We look forward to you visiting us at Hermiston Guesthouse in the scenic Lake District. When planning your stay, please become familiar with the following policies. If you have any questions regarding our Cumbria accommodation, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Parking is available on-site; users of the car park do so at their own risk. The management does not accept responsibility for damage, accident or loss.

Hermiston is a smoke-free guesthouse: Cigarettes of any type (including e-cigarettes), cigars, and candles are not permitted in the guest rooms,  in the public areas or on the terrace. Please respect this aspect of our home. A cleaning fee of £100 is charged to all guests who ignore this.

Guests over 16 are welcome to stay. However, as much as we love children, our setting is not appropriate for babies or young children.
Your reservation is made with Hermiston Guesthouse and represents a legally binding contract between us. We will require a deposit taken against a valid credit/debit card to secure the booking. One night deposit or 50% of the total stay, whichever is greater, is required with all reservations.

A two-night minimum stay is required for all weekdays, weekends, holidays and any special events, which fall in the middle of the week. Bank holiday weekends may require a three-night minimum.

Weekend rates apply to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and holidays. Rates are subject to change.

Payment must be made prior to departure for all outstanding balances. We accept Mastercard, Visa, debit/ credit cards and cash as forms of payment.

Arrivals are between 4.00p.m. and 6:30p.m. Please call or email us in advance if you plan to get here before 4.00p.m. or after 6:30 p.m. so that we can be there to welcome you. Departures are requested by 10:00 a.m.
A minimum of 14 days notice of cancellation or amendment of any reservation is required to avoid a cancellation charge as detailed in your confirmation. Cancellation within 14 days of the booking or non arrival will be charged equivalent to one nights stay. We will however make every endeavour to re-let the room. If the room can be re-let to the full value of the cancelled booking there will be no charge. In order to avoid this undesirable situation we would strongly advise you to arrange holiday insurance cover. We regret that in the event of a delayed arrival or early departure there can be no credit for room nights or meals not taken during your stay. We reserve the right to cancel a booking with a full refund after confirmation has been received. We also reserve the right to terminate your stay without being liable for any refund or compensation when discomfort or distress is caused to other guests. Whilst we endeavour to supply your first choice of accommodation we reserve the right to change the room if and where necessary. There will be no extra charge in the event of an upgrade.

A 90-day cancellation policy applies to all group bookings and for our photographic holidays. Notice of less than 30 days will be charged for the entire stay. Deposits for group bookings or our photographic holidays are not transferable or refunded.

We are a small guesthouse and are adversely affected by cancellations. For this reason our cancellation policy is strictly enforced.

As part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we take the following steps: 

  • All our rooms use energy saving bulbs.
  • We reduce energy and water consumption wherever practical 
  • We buy locally wherever we can and encourage our guests to reduce food waste by providing portion options.
  • The heating is adjusted with energy consumption in mind with thermostat controls in all guest rooms. 
  • We provide secure cycle storage and offer local collections to accommodate the needs of those using public transport. 
  • We use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community. 
  • We buy in bulk to save on unnecessary packaging were possible. 
  • We use online systems and paper-free bookings where possible to reduce our ink and paper consumption.

The Lake District’s majestic and unspoilt landscape can only be preserved through a commitment to sustainable tourism and we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy this incredible part of the country for many years to come.

Hermiston Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast cares about our clients and their privacy. Any information gathered from our website for enquiries or booking is kept secure on our central database. We never pass our client’s personal information to any third party.

Forms on the Hermiston Guesthouse website and associated booking agencies may request the client to supply their details and booking preferences (at time of booking). By supplying such information, the client consents to Hermiston Guesthouse storing their booking details for an appropriate period of time in order to supply the products and services requested.

Hermiston Guesthouse may contact the client when necessary regarding the enquiry or booking made, or to send a confirmation. From time to time, we may send further information about the Guesthouse. You may opt-out at any time by sending an email to hello@hermiston-keswick.co.uk to unsubscribe.

Any personal information collected by Hermiston Guesthouse is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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This accessibility statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests.

 Hermiston Guesthouse House is a bed and breakfast in the village of Braithwaite situated in the Lake District, 4 miles from the market town of Keswick.  The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, on the West Coast Main Line, a distance of 17 miles. There is a regular bus service, which takes about 40 minutes, that connects Penrith railway station with Keswick Bus Station. 

National Express provides Rapide Services from London Victoria to the Lake District which take approximately 6 1/2 hours.

The guesthouse in situated at the bottom of the hill with a short walk of approximately 400 yards to the nearest pub. There is a bus stop opposite where the No X4 and X5 bus stops coming approx. every 30 minutes from Cockermouth and Keswick.

There are several local taxi companies that service the area.

