Over 100 years providing quality accommodation
The Edwardene is a relaxed and welcoming adult only guest house, centrally located on a quiet side street a few minutes stroll from Keswick’s Market Square. The stunning shores of Derwentwater and The Theatre By The Lake are just a 10 minute walk away.
All rooms have luxury pocket sprung mattresses, soft down duvets and feather pillows, ensuring a great nights sleep. (Hypoallergenic alternatives are available on request).
Many hotels and B&Bs like The Edwardene in Keswick are in beautiful Victorian buildings, built by wealthy industrialists. The Victorian era, from 1837 to 1901, was a period of great change throughout England, and Cumbria was no exception. The Cockermouth-Keswick-Penrith Railway opened for passenger traffic in 1865 and this brought many more visitors to the Lake District. Tourism grew significantly, and the popularity of the area with artists and writers, combined with the work that their experiences inspired, contributed further to the attractions of the Lake District.
The Edwardene is a traditional Victorian Lakeland slate double fronted building that was originally constructed as two residences in 1885. The earliest information that we have found was in the Keswick Tourism Association brochure from 1928. Here we discovered two ladies by the surname of ‘Cash’ owned 24 Southey Street and offered boarding and lodgings with ‘bath’ ‘cold and hot water’ and 'electric light' highlighted for desirability.
In later Keswick Tourism Association brochures, 26 Southey Street is owned by a Mrs Davies and the name ‘Edwardene’ first appears. In the 1980’s the two houses were joined to make one building (a hotel) and retained the name Edwardene. Adverts from this point forward become more extensive and detailed in terms of what is offered as services, with one listing advertising chiropody and reiki therapy!
The Edwardene was bought in the early 2000’s by the Pollards who brought the Edwardene up to date and styled it as a luxury Guest House. They also built the reputation that the Edwardene has for award winning food.
Today, under the ownership of Lucy and Dan, breakfasts continue to be special at The Edwardene and have won awards from both Visit Britain and The AA in recognition of a very special, high quality, breakfast with an emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients.