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Thornleigh Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   23 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England
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Ranked #38 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jill and Graham the previous owners have only just left Thornleigh due to their retirement. Claire and her husband David have now taken over the ownership of this excellent B&B and will do an excellent job. They worked as a team with Jill and her husband and you could see that the same warm welcome, the lovely breakfast, the friendliness... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a brilliant stay at this B&B the new owners David&Clare were fantastic they were made for this kind of job, hospitality at its best! We were met at the door by Clare, we were their first guests, she was so welcoming showed us the dining room and breakfast list then she took us to our room which was... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. Room 3 is also one of our favourites and you cant fail to be impressed with the stunning views of Skiddaw and Latrigg. We love our new role as guest house owners and meeting people like yourselves makes it all the more rewarding. Loved our chats and getting to know you... More

Baildon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very impressed with Thornleigh guest house. It is very comfortable and high in quality. The owners, David and Clare, could not have made us more at home. They are lovely hosts who do thier best to make you feel welcome. The breakfast was amazing, top quality food and good sized portions. It is situated in the heart of... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you to Thornleigh. We are delighted that breakfast hit the spot, as this is just what you need to kick start the day!! Given that the weather was not at its best, it was great to see that you were unperturbed and still got out and about... More

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights, our room was comfortable and clean, we could choose what we wanted for breakfast from a good variety of food. To start there were cereals and the porridge was delicious but no yogurt and the fruit choice was minimal. There are steep steps up to this property and more inside so not for people with... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We have the absolute pleasure of taking over the guest house from your hosts Gill and Graham. We feel that you have written a very fair and constructive review.There are a number of steps too and within the building, but we believe that the views gained by this elevation are... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Thornleigh in mid August with my wife for a few days break (wedding anniversary) and had the great pleasure to meet the new owners (Clare & David); indeed we were the first arrivals as they had just opened for guests that day. All the previous reviews are about the last owners, we were unaware that the guest house was... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write such a lovely review. We were absolutely delighted to have you as one of our very first guests. Your patience, relaxed manner and kind understanding, helped set us at ease during our first week of trading. We bought the guesthouse for a lifestyle change. We based our new... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very comfortable stay. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. This is a traditional B&B of the highest order. Everything was spotlessly clean and the breakfast really set us up for the day. Lots of advice about local attractions. Good views from our room (Room 4). Several steep steps up to the... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We have had the great pleasure and honour of taking over the very successful business that is Thornleigh Guest House, from your wonderful hosts Jill and Graham. They ran the guest house to the highest order and with that in mind we plan to run the business in exactly the same... More

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in because of reviews on TripAdvisor and were delighted that the standards are indeed still very high, even though the owners retire in two weeks. Room 2 at the back was fairly small but plenty of cupboard space, spotlessly clean, lovely view and very quiet. Jill was an entertaining and thoughtful host, remembering little extras - after we asked... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us for a week, and yes we try to please. Let's face it, in the hospitality business nothing should be too much trouble, and if we can do anything to help make guests' stay more enjoyable then it gives us great satisfaction. Thank you for your appreciation, and what's more,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed 4 days but much too short! Jill and Graham run a top class B&B. From the amazing breakfast to the locally made exquisite shampoo and soap. Beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Jill advised us regarding suitable attractions, walks etc, plus a very timely weather report every morning. We will really miss Keswick!

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

The 4 days went very quickly for us too, and it was a joy to have you stay with us. Thank you for your fantastic review, and great to note that we got excellents all round. Good to note your extra highly positive comments about our breakfasts, toiletries, cleanliness...and of course the amazing views. They all help other would-be guests... More

Surrey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A wonderful welcome by Jill greeting us by our first names. Nothing was too much trouble and Jill helped us up with out luggage to the top of the house. Very interesting room which after a couple of problems was soon sorted out. We felt might have been better for the bed to be the other way round so you... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

We're very grateful that we were able to discuss the issues that you referred to in your review, as it demonstrates that what we know about we can often resolve. Good on yer for bringing certain matters to our attention. Similarly, it's important to know that the room at the top of the house has a lot of stairs...but the... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

we were met with a wonderful welcoming hug from the lovely Gill who runs this splendid guest house along with hubby graham. The weekend we spent there was faultless due to a beautiful comfy spotlessly clean room. The breakfast Graham cooked up was delicious and was served to us in the pretty dining room by the most pleasant lady.... Gill.... More

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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review

Well thank you for your wonderful review. Your first visit to Thornleigh but regular visitors to Keswick, so you really didn't take much looking after! It was a pleasure to 'look after'you nevertheless. So pleased that you appreciated our efforts...you didn't leave much breakfast! We'll certainly look forward to seeing you again. Keep well, both, and thanks again. More

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Address: 23 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thornleigh Guest House 4*
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Highly regarded Victorian Guest House in prime location one minute from Keswick town centre.Close to all amenities...restaurants,bars, Theatre, Lake...yet in peaceful area. All bedrooms en-suite, with wonderful mountain views.Free off-road parking. Free wi-fi. Delicious breakfasts. ... more   less 
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