Laurel Bank B&B Keswick, English Lake District
Laurel Bank B & B is a charming Victorian guest house awarded a 4 star rating with the Visit Britain Authority. The two cosy en-suite double rooms overlook the colourful wooded hills of Latrigg whilst the larger Superior rooms offer double/twin or family accommodation with stunning views over Keswick towards Grizedale Pike.
It is non-smoking throughout for your comfort and is open all year round.
Breakfasts from the buffet include fruit juices, fresh fruit salad, yoghurts and cheeses with home-made chutney. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order by Margaret Roper, the resident proprietor/chef and delivered to your table by her husband Rodney who is a keen walker and always happy to help with walking routes or motoring advice for the less active.
Rodney's Home baked bread is served with breakfast and Afternoon Tea along side Margaret's home-made scones and tray bakes.
Keswick is bursting with places to eat with a wide variety of cuisine served in the pubs and restaurants. Their son and daughter have returned from their travels and formed a family partnership at Siennas Bar & Restaurant in Keswick, Kathryn is 'mine host' in the busy downstairs bar whilst Jospeh is Chef in charge of the upstairs Steakhouse Grill - great food and a friendly atmosphere, families welcome.
For the shopaholic there are numerous gift and craft shops and even more mountaineering and camping outlets. You can treat yourself to a new pair of walking boots!
Local activities include walking, climbing, swimming, golf and tennis with regular cricket, bowls, rugby or football matches for the spectator.
Cruise on Lake Derwent water with the Keswick Launch Company or spend an evening at the Theatre by the Lake.
A trip to the cinema is always a good idea for the kids and there is also swimming at Keswick Leisure centre or a playground at Fitz Park.
The jewel in the crown of course is Lake Derwent water with its wonderful surrounding hills and mountains where the air and walking are free!
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This page was last updated: 11 September 2012