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just off the A66 Keswick, Cumbria, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Travellers' Choice
Nestling on the slopes of Blencathra, 6 miles from Keswick and with spectacular views across the central fells, Scales Farm offers quality accommodation and a superb location to explore the Lake District. The 17th century farmhouse features a welcoming traditional beamed lounge with a wood-burning stove and breakfast room available to customers at all times, ample private parking, secure bicycle storage and drying room. All our bedrooms are en-suite with TV/DVD/DAB, WiFi, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. We have one room suitable for our mobility impaired guests. Three of our six rooms are dog friendly with direct access to the garden and our own paddock. Breakfast includes a buffet, Full English Breakfast or alternatives. Packed lunches provided on request. Scales Farm is an ideal location, with many classic walks and the coast to coast cycle path accessible from our front door. With the popular White Horse pub, located next door, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch or evening meal of Lakeland food, drink and views. Located just off the A66, Scales Farm is easy to reach by road, just 10 minutes from M6. Complementary pick up from Penrith main line railway station is available for guests arriving by train.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Seating area
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lee S wrote a review Today
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Stayed at Scales Farm over the May bank holiday weekend in the family room 4. Excellent spacious room which is very clean. There is a small fridge which is really useful and a great bunk bed space which my daughter loves. This was the second time we have stayed and will return again Helen and Ivan are such accommodating hosts very friendly and nothing is a bother just made the stay even more enjoyable.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Elaine A wrote a review Apr 2022
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom16 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked a last minute one night stay over the Easter weekend. The owners were very accommodating as usually there is a minimum 2 night stay but as we had other family staying longer they made an exception which we were grateful for. The guest house is just outside Keswick. It’s well equipped and nicely furnished. We were very well looked after and there was a good choice of breakfasts. Can’t fault our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Valerie wrote a review Apr 2022
Egham, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
A delightful B&B in beautiful setting with extremely helpful host. Everything was well appointed with many lovely touches and lots of information provided. Superb breakfast, freshly cooked and all local ingredients with a splendid view of the garden and its birdlife.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Catherine_Essex wrote a review Dec 2021
London757 contributions535 helpful votes
Booking I booked this B&B based on the reviews (particularly the reviewer who said that the guest book was full of people coming back for the 3rd and 4th time) so I thought this looks like the place to stay. Car or train I debated whether to drive but Ivan and Helen offered to pick me up and drop me off from Penrith station 15 minutes away so I caught the train from London Euston. My room Fresh milk for my tea with a kettle, coffee and tea and biscuits, hot hot shower, hairdryer, and comfy bed. I had a large roof window so I did indeed watch the stars as recommended by another reviewer. Breakfast I don’t usually eat breakfast but I did have vegetarian sausages with a fried egg and lashings of hot tea. There are bird feeders at the window so you can watch a collection of birds landing whilst you eat your very tasty breakfast. Guest sitting room There is a guest sitting room full of maps, beautiful walking books and photos and it would be fab for a walking group to sit in there after a hard day out on the hill and drink wine Pub next door There is a pub next door and that’s where I had dinner every night, sitting at their open coal fire drinking red wine Blencathra I’d come up to the Lake District solo specifically to go up Blencathra as I’ve wanted to walk up it for 10 years and the mountain is behind the B&B. Ivan kindly agreed to walk up with me on the ‘easy’ Scales route as I’d get lost otherwise (Ivan is a fast walker) and I was near to tears when I got to the top that I had finally got there and that someone had taken 3 hours out of their busy day to make this dream come true. It was brilliant sunshine and the views were spectacular. On the way down, we stopped in the village tea hall to have a cup of tea and hot mince pie with Helen joining us with the car as that shortened the walk back (yep thoughtfulness overdrive!) Overall The reviews you read below are spot on. I haven’t met such genuinely nice people as Ivan and Helen. I wished I was staying here for Xmas and NY. I can see why people come back every year. Thank you both for a wonderful weekend!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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bill2y wrote a review Oct 2021
Northumberland, United Kingdom23 contributions4 helpful votes
This is our 3rd visit to this dog friendly Oasis in the Hills You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome from Helen and Ivan who go more than the extra yard to be accommodating of special needs The place doesn’t do evening meals but there is an excellent pub next door The breakfasts though are something else with literally anything you want It won’t be our last visit as we have still not got up the Dodds!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scales Farm Country Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Latrigg (4.4 miles), Rookin House Activity Centre (2.6 miles), and Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Threlkeld Coffee Shop, The Keswick Kitchen, and Cafe West.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Scales Farm Country Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (3.8 miles).
Is Scales Farm Country Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.