Hawse End Centre, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UE

Call them on 01768 812280


Hawse End Centre, at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley and directly across Derwentwater from Keswick, has stunning views and access to lakeside, mountains and Keswick (via launch or lakeside walk). The house is a large, comfortable, country mansion, ideal for groups. It has a well equipped and spacious self-catering kitchen with a professional catering oven & hob, a large dining room, lounge, games room, classroom and extensive grounds leading down to the lake shore. The Cottage for individuals, families and groups has a basic self-catering kitchen, living room and a patio with picnic tables and views of the lake. Two yurts with stunning views and transparent domes for star gazing, are on a wooden platform close to the house. These felt and wood structures have electricity, tables and chairs (optional) and mats for sleeping. Picnic tables, a gas barbecue and water are also on the platform with toilets close by. A catering service can be made available by prior arrangement. Outdoor activities can all be booked in advance and are led by experienced and well qualified outdoor leaders.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    House 49: (9 rooms). Cottage 24: (6 rooms). Yurts: 24 (2x12)
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    Enquire for prices.
  • Booking:

    Please book by phone or email. Deposit required.
  • Directions:

    4 miles outside of Keswick.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Penrith (18 miles). Keswick Launch passenger ferry from Keswick to Hawse End. Service buses within walking distance in high season.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Cumbria Way, the present or past youth hostel page and the C2C Cycle Route.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated
wGroups Only


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Latest Blog about Hawse End Centre


May 25th 2016

On holiday in Keswick and we were to go on a walk, and being in the Lake District this walk started with a lake. To get to the starting point we took a ride on the Keswick Launch to the other side of Derwentwater.

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News & Offers from Hawse End Centre

Unfortunately accommodation at the Hawse End Centre is not open at the moment

July 31st 2020

We are looking forward to opening again when we have finishing building improvement works that were stalled at the start of lock down.

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Easter Saver – 20% discount on remaining dates during the Easter break

March 12th 2019

We are now offering a 20% discount on all remaining dates available for stays during the Easter school holidays. Give us a call or email for details.

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Night one on the Sea to Sea

November 10th 2018

Launch off into a lakeside paradise, where comfort, food, and a warm bed awaits you in our comfortable country mansion! The perfect end to your first day cycling the Sea to Sea cycle route!

From your finish in Keswick swing down to Crow Park and pick up a launch to Hawse End.  Here the Hawsse End Centre will provide you with accommodation isolated on the Lakeside in a comfortable country mansion.

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