Weekend break in The Lakes - Rating 5/5

Very pleasant accommodation with a very comfortable lounge and library room with a log fire. Good home cooked food served on an evening consisting of four courses more than enough after a good day on the fells. Would definitely stay here again

Reviewer:Kim C | Mon 30th Sep 2019 | 8 months ago

Beautiful Seatoller House - Rating 5/5

The hosts of this beautiful guest house go above and beyond to make you feel at home in this idyllic setting steeped in history. We needed more time here. It was clean, comfortable and the food amazing. Great recommendations were provided for sightseeing and eating out. Would definitely return here and highly recommend it to others.

Reviewer:Simone K | Thu 19th Sep 2019 | 8 months ago

A wonderful first stay at Seatoller House! - Rating 5/5

We had not stayed here before and can understand why there are so many ‘regulars ‘ who keep returning!We had a large quiet room ( one of the en-suite ones) which was very comfortable. The property has a terrific locationfor enjoying the great walks and views of Borrowdale, food and ambience are exceptional and we really enjoyed the communal dining arrangements, facilitated by a brilliant host!We look forward to returning.

Reviewer:Deborah L | Wed 11th Sep 2019 | 9 months ago

Seatoller house - Rating 5/5

Wonderful stay here, very relaxing, warm and welcoming, we stayed here to do a walk up scarefell pike the accommodation is spacious, and has everything we needed including a dry room for our wet clothes the hosts were very good and would defo advise people to stay here. We will certainly be back.

Reviewer:Gillian C | Mon 2nd Sep 2019 | 9 months ago

Got lucky - Rating 5/5

I forgot to fill the visitor book in and this is what I was going to say, If you are reading this book then you have stayed in a little gem of a B and B and you will know just how lucky you have been to get booked into this amazing original guest house. what more can I say it was so lovely that I cant believe my luck at getting a last-minute booking, brilliant place.

Reviewer:RICHARD G | Sat 31st Aug 2019 | 9 months ago

Seatoller 25-27Aug19 - Rating 5/5

Such a friendly environment it felt more like staying at a friends house rather than a guest house.Will definitely be making a return visit.

Reviewer:Paul B | Wed 28th Aug 2019 | 9 months ago

Excellent - Rating 5/5

Our 2 night stay was excellent. Very comfortable accommodation, great food and a very helpful and welcoming manager. We would highly recommend this guest house.

Reviewer:Deborah T | Wed 21st Aug 2019 | 9 months ago

Excellent Food! - Rating 5/5

We recently returned to Seatoller House and were not disappointed. Nigel and Trish are superb hosts and the guest house is friendly and extremely comfortable. Trish's dinners are superb - worth climbing a mountain for!!

Reviewer:Joy R | Wed 7th Aug 2019 | 10 months ago

Great quiet family getaway - Rating 5/5

Thanks to Nigel for making our last minute getaway so easy and relaxing. Seatoller is a lovely place for couples and families. We had a lovely relaxing stay away from the bustle of Keswick.

Reviewer:Thomas F | Thu 1st Aug 2019 | 10 months ago

perfect spot - Rating 5/5

My husband and I loved our stay at Seatoller House.We had a very comfortable ensuite room overlooking the garden.Breakfast and supper were eaten at large tables with other guests, with lovely conversations.The food was excellent, with beer and wine available.Many walks possible from outside the door.Would definitely recommend and return.

Reviewer:Mary B | Mon 22nd Jul 2019 | 10 months ago

A wonderful place to stay - Rating 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Seatoller. The rooms were excellent and the food was lovely.

Reviewer:Sarah W | Sat 20th Jul 2019 | 10 months ago

Great find! - Rating 5/5

So pleased I found this place! Beautiful old building in a great location for some fantastic walks- my targets of Cat Bells, Haystacks and Scafell Pike were all close by. Bathroom was across the hallway but it was ‘mine’ not shared so no different from home. Comfortable loungeand library. Great breakfast. My packed lunch salad was admired by other walkers on the summit of Scafell Pike! Amazing home cooked evening meal on shared tables (a 6 and an 8)- nice as a solo female to sit and eat with like minded people. I was sad to leave!!

Reviewer:Anna K | Sat 20th Jul 2019 | 10 months ago

Perfect place to stay! - Rating 5/5

Really beautiful setting and perfect welcome, we were shown around the lovely quaint cottage, which instead of room numbers had themes we stayed in the owl room, had a stunning view and only 5 minutes away from the start of our walk.Great food, we only had breakfast but it was cooked to perfection both mornings we were there, and the other guests raved about the dinner so I can only assume it was good.Definitely recommend, my only gripe was that the individual rooms weren’t lockable but we has zero issues just was unusual for me to leave without locking up other than that it was the perfect place to stay.

