Squirrel Lodge Guest House, 43 Eskin Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DG

Squirrel Lodge Guest House, 43 Eskin Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DG

Guide Price£450,000


A particularly well presented Guesthouse in an established trading location in the centre of Keswick, Squirrel Lodge is one of the grander properties in Eskin Street and is set back from the street behind a low wall that offers guests outside seating. The building is a fine example of vernacular Victorian architecture that is full of character and offers 5 letting bedrooms and 2 bedroom owner accommodation. Just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of the town and a 10 minute walk to Lake Derwentwater and the Theatre By The Lake. The establishment is rated No.1 out of 196 on Trip Adviser.

Squirrel Lodge has provided the present owners with an excellent income over the past 2 years and they now feel the time is right to pass this well-run business onto others who will be able to continue the fine example set.


Squirrel Lodge is a quintessential Keswick guesthouse. The Victorian, end terraced, 4 storey property offers a prospective purchaser the opportunity to acquire a fully operational business with forward bookings that includes many repeat guests, which is a sure sign of a well-run establishment. The property comprises 3 letting rooms on the 1st floor; 2 letting rooms on the 2nd floor, four of which have en-suite facilities, and a firth that has a private bathroom. The owner accommodation provides 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 3rd floor with private living room on the ground floor, where the kitchen, utility, separate W/C and guest dining room are also located.

All rooms have flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Outside, bicycle storage adds further amenity.

The property has been very well maintained by the proprietors with recent projects including a new kitchen, utility, and WC. All of the fixtures and fittings are of a good quality doubtlessly contributing to the top spot on Trip Advisor.

Keswick is the principal tourist centre for the northern half of the Lake District National Park, now also a World Heritage Site, and is positioned on the northern shore of Derwentwater, surrounded by spectacular scenery. Keswick is a thriving and popular tourist location with a busy tourist season that now extends throughout the year. Keswick is also host to many established events, which provide a boost to trade. These events include, the Film Festival, Words By The Water Literary Festival, Jazz and Beer Festivals, Mountain Festival and a host of other Sporting Events as well as the Christmas Fair, Light Switch On and New Year in the Town Square. Keswick is also home to the famous Theatre By The Lake.




Tiled floor and door to entrance hall.

Guest Dining Room:

Feature fireplace with marble surround, bay window overlooking Eskin Street and a fully equipped.

Private Living Room:

Double doors to private courtyard from which the kitchen is accessible.


With a brand new Range gas cooker, new wall and floor cabinets and flooring, the kitchen is fully equipped to amply provide for the guests.

Utility Room:

Newly refurbished and includes the laundry equipment. There is a separate WC and side access into the courtyard.

From the hall, stairs lead to the first floor.

Half landing with shower room and cupboard.


Letting Bedroom 1: Standard Double. En-suite Shower Room with mosaic tiling, WC and wash basin.

Letting Bedroom 2: King Room at the front of the property with bay window and views towards Latrigg. En-suite Shower Room with WC and hand basin.

Letting Bedroom 3: Single Room at the front of the property with views towards Latrigg. Private Shower Room for the guest including WC and hand basin.


Letting Bedroom 4: Twin Room on the east of the property towards Borrowdale Mountains. En-suite with WC and hand basin.

Letting Bedroom 5: Double Room with en-suite bath with shower over with views towards Latrigg. This room can accommodate an extra person on a fold-out bed or travel cot.


Private Bedroom 1 – with built in wardrobe

Private Bedroom 2 – with built in wardrobe

Bathroom – with WC, hand basin and bath with shower over and glazed stream.


To the front of the property is an area enclosed by a short wall that offers outside seating for guests. To the rear is a courtyard which has a mixture of decking and paving.


All mains services are connected. There is central heating throughout the property.


The Energy Performance Certificates are available on request from the selling agent and are available to download from the Edwin Thompson Website.


The present owners acquired the business 2 years ago since when they have invested considerably to improve the property and maintain the high standard achieved throughout.

Squirrel Lodge has its own dedicated website, through which reservations can be made and bookings paid for. The business trades below the VAT threshold posting a turnover to year end March 2020 of nearly £70,000. Trading accounts will be made available to genuinely interested parties who have already inspected the premises. This is an excellent and well-established business with good repeat bookings. Further information may be obtained from the business website www.squirrellodge.co.uk


Offers are invited for the freehold interest in Squirrel Lodge Guest House as a going concern with the benefit of forward bookings, goodwill, trade contents (excluding personal items and specific items to be identified separately). An inventory of contents will be made available in due course. All offers should be submitted to the Sole Agents, Edwin Thompson Property Services Limited.


Strictly by appointment through the Agents, Edwin Thompson Property Services Limited

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    Quick Summary

    Price £450,000
    Town/City Keswick
    Status Under Offer
    Size (Acres)
    Beds 7