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Avondale Guest House

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20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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Keswick UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't think there can be a finer breakfast in any B&B in Britain. Sometimes I settle for porridge, sometimes for the full works (either Scottish or English), cooked with both style and passion. The rooms are pretty good too: exceptionally comfortable beds, sleep-encouarging pillows - and tasty biscuit treats. But the triumph of Avondale is its total absence of... More 

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely hosts, stunning breakfast, excellent facilities. Stephen and Linda put genuine care and effort into making our stay comfortable and pleasurable. The perfect B&B. Trying very hard to think of something to improve, the wifi signal could be stronger on the top floor, but I'm only mentioning this because Tripadvisor wants me to type at least 200 characters. We will... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 lovely nights at the Avondale Guest House. The room was fine, though we did appreciate Stephen helping bring our bags up to our room as we were on the top floor. The breakfast was cooked well, although after been told it would be the largest breakfast in the lakes I was expecting something bigger. It was lovely but... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Stephen and Linda for our visit to the Lake District and were very warmly welcomed. Distance to Keswick town centre is a mere stone's throw. Stephen and Linda were very helpful and genuinely friendly, and breakfast was very filling and tasted great, with many available options. Best of all, the place was very clean! we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a weekend at the avondale guest house, it's a beautiful well decorated and modern bed and breakfast in an ideal location, southey street,wich is just around the corner from the town centre . Stephen and Linda the owners are a lovely helpful couple who make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door,and... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lynda and Stephen run a lovely B&B. We booked at short notice and our room at the top of the house was quite small but immaculately kept. We saw some of the rooms on the first floor which were bigger and very nice. Breakfast choice very good, well cooked with top quality ingredients. Very convenient for town centre and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great B&B to stay in close to everything. The rooms are very clean and bright. There is a great choose for breakfast and cooked great. The couple who own it are very friendly and helpful. We would recommend anyone to stay. We had a great weekend and will definitely go back x

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Your wonderful review is much appreciated. Thank you Margi for taking the time to post it. Being so close to the town centre but still in a quiet area, is one of the things that pleases many of our guests. Stephen thanks you for the kind comments about his cooking. It’s fantastic to see that you enjoyed your visit so... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent stay couldn't fault it. Stephen and Linda were very friendly and their breakfast was amazing.We visit the Lake District every year and hope to stay with them again.Parking a little iffy. We would recommend Avondale to anybody.

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Sturdy walkers you certainly are! Our award winning breakfasts seemed to do the trick for you during your stay here and you clearly enjoyed your visit. Let's hope we meet up again next year on your rambles. Looking forward to it. More 

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here for a weekend to do some walking in the lakes. Linda and Stephen were very welcoming, helped us with our many bags and settled us into our room, which was warm and cosy. Because we had quite a few bags with us it felt a bit small, but had everything we needed, hospitality tray, hair dryer, warm... More 

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

We're very happy to see that you both had a great weekend with us. Yes, my legs still remember carrying your bags up the stairs. Ha! Ha! Just kidding. Glad you enjoyed our breakfasts so much. You sometimes do have to hunt a bit for a parking spot but thankfully, everybody always get parked! Hope to meet you again in... More 

Anglesea, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Linda and Steve were fantastic and even helped us to see things around town. The breakfasts were a highlight with both English and Scottish varieties available. Rooms great and car parking quite easy in the street. The place looks fabulous and is a credit to the hosts. I would change nothing.

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house, we know you had a busy schedule. You managed to pack in more than most guests do in a few days! We're delighted that you had such a pleasant stay with us. We probably wouldn't change anything either! Enjoy the rest of your travels and keep up the good... More 

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