The Winchester (Rooms & Breakfast)

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms £80-£95 prpnb


The Winchester

The Winchester

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Dawn Fairbairn

58 Blencathra Street,
CA12 4HT


58 Blencathra Street,
CA12 4HT


The Winchester is a family-run establishment, situated a few minutes walk from Keswick town centre. Accommodation is of a very high standard. All rooms are en suite and non-smoking throughout.

Accommodation at the Winchester is of very high standard. All 6 bedrooms are spacious and bright and consist of 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin and 1 family room. All bedrooms are en suite and have colour tv, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryers and alarm radios. Centrally heated throughout and we have a drying room for walkers. Wi-fi available in all rooms.

Breakfasts are as important as the accommodation so we use only the best local ingredients. We serve both Cumbrian, vegetarian and continental breakfasts and cater for certain dietary needs, please ask when contacting us.

The Northern Lakes boast some of the best walks in Britain. You can walk straight from the door and head for Skiddaw or Blencathra or alternatively you can stroll down to Derwentwater, our nearest lake, and take the launch to one of the many jetties towards Borrowdale - from there you have a variety of options, gentle or difficult.

Open all year except Christmas Day.

Children welcomeTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedIroning facilitiesTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Vegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessHairdryerOn street/public parking

A 5-minute walk to Keswick town centre and local facilities. Children welcome from age 10.


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Map reference: NY 270234  Lat: 54.60048 Long: -3.13148

Leave M6 at jct 40, following the A66, signed for Keswick and drop down into the T-junction. turn right onto Penrith Road and continue for approximately 1 mile. Follow the river and go past the fire station then take the second turning on your left on to Wordsworth Street. Go 100 yds onto Blencathra Street and we are opposaite on your right. By public transport from Penrith, take the bus service X55 into Keswick.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • UnlicensedUnlicensed
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking

A 5-minute walk to Keswick town centre and local facilities. Children welcome from age 10.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath


  • Access statement available on request.


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
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