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A warm welcome awaits you at Applethwaite Country House.

The gracious Victorian Country House, built in 1881, stands in two acres of woodland gardens in the beautiful hamlet of Applethwaite, one and a half miles from Keswick.

William Wordsworth was once a landowner in Applethwaite. Of his land, he said: "(it) lies beautifully upon the banks of a gill that gurgles down the side of Skiddaw, and the... grounds command a magnificent prospect of Derwent Water, and of the mountains of Borrowdale and Newlands."

His words are true of the Country House. Its elevated position, nestling on the slopes of Skiddaw, offers magnificent views over Keswick, Derwentwater, Borrowdale and many famous peaks - Cat Bells, Causey Pike, Sail and Grisedale Pike to name but a few.

Once in the secluded grounds of Applethwaite Country House, you may well catch sight of the resident red squirrels. Enjoy the putting course, a game of croquet or bowls on the bowling green, or simply sit and soak up the utter peace and stunning scenery.

Our apartments, Irvine and Mallory, are elegantly furnished with many original, characterful features, and offer you all the comforts you appreciate while away from home.


A view from Mallory - click to enjoy the full beauty


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"The most breathtaking experience is realising that you're going to wake up in such a beautiful place."

- David Sheppard, BBC Radio