Fodor's Expert Review Howe Keld
5–7 The Heads, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5ES, England Fodor's Choice
In a town that overflows with B&Bs, this comfortable town house stands out because of its contemporary flair and pampering touches. Pristinely redesigned and refurbished rooms have cherry, elm, oak, or slate floors, natural carpets using local wool, and bespoke wooden furniture by local craftsman Danny Frost. The beds are top-notch, with pocket-sprung mattresses and goose-down pillows and duvets. A fabulous room at the top of the house has views of the mountains from the bath. Breakfasts might include homemade porridge (great preparation for a day on the fells), eggs Benedict, or a full Cumbrian fry-up.
- famously filling breakfasts
- good ecological practices
- one room accessible for people with disabilities
- a short distance from the heart of town
- backs onto a busy road
- some rooms have low ceilings
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.