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The Art Lounge Information


The Art Lounge is a Georgian country property, overlooking the village of Branthwaite with views beyond to the Western fells of the Lake District. It is a truly unique venue with very individual rooms and a setting of escape, luxury and relaxation with an artistic twist. Each guest room is named after a famous artist and decorated in the style or era of their paintings. There is an in-house Art Gallery with fabulous local original art for sale and beautiful art featured throughout the property for guests to enjoy, a destination escapes for the walker, cyclist or culture vulture. Ideally located on the fringe of the English Lakes National Park (a UNESCO world Heritage site), situated between National Park the Solway coast, giving the best of both worlds. Only 20 minutes to Whinlatter forest park and visitor centre and 25 minutes to Keswick via Bassenthwaite lake. The Western Lake district captures the highest mountain and the deepest lake, but also some award winning stretches of Solway coast and beaches. The Art Lounge is on many popular cycle routes and provides guests with lock up cycle facilities and on-site guest laundry, ideal for the many events held throughout the year. The property lies close enough to leave your car and enjoy walks straight into the western fells and The Art Lounge are happy to provide you with packed lunches and picnics. There are also frequent creative workshops run in the gallery for a leisurely break exploring your artistic side, teaching Calligraphy, water colour painting and Botanical painting and more. Or you could just relax and enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea in the elegant dining room or beautiful gardens. DOG POLICY - Sorry we do not take dogs

Gerry comes from a Professional Financial background and Eileen from Design and Project Management. They have injected many years of property renovation and interior design experience and travel experience into the venue. With the sole aim of making your holiday break a memorable luxury and welcome experience. Wanting you to kick back and enjoy the unique venue and its peaceful location. You can stay in the main house or chose the more secluded option of the Coach house suite with your own private patio and hot tub. With fabulous food, using locally sourced produce, a relaxed tasty breakfast is served to you in the elegant dining room.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Common area doors left open
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Wrapped lunch


  • 24h reception
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Porter / concierge service
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Laundry
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Ice machine
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • 24 hour security
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet basket
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Farm life
  • Arts & crafts
  • Concerts, music
  • Exhibition
  • Motorsports
  • Mountain sports
  • Murder mystery
  • Retreat
  • Special interest
  • Team building
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 22:00
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


Because the main house is of a restricted nature with it's historical architectural style. The coach House garden suite has been designed as easy access, with wider door ways and more accessible bathroom facilities, twin sinks one at a lower level, with grab rails in the walk in shower, a sturdy shower seat can be provided. The guest accommodation is on ground floor level, with ramp access up one step and over the thresh hold to enter. From the main carpark there is a sweeping ramp and with lit path way to the Coach house, being a gravel surface help is available if required. Breakfast can be served direct to this garden suite, including cooked breakfast.


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Cockermouth (6.0 miles)
    Follow A66 WEST, take left at roundabout signposted A595 SOUTH. At the next roundabout, Lillyhall, take first left signposted Branthwaite, 2 miles. Continue on this road straight to Branthwaite. On entering the village, The Art Lounge is the 2nd property on the right. Enter property drive entrance, on site car parking available.

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