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Avondale Guest House

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20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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East Linton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very welcoming,Great breakfast menu healthy options and food beautifully cooked with very attentive service. the facilities were excellent and all of a high standard.with cleanliness and fresh linen throughout the week making a very comfortable experience. Near to the centre of Keswick and the ideal position for my visit to the Keswick convention. Everything to like and nothing to dislike.

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to Keswick. What a fantastic B&B and only minutes from the centre. Stephen and Linda give you a warm welcome and plenty of good tips for the area. The rooms are very clean and fresh and every breakfast (plenty to choose from) sets you up for the day. Highly recommend this... More 

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

It was lovely to see you both enjoying your first visit to Keswick. The good weather certainly helped you to get out and about and catch a glimpse of all that's on offer here. Thank you for your wonderful review, we're glad that we were able to help make your stay here a pleasant one. Now that you've been once,... More 

Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Even managed to park right outside on both nights.

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

You're way too kind! What a great review. Many thanks for your kind words. It's fantastic to see that guests appreciate all our efforts. We wish you many years of happy motoring with your gorgeous new car. When you get fed up with it, let us know :-) More 

Keswick UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Many thanks David for your kind words. We thought it was you as soon as we saw the review. Yes the porridge is definitely a big hit with you and long may it continue. Hope to see you and Pauline back soon. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. At last we have a guest who can handle our breakfast with ease! I suspect though, that you maybe didn't have porridge as a starter. We do allow cheating, so we'll let you off :-) Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. If you're back on a return visit, we'll throw another rasher or two... More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. Linda is very happy that you appreciated all her hard work cleaning everywhere. I'm also pleased that you both enjoyed your breakfasts. It's a long way from Belgium but we hope you manage to return in the not too distant future. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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

Many thanks for your great review. Yes, our location is top notch as it's just a stones throw from the town but still quiet enough to get a good night's sleep. You obviously enjoyed your breakfast! Nice to see that we have another Stornoway black pudding convert :-) More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. Like most Victorian built guest houses in Keswick; room sizes do vary. The larger rooms tend to get booked first, so as you say, with yours being a last minute break, your room would have been a little smaller. Still, we're very glad that you thought the room was immaculate. Thanks again and hope... 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 

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