Welcome to Borrowdale Gates Hotel

A luxury 4 Star hotel, set in the tranquil, stunning scenery of the Borrowdale Valley.

If you wish to relax and enjoy some of the finest fell views and walking available in the Lakes, treat yourself to a stay at this privately-owned country house hotel.  With open log fires, award-winning Lakeland cuisine and warm comfortable bedrooms decorated in a contemporary style, this hotel is a hidden gem located on the edge of the hamlet of Grange-in-Borrowdale.  After a day of hiking, sightseeing and exploring what this area has to offer, with the many attractions of Keswick nearby, guests are assured of our renowned friendly personal service in a peaceful setting, surrounded by fells close to the shores of Derwentwater.

We pride ourselves on the fact so many of our guests return on a regular basis, and consider this special place a “home from home”.

Situated in “the loveliest square mile in Lakeland”
Alfred Wainwright MBE (1907-1991)

Rooms & Suites

With attention to detail, it can be the small things that make a good stay fantastic..

“The decor and furnishings of the rooms create a homely and welcoming experience, blending in with the beautiful environment of the Borrowdale Gates Hotel.”

Fine Dining Experiences

The ethos of our head chef, Christopher Standhaven, and his brigade is refreshingly simple.

“Our menus reflect the diversity and quality of the Cumbrian produce available on our doorstep and we are producing some of the best dishes of my career.”

"Lovely stay - back to how we remember Borrowdale Gates - Brilliant - Carol & Anthony Emmott, Wilberfoss"

− Carol & Anthony Emmott, Wilberfoss. - 3.10.14

"Beautiful location and hotel. First Class Food!"

− John & Susan Dernie, Chester. 1.10.14


"Absolutely superb. Thank you all - we will be back."

− Alan & Betty Wood, Darlington. - 30.9.14

"Superb as always. Very well looked after. Many thanks."

− Caroline Heath, Basingstoke. - 26.9.14

"Many thanks for another excellent stay."

− Diana Thompson, York. - 25.9.14

"Thank you very much for a lovely stay."

− Cathie Jones & Al Ma Wimbledon. 24.9.14

"As good as ever - Many thanks. Lovely family and friends holiday."

− Margaret & Peter Staples, Harrogate. -24.9.14


− Margaret & Roger Dowdeswell, Wirral. 4.9.14

"Great time! Really enjoyed everything."

− Ray & Gill Sargeant, Staffordshire. 23.9.14

"Really enjoyed our stay, be back soon."

− Frank & Carol Swift, Helmsley. 23.9.14

"Great stay - we will be back!!"

− Peter & Carole Ford, Pangbourne, BERKS. -22.9.14

"Thank you for a lovely stay, perfect."

− Pam & Andrew Sharpe, Kerbyshire. - 22.9.14

"Superb in every way! We hope to be back soon. Thank you."

− Michael & Denise Hamilton, Buxton, Derbyshire. - 21.9.14

"Excellent food. Lovely people - amazing scenery - thank you."

− Joan & Derek Marshall, Wirral. - 20.9.14

"Many years here - this is the best ever!!"

− Jenny & Dan Collman, Sotheby. - 20.9.14

"3rd visit. Wonderful as always. See you in May!"

− Gail & John Hanlan, London. -20.9.14

"Our second visit. Thank you to everyone at this extremely efficient and pleasant hotel."

− Judith & Tony Stabley, W Sussex. - 20.9.14

"Excellent food. Staff very welcoming - we will return!"

− Sheila & John Collett, Shropshire. - 19.9.14

"Why did we wait for 12 year before being back!"

− Maureen & Henri Jambert, Paris, France. - 18.9.14

How to find us…

Exit the M6 at junction 40, and take the A66 towards Keswick. Follow signs for the B5289 to Borrowdale. After 4 miles, turn right at the double humpback bridge into Grange village. The hotel is located a quarter of a mile past the village on the right hand side.

If you’re using your sat nav our postcode is: CA12 5UQ

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Call us

017687 77204
0845 833 2524 (local dialing rate)


Borrowdale Gates Hotel
CA12 5UQ

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