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“Excellent as always - make this your accommodation of choice!” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   82 Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DP, England   |  
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Pool gym and spa
Ranked #1 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fleetwood, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent as always - make this your accommodation of choice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This is my favourite place to stay in Kendal and I really can't recommend it enough. Mandy and Brian really go out of their way to make any whim a possibility and are such wonderful hosts. Everything is beautifully decorated and all the facilties are modern. I even had the opportunity to use the gym facilities at the sanctuary during my stay. Fabulous time and would definitely continue to recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent two nights at Balcony House on our way home to Aberdeenshire, having spent a week in the New Forest. We had a beautiful room, just newly refurbished, very tasteful. Mandy and Brian were very helpful and always on hand if needed. They even put out the bunting on the balcony in the bedroom next to ours as the Queen was visiting Kendal!!! Great choice for breakfast with eggs from their own hens!!! Would certainly book with them the next time we are in the Lake District.

Room Tip: Our room was at the front of the house and was really beautiful. The other guests we met were very...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

this is the number 1 bed & breakfast in cumbria so put it on your bucket list & try it you wont be disappointed mandy & brain are a lovely couple & always make you feel welcome the place is spotless & 2nd to none

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Balcony house is a beautiful B&B, our room was fantastic and had been recently modernised with a flat screen TV and beautifully appointed en-suit bathroom. Mandy and Brian are amazing hosts, they made sure we had everything we needed and made themselves constantly available. Their breakfast options are amazing, I definitely recommend the full english, with fresh eggs from their chickens. There was also tea and coffee making facilities in our room which is always a bonus. We stayed 2 nights on our trip too and from Edinburgh. Mandy and Brain were very accommodating with our arrival and leaving times which made out trip effortless. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Kendal I wouldn't look anywhere else, would stay here again and again.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautifully appointed and some can be converted into twin rooms if needed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We keep returning as this is the very best B&B ever. This year all rooms have been newly decorated & furnished to a high standard. Very nice.
I'm sure the breakfast choice & portons get bigger each year. Mandy (& Brian ) how do you cook everything to perfection?
Well done once again for a fantastic stay. See you again next year.

Stayed July 2013
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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We arrived here and received a warm welcome from Mandy after being able to park outside easily. We were shown around the property and escorted to room 3 which was a twin room with en-suite facilities and a lovely view of the back garden and houses and hills beyond. The facilities were well up to standard and exactly what we expected from reading previous reviews on this site. The full English breakfast on the first morning was out of this world and the portions were so huge that we had to opt for something lighter for the second and final mornings of our stay. Both Brian and Mandy were extremely helpful in suggesting the places we might visit and the best route to take. We would not hesitate to come back. An additional advantage is the free wireless internet connection.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Our return to BH was again a wonderful stay. Mandy and Brian are exceptional hosts and can't do enough for you. The breakfasts really do set you up for the day and the recently refurbished room was was a pleasure to stay in. It's a really charming place to stay and feels very welcoming every time you return from a busy day in the Lakes.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Balcony House

Address: 82 Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Balcony House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality family run bed and breakfast with clean comfortable rooms.Free use of local hotel pool/gym/spa.Full English breakfast or vegetarian options.Double/twin/4 poster rooms.TV/DVD player, free internet access. Tea/Coffee/ biscuits in all rooms. Complimentary toiletries.Guest lounge. Free parking directly in front of property. ... more   less 
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Balcony House Kendal, Lake District

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