Derwent Bank

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Guest Accommodation with 36 rooms £59-£109 prpnb


Derwent Bank

Derwent Bank

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Catalyst House,
720 Centennial Court,
Centennial Park,
Elstree, Hertfordshire,


CA12 5TY


With the best waterfront of any hotel on Derwentwater, and splendid views of the surrounding fells, Derwent Bank offers a truly exceptional location.

Derwent Bank has a cafe with comfortable chairs, delectable local produce and a great cup of tea or coffee, making a fantastic place to relax, enjoy and unwind in Derwentwater.

At Derwent Bank there is a large comfortable lounge, an attractive dining room and a welcoming bar stocking local beer. The conservatory is particularly attractive and has superb views of the lake and the surrounding fells.

The ballroom also overlooks the lake and is used as a painting studio, for dancing or evening talks, or as a games room with table tennis and Nintendo Wii. Free internet access is offered on a dedicated PC and Wi-Fi is available in some public rooms. There is also a range of board games and books. Derwent bank sits in extensive gardens with a sloping lawn down to the lake jetty. Outside there is a formal garden, a putting green and croquet lawn.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesTravel agent bookingsSnacks/afternoon teaRegular entertainmentPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessCoach parties welcomedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in SpanishStaff fluent in Polish

Putting lawn, lake facing and croquet lawn. Children welcome from any age.


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Map reference: NY 254228  Lat: 54.59484 Long: -3.15608

By car:

Derwent Bank is 30 minutes from junction 40 of the M6.

Directions: Head to Keswick via the A66, continuing west towards Cockermouth and Workington. About 1 mile west of Keswick turn left, signposted to Portinscale, Grange and the Newlands Valley. Drive through Portinscale village; Derwent Bank is on the left hand side, just after Derwentwater Marina. A large car park is available in the grounds with ample free parking. If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for Derwent Bank is CA12 5TY.

By train:

The nearest station is at Penrith on the west coast main line between London and Glasgow. Penrith is also served by direct trains from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester Airport.

By taxi or bus:

The 18 mile journey from Penrith station to Derwent Bank can be made by taxi or bus. Taxis cost £32 per journey - less if shared. We recommend that you pre-book your taxi to the house. Taxi company contact details are available in the house information leaflet provided with your booking.

The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the House Manager.

Buses run approximately every hour as far as Portinscale, from where it is a ¾mile walk to Derwent Bank. Alternatively alight in Keswick and complete your journey by taxi (allow £8).

By air:

The nearest airports are at Manchester or Newcastle. If you are arriving at London Heathrow or London Gatwick it is possible, if you have a morning arrival, to reach Derwent Bank in a day. See for details on travelling from these airports by train.

If you are arriving at London Heathrow take the Underground to London Euston station. Direct trains run from here to Penrith. Total journey time around 4½ hours.

From Gatwick Airport the easiest option is to take a Thameslink train to King’s Cross St Pancras station in central London. From here it is a 10-15 minute walk to London Euston station, for a direct train to Penrith. Total journey time around 4½ hours.

Manchester Airport has its own station with direct trains to Penrith. Journey time is around 2 hours.

Newcastle Airport is the nearest airport. Take the Metro to Newcastle Central station, then a train to Penrith (1 change at Carlisle). Journey time 2½-3½ hours, depending on the connection.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Regular entertainmentRegular entertainment
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in SpanishStaff fluent in Spanish
  • Staff fluent in PolishStaff fluent in Polish

Putting lawn, lake facing and croquet lawn. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • 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
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit


  • 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 potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
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