Hotel Information

Our Mission

As an upmarket hotel, our aim is to ensure our guests leave us feeling better than on arrival, and want to come back. We are told that it is often the small things that matter. Our staff are approachable, friendly and welcoming.

Our rooms are designed with attention to detail, with either patios, balconies or window seats so guests can soak up the panoramic Lakeland views. Our cuisine is designed to delight guests who come here to relax and treat themselves to something special.

Our Features

All the rooms have free Wi-Fi, fluffy bathrobes, heated towel rails, chocolates on the pillows, flatscreen TVs, DVD players available, hairdryers, a refreshment tray, and the list goes on. Some rooms have wood-effect fires for those who prefer to relax in their own space.

For our less able-bodied guests, there is an internal lift and we have suites with easy access on the ground floor and modified facilities.

Why You Should Visit Us

In the light summer evenings, guests enjoy drinks on the terrace in the private gardens. During winter evenings, the open log fires are lit in the lounge to relax with a drink before dinner after a busy day . When it rains, muddy boots and wet coats can be left in the drying room, heated by an eco-friendly biomass boiler.

When it shines, the Borrowdale Valley has a special magic which prompted Alfred Wainwright MBE* to describe it as “the loveliest square mile in Lakeland”. *Alfred Wainwright (17 January 1907 – 20 January 1991) was the critically- acclaimed British fell-walker, guidebook author and illustrator. His seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells was published between 1955 and 1966, which continues to be essential reading for many visitors.

Wedding Info

Why Borrowdale Gates?

Choosing the right venue for your wedding can rank alongside those other difficult decisions, such as choosing the rings or even the dress.

For those seeking an intimate private celebration for up to 75 guests, the Borrowdale Gates Hotel is an ideal venue available for booking exclusively for your special day.


Each year, our festive breaks offer warmth, the thoughtful comforts of home, and a touch of luxury and exquisite cuisine.  Our talented resident harpist creates a relaxed ambiance so you can enjoy service that is as attentive as it is unseen, leaving you to feast your eyes on traditional winter scenery and decorations in front of a log fire.

2017 Christmas Breaks starting from £665 per person for a minimum stay of 3 nights, based on 2 people.

New Year Breaks starting from £460 per person for a minimum stay of 3 nights, based on 2 people.

Please note a non-refundable initial deposit of £50 per person is taken at the time of booking to secure the reservation.

"Lovely stay - back to how we remember Borrowdale Gates - Brilliant."

− 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

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017687 77204
0845 833 2524 (local dialing rate)


Borrowdale Gates Hotel
CA12 5UQ

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