Reviewer:Adam S | Fri 12th Jul 2019 | 11 months ago

A real gem - Rating 5/5

Nigel and Trish really do their utmost to ensure that Seatoller House lives up to its description and reputation. Fantastic food in a remarkable setting. We will be back

Reviewer:Stewart M | Mon 1st Jul 2019 | 11 months ago

Seatoller House - Rating 5/5

Excellent venue for a group get together. Very obliging staff. Great location for exploring the northern Lakes.Only very slight criticism is the private bathroom for our room was a distance from the room when you're half asleep!

Reviewer:Kate K | Sat 29th Jun 2019 | 11 months ago

Seatoller House - Rating 5/5

The perfect location for great walking in the lakes.This house has character, charm and is very peaceful and relaxing.The owners are great and have some small touches that really make a difference to match your needs as a traveler.The food is also exceptional.Will definitely stay here again.

Reviewer:Michael C | Sun 9th Jun 2019 | 1 year ago

Top week at Seatoller House ! - Rating 5/5

We stayed for 5 days at Seatoller House as our basis to discover the Lake District area. It was really top, Nigel &Trish do their utmost best to make their guests feel welcome &comfortable. Nice, cosy rooms in a historic framework and the evening four-course dinners are really excellent (that sticky toffee pudding...). Most recommendable !

Reviewer:Marc D | Sat 8th Jun 2019 | 1 year ago

Little gem - Rating 5/5

Late booking but no regrets. Comfortable accommodation and great atmosphere. Wonderful food at communal tables. My regret is not finding this place before.

Reviewer:Ian S | Fri 7th Jun 2019 | 1 year ago

Excellent as ever - Rating 5/5

Returning for our third stay at Seatoller, everything was as good as previously. Comfy room, excellent food, wonderful welcome, lovely atmosphere. The perfect base for a walking holiday in the North Lakes.

Reviewer:Bridget E | Thu 6th Jun 2019 | 1 year ago

2 Night stay at Seatoller House - Rating 5/5

Excellent accommodation and superb food, we could not have wished for more, our only regret is we didnot have the chance to stay longer. Our hosts and all the staff were wonderful, we will return again.

Reviewer:Susan J | Mon 20th May 2019 | 1 year ago

Fantastic - Rating 5/5

Seatoller House is everything a Lakeland guest house should be. Good quality filling food, comfortable beds, excellent facilities and plenty of opportunity forrelaxing in the beautifulhouse and gardens. The ethos of friendliness and cooperation which has always been a feature remains so.

Reviewer:Gillian Q | Sat 18th May 2019 | 1 year ago

Escape from your TV and mobile phone - Rating 5/5

If you're wedded to your phone and TV,and are horrified by the idea of sitting down to dinner with ten or so strangers, then this destination is probably not for you.But if you enjoy walking all day without having to drive more than a mile or so, and returning to a hot bath, and a splendid four course dinner, in abeautiful setting and a house which has been accommodating walkers for over 120 years,then look no further! A wonderfully friendly, welcoming and individual place to stay...

Reviewer:Alan B | Sat 4th May 2019 | 1 year ago

Relaxed, comfortable and homely - Rating 5/5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Seatoller House. You can come and go as you please and it is ideally located for walks in Borrowdale.Use the self service honesty system for bar, tea, coffee and cakes. The four course evening meals are exceptional and breakfast is spot on too.Orders for fresh salads, sandwiches and treats for lunch can be made the night before. Dogs can sleep in your room if well behaved.If it rains, there is a boot room for drying all your clothes and shoes and an endless supply of steaming hot water for baths/showers.Just perfect.

Reviewer:Angela B | Fri 26th Apr 2019 | 1 year ago

just perfect - Rating 5/5

beautiful old house and lovely hosts. perfect location for the walks we had planned. The food on the monday night was excellent home cooked food and we really liked enjoyed eating with the other guests. The room was lovely and allowed dogs in the room. would definitely use again and have been recommending it.

Reviewer:Fergus N | Mon 15th Apr 2019 | 1 year ago

Great long weekend - Rating 5/5

Just spent another great weekend at Seatoller with good food, good company and no rain for a change!New menu items are great with delicious belly pork and pheasant featuring for the first time, and a great vegetarian curry for non meat eaters. Instead of sandwiches Trish and Nigel are now offering sandwiches for lunch on the fells and they are delicious.

Reviewer:Dr JA and Mrs HJ P | Tue 2nd Apr 2019 | 1 year ago

Correction to previous review - Rating 5/5

I should have said that the salad boxes are an alternative to, not instead of sandwiches.Both are excellent.My apologies.

Reviewer:Dr JA and Mrs HJ P | Tue 2nd Apr 2019 | 1 year ago

Brilliant!! - Rating 5/5

One of the best short breaks we have ever experienced. Beautiful setting, exceptionally friendly, both staff and other visitors;room very comfortable and spotlessly clean and food excellent. Group dining leads to lively conversation.a number of good walks from the Guesthouse and also within easy reach of some of the best walks in the lakes of varying degrees of difficulty.What more could one want! we can't wait to visit again! Thank you!

