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Avondale Guest House

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20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
26 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

Cleckheaton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were taking advantage of the good weather on our return from Scotland to Yorkshire and decided to stop off in the lakes. We were very lucky to hit on the Avondale. We were very impressed with the quality of decor and the attention to detail. The breakfasts were absolutely superb, prepared and served with pride. loved it!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. When we get the good weather here, it certainly makes all the difference. It's great to feel so appreciated and yes, we are proud of what we do. Thanks for saying so. If your passing this way again, we'd love to have you stay over. More 

durham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a weekend in Keswick and im so pleased we booked the Avondale. Linda and Steven where great they made us welcome in there lovely home. the room was great and the breakfast was superb .Linda and Steven are lovely people .I would recommend the Avondale a big thumbs up !!

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

Thank you so much Gary for your lovely review and for taking the time to do so. We’re glad that you booked Avondale too! It’s nice to know that you had such a good time here and really enjoyed your stay. Hope you’ll make a return visit soon. More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Absolute Gem of a place. Fantastic location just a couple of mins walk to pubs and restaurants. The rooms are beautifully decorated and extremely clean and well kept. The food was spot on. Linda and Steven made us feel so welcome and are so friendly and helpful. Really lovely people. Will be back on any future visits to Keswick and... More 

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

Thanks Gemma for such a wonderful review. We’re really touched when our guests take the time review us. It very much appreciated. It also helps other Trip Advisor users know what we’re about. So glad and delighted that you had such a great time. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We decided to go to Keswick for the new year but thought we had left it too late. How wrong we were. We had the best new year ever and the Avondale Guest House was absolutely spotlessly clean and decorated lovely for Christmas. Linda and Steven could not have been more helpful (drying our wet things when we went walking... More 

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

We’re so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely time and thank you for such a great review. Glad to be of help in drying off your wet gear; let’s hope the sun is shining on your next visit. We take pleasure in giving our guests the most comfortable stay possible. When guests book direct with us by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to other people .Good location,near to town centre on a quiet street. Friendly welcome, very clean modern rooms. Fantastic breakfast which set you up for the day.

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

Thank you Susan for such a wonderful review. It is really kind of you. Glad to hear that you had a nice time with us and enjoyed our award winning breakfast. As you said, it really does set you up for the day. Hope to see you sometime soon. More 

Wallasey, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I chose to stay here for 3 nights after reading the favourable reviews posted by previous guests. We were certainly not disappointed by our decision as our stay exceeded our expectations. Linda & Steve made us both very welcome and their attention to detail was apparent both in the way the rooms were presented and the choice... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review, it's very much appreciated. Yes, the weather was a bit, "dreich", but you managed to make the most of it. We're so happy that you had such a good experience staying with us. Lets hope your return visit isn't too far in the future and that the weather is more kindly :-) More 

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