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

Call them on 01768 812280

Self-catering accommodation in the Borrowdale Valley

Hawse End Centre is situated at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley on the shores of Derwentwater with stunning views and access to the 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, additional reception room, classroom and extensive grounds leading down to the lake shore.

The Cottage for families and small groups has a small well equipped kitchen, living room and a patio with picnic tables and views of the lake. A catering service can be made available by prior arrangement.

Outdoor activities can all be booked in advance and are led by experienced and qualified outdoor leaders

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    73: House 49: (10 rooms). Cottage 24: (7 rooms) + camping
  • 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 C2C Cycle Route Cumbria Way Trans Euro Trail
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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Short breaks in the Lake District in this fantastic group accommodation centre

August 19th 2022

Enjoy a family and/or friends get-together at Hawse End Centre in the Northern Lake District. The area is still as beautiful as ever and possibly a little less busy than in the summer months! Choose from the cottage (sleeps 24 across 7 bedrooms) or the main house (sleeps 49 across 10 rooms). Or for that extra big occasion book both! You can opt for self-catering or treat yourselves to a catered package. What’s more, a whole range of outdoor activities can be organised. Perfect if you want someone else to take the strain of entertaining everyone. What better reason do you need to book a fun-packed mini-break?

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Summer Short Breaks at Hawse End Centre

May 5th 2022

Ghyll Scrambling, canoe rafting, mountain walking, problem solving, archery, bushcraft, orienteering, rock climbing, abseiling, open canoeing, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, caving, mine exploration, sailing and mountain biking. Does this sound like your kind of holiday? Then look no further than Hawse End Centre and Cottage. 

Situated on the edge of Derwentwater, a majestic body of water near Keswick, Cumbira lies Hawse End Bunkhouse and Cottage. Catering to groups up to 73, it is beloved by adults and children alike. Whether you are looking for the perfect location for your next school residential trip, family get together, DofE pitstop or place for your employees to bond and learn team building.. Hawse End Centre and Cottage has activities for groups of every age and ability.

Hawse End Centre and Cottage has groups in mind for everything they do. If you and your group wants to self cater then there is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen at your disposal. Alternatively, breakfast and evening meals can be provided. If the sun is shining and your group wants to enjoy the weather, why not ask Hawse End if they can provide a BBQ on the patio? Hawse End Centre and Cottage can be tailored to your needs!

Children ana adults enjoying paddleing a canoe on a large body of water. They are life jackets on and they are all smiling
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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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