The Borrowdale Hotel

Borrowdale Valley, Keswick

Client : Lake District Hotels
Value : £ undisclosed

The Borrowdale Hotel is set within a popular and beautiful location in the Borrowdale Valley with amazing views of Catbells and Derwentwater from the hotel grounds. The Borrowdale Hotel, first opened its doors in 1866, has royal links and played a prominent role in opening up the Lake District to visitors. The Hotel is a very traditional English Lakes hotel which is extremely popular with walkers.

FWP have carried out extensive works at the Borrowdale Hotel, previously having refurbished all of their bedrooms and now the full ground floor.

The refurbishment is modern and inviting and a perfect accompaniment with the rest of the hotel. The inspiration for the refurbishment was the outdoor environment surrounding the hotel, bringing the earthy tones of bracken, gorse timber and slate together with reflections and colours of Derwentwater, forming a palate of natural materials and a tastefully neutral earthy colour palate. The new interiors have been designed to give visitors a warm Lakeland welcome, with real log fires, deep pile carpets and comfortable inviting armchairs and sofas with plenty of cushions. Amid the new designs, some original characteristics of the historic hotel have been retained, including old service bells, the distinctive grandfather clocks in the lounges and large an interesting 3D maps in the corridors.

The new spaces have proved to be very popular with guests and the hotel owner.