South View Bed and Breakfast is nestled between Bassenthwaite Lake and The Skiddaw Massif and is surrounded by stunning open views. Bassenthwaite lies between the bustling town of Keswick and Cockermouth both of which are roughly 7 miles away (10 minutes by car). 

From a slightly elevated position South View looks towards Bassenthwaite Lake and has a total panorama of the valley from the majestic slopes of Skiddaw to the crags of Thornthwaite and the Borrowdale fells.

In Walking Distance:

Castle Inn Hotel, Restaurant and Bar - a few minutes

Armathwaite Hall Wedding Luxury Hotel, Restaurant and Spa - approx 10 minutes 

Sun Inn Pub/Restaurant - 20 minutes or so (less than 1 Mile)

Bassenthwaite Lake - roughly 20 Minutes

Skiddaw Mountain Range - Depends how fast you walk!

Dash White Water Falls - Depends how fast you walk


Less than 10 minutes Drive:


Dodds Wood and Osprey View Point, Mire House Historic House, The Lakes Distillery/Bistro,

The Lake District Wildlife Park, St Begas Church and Lakeside Walk, Overwater House Hotel/Restaurant, Ravenstone Lodge Hotel/Restaurant and Bistro, The Pheasant (Old English Pub/Restaurant), The Embleton Spa Hotel/Restaurant, The Wheatsheaf Pub/Restaurant.


Coming from North South A1 or M6 use A66 travelling towards Keswick/Cockermouth take the A591 towards Carlisle (3rd Exit on the Keswick roundabout). After approx 10 mins (just before the Castle Inn) North Row will be on your right (turn at sign Sun Inn 1 Mile).  South View is immediately on your right.


From the North (Carlisle) take the A595 towards Workington. Pick up signs to Cockermouth/Keswick.  Take the A591 (signposted Keswick) at Bothel and after approx 10 minutes you will see the Castle Inn appear on your right (after a very tight bend).  SLOWLY -Take the second turning on your left (signposted Bassenthwaite 1 Mile).  This is North Row and South View is immediately on your right.


A66 from Cockermouth/Workington towards Keswick take Castle Inn turning (signed Lake District Wildlife Park) and follow signs to Castle Inn. At T junction (Castle Inn will be on your left) turn right and take 2nd left (North Row) South View is immediately on your right.

Travelling by Public Transport


Carlisle – A taxi from Carlisle will take approx 40 mins or Travel to Aspatria by Train (approx. ½ hour) and take a Taxi to Bassenthwaite (approx. 20 minutes).  Alternatively if you time it right you can take 554 from Carlisle Bus Station to Castle Inn (approx. 1hr) – this bus only runs at certain times of the day. Castle Inn Bus stop is a very short walk from South View.


Penrith – Bus to Keswick (X4 or X5) and after a short wait/bus change travel on to Bassenthwaite. Get off at the Castle Inn stop which is a very short distance away from South View. Total journey time approx. 1 ¼ hrs.



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South View, North Row, Bassenthwaite

CA12 4RG 

Tel:017687 76920