Barn-Gill House

ThirlmereKeswickCA12 4TNUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast
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About Barn-Gill House

Located off the A591 Road in Lake District and surrounded by magnificent lush scenery, Barn-Gill House is a former stone barn and offers complimentary parking. Derwent Water is approximately a ten-minute drive from this property, and Keswick is five miles away.

The rooms are beautifully appointed and have en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries, showers, and hairdryers. Other in-room appliances include a colour TV, tea & coffee making facilities, DVD player, and refrigerator.

Wireless Internet access is available in all areas of the building and is free of charge.

A tasty, full English breakfast made with local ingredients is served each day. There are also dining spots within a ten-minute drive the property, which include The Horse & Farrier Restaurant and Casa Bella.

The Theatre by the Lake is only a 13-minute drive from Barn-Gill House B&B, while the Whinlatter Forest Park is 20-minute drive away.


Thirlmere, Keswick, CA12 4TN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(17687)74391 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Highly accommodating host

The hosts as well as the other employees have been very helpful and welcoming from the check-in process until check out according to guests. They provided welcome cakes for the guests, and have accommodated all their needs and special requests such as recipes to cook for breakfast.

Well-stocked English breakfast

The full English breakfast that was freshly cooked and prepared by the host was extremely delicious! Guests have enjoyed the wide selection of toasts, fruit salad, cereals, scones, and preserves, which were served on a large breakfast table and were truly satisfying so most guests did not need to eat lunch right away.

Satisfying bed experience

Most guests were impressed with the overall quality of the beds and mattresses provided at the B&B. The beds were sufficient in size and the design was beautiful and clean.

Negative Reviews

Inaccessible location- far from the centre

Due to its distant location from the city, guests had difficulty visiting major establishments. They also had issues with finding the actual location of the property, especially during the night, as there was no actual street address indicated. The use of GPS to find the property is highly recommended.

Cramped, insufficient rooms

Most guests were quite uncomfortable with the small size of the rooms provided. It was well-suited for a solo traveller but can be a little cramped for two or more individuals. Therefore, most guests had a hard time moving around especially those with large suitcases.

Almost non-existent Internet connection

Aside from the fact that guests had to pay a little extra to use the Internet, most guests were disappointed with the poor Wi-Fi within the building which was only limited to sending e-mail. Moreover, due to its Mountain View location, it was quite hard for guests to access their own mobile data.