Hassness Country House
Hassness Country House, beautifully located in its own extensive grounds on the shores of Buttermere in the Western Lake District, provides a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere for each and every guest
You can find sheep grazing and red squirrels scurrying around just outside the door. This is one of the remotest parts of the Lake District and has been recognised as offering some of Britain’s best views.
Accommodation is in very comfortable twin, double and single rooms. Following a major refurbishment in 2018, 7 of our 11 bedrooms now have en suite facilities. Those bedrooms with shared facilities have a hand basin in the room and high powered shower rooms are across the hall from the rooms, which cater for all guests comfortably. Toiletries and towels (both hand & bath) are provided for each guest.
All our bedrooms have stunning views; whether it be of the rugged and imposing hillsides across the water, garden views or views of the lake itself.
At Hassness you’ll take a step back from the frantic world beyond the fells. It’s far enough away yet convenient for the main tourist hubs of Keswick; this is a quieter, less trodden part of the Lake District with dramatic and tranquil scenery. Our friendly managers, Debbie and Laurie Scott, will make you feel welcome.
The lounge at Hassness is a delightful place to relax, with a large picture window looking out across the lake. Comfortable and welcoming, it’s a great place to enjoy your own company or that of your fellow guests. It’s also a perfect starting point for some truly remarkable days in the hills.
Hassness House offers a retreat from today’s always connected world. There's no TV, no phones in the rooms, and no mobile reception in this sparsely populated valley of West Cumbria. If you do need to contact the outside world there is a payphone available and Wi-Fi is also available throughout the house - in the bedrooms and the lounge. Here you can read a book, or simply enjoy one of the most dramatic vantage points in the world.
You can walk the mile into Buttermere village (a tiny hamlet) for a drink or something to eat at one of the two pubs, but otherwise you can just get away from it all.
The madding crowds don’t come anywhere nearby, and surrounding hills are generally less well stomped than the more readily accessible peaks.
Cooked breakfast, cakes in the afternoon and an evening meal, using local produce where possible, are provided every day (excluding Tuesdays when there is a cold buffet breakfast and dinner can be taken in one of Buttermere’s village pubs). Picnic lunches are also provided on days including a guided walk.
Free tea and coffee are available at all times to enjoy in the spacious lounge overlooking the lake. Please feel free to bring your own wine or beer as Hassness is not currently licensed. There’s a guests’ kitchen with a large guest fridge for storage.