We have 5 bedrooms available, 2 on the ground floor, 3 on the first floor.

 The Guest House postcode is CA12 5RY which can be entered into Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps) along with your post code to gain directions especially if you’re visiting by car.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone us on 01768 778190 or email hello@hermiston-keswick.com

Car Parking and Arrival

Our accommodation is ready by 4.00pm but may be available earlier on request.

We have 5 marked car parking spaces in front of the Guesthouse. Please park considerately. There are 2 steps into the guest house and this is well lit at night with outside lighting along the drive and the porch. Owners will make every effort to greet guests on arrival, assist them with their luggage and show them to their room. Level access is available via the rear of the property to the guest lobby area through a 73cm door way.

Welcome Area

The front door, which is 91cm wide, leads into the reception area.  There is a chair available which is 48cm high. The floor is carpeted and the area is even and well lit with overhead lighting. The door has an external bell for attention. 

The front door is locked at night and when the owners are not on the property. Guests are provided with a key to this door along with their room key. The key is left in the door at night.

Guests will be shown to their bedrooms as well as the location of the guest lounge and dining room.

Public Areas – Breakfast Room

The breakfast room is situated on the ground floor on the level from the reception via a door 81cm wide. There is short pile carpet and the area is well lit with ceiling lighting and lamp.

There are five tables each with two chairs 48cm high.

Access to the guest lounge and bedrooms is via a doorway 71cm wide with a slight downward slope floor 30cm long x 3cm drop with a gap of 77cm between the sofa and bookcase at the entrance to the lounge.

We are able to cater for a variety of dietary requirements, please advice us when making a booking.

Breakfast is served from 8.00am until 9.00am, you can help yourself from the buffet to fruit salad, cereals, yogurts and juices. Your cooked breakfast is served to you at the table.

Public Areas – Guest Lounge

There are two leather sofas and a tub chair as well as two chairs and a table. The sofa heights are both 44cm high, the tub chair is 43cm and the two chairs are both 50cm high. The lounge is carpeted and well lit with overhead lighting and lamps. There is a log burner for occasional use especially in the winter.

The lounge leads directly to the first ground floor bedroom with a door width of 74cm (Latrigg)

The lounge leads to the ground floor guest lobby via a door 71cm wide. This gives access to the second ground floor bedroom, (Whinlatter) which has a door width of 74cm, the stairs to the first floor bedrooms and access to the rear door of the property which is 73cm wide.

There are seven stairs to the stair landing and a left hand turn to a further seven stairs to the first floor bedrooms. Each stair is 19cm high and there is a handrail on the right hand side.


Hermiston Guesthouse has two rooms, which are flexible regarding layout as either twin or king rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. All bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms.

The fire alarms in all the bedrooms have warning lights as well as audible sounders.

The height of the beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is listed below for each of the rooms:

Latrigg – 54cm

Whinlatter – 62cm

Blencathra – 60cm

Skiddaw – 58cm

Grizedale – 58cm

All our bedrooms are bright and evenly lit with bedside lamps also in each room.

All of our rooms offer the following:

Short pile carpet.

All bedrooms have digital TV with subtitles and Freeview.

A hair dryer.

Individually controlled radiators.

Lined waste bins.

Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits.


The bedrooms are not suitable for wheelchair use.

Ensuite Shower-rooms & Toilets 

Bathroom doors have an average opening of 83cm.

All bedrooms are en-suite with WC, step in shower (12cm high except Whinlatter which has a larger shower and a 14cm step) and hand basin which is 78cm high.

Toilets are 39cm high.

Complimentary toiletries are provided.

Bath towels, hand towel and bath mat are provided.

Additional Information

Free WiFi is available throughout the Guest House

Drying facilities are available.

Flasks can be filled if required.

Evacuation procedures are in our welcome pack in the bedrooms. We are happy to come to your room and assist you with evacuation if required.

There is a full fire risk assessment in place. Fire extinguishers are fully serviced and smoke alarms tested weekly.

The nearest shopmobility is in Carlisle, at level two, The lanes, Car Park, Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8NX

The nearest General Hospital with an A&E unit and walk in NHS are in Workington or Carlisle.

The nearest doctors surgery is 4 miles away at The Castlehead Medical Centre, telephone 01768 772025 (24 Hours).

We can offer a selection of nearby attractions and suggest places to eat, we also have publicity leaflets available in reception.

Contact Information

Address: Hermiston Guest House, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5RY

Telephone: 01768 778190

Mobile: 07715 103 922

Email: hello@hermiston-keswick.com

Web: www.hermiston-keswick.com

Hours of opening: All year round normal check in from 4.00pm to 7.30pm and check out by 10.00am. Other times by arrangement.