I will say up front that Sam and Tiree are friends of mine however I take my family to stay with them every year. Despite them offering a friends discount I never take it as I see how hard they work. I love staying in bed and breakfasts and I can honestly say Cristhwaite is by far the best I have ever stayed in. Now obviously you will think it am biest so let me explain why- the warm friendly welcome, the large comfortable rooms, the home made biscuit (made by Tiree) on the pillow when you arrive, the free cakes and home made sweets when you come back in from a long walk with little Alice in Wonderland signs saying "eat me" the large log fire in the front room and the complementary damsel gin laid out every evening. The amazing breakfast with a special that changes every day. There is probably much more I could say.
I was very distressed to read the review of the customer who did not get there deposit back. The only thing that was right in his review was that they need the money. This is because in the 4 years they have run the guest house they have spent nearly all their money making the guests happy. You get so much more than just a bed and breakfast. I know from speaking to them that they are always fully booked and if they do get a cancellation on a room they have been holding it really costs them. With any seasonal business you have to make your money when you can. I think it was very unfair to write such a scathing review having never stayed there. Thankfully there are 75 other customers who have stayed there who have all rated excellent.
We can't wait until our next stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the beautiful Lyth Valley on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, we offer 6 guest bedrooms and a spacious lounge and dining room for your use. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crosthwaite House Kendal, Lake District