Unfortunately we do not have any dedicated parking but there are usually spaces on the streets close by. 

  • Train from Penrith (North Lakes) (17.0 miles)

    The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith (North Lakes), on the West Coast Main Line. 

    Take either the X4 or X5 bus from Penrith (North Lakes) Rail Station towards Keswick. Alight at Keswick Bus Station.
    Walk past 'Booths' towards the town centre. Continue onto Main St, crossing the road, and heading past 'Bar Metro' towards the Market Square. Carry on walking past the left-hand side of the Moot Hall.
    Turn left on to Station Street and continue until you reach the junction with Penrith Road.
    Sharp right turn onto Southey Street (down the side of Cumbria Cottages).
    Take the third left onto Helvellyn Street then turn right onto Leonard Street.
    You will see our sign diagonally opposite the junction.

  • Bus from Carlisle (31.0 miles)

    Take the 554 bus from Carlisle Bus Station towards Keswick. Alight at Keswick Bus Station.

    Walk past Booths and on to Tithebarn Street towards the town centre crossing the road when you reach 'Podgy Paws'. 
    At the roundabout, turn right and head along Main Street past Bar Metro towards the Market Square. 
    Continue up the square and head towards the left-hand side of the Moot Hall. 
    Turn left on to Station Street until you reach the junction with Penrith Road. 
    Sharp right turn onto Southey Street (down the side of Cumbria Cottages). 
    Take the third left onto Helvellyn Street then turn right onto Leonard Street. 
    You will see us diagonally opposite.

  • Air from Carlisle Airport (41.0 miles)

    Keswick is within easy driving distance of Carlisle Lake District Airport where you can hire a car having easy access to the M6.
    Take the M6 South to Junction 40 and follow the directions for travelling by car.

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