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)

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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.”

"Thank you to all the staff who were charming and professional. We had a great time and look forward to returning."

− David & Rita, Bucks - 10.7.15

"A very enjoyable stay. Excellent in every way. Superb food, caring staff. Thank you"

− Peter & Sandra, Hampshire - 27.6.15

"Thank you once again for a lovely stay. You get the balance just right. Perfect location, superb food and friendly service"

− Clare & Phil, Cheshire. - 14.6.15

"Have been coming here for 25 years. Our special sanctuary. Staff, food, location and room - all superb. Keep the tradition going!"

− Tom & Jan, Toronto, Canada. - 7.6.15

"Don't think we've ever stayed in a nicer hotel - we'll be back."

− Peter & Alyson, Hereford, - 4.5.15

"Thank you for another fabulous visit - couldn't ask for better. Much appreciated."

− Michelle & Chris, Worcester. - 20.4.15

"Absolutely lovely - food amazing, room amazing and staff were very friendly - have found a gem! Thank you for such fantastic hospitality!"

− Cooke family, Durham. - 7.4.15

"Just like coming home. Lovely people, excellent service and all with a smile."

− Brenda, Liz & Badger, Notts. - 19.3.15

"Wonderful find. Everything excellent. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Lakes now! Thank you. "

− C & M Mason, North Wales. - 26.2.15

"Lovely stay! Have been to Lakes many times but not stayed at this hotel before but will definitely be back!"

− Simon & Lesley, Worcestershire - 17.2.15

"This is our millionth stay. It is as wonderful as always. Beautiful views and delightful birds and a badger has been seen. There are no bad manners and I wish I lived here. Wonderful stay. Thank you for having us again. Beautiful food. We really enjoyed it! We love the view and the drinks and the views :)"

− Isabelle (aged 10), Salesburg. 18.2.15

"Absolutely wonderful - what can we say - PERFECT. Thank you SO much!"

− Sue & David, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - 1.2.15

"Amazing Christmas celebration. Thanks to all the staff."

− Phil & Kathy, Bedfordshire. - 27.12.14

"Fabulous weekend. "Keep hold of the chef", the food is fabulous."

− Dorothy and Vivash, Burnley - 19.7.15

"Impeccable - as ever. The setting is stunning, the staff are kind, efficient, interested and the food - that amazing bread - so thank you Steve, Sam, Renata and wonderful Sue!! We'll be back!"

− Chris & Richard, Oxford. - 22.11.14

"Again, a wonderful stay, great food. The room was amazing and we got lots of sleep! We did some enjoyable walks and came back for a welcoming rest."

− Sanderson Family, Hampton Wick. - 1.11.14

"Really enjoyed our stay in every way. Thank you all!"

− Neil & Amanda, Warwickshire. - 29.10.14

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

− Jenny & Dan Collman, Sotheby. - 20.9.14

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

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

"Wonderful stay. Welcoming as always. Garden room lovely."

− V& R Medcalf, Leicestershire. - 11.8.14

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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