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Howe Keld,
5-7 The Heads,
CA12 5ES

Freephone: 0800 7830212
Tel: 017687 72417

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Howe Keld has been completely refurbished and extended to create spacious, contemporary and natural style bed and breakfast accommodation. Taking centre stage are four completely new "chalet" style rooms. Each bedroom has a solid wood floor made by local Lake District furniture maker Danny Frost - choose from cherry, elm, beech or oak!.
We have also combined existing bedrooms to create six beautifully appointed and larger en-suites. Relax in the sitting areas and enjoy the warmth of Danny's wooden furniture, the local herdwick carpets and the Farrow and Ball colour tones.

On the ground floor there is a bright new spacious dining room and lounge/reception area where guests can relax after a day exploring the Lake District. A new ground floor en suite is also suitable for wheelchair use when required.

Our new rooms will delight those with an eye for comfort and luxury.
David and Valerie Fisher and family know what they like when it comes to choosing a place to stay when on holiday themselves and they are bringing that concept to Howe Keld. In a previous life, David worked for two ‘hotels of the year’ – Sharrow Bay on Ullswater and Gravetye Manor. He then spent many years managing restaurants for ‘Cranks’, the leading vegetarian chain in London. Valerie trained as a home economist, taught food and nutrition and co-authored two of ‘Cranks’ vegetarian cookery books.

"We are both outdoor types and love fell walking and cycling. . . when we have the time!"

“At one stage two years after we got married we packed in our jobs and took six months to cycle round France. We then backpacked from Lake Geneva through the French Alps to Nice,” says Valerie. “It was a fantastic experience.”

Our love of the mountains (and happy memories of childhood holidays in the Lakes) brought us to the Lake District 15 years ago and we bought Howe Keld three years later. Unfortunately (or fortunately from the guests’ point of view) our ongoing commitment to Howe Keld and to ensuring that our guests have a wonderful stay means that we don’t take to the fells as often as we would like!
Still, there is the consolation we do get tremendous satisfaction from our work.


The major refurbishment and extension has seen Howe Keld resemble a ‘disaster zone’ over the winter months. But now that’s all in the past and the new look Howe Keld has emerged to take centre stage. And it is bound to demand an encore . . .

The 15 bedrooms are spacious and superb with four luxury rooms the latest addition.

Howe Keld offers a variety of en suite bedrooms, all designed, decorated and equipped to the highest of standards. Single, double, twin or family en suites are available at Howe Keld. All have pocket-sprung beds, flat screen TVs and a contemporary feel. A ground floor room is now wheelchair accessible.

We feel very privileged both to live and work in the most beautiful place on the planet! We also recognise that tourism on the scale that exists in the National Park requires careful management to prevent pressures on the environment from building and ultimately damaging what we all love. As a tourism business we have responsibilities and want to play our part in helping this stewardship. Read more on our Green issues here.

The bedrooms are over three floors, many with tremendous views of the fells. Two ground floor rooms are very popular with one adapted for wheelchair use. Again, much of the furniture is the creation of local craftsman Danny Frost, using local, naturally felled hardwoods. The bathrooms have been completely renewed with constant pressure showers, halogen lighting and green slate floors.

The 4 chalet bedrooms have been given a Cumbrian dialect name to complement the Howe Keld name and its Norse origins. Many of the place names around Keswick are derived from the Norse language. The name of your room could serve as a useful introduction to a local dialect that goes back to its Norse beginnings after settlers arrived from the north many centuries ago.


Howe Keld is renowned for its multi choice breakfasts.
The AA has nominated Howe Keld for their national 'Breakfast of the Year' award. The emphasis is very much on local produce. Home baked organic bread, with its beautiful aroma, is made from wholewheat flour ground at a local flour mill and there are free range eggs from a nearby farm. The air cured bacon comes from Richard Woodall's south Cumbrian farm, by Royal Appointment. His Cumberland sausage is also the very best.

Please view a copy of our Breakfast Menu here.
Howe Keld operates a Fair Trade philosophy and even the Fair Trade coffee is grown organically in Java.

Breakfast is taken in the new, bright and spacious dining room amid fine white china and fresh flowers. The food can be enjoyed at English oak tables and chairs, all crafted by a 7th generation firm of furniture makers. There is an extensive variety of dishes - cereals, yoghurts, fruits, compotes, breads and preserves - at the buffet before you make your selection from a wide choice of cooked breakfasts.

Everyone, including vegetarians, will delight in the choice available.


Bed and Breakfast prices per person, per night:

Double/ Twin En Suite from £40.00pppn B&B
Superior and Luxury Chalet rooms from £45.00pppn B&B
Family En Suite from £90.00pn
Single En Suite £45.00
Ground Floor with wheelchair access £45.00pppn

All prices include VAT at current rate

Please Note: If a Cancellation to stay at Howe Keld is made 10 days before your arrival there will be no charge, however, if a cancellation is made in this 10 day period we reserve the right to make a full charge subject to any re-letting.


Contact Details

David and Valerie Fisher,
Howe Keld,
5-7 The Heads,
CA12 5ES

Freephone: 0800 7830212
Tel: 017687 72417

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