4 Star Silver Licensed Guest House by Bassenthwaite Lake
Link House is a late Victorian Country Guest House, situated close to Bassenthwaite Lake with stunning views of both forests and fells. Traditionally built in the late Victorian age, this country house enjoys stunning views of the forest and surrounding fells including the 3046 feet Skiddaw. The sunny aspect gives a warm and comfortable atmosphere in which to relax and feel at home.
We are situated just off the A66 at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake; approx 8 miles from the popular tourist town of Keswick and 5 miles from the old market town of Cockermouth, birthplace of William Wordsworth and the oldest town in Cumbria.
Link House is in the quieter part of the Lake District National Park, yet with access to many interesting places to visit such as the Whinlatter Visitor Centre and Dodd Wood where the Ospreys who nest nearby each year, can be viewed. It makes an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, sailors (500 metres to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club), wedding guests ( just 1.5/2 miles from Armathwaite Hall and the Castle Inn), or anyone attending courses at Higham Hall.
Link House is also very happy to welcome guests who will need to attend the Lakeland Dialysis Unit in Cockermouth while on holiday. We are only 10 minutes from the centre by car.
Link House can sleep up to 13 adults in a combination of Double, Twin and Single rooms; House parties for walking, weddings etc. can be catered for and preferential rates are available for booking the entire house.
A peaceful location for the serious walker or cyclist or for touring by car: everyone claims that, but here it’s true!