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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.

Aerial View taken by a drone

from the front of the house


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.



Ariel View taken from the front

of the house

This is an Ariel View taken by a drone

from the front of the house

Video taken from a local walk along The Brow which shows

beauty of the surrounding area

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