Reviewer:Tony F | Mon 1st Apr 2019 | 1 year ago

Remarkable achievement - Rating 5/5

Somehow - and it ia a remarkable achievement on the part of those who run it - Seatoller House stays the same as it always has been and yet everything is a bit better each time I stay.This year it was the food that seemed to me more interesting and more varied than I remembered.

Reviewer:John H | Fri 12th Oct 2018 | 1 year ago

Great tradition - Rating 5/5

Seatoller maintains and even exceeds its wonderful reputation as a home for walkers, climbers, and those with memories of past exploits to gather and share their stories in comfortable surroundings with superb meals. The rooms,onw mostly ensuite, are spacious and pleasant. The evening meals, served family style, are delicious and well worth the modest charge. Nigel’s hospitality is flawless.The atmosphere is unique!

Reviewer:Robert J | Fri 21st Sep 2018 | 1 year ago

Great place to stay off the beaten track - Rating 5/5

Lovely place, other guests were great people. Hosts were helpful, available and fun to chat with. I really recommend staying in this B&B. Breakfasts were delicious.

Reviewer:Jacob M | Wed 29th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago

Quiet Location and Friendly Atmosphere - Rating 5/5

This was a fantastic location in the middle of the lake district. Surrounded by fields and mountains all around, it is very much off the path of most visitors to the area. There are convenient bus stops right outside the house (77A, 77 and 78 from Keswick). My husband and I were reliant on the public transportation to get us around the area, which made it a bit difficult to get back to the Seatoller house in the evenings (last bus leaves Keswick at 6:20pm) , but if you have your own transport or are keen to be walking for most of your trip, it is a very manageable location.The cooked breakfasts each morning are a wonderful way to start your day whether that includes walking trails or visiting the towns. It also allows you to meet your fellow travelers and makes for some great connections and conversations. Nigel is a great host and is always on top of everything you need.We didn't take advantage of the evening meal opportunity but I've been told it's a wonderful treat and worth booking as well.It is the dampest valley in the District, so come prepared with warm clothes. Our room was a bit damp and drafty - colder than the rest of the house, but the bed was one of the most comfortable that we've ever slept in.

Reviewer:Lindsey W | Tue 21st Aug 2018 | 1 year ago

A pleasure to stay in this historic building so full of interest and character- Rating 5/5

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at Seatoller House, an historic building so full of interest and character in a great location for access to walks in the area. Very friendly, helpful staff, large bedroom but private rather than en suite bathroom was a bit odd but not a problem for us. Delicious food and weespecially loved the idea of the coffee/cake/bar “honesty” idea which would be great to see adopted elsewhere.

Reviewer:Linda C | Tue 26th Jun 2018 | 1 year ago

Review - Rating 5/5

We were made very welcome at Seatoller House. Our room was clean and comfortable,and we really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewer:Brian T | Tue 24th Apr 2018 | 2 years ago

Seatoller House - Rating 5/5

This is a real gem of a place! The food is superb, as is the company and the surroundings. We absolutely loved the tea bar and the excellent drying room came in very useful on one of the days. Many thanks to Nigel and Trish for a fantastic few days - we will be back!

Reviewer:JOY R | Fri 4th Aug 2017 | 2 years ago

Incredible Experience - Rating 5/5

The Seatoller will exceed your expectations. The property is warm and inviting, and suits those who wish to socialize and meet other nature lovers or those who see privacy. The grounds are teeming with birds and the three red squirrels that delight the eye---as well as a nearby farmer's property with idyllic, picture-perfect sheep. The food was AMAZING. Nigel and Trish make you feel like family. This place is extraordinary.

Reviewer:Michelle K | Sat 22nd Jul 2017 | 2 years ago

Recent stay - Rating 4/5

As always a lovely stay with an excellent evening meal. The bathrooms have been upgraded along with the bedroom furnishings.

Reviewer:Mr. Ian T | Sat 15th Jul 2017 | 2 years ago

A unique treat in a beautiful location - Rating 5/5

We absolutely loved Seatoller House, from the history to the setting to the other guests to the hosting, which included delicious group style dinners. I would definitely return on any trip to the area. Many of our fellow guests had been coming for decades. It is really a special place.

