About Us

Sunnyside Guest House

Paul and Nicky moved into Sunnyside in 2018 and since then have developed it into what it is today, a comfortable and relaxed place to stay that has all the facilities you’d expect from a quality hotel but in a smaller and more personal environment.You’ll meet both Paul and Nicky during your stay.

Nicky loves her crafts and baking, and you’ll experience both, especially her freshly made cakes in the guest lounge.Paul is a fell walker and photographer so if you’re looking for advise on where, when, and how to get around the fells just have a chat.

Sunnyside is adult only and offers seven quality rooms - 3 Double Rooms, 2 Twin Rooms and 2 Single Rooms.Although all are beautifully decorated and equipped there are two levels of comfort - standard and premium rooms – premium rooms are slightly larger with larger beds and facilities such as robes and slippers.

All the rooms have a very high standard of cleanliness and guests love the attention to detail and little touches.The aim is for you to feel like you’re the first person to stay in your room; it will be warm, clean and fresh.

Please have a look at the reviews to hear what guests have experienced for themselves.

Why Choose Sunnyside

Central Location

Located on one of Keswick's quiet residential streets, Sunnyside is just a short walk from the wonderful shops, cafe's, restaurants and pubs on offer in Keswick and close to the shores of Derwentwater and The Theatre by The Lake.

Map of Keswick

Dedicated Off-Street Parking

Parking in Keswick can be difficult, especially during the busy summer season.  Although we cannot guarantee a parking space, Sunnyside does have its own car park, located at the front of the house and an Electric vehicle charging point.

Beautiful Victorian Architecture

Sunnyside is a beautiful building, retaining many original features and is a former Victorian Gentleman's residence built around 1866. It has been extended and upgraded over time to provide seven stylish, comfortable en-suite guest rooms.

Guest Lounge

Our spacious guest lounge with free filter coffee and a selection of teas is a great place to relax before or after your days activities and you're welcome to use it throughout the day, especially useful on wet days, rest days or even work days. 

High Quality Breakfast

We offer a high quality, substantial and varied breakfast using local produce and we’ll always try and cater for your dietary needs.  We hold a level 5, (the highest level) Food Hygiene Rating and both Paul and Nicky have a level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

Well Connected

Life can continue whilst you stay at Sunnyside Guest House, we have good mobile reception and provide free wi-fi in every room together with flat screen TV's . We are close to local amenities and the post office.

Evening Meals

Sunnyside are able to provide a small range of evening meals to our guests.  These include delicious cottage pies, fish pies, beef or vegetable lasagne, beef or veggie mince chilli con carne as well as a range of handmade Pizzas. Please note, evening meals need to be ordered in advance and are available between 5pm - 7pm

Licensed Bar

Sunnyside is fully licensed to serve alcohol and has available a selection of premium beers, wines and spirits.   

Beautiful Victorian Architecture

Comfortable Guest Lounge

High Quality Breakfast

We are committed to quality and safety

To ensure we achieve industry standards and meet the expectations of guests from around the world Sunnyside Guest House has been assessed and approved by AA Hospitality and awarded Visitor Ready status.

We take your safety very important and we've invested in the latest fully automated fire alarm system, which is tested and maintained regulary.  We have all our gas appliances tested by British Gas annually.


We appreciate and welcome all guest feedback and reviews; we never stop striving to improve.  Using guest reviews Sunnyside Guest House has achieved a 2023 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award, a 9.7 Booking.com award, a 4.8/5 on Google and a rating of 4.9/5 from our own reviews.

Why not check out our guests reviews, you'll find many comments on our website, on TripAdvisor, on Booking.com and Google too. All are genuine and are neither solicited nor incentivised.