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

Call them on 01768 812280


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:

    House 49: (9 rooms). Cottage 24: (6 rooms).
  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Cumbria Way C2C Cycle Route
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
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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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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The infamous Millican Daltons cave

October 31st 2018

Make The Hawse End Centre your base to explore this cave and Castle Cragg

Three miles on foot from The Hawse End Centre is the village of Grange. This has two very inviting tea-rooms and is the start point for the walk to Castle Crag, close to the location of Millican Daltons cave.  We found the cave by following the general direction of other hikers. It was amazing to think someone lived here every summer for 50 years.

Millican Daltons cave near Catbells Camping Barn

Summer Saver Offer 20% discount

April 18th 2018

We are now offering 20% discount on all remaining dates at our hostels up until the end of August 2018. Give us a call or email for availability, quoting SUMMERSAVER

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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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