Most of our guests arrive by car but some come by train and hire a car in Penrith or Keswick. Some guests choose not to use a car at all – either to get here or while they are here. Guests take advantage of walks from the door, our accessibility to Keswick, the network of local bus services and the reasonable taxis.
Arriving by car
Most guests arrive from the M6 and junction 40 at Penrith. Take the A66 west to the roundabout on the northern fringe of Keswick. Then take A591 signed “Carlisle”. After about 0.5 mile take a lane on the right hand side signed “Applethwaite and Skiddaw”. Croft House is then straight ahead.
Travelling by train
Our nearest train station is at Penrith – 18 miles away. There are excellent services to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. There is a bus service from Penrith station to Keswick and also taxis.
We have many guests who come from outside the UK. Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow airports are all within 2 to 3 hours drive away. There is a good train service from Manchester airport to Penrith.