About Us

Sunnyside Guest House

A little more about us

Nicky and Paul look forward to welcoming you to Sunnyside Guest House in Keswick, the perfect base for your time in the Lake District.

Sunnyside has a long history in providing high quality accommodation and can trace its roots back to 1936, when it was a private hotel, take a look at the photograph.  We however only moved to Sunnyside in 2018 and we’ll let our reviews do the talking and say how we’re getting on.

We are long-standing members of Keswick Fair Trade and are Corporate Members of Friends of the Lake District.  We are also proud to be an Ambassador of the famous Theatre by the Lake, which enables us to give a discount on most performances to our guests.

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

Large Guest Lounge

High Quality Breakfast

Quality Assessed

To ensure we achieve industry standards and meet the expectations of guests from around the world we are assessed by Quality Cumbria and are Accredited for Quality and Standards.  We are also committed to being environmentally responsible and have achieved the Silver Green Tourism Award for Sustainability.


We appreciate and welcome all guest feedback and reviews; we never stop striving to improve.  Using guest reviews Sunnyside Guest House has achieved a 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award, a 9.7 Booking.com award and a rating of 4.9/5 from our own reviews.

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