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.
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 have A++ rated washers and dryers.
- • Our towels are laundered in house and guests are encouraged to request fresh towels only when required.
- • We buy locally wherever we can and encourage our guests to reduce food waste by providing small 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Address: Hermiston Guest House, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5RY
Telephone: 01768 778190
Mobile: 07715 103 922
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.