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Swanson House

Main Street, Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed for one night when doing the C2C walk. Pat is a charming, friendly host and the room, the food, the facilities were first class. She goes way above the norm and I just wished I could have stayed one more night. The room was wonderful and the food absolutely delicious - do eat there.. Lots of lovely touches.....

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Best Band B on the C2C. Pat is delightful and collects you from Kirkby Stephen for the 10 minute drive to Brough and returns you the next morning. The accommodation ( 2 rooms ) is absolutely gorgeous, very spacious light and comfortable with a huge bedroom and lovely generous bathroom. There were welcome cakes for our group of four, loads... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed one night at Swanson House. Lovely B&B ,very clean and great breakfast. Had friends stopping at nearby Augill castle and would not have swapped them. Wish we had had the evening meal there and not at the Castle.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had to attend a job interview recently in Brough and decided to stop here. If you are thinking about it, do it! I will definitely again. From the moment I walked in I was made to feel welcome. The food was absolutely wonderful (Game Pie in the evening, Full English Breakfast in the morning), and Pam is a wonderful... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Fantastic hospitality, lovely and clean, we were spoilt, didn't have an evening meal but had breakfast and what a breakfast it was, only stayed one night but will definetly return, all the lovely reviews we had read before were so true.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed at the Swanson for one night in March en route to Whitby from Scotland. Patricia, the host, is warm and welcoming and made us feel at home. The evening meal was homemade and excellent and the breakfast was just what we wanted with quality fayre. We felt very relaxed here and this is just what a B&B should... More

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Louvigné-du-Désert, Bretagne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night on a business trip. When we arrived Patricia was lovely and welcoming, and had even baked some little cakes for us. She showed us to our wonderful room, which was spacious, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was fantastic with a large shower and separate bath. Lovely egyptian cotton towels, fluffy bath robes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Recently stayed at the Swanson for a wedding and totally amazed at the quality and service of this B&B. The owner went out of her way to make sure everything was just perfect. Rooms are lovely and spotlessly clean with many little extras to make the stay special. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful Would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely two-day break here. Pat was very welcoming and we had a fantastic, comfortable room right above the restaurant. This meant we coud enjoy the excellent home-cooked food while our four-year-old slept upstairs. Definitely worth a visit!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Although living in the Eden Valley this little gem has alluded us for the past 4 years of it's existence. It is a restaurant and guest house, but this review is just for the restaurant. It was the Trip Advisor reviews that caught out attention and we took a drive one day to see what it looked like. It is... More

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Address: Main Street, Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Stephen > Brough
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A former eighteenth century coaching inn in the Cumbrian market town of Brough, Swanson House provides luxury bed & breakfast accommodation and a fully licensed silver service restaurant, specialising in dishes made from the highest quality local produce. Swanson House offers a taste of Cumbria to local residents and visitors to the Eden Valley. ... more   less 
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