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Bassenthwaite Parish Room, car parking area in view
Double bedroom of Villa Cascais
Garden view of the house
View of cooking facilities in the modern kitchen
Vines at Quinta da Vala
The upstairs meeting room (with folding tables and stacking chairs for multi-use space)
The upstairs meeting room (with folding tables and stacking chairs for multi-use space)
First floor shower room with basin
Accessible wet room (also contains baby-changing unit)
Ground floor toilets - separate male and female facilities.
Double bedroom of Villa Cascais
Garden view of the house
View of cooking facilities in the modern kitchen
Vines at Quinta da Vala

Bassenthwaite Parish Room, Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District

Sleeps 10 - 50 2 Bedrooms 100 Dining

Self-catering camping hall sleeping up to 50 for walking trips and large groups in the heart of the Lake District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Bassenthwaite Parish Room, Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District, sleeps 10 - 50 in 2 bedrooms.

Sorry, we do not accommodate hen/stag parties.

Set in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views of Skiddaw and surroundings, the Parish Room (alternative wording for a Village Hall) is approximately 1/4 mile from Bassenthwaite Village itself, where a local Inn is available for food and drinks.

The Parish Room was rebuilt in 2017 and now provides modern glamping accommodation. This is a fully accessible building with an automatic front door, ground floor wet room and accessible lift to the first floor. Groups have sole use of the building and must bring their own air mattresses/camp beds, bedding, towels and toiletries, as there are none provided.

The Parish Room is available for a number of weekends throughout the year and is conveniently accessed from the A591 (1/4 mile). There is limited parking at the Parish Room (approx 8-10 cars) but no outside recreation area; the village green is only a short walk away for ball games. Both Keswick and Cockermouth are just over 6 miles away, with plenty of local shopping and dozens of pubs and restaurants.

There are hundreds of walks in the lakes, many of which can be accessed from the Parish Room on foot! Also nearby is the Lake District Wildlife Park, Jennings Brewery, The Lakes Distillery and Dodd Wood & Mirehouse, a country house where Tennyson wrote the Morte d'Arthur.

Nearby Keswick is at the heart of the Northern Lake District, with scores of tourist attractions. The Theatre by the Lake and Alhambra Cinema are both worth a visit, while Lake Derwentwater has launches, canoes, sailing dinghies and windsurfers for hire; with cycle and tandem hire, climbing walls and many other activity centres close by, the Parish Room is an ideal base for outdoor activity groups.



Free public WiFi is available throughout the building; the password is displayed within the building.

Disabled Facilities

Automatic front door, ground floor accessible wet room with toilet and shower, and a lift to the first floor. Please contact to discuss further.

Dog Friendly

No pets allowed.


Catering-size oven with hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Quooker tap, two sinks, dishwasher, large teapots, cookware, cutlery, crockery and glassware.

Dining Room

The main hall can be used for dining, with a kitchen hatch for easy serving. Stored in the main hall are folding tables and comfy chairs.

Sitting Room

The meeting room on the first floor is a more intimate space with wall-mounted monitor, so could be used as a quieter area in the Parish Room.

TV and Music Facilities

The main hall has an AV system, with large screen, projector and speakers. Devices can connect via HDMI cable (not provided), AirPlay or Bluetooth.

Games Room

No separate room.

Heating and Open Fires

The Parish Room is a Passivhaus build, which is very energy efficient regulating a constant temperature.


No beds or bedding is provided. There is a main hall and an upstairs meeting room.


Unfortunately we provide no linen, beds, towels or toiletries. You will need to bring your own. Please note there is no washing machine on site.


Separate male/female toilets, wet room with baby-changing, accessible toilet and accessible shower. Upstairs also has a separate shower and toilet.

Children's Facilities

Please contact to discuss.


Limited outdoor space. Sheffield cycle stand to the side of the main entrance for groups wishing to lock bikes outside. Village green nearby.

Swimming Pool

No swimming pool.


Space for 8-10 cars. Please contact to discuss suitability for other vehicles.


No smoking, including the use of electronic e-cigs. Any outdoor smoking must be done away from the building. Please dispose of any litter correctly.

Booking Information

For up to 18 people staying, the charge is £180 per night, with a two night minimum. Larger groups can be accommodated, contact us. Available throughout the year on limited dates – contact us for further information. No Stag/Hen parties accepted.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Bassenthwaite Parish Room is situated on School Road, a small country lane just outside Bassenthwaite Village itself, around 6 miles from Keswick.

  • In the village (1/4 mile) - Saturday only. Along A591 (1/4 mile) - daily.
  • Penrith Train Station is the closest, with Carlisle Train Station only slightly further away. Approximately 30-40 minutes travelling by car from either station. Public bus routes may be an option.
  • Keswick and Cockermouth, both 6 miles away.
  • The nearest convenience stores are within Cockermouth or Keswick. There is no village shop.
  • The Sun Inn pub within easy walking distance in Bassenthwaite Village is the closest eatery; further afield there is a vast variety of dining options in Keswick or Cockermouth.
  • The Parish Room is located approx. 80 miles from Newcastle International Airport and approx. 130 miles from Manchester International Airport, travelling via car.
  • In the village (1/4 mile) - Saturday only. Along A591 (1/4 mile) - daily.

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