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Tara, resident Border Terrier
Cake for guests every day
Rear enclosed garden and car park
Maple Bank Guest House
Tara modelling a doggy-dressing-gown
Tara and a 'Tara's Treats' Box
A 'Tara's Treats' box
Pure Lake toiletries
View from the front door to Skiddaw
View up the rear garden in the summer
View from the House to Skiddaw
View of car park and enclosed garden
Pond on the terrace
The Head Gardener
Maple Bank Guest House
Maple Bank Guest House is a dog-friendly B&B, set in an acre of beautiful gardens near Keswick and commands uninterrupted views across the Derwent valley towards Skiddaw and Latrigg.Read More
Maple Bank Guest House is a magnificent, detached Edwardian house set in an acre of beautiful gardens near to the town of Keswick.
Right in the heart of the Lake District National Park and close to all its many visitor sites, this dog-friendly bed-and-breakfast is ideally placed for walking, climbing, cycling and water sports, as well as visiting the many excellent attractions for visitors to Cumbria.
This House enjoys uninterrupted views across the Derwent valley towards Skiddaw and Latrigg and is within short walking distances to two dog-friendly pubs in the village of Braithwaite itself.
Maple Bank prides itself on making their guests feel as if they are home-from-home, with a few little extras added along the way. Kickstart your day with a fabulous breakfast, whether that is a full Cumbrian Cooked Breakfast, luxurious porridge with fresh fruit salad or avocado smash and poached eggs on toast. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available, including oat, soya or almond milk.
All rooms have complimentary toiletries from ‘Pure Lakes’, plus a welcoming thermos flask of fresh milk, refreshed every day. Fresh cake or brownies are served every afternoon. Damp clothes can be hung up to dry, with plenty of spare newspaper for soggy boots or shoes if needed.
The private off-road car park makes it easy to unpack both luggage and canine friends, and the fully enclosed garden means furry guests can run around within a self-contained area, straight from the front door and without crossing any roads. Dog-towels and doggy-dressing gowns are available in the outer hall to wipe off wept and muddy paws, and all rooms have washable bedspreads and fleeces when four-legged guests check-in. All dogs are welcomed with their own little box of treats, as well as having a sausage for their breakfast.
There is free WiFi throughout the House, with combined Smart TV and DVD players in each bedroom. With a large private car park to the rear of the house, and two off-road spaces at the front of the house, this bed-and-breakfast is superbly located for extensive walks straight from the house.
Maple Bank Guest House welcomes all their canine guests with Tara’s Treats
Maple Bank is a magnificent, detached Edwardian house set in an acre of beautiful gardens near to the town of Keswick. This dog-welcoming bed-and-breakfast enjoys uninterrupted views across the Derwent valley, looking towards the lofty Skiddaw and the smaller Latrigg, and is within short walking distances to four pubs and country inns in the village of Braithwaite itself.
Every four-legged guest who stays at Maple Bank Guest House is welcomed with their own box of goodies: Tara’s Treats. Each box contains a small bottle of dog shampoo, a roll of bio-degradable pooh-bags, a BedTime Bone, a funky little bow tie and a Maple Bank Holiday Dog-tag.
The BedTime Bone - from Lakeland Pet Treats - is additive-free, preservative-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, made with 100% natural ingredients and 100% love. The Maple Bank Holiday Dog-tag can be clipped on to each dog’s collar for the duration of the stay. The tag says, “I’m on holiday at Maple Bank Guest House”, and includes both the House’s phone numbers, just in case our furry friends run off. The tea-tree and aloe vera dog shampoo is gentle on the most sensitive of skins whilst being extremely successful in getting rid of all unwanted muck. The biodegradable pooh-bags come in a handy roll, which fit easily into a trouser or coat pocket. Finally, the bow tie is a bit of holiday fun.
“A happy dog means happy guests and to many of us, our dogs are our furry-family-members”, says Kate O’Donovan, owner of Maple Bank Guest House and affectionately known as the Sausage Lady. “We pride ourselves on being dog-welcoming, not just dog-friendly. ‘Tara’s Treats’ was inspired by my own wee Tara, our resident Border Terrier. There’s a big box of dog-towels and doggy-dressing gowns by the front door and all our rooms have washable bedspreads and throws when our four-legged guests check-in.”
Right in the heart of the Lake District National Park and close to all its many visitor sites, this stunning bed-and-breakfast is ideally placed for walking, climbing, cycling and water sports, as well as visiting the many excellent attractions for visitors to Cumbria. Maple Bank prides itself on making their guests feel as if they are home-from-home, with a few little extras added along the way, which includes looking after its four-legged guests. Cumbria is renowned for being particularly dog-friendly, and Keswick - 2.6 miles away – has plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, cafes, and shops. The House has a fully enclosed garden and terrace, free WiFi throughout the House, and combined Smart TV and DVD players in each bedroom. With a large private car park to the rear of the house and two off-road spaces at the front of the house, unloading your car is hassle-free. Maple Bank is superbly located for walks straight from the house, whether you are looking for a quick trot around the village, a shorter 1-3 hour walk or a full-on all-day hike.
William Davies, September 2021
Deborah Chapman, September 2021
Just wonderful 😁
Hilary Swinhoe, September 2021
Kate (the owner) is the most wonderful host. Pooches and their hoomans are given a wonderful warm welcome. Pooches are given lots of cuddles and fuss as well as treats. What more could you ask for?
Listing Updated: 26/03/2022
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