We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Cartwheel Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Keswick
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Cartwheel Guest House
View Map
{"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for The Cartwheel Guest House
See the most recent reviews
Showing 261: English reviews
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Everything about the Cartwheel is wonderful and this is because the hosts, Tina and Bernie are so wonderfully welcoming and treat you like friends. The house and bedrooms are beautiful, the location is 2 minutes from the middle of Keswick and the breakfasts are superb. Tina & Bernie cannot do enough for you and theres the home made cakes that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thekendaljoneses
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Tina and bernie were fantastic hosts. Really welcoming, like meeting old friends. The room was lovely and modern with great little touches like corkscrew ect. Breakfast was also great. We will be back. Ps wait till you see your towels too. Fab!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kie_taylor
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2011

I stayed in a single room - non ensuite for a couple of nights. I found the cartwheel to be absolutely spotless, the bathroom was on the floor below and gave the choice of a bath or seperate shower - the shower was the best i have had, the water pressure is fab. Toiletries are provided as is a bathrobe....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank izzy96
Northeast
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We are repeat visitors at this fantastic B & B. The standards have always been high but each time we stay we are bowled over by the cleanliness and up keep of this establishment. Tina & Bernie are the most friendliest hosts you could imagine. They always give a very warm welcome and nothing is too much trouble. If you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 2NorthYorkshire
TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review

In today's world where the expectations of many are for over-sized suites, large T.V's and Jacuzzi baths, it means a great deal to us when our guests rate us so highly based purely on what we have to offer ... Clean, Comfortable Accommodation, good food and topped off with warm, traditional B&B Hospitality. Thank you.

Wandsworth, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Just returned from a fantastic holiday in the Lake District. Cartwheel is the best place to stay in Keswick. Coconut Cake was gorgeous!!! Breakfast was fantastic. Keep up the good work Tina & Bernie. Can't wait for my next visit.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rach C
north wales
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have just returned from our 4th visit to the Cartwheel - and it's just like visiting old friends.Tina and Bernie are always so welcoming, nothing is ever too much trouble - whether it's help with planning walks , places to eat or visit, even drying soggy , wet, muddy clothes - if they can do it for you -...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank poppyNorthWales
maryland
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We went to Keswick for the first time last week & stayed 3 nights at the Cartwheel. Our hosts, Bernie & Tina, were wonderful. The Cartwheel is close walking distance to everything in town, yet it is on a quiet street. The house is very clean and the breakfasts were wonderful. Tina helped us plan our stay and her advice...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank marylandtraveler1950
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Thank you so much to Tina and Bernie, a wonderful stay in a super location. A very warm welcome, lovely clean room a shower to move in there permenantly for and cooking, well, thank heavens I walked off the cake calories, the cakes are wonderful! Will be back with the family! Good luck with the tiling :) Burti

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dr_Vog
Ashington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Its always a good sign when you go to a guest house and they remember you from 18 months ago. Bernie and Tina at The Cartwheel Guest House did. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, nothing was to much trouble. The room we stayed in was a good size and very well decorated, the sheets folded...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joe_and_Laura
Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2011

I stayed here this past weekend for 2 nights with my mother and my sister, and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are so many b&b's to choose from in Keswick (and I have stayed in many of them!) but this one definitely stands out from the crowd for its great service and friendliness. My sister and I shared an en-suite room,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LoAmolItalia
KeswickThecartwheel, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review

We should like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. Our guest's comments are very important to us and your very kind remarks are greatly appreciated. One point we picked up on in particular. We both think it's nice to talk with our guests (unfortunately that's not always possible for Bernie being chained to the cooker...

62 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (41)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Keswick hotels
0.3 km away
Stonegarth Guest House
Stonegarth Guest House
#20 of 177 in Keswick
474 reviews
0.4 km away
Howe Keld
Howe Keld
#16 of 177 in Keswick
305 reviews
0.3 km away
Swiss Court
Swiss Court
#28 of 177 in Keswick
155 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Honister House
Honister House
#3 of 177 in Keswick
301 reviews
1.1 km away
Craglands Guest House
Craglands Guest House
#54 of 177 in Keswick
135 reviews
0.2 km away
Babbling Brook Guesthouse
Babbling Brook Guesthouse
#50 of 177 in Keswick
158 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nigel and Debra can assure you of a warm welcome at our traditional slate Victorian Guest House, conveniently located close to Keswick town centre, Derwentwater and the spectacular northern fells. We provide hearty lakeland breakfasts and can cater for most guest's dietary requirements (just let us know at time of booking). Packed lunches are available at a nominal cost and we will be pleased to fill your flask with tea or coffee free of charge, just drop it off at breakfast. When you arrive back from your busy day, home-made cake will be waiting for you! Whatever brings you to Keswick and the beautiful landscape of the surrounding lakes and fells, we aim to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one, with good standards of accommodation and service for all our guests. We are Walker and Cyclist friendly. 2016 rates - Single rooms £ 35 - £ 40; Double /Twin rooms £74 - £80. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cartwheel Guest House

Address: 5 Blencathra Street, Keswick CA12 4HW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range: $54 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Cartwheel Guest House staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
4 months ago
Melbourne, Australia
over a year ago
Melbourne, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Cartwheel Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 2 was very nice and quiet too even though it was on the front of the house”
 of 5 bubbles S9030VYpaulm, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was very quiet. ”
 of 5 bubbles Squarebear99, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't be put off by no en-suite for single room. Easy access to well equipped bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles StephenV556, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms good but not all have en suite, so best to ask for one if thats what you want. However even the rooms without en suite have a bathroom very close which is at most shared by two rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles splatthefly1, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Go for the kingsize bed”
 of 5 bubbles stanretired, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
5 of 5