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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Chestnut Hill, Keswick CA12 4LT, England   |  
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Ranked #20 of 181 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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“everything you could wish for from a bed and breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

just returned from our second visit to Claremont House. To say that Phil and Joy are doing a great job is an understatement, they are the perfect hosts. We were greeted like friends even though we had only had a 1 night stay with them in May last year. We had an extra night this time,but would have loved to stay longer.Everything was as good as we remembered,our rooms were immaculate,we stayed in the Garden room and our son and his girlfriend stayed in Skiddaw.The breakfasts provide everything you could wish for, still think the toaster on the table is an inspired decision.Whilst Joy is busy in the kitchen, Phil is so attentive making sure you have all you need.Thanks so much for another great break,got to definatley stay for longer next time, which hopefully won't be to far away. Just a final note to Phil, thanks for being on red squirrel watch,it was lovely to see.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you so very much for a wonderful review, it was lovely to see you all again, very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our returners are so important ..We like to treat our guests as friends as that is what they become. Kindest regards. Phil, Joy and the Red Squirrels.
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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Claremont House for 1 night and it was the perfect place for our little getaway.
We arrived early to see if our room was ready and were given a great welcome and offered tea and coffee while Joy finished our room off!
We asked for recommendations as to where to eat for our evening and were given our directions as to how to get there...nothing seemed too much trouble for Joy and Phil! We walked into Keswick which took around 10-15 minutes downhill and got a taxi back for just £3.
Our room was spotless (i would dearly love Joy to come and clean my bathroom!!) Breakfast was promptly served and delicious!
Overall a fantastic stay, well worth the money!

  • 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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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
What a lovely review, thank you so much, we appreciate our guests who take time out to leave comments that others can read . It is the best marketing we could ask for. Kindest regards. Phil and Joy.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Have just spent a lovely week with Phil and Joy. Marvellous hosts - so freindly. Loved the room - Skiddaw - beautiful views.We both slept so well, and the bathroom was splendid.The breakfasts were super, and the toaster on the table is a great idea. Enjoyed many friendly chats with Phil and Joy - apologies to Joy for engaging Phil in conversation when he should have been bringing in your wonderful breakfasts! Hope he still has the job!.What a good idea to have the bus stop situated right outside. Look forward to seeing you next year,

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your 7 nights with us. Yes the Skiddaw room is lovely, and the shower en suite very generous and luxurious.. Good to know you were so comfortable. Looking forward to seeing you both again next year. Kindest regards. Phil and Joy.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Our second visit to the Lake District this year and a wonderful time at Claremont House again. We were lucky enough to stay in Blencathra again and enjoyed the views of the fells, Bassenthwaite & the occasional circling buzzard. Phil & Joy are excellent hosts and Joy's breakfasts are something to behold. They can help with a variety of local walks, which are useful if your car breaks down. This year we even managed to fit an RAC van in their car park, as well as all the guests cars :-)
Fortunately, Claremont House is also in easy walking distance from Keswick centre.
And the red squirrel made a couple of appearances as well.

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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you very much for a lovely review. it was so nice to see you both once again. Thank you for all your positive comments, your feed back means so much to us. Enjoy your holiday in the USA, and we look forward to your return to Claremont House later on in the year. Kindest regards. Phil and Joy.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We have just enjoyed another long weekend with Phil and Joy in comfortable and refurnbished accomodation. The breakfast was fantastic and set us up for the day and we took advantage of a lovely packed lunch to take walking with us. Always a friendly chat and a cup of tea waitng after good days walking. Suggestions of where to eat and walk have always been top notch. We also take in a play of two at the Theatre by the Lake, Off the road private car parking was a must for us and we made use of the free wifi. Lovely views of the surrouding hills and lakes make sitting in the garden with the birds and squirrels a splendid way to spend a little time after a days walking if the weather does smile on you. We look forward to our next visit which will not be too far in the future.

Room Tip: We have stayed in Skiddaw and Catbells and both are great with King sized beds and new ensuites.Both...
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
So lovely to see you both again, and thank you very much for the wonderful review. Take care, kind regards. Phil and Joy
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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We spent a wonderful week in Claremont House, we were welcomed by Phil who helped us with our cases and made us a welcoming cup of coffee which we enjoyed in the garden overlooking Keswick. Claremont House is in a very good location on the edge of the town. The house is lovely, we had the pleasure of sleeping in Catbells room which was decorated to a very high standard and had a very comfortable King sized bed and a modern ensuite. The house was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent as we were able to choose what we wanted and we were offered a wonderful selection of freshly cooked food.

Joy and Phil were so friendly and helpful with telling us where we could eat in Keswick and helping with routes to tour and places to visit. All in all a wonderful experience. Thank you both very much. We hope to revisit them in the future. By the way they keep red squirrels in the garden! George and Elsie

  • Stayed June 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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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
So pleased you enjoyed your 7 night stay at Claremont House. The Catbells room that you stayed in and liked so much has just been completely refurbished. We pride ourselves on our extensive breakfast menu, and can suit all tastes and dietary needs.. The red squirrels are a very welcome extra they live in our garden and make appearances throughout the day. Thank you for this lovely review. Kind regards. Phil and Joy.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I would like to thank Phil and Joy for a fabulous few days, we had a good time catching up on what has been happening since our last visit
We had the pleasure of using the recently re-furbished Catbell's room, they have done this room to a very high standard. The en suite is modern and very tastefully decorated, the room itself has beautiful views which can be enjoyed from the seating area by the window. After a few hours hill walking there is nothing better than coming back to a nice comfortable room, and Catbell certainly ticks all the boxes. My wife and I will definitely be returning soon.

  • 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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Joy H, Owner at Claremont House, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
What can we say, you arrived as guests ,and are now our good friends. This is your 6th time of staying with us in the last 2 years. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on our refurbished Catbells room knew you would like it. Be seeing you both again sometime. Kind regards. Phil and Joy.
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Address: Chestnut Hill, Keswick CA12 4LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Ranked #20 of 181 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
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Hotel Class:4 star — Claremont House 4*
Number of rooms: 6

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