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Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YD England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bassenthwaite
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Link House is a late Victorian Country Guest House, situated on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake, near the Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, with stunning views of both forests and fells. Traditionally built in the late Victorian age, this country house enjoys stunning views of the forest and surrounding fells including Skiddaw. The sunny aspect gives a warm and comfortable atmosphere in which to relax and feel at home. We are situated almost half-way between the towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, birthplace of William Wordsworth and the oldest town in Cumbria, just off the A66 at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake. Link House is easy to find. In the quieter part of the Lake District National Park, yet with access to many interesting places to visit such as the Whinlatter Visitor Centre where the Ospreys who nest nearby each year, can be viewed. A peaceful location for the serious walker or for touring by car or bike. We also have a guest lounge for guests to enjoy.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Allan T wrote a review Dec 2021
31 contributions14 helpful votes
Me and my partner were staying for a nearby wedding, I can't begin to say enough about how good this stay was. From the moment we walked through the door Peter and Katie were nothing but welcoming and hospitable. We were provided with tea and mince pies on arrival, Peter also recommended some walks in the area as this was something we were looking to do over the weekend. On top of that we asked if there was somewhere we could pick up a bottle of wine, he told us where we could get one and furthermore offered us a bottle from what they already had. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Due to covid, you are provided with a menu to pre order your breakfast, there is a large selection, again this was fantastic and the views that come with it from the bay window flawless. On the day after the wedding we had left our car at Armathwaite Hall and Peter offered to take us up there, something that he didn't need to offer but was greatly appreciated even though we declined as we needed the walk. All in all this was one of the best stays we've ever had and we would recommend anyone going to the area to stay here. Peter and Katie were fantastic hosts and they would go out of their way to improve your stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
shazmc wrote a review Oct 2021
England26 contributions7 helpful votes
I haven't been to a bed & breakfast for a very very long time so I wasn't sure what to expect. Well this B&B is just amazing. I was so surprised (pleasantly). Pete and Katie are lovely hosts and the Link House is just perfect. So perfect I don't know where to start. There's parking, a fantastic breakfast, a very comfy bed, a spotless bathroom/bedroom and it was so quiet. The B&B was full but we never heard anyone else during the evening/night. Pete and Katie are very knowledgeable about the area and Link House is within walking distance of the lake and the Lakes Distillery. It's also situated just off the motorway so that its easy to get around and a good bus service if you don't want to drive, I really could not fault the Link House and my only issue is that we weren't booked in for longer than the 2 nights.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Peter Habberjam, Owner at Link House
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review and so pleased that you found it calm, relaxing and really quiet and wished you could have stayed longer. It would be lovely to see you again in the near future. The motorway you mentioned is only the A66 and though we are across the fields from it it is still a great way to access Keswick and Cockermouth which are only a few mins. either way. If ever back in this beautiful part of the Northern Lakes Book us directly for the best results or give us a call to discuss availability, Till then, best wishes and thanks again for this lovely review. Pete & Katie.
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Kingston_Rambler wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
Link House is well positioned for the North Western lakes. Rooms are comfortable, breakfast is excellent with plenty of choice. Peter & Katie gave us great recommendations for food and walks. All in all, a top class B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Peter Habberjam, Owner at Link House
Responded 7 Oct 2021
Hi John and thank you for your excellent review. It was a real pleasure to host you and your walking group and so pleased that you managed to get so many good walks under your belt. We will aim to come up with another couple of good circuits for the future should you all be in the vicinity. Till then take care and best wishes from Pete & Katie.
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Ollie wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved staying at Link House for our week in the Lake District. Beautifully located next to Bassenthwaite Lake, there’s plenty to explore nearby and it was lovely coming back to our warm and comfy room each day. Also lovely are hosts Pete & Katie who were friendly, helpful and always ready to make us feel at home. We couldn’t have asked for more, quite literally with the big breakfasts filling us up every morning. Thanks for a perfect stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Peter Habberjam, Owner at Link House
Responded 6 Oct 2021
Hi Ollie, great to hear from you and so pleased to have met you both. We were so impressed with how much you managed to squeeze into your stay in the Northern Lakes and though we are so far away we hope you are already planning your next visit. Till then, take care and best wishes, Pete & Katie.
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Cornish_surfer wrote a review Oct 2021
Cornwall, United Kingdom60 contributions39 helpful votes
Our hosts Pete & Katie were fab, nothing was too much trouble. Everything was clean and breakfast was honestly the best I've had in a B&B, so fresh and tasty. Lovely location with Bassenthwaite Lake just down the road. 100% recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Peter Habberjam, Owner at Link House
Responded 2 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and so impressed with how much you managed to squeeze into the few days you had with us from climbing Helvellyn to wild water swimming. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we have the opportunity to meet you both again soon. Best wishes, Pete & Katie.
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US$91 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKeswickBassenthwaite
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Frequently Asked Questions about Link House
Which popular attractions are close to Link House?
Nearby attractions include Buttermere Lake (7.8 km), J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (7.4 km), and The Lake District Wildlife Park (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Link House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Link House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Link House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Link House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Moon & Sixpence Coffeehouse, Aspava Restaurant, and BLOCKS Steakhouse.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Link House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Link House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wordsworth House and Garden (7.8 km), Mirehouse & Gardens (4.7 km), and Isel Hall (7.1 km).