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Fern Howe Guest House

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Front of property
Family Suite (Fell View) | View from room
Double Room (Fell View) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room (Fell View) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room (Garden View) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Fern Howe Guest House

Fern Howe Guest House

3.5 star property
Victorian guesthouse in national park in Keswick

9.6/10 Exceptional

26 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Meeting Facilities
Braithwaite, Keswick, England, CA12 5SZ

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Lake District National Park - 11 min drive
  • Ullswater - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlisle (CAX) - 56 min drive
  • Penrith Station - 22 min drive
  • Maryport Station - 24 min drive
  • Workington Station - 24 min drive


  • The Chalet - 3 min drive
  • Kat's Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Saddleback Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Mrs F's Fine Food Emporium - 4 min drive
  • The Kingfisher - 4 min drive

About this property

Fern Howe Guest House

At Fern Howe Guest House, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake District National Park. Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and full breakfast available daily. Fellow travellers say great things about the breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning

Travelling with children

  • Outlet covers

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (188 square feet)


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1897
  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Fern Howe Guest House Keswick
Fern Howe Guest House Guesthouse
Fern Howe Guest House Guesthouse Keswick

Frequently asked questions

Does Fern Howe Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Fern Howe Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Fern Howe Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Fern Howe Guest House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Fern Howe Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Fern Howe Guest House?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Fern Howe Guest House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Nichol End Marine (2.2 mi), Kat's Kitchen (2.4 mi) and Saddleback Cafe (2.4 mi).
What's the area around Fern Howe Guest House like?
Fern Howe Guest House is located a short 16-minute walk from Whinlatter Forest Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Warm Clean Very friendly. Bed very comfortable. Plenty hot water. Great shower. Drying room. Afternoon complimentary cake very welcome.
Carol, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Extremely cozy and clean and quiet! Vegan breakfasts were easily and excellently accommodated.
5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sunita, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay xx
2 night stay at Fern Howe. Room was extremely comfortable with ensuite facility (amazing pressure on the shower) with a stunning view over the fell. Beautiful cakes baked by Emma left in the dining room each afternoon which is most welcome after building up an appetite walking the fells. Nice little touches such as mini fridge with freezer (big enough for freezer packs) and small bottles to take fresh milk up to your room. Cooked breakfast was spot on too. Will definitely be back and would readily recommend xx
Jacqui, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Exceptional. But…
The room itself was faultless. It was immaculately clean and the decor was to the level of a boutique hotel. Breakfast was delicious. But it was smaller things that let it down. We arrived on a very wet night and trying to retrieve a card key in the dark, that didn’t work very well. We were tired after a long journey and fiddling about and getting soaked didn’t help. The place was very efficiently run, but in some ways too efficiently. We have to fill out a form for every element of the servicing of rooms, things that would be standard in most places, such as giving clean cups etc. The first night we forgot to leave out the ‘please clean the room’ and nothing was done. - Fair enough I suppose. But when we did leave it out, we came back to made beds, but the coffee cups were still dirty, because we didn’t tick a box. I know I am being picky, but if they serviced the rooms like in every other BnB and it was easier to get in (e.g. replace the card system with actual keys), the place would be exceptional. It is an amazing place and it really is of an exceptionally high standard, but please take a look at the ‘customer experience’ and it would be exceptional.
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfort Convenient Clean!
Fern Howe is a very comfortable, clean & well positioned guest house with plenty of parking just 5 minutes walking from the centre of the village, The ‘in room’ breakfast provided was of the highest quality given that it was served on a tray due to Covid restrictions I would stay there again
Tim, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely B&B just some things need describing better
Fern Howe is set on a hill with long views of the valley. Emma was a lovely host and tried hard to make our stay happy despite the covid restrictions. The house and room was spotlessly clean and absolutely in accordance with covid requirements with signs and gel and social distancing in place. The room was described as having a mountain view, which it had but it was through a small side view overlooking the car park. This was unfortunate as we wanted to enjoy the view as part of the time relaxing. Description should be changed accordingly. The breakfast was booked on a firm the night before and delivered on individual trays which was nice. However disappointed that the breakfast was a sandwich with the cooked bacon sausage and egg. Would have been nice to have the full english option on a plate (with cover) with a few more ingredients seeing they were being cooked anyway. Plenty of extras like yogurt and fruit tea and coffee. I think prices have gone up due to staycations recently throughout the Lakes and thought slightly over priced for what we got.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The adapted check in process is brilliant. The rooms are nice and clean with mountain view. We like it very much. The breakfast is delicious.
3-night family trip
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