How to get to the Cottages

The Post Code for the cottages is CA12 5SX, if you wish to look us up on Multimap. 

Braithwaite has an hourly X5 bus service from Penrith, which has good rail connections to the rest of the UK; for example, central London is 3 hours away, whereas by car it takes at least two hours longer.  Penrith is 20 miles away from Braithwaite, or one hour by bus.  The Braithwaite bus stop is about 250 yards from the cottages, just beyond the Royal Oak pub.  To reach the cottages, from the Royal Oak you go about 100 yards in the direction away from Keswick, and you will see a sign to “Youth Centre” and “Coledale”. Go left over the stone bridge, and the Cottages can be seen as part of the building immediately on your left.

National Express (tel: 0990 808080) run regular coach services to Keswick from London and other UK locations.  Traveline can help you to plan your journey both to and from Braithwaite and also, during your holiday, within Cumbria, using various forms of public transportKeswick is one of the main hubs for bus journeys within the Lakes; it also has two taxi companies.

If you wish to use your car, we would encourage you to offset the carbon emitted by your vehicle's journey, preferably by supporting a charity in South India.

Here are the directions to the Cottage:

From the M6: leave at Junction 40 (Penrith) and drive about 21 miles west on the A66, ignoring the three turnings to Keswick. From Ambleside and Grasmere, and the southern Lakes: take the A591 to Keswick, and turn right for the A66 (follow the signs for Cockermouth and Workington) when descending into Keswick.

About a mile past the third Keswick turning on the A66, take the B5292 to Lorton and Braithwaite. In about 300 yards you pass the Royal Oak pub on your left, and then after about 100 yards you will see a sign to “Youth Centre” and “Coledale”. Go left over the stone bridge, and the Cottages can be seen as part of the building immediately on your left.


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