by Bassenthwaite Lake
Bassenthwaite Lake
Link House Guest House Accommodation
Rowan Atkins
Link House
Bassenthwaite Lake
Cumbria CA13 9YD
Tel: 017687 76291
Fax: 017687 76670
Email: info@link-house.co.uk
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Link House have been awarded a Visit Britain Silver Award
Link House have been awarded a 4 Star Visit Britain Award
Link House have been awarded a Visit Britain Breakfast Award
Walkers are welcome at Link House Guest House
Cyclists are welcome at Link House Guest House
Link House Guest House offers Fair Trade products
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4 Star Silver Licensed Guest House by to Bassenthwaite Lake

You will find a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at Link House.

I took over Link House in December 2010 with my late wife Judith. My aim is to provide a home away from home for your holiday or business stay.  I aim to preserve the period features in particular, the stained glass, high ceilings with original moldings and the fireplace in the lounge. There are eight comfortable bedrooms which are being refurbished to provide modern facilities.

There is free free wi-fi in the public areas of the house.

Link House is fully licensed so guests can enjoy a drink and relax in the cosy lounge with views of Sale Fell and Wythop Wood.

I have a selection of OS maps, walking books, guide books and other tourist information to help you plan your day but if you want any advice or ideas of what to do or where to go then I will be happy to suggest walks, drives or places to visit to suit your individual needs.

Being Cumbria it does rain occasionally and if you do get wet we have a boot and clothes drying room available.

I have a private off road car park available which can hold approx 8 cars.

Other facilities include:

  • Lockable cycle storage

  • Garden with open views and garden furniture.

  • Packed Lunches

  • Iron and board available

  • Early/late check in can be arranged

The House is completely non smoking. We are sorry but we do not accept pets in the rooms other than guide/hearing dogs.

 Access Statement for Link House

This access statement does not contain personalopinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accuratelydescribe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.


Link House is a late Victorian Country Guest House, situatedclose to Bassenthwaite Lake with stunning views of both forests and fells.Traditionally built in the late Victorian age, this country house enjoysstunning views of the forest and surrounding fells including the 3046 feetSkiddaw. The sunny aspect gives a warm and comfortable atmosphere in which torelax and feel at home.

We are situated just off the A66 at the northern tip ofBassenthwaite Lake; approx. 8 miles from the popular tourist town of Keswickand 5 miles from the old market town of Cockermouth, birthplace of WilliamWordsworth and the oldest town in Cumbria.

Link House is in the quieter part of the Lake District NationalPark, yet with access to many interesting places to visit such as theWhinlatter Visitor Centre and Dodd Wood where the Ospreys who nest nearby eachyear, can be viewed. It makes an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, sailors (500metres to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club), wedding guests ( just 1.5/2 miles fromArmathwaite Hall and the Castle Inn), or anyone attending courses at HighamHall.

Link House is also very happy to welcome guests who will needto attend the Lakeland Dialysis Unit in Cockermouth while on holiday. We areonly 10 minutes from the centre by car.

Link House can sleep up to 13 adults in a combination ofDouble, Twin and Single rooms; House parties for walking, weddings etc. can becatered for and preferential rates are available for booking the entire house.

For breakfast, where possible, we use locally sourcedingredients and cater for varying dietary requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries orrequire any assistance please phone 017687 76291 or email info@link-house.co.uk

Pre booking and Arrival

Full details of all our rooms are available on our website atwww.link-house.co.uk under Accommodation/Rooms.

You can also read the best travel directions under locationat the same web site. These will also be included in our booking confirmationwhich is sent after we have received a deposit.

Address - Link House, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth,Cumbria, CA13 9YD

If you are using a Sat. Nav. to find Link House it may nottake you directly to us and you should be prepared for loss of satellite receptionin the locality. Mobile phone signals can vary in the Lake District.

By Road:

From the M6 junction 40 at Penrith take the A66 west towardsKeswick. Continue on the A66 towards Cockermouth, with Bassenthwaite Lake onyour right. At the far end of the lake is a short stretch of dual carriageway.Take the first right after the dual carriageway (signposted Dubwath and CastleInn) and follow this road as it bears round to the left. If your Sat. Nav.tells you to turn right, ignore it. Link House is on the right before you cometo open fields.

From the west, take the A66 east towards Keswick. Approx. 5miles past Cockermouth turn left (signposted Dubwath and Castle Inn) and followthis road as it bears round to the left. If your Sat. Nav. tells you to turnright, ignore it. Link House is on the right before you come to open fields.

From Carlisle, take the A595 signposted Keswick and continuefollowing signs to Keswick onto the A591 until you reach the Castle Inn. Turnright onto the B5291 signposted Bassenthwaite Lake. Go past Armathwaite Halland over a narrow bridge and then turn left, again following the sign toBassenthwaite Lake. Go past Bassenthwaite Sailing Club and turn right beforeyou meet the A66 main road. Link House is on the right before you come to openfields.

By Bus:

The X5 bus from either Penrith station via Keswick or fromWorkington via Cockermouth stops right outside Link House. The bus stop iscalled Dubwath-Brathay Hill. The X4 bus stops at Brathay Hill which is approx.600 metres from Link House.

By Train:

The best served railway station is in the town of Penrith.This gives access to the national rail network.

Car Parking and Arrival

There is room for up to 8cars to park at the rear of the house. The car park is gravelled and is approx.50 metres from the front door. The front, drive and car park is lit at nightwith a mix of fixed lights and motion senor activated flood lights.

There is a small step tothe front door (approx. 4 inches) and a further step into the house. (approx. 6inches).

Assistance with luggageis always available.

Welcome Area

Once inside the houseaccess to the guest lounge, breakfast rooms and public toilet are all on the samelevel. Guests will be asked to register in the rear hallway where there isseating. Flooring in all rooms except the breakfast room is carpet. The breakfastroom has a tiled floor.

Public Areas - Halls, Stairs, Landings, Corridors

All public areas, halls,stairs, landing, are well lit using a combination of ceiling and wall lights.All areas are carpeted.

Bedrooms are accessed viastairs with a flight of 12 to a small landing. Rooms 1 to 5 are then accessedby a further flight of 7 stairs. Suitable handrails are fitted.

Rooms 6-8 are accessedfrom the small landing via 2 steps.

All bedrooms except room3 are en suite. Room 3 has a private bathroom situated on the same level asrooms 6-8.