Reviewer:Ms. AngelaB | Sun 18th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago

Walking Break - Rating 5/5

The house is clean, comfortable and the food is excellent, the staff are friendly and helpful - if only there was a TV so we didn't miss all the Olympics!!Thanks again for another great stay!!Ken Robinson

Reviewer:Mr. Ken R | Mon 15th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago

A beautiful stay - Rating 5/5

we had an amazing stay at Seatoller House - a beautiful historic, building in a convenient location for the fells, well provisioned and extremely efficiently run. We found ourselves not minding the poor weather which shortened our walks and took us back to the house early, where we could sit and read in the library or make ourselves tea to go with delicious cake in the guest kitchen. The meals were all fabulous. Despite its comforts it retains a level of informality and attracts interesting guests - some we discovered have been returning for more than 20 years! We too will be back.

Reviewer:Ms. JudithK | Mon 8th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago

A very enjoyable stay - Rating 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at Seatoller. The staff were particularly helpful and accommodating. The food was always very good. Ourroom was clean and comfortable. We slept very well partly due to the invigorating walks. On the day it rained heavily it was useful to be able to dry our boots and clothes so easily.

Reviewer:Mrs. Anne P | Sat 6th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago

July visit - Rating 5/5

Perfect place to start a hike up the mountains.Food was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable, and a very welcoming atmosphere.

Reviewer:Mr. Andrew P | Sun 31st Jul 2016 | 3 years ago

A unique experience! - Rating 5/5

We've been visiting Seatoller House for over 20 years and it's always a pleasure to return. Seatoller House is the antithesis of a hotel chain a sort of cross between a gentlemen's club, Oxford college and your aunties country house. Guests are encouraged to talk to each other and be friendly. Walkers, dogs and muddy boots are welcome. A freshly baked cake greets hungry hikers on their return. Lovely place, long may it continue!

Reviewer:Dr. Rod M | Tue 26th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago

Seaitoller House - Rating 5/5

Another really enjoyable stay. Comfortable accommodation and excellent cuisine.

Reviewer:Mrs. Sheila W | Sat 23rd Jul 2016 | 3 years ago

perfect guesthouse to experience beauty of the Lake district - Rating 5/5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay!!! Everything was perfect. Even the weather. Hope to do it agaian...will tell others about your lovely guesthouse. Thank you

Reviewer:Mrs. Janet P | Wed 20th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago

Excellent Place to stay - Rating 5/5

Seatoller House exceeded my expectations. Ideally placed with plenty off road parking.Very friendly. Excellent meals. House party style meant as a solo female I didn't feel isolated at meals. No TV or radio encouraged conversation.

Reviewer:Ms. Mavis T | Tue 12th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago

A Perfect trip in warm sunshine - Rating 5/5

Dear Nigel and TrishMany thanks for you unfailing hospitality.Delicious food in a well equipped and well managed house.Everything in order plus the excellent company of fellow fell-enthusiasts

Reviewer:Mr. Michael D | Tue 10th May 2016 | 4 years ago

A unique and very special place. - Rating 5/5

My husband and I have been coming to Seatoller house for many years. The house has a very special ambience and we enjoy the traditions of conviviality with other guests;sharing stories in the guest kitchen after walks and in the comfortable sitting rooms after the evening meal. The food is excellent and the rooms ( all different) attractive, comfortable and very clean.Nigel and Trish are excellent hosts

Reviewer:Mrs. Helen E | Sat 30th Apr 2016 | 4 years ago

We\'ve found our haven. - Rating 5/5

Can't fault anything about our stay. We came away for a couple of days break before the kids broke up from school. It was a perfect, restful time. The atmosphere was friendly, informal and very relaxed. We didn't have the evening meal as we wanted the flexibility of being out as long as we want, but if the breakfast was anything to go by then it probably couldn't be faulted as it was excellent. There's so much more we could say - suffice to say we'll be back for another, longer visit. We would definitely recommend a stay. There's a danger we will become regular visitors.

Reviewer:Mrs. Kay D | Tue 27th Oct 2015 | 4 years ago

Extra Information

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General Policy


Breakfast is served between 8.00 - 8.30am daily.

DINNER MUST BE PRE-BOOKED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE if not booked direct,dinner is a set menu served at 7.00pm with the exception of Tuesdays, when Dinner is not served, Alternatively a reservation can be made for you locally.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival or \\\"no show\\\" bookings will be charged at 100% of the full rate. In the case of short notice (14 days) cancellations, we will endeavour to re-let, but any room we are unable to re- let will be charged at 50% of the full rate. Guests cancelling their bookings in advance of these times may have their deposit transferred to a date later in the same year.

Arrival & Departures

Rooms are not guaranteed to be available until 2.00pm and departure is required by 10.00am. Any guest that wishes to arrive after 7pm should do so by arrangement, although unfortunately we are unable to provide hot meals after this time.


Well behaved dogs are allowed, they are not allowed in the dining room at any time,Please clean and dry all dogs on entering Seatoller via the back door. Please ensure you clean up after your dog has been in the garden.

Group House Bookings

A minimum number of 16 persons is required for house exclusivity, If the group falls below the minimum number other bookings will be accepted