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Avondale Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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Ranked #10 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
PhilipT78 Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent two nights here on a short break. Excellent friendly hosts, great breakfasts (with plenty of options) and clean, well kept and modern inside - all for a very fair price. If I stay in Keswick again, this will be my first choice.

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

Thank you so much for your review Philip. Good to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed you stay with us. Lets hope you manage another stay soon. Look forward to it! More

Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on Sunday, 29th June, and can wholeheartedly recommmend this Guest House for anyone taking a short break in Keswick. It is centrally located and the attractions are all within easy walking distance. The rooms are spotlessly clean and tidy, Stephen and Linda, the hosts, are friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts are better than... More

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

Thanks Adrian to review us. Much appreciated. Linda thanks you for commenting on how clean she keeps the place and we both thank you for your comments about the breakfast. 5 star indeed! We did get a 100% score for our recent breakfast award right enough, so you could have a point there. We hope to see you again soon... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have just spent 2 days with Stephen and Linda at their guest house. We had a fantastic time, they are excellent hosts and offer the best choice of breakfasts we have ever had. Their knowledge of the surrounding area was great and they were always available to give us advise. This bed and breakfast is well located near the... More

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

Thanks Malcolm for reviewing our guest house. We don't get many guests from South Africa but those that do come always have a good time. Good to hear that you loved our breakfast selections so much. They are very good; even if we say so ourselves! All the best. More

Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm going to rave about the place with everyone else. It wasn't that it's proximity to town was just right, or that Keswick alone is beautiful. It was Linda and Stephen's hospitality, the pride and care they take with their place and making sure our stay in Keswick was just right. The breakfast are without equal and believe me we... More

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

Lee, you're a star! Thanks a million for your fantastic review. It's a lovely feeling when we realise that guests, "get", what we're about and make the most of it. From the town, to our award winning food, to the surrounding countryside, we a have a lot to celebrate here. It's great that guests enjoy it all so much. Thanks... More

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

having just returned from Avondale for the fifth time I can honestly say I would never look elsewhere in the area as it could not be bettered.The hosts Linda and Stephen treat us like returning family, always welcoming. The breakfast is always first class and the rooms always look like they have just been decorated specially for us! I would... More

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

Many thanks Elaine for your kind words. It's been our pleasure to look after you and John over the years on your walking trips. So our secret is out; we do decorate your room before you arrive :-) Take care of yourself and enjoy Patterdale! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Avondale on a whim after spending hours looking at last minute places to stay for our week off. We were looking for somewhere about midway to Edinburgh from Manchester with no particular inclenation about exact places. Avondale caught our eye due to the 'award winning breakfast' tag and boy were we glad we booked here! We were met... More

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

Thank you very much for your amazing review. You clearly enjoyed your visit very much and that pleases us enormously. You certainly went all out to enjoy yourselves while you were here and good on you for that. Sounds like we have a few lessons to teach our Edinburgh compatriots :-) We hope you manage to get up this way... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay at Avondale, fabulous hospitality, great location and a breakfast to die for; you'll need to plan a long walk to work it off! Linda and Stephen were wonderful hosts, they were so helpful with recommendations of things to do in the area, walks, drives and places to eat. Enjoy!

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

Hello Sophie, so good to hear from you. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's great to hear that you both enjoyed your stay with us so much and that you were so impressed with the area. If you're ever looking for another break up here, we'd love to have the chance to look after you once again. More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

just spent a wonderful weekend in The Lakes that was made more memorable by the friendly owners Steve and Linda. warm friendly welcome, well furnished and very comfortable rooms and the breakfasts were amazing. High quality local sourced food. wonderful stay, highly recommended.

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

Many thanks Peter for you kind words. We try our best to use local produce for our breakfasts. Obviously the Stornoway Black Pudding is an exception but well worth it. Thomasons the butcher makes our fantastic Cumberland sausage and all our fruit is sourced from Booths. Glad you had such a nice time and we hope you'll make a return... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Avondale guest house is in an ideal location, just a few minutes walk from the town centre, and hosts Stephen and Linda provide a very warm welcome. They clearly place a lot of emphasis on (and energy into) making this a high quality place to stay. Our room was a decent size, wonderfully clean and modern, with plenty of storage... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're very happy that you enjoyed your first visit to Avondale so much. You're absolutely right in saying that we try our hardest to make guests feel that they are staying somewhere special. Over the past five years we have carried out major refurbishment to the property. We are very proud of what we've... More

Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here several times and believe me this place cannot be beaten. Linda and Stephen are excellent hosts, really friendly, the kind of people you think you have known all your life. The attention to detail is brilliant and the breakfast just amazing. Do we like it here? no we love and will be back in September :)

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

Thanks a million Freda. You're a gem. It was great to see you both again and we'll catch up in September. More

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Address: 20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondale Guest House 4*
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Avondale Guest House is a traditional Victorian townhouse located less than 2 minutes walk from Keswick town centre. We have 4 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single room. All rooms are fully refurbished with en-suites. Visit England Breakfast Award 2012&2013. Full English, Scottish or Vegetarian cooked breakfast is included in quoted rates. Special diets catered for. Free Wi-Fi available. ... more   less 
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