Enjoy a Relaxing Holiday in the English Lake District. Lairbeck is ten minutes from Keswick (a further five to the Lake and the Theatre). Magnificent views of Skiddaw Causey Pike and the Borrowdale Valley will encourage you to leave your car in our large car park and enjoy walks from our doorstep.
On cold nights relax by the log fire and select a walk for tomorrow. The atmosphere is welcoming and informal and our Visit England three star rating Michelin guide entries Trip Advisor excellence Award and 5 Star Excellent Award for Hygiene are your assurance of the high standards of quality and hospitality throughout your stay. Lairbeck was the family home of James and Emilie Anderson close friends of John Ruskin.
Now it is a true Lake District country house hotel with a tranquil ambiance friendly and efficient service high standards of cleanliness and scrumptious home cooked local food.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Keswick area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Crosthwaite, St Kentigern's Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Keswick Museum - 0.6 miles (Museum)
Derwent Island House - 0.9 miles (Historic Building)
Castlerigg - 1.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Dodd Wood - 2 miles (Countryside)
Derwentwater - 2.7 miles (Countryside)
Mirehouse - 3 miles (Historic House)
St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Lodore Falls Waterfall - 3.4 miles (Countryside)
Whinlatter Pass - 3.5 miles (Countryside)
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The original owners of Lairbeck were James and Emilie Reddy Anderson, close friends of philosopher and critic John Ruskin who visited Lairbeck on numerous occasions. There are many letters between Ruskin and the Reddie Andersons in the Mitchell Library Glasgow. In addition, there are old masters in the Ashmolean Museum which were originally bought by James Reddy Anderson on Ruskin's advice and donated by Emilie to the museum upon James' death. James Reddy Anderson was also a frequent speaker at the Keswick Literary Society. In addition, James was a close acquaintance of Canon Rawnsley who lived in the Old Vicarage opposite Lairbeck. Canon Rawnsley was one of the founders of the National Trust. Beatrix Potter and Thomas Gray also visited the Old Vicarage. The house features significant architectural features such as a barley twist staircase. The marble fireplace in the bar with working coal fire also has the extremely rare feature of a window above (overlooking Skiddaw). Externally there are many fine architectural features including no less than eight tall chimney stacks made of local slate.