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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 #12 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“A fine guest house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stephen and Linda provide a very warm welcome. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfy. Breakfast is top notch and sets you up well for a day in the fells.
You won`t go wrong by booking a stay here, we certainly will be back when next visiting Keswick.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for posting your wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you managed to get the photos you were after. We look forward to seeing you next time around.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stephen & Linda made me feel welcome. My room was what I'd want: clean, comfortable and warm. Breakfast was exceptional. A huge variety of food was offered and the porridge and scrambled eggs that I chose was just perfect. Thank you both, I hope to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for adding your review to our growing list. We're glad that you felt so welcome and enjoyed your short stay so much. We also hope that you manage to return soon. Best wishes with the fell running.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Avondale Guest House is one of the best b&b/guest houses that I have been to in the UK. Despite the fact that the building is old, everything is maintained to a very high standard and I felt very comfortable during my stay.

Stephen & Linda are very kind and helpful! Great people make great atmosphere I would say. The breakfast was amazing (esp. the black pudding).

I will definitely come again.

If you are coming to Keswick, you have to stay here!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Many thanks for voting us one of the best. Yes, the building is quite old. According to an inscription on the chimney breast of the attic, it was built in 1870. Just a few years older than us then :-). As you say, although it's been around a while, we keep it in tip top condition. This Winter we are totally refurbishing the last three en-suites. By the way; we love your saying about atmosphere. Hope to see you soon.
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

After arriving a day late after getting caught in floods we received a very warm welcome as usual from Linda and Stephen. The accomadation and food were excellent as always. We have been coming here for several years and you couldn't wish for better hosts than Linda and Stephen. We really do look upon this as our second home and we would recommend Avondale to anyone visiting Keswick as you won't find better. Can't wait for our next visit Roy and Margaret.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thanks for taking the tme to put up your review. It's always a pleasure to have you both stay with us and we're chuffed that you enjoy staying with us so much. Next time you're here you'll need to relax a bit more and walk a bit less. We're worried that Margaret's legs are getting worn down! Hope to see you both soon.
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Linda and Stephen were very welcoming and we felt like we were saying goodbye to lifelong friends when we left. The room was clean with lots of storage and they had laid on everything to ensure we had a lovely holiday. The breakfasts were lovely with lots of choice. Thank you Stephen and Linda - we will be back. Keith and Sue.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thanks so much for leaving your review. What nice things you've said! It's a pity you missed the weather turning sunny. Never mind, you found lots to do while you were here anyway. We hope to see you back really soon. All the best.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We brought a group of 9 walkers from France to Avondale Guest House for a week. From the start of the day selecting from a menu of regional speciality breakfasts, all beautifully cooked, to the coming back drenched one afternoon, off the hill and having our clothes dried out overnight, everything required to be at home abroad was provided with a smile by this lovely couple. They fly the flag for England! We had no difficulty finding free parking nearby.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Merci beaucoup. It was our absolute pleasure to have you all over staying with us. You were the most delightful bunch of French folk we've catered for; although it has to be said that you're the only ones so far : -) It was also wonderful that everybody had such a good time even though the weather wasn't at it's best for a few days. We truly hope that you'll manage back some time in the future. Until then,au revoir pour maintenant nos amis
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The title says it all really....Over the years, we have stayed at a number of guest houses in Keswick and I have to say Linda and Stephen were one of the loveliest couples we have had the pleasure of meeting. On arrival, we received a lovely warm welcome and our whole stay there was a delight. The breakfasts are delicious with lots to choose from, comfy and cosy rooms and great location - literally a minutes walk into Keswick town centre. It was unusual that you had to pre-order your breakfast the night before but believe me they are worth it!! I would definitely recommend this lovely guest house which is quite obviously fille

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
You're far too kind but we thank you enormously for the compliments. It's interesting that you mentioned ordering breakfast the night before. Taking pre-orders for breakfast allows us to offer a bigger choice. The porridge for instance, is soaked overnight to give it the creamy texture. It also helps us to plan how much fresh fruit etc, to prepare. Thank you once again for your recommendation
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Address: 20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondale Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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