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Thornleigh Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   23 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England   |  
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Ranked #8 of 181 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
“fairbairns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

we were a party of 4 couples on a fell walking weekend. Jill and Graham are excellent hosts, nothing was too much trouble, breakfast was fabulous and so is Jill ( what a memory for names).on returning from our walk in the pouring rain there was Jill at the door waiting to dry to clothes.Brilliant! Will definately go back and would recommend this to everyone.It's in a really good location, a short walk to town centre and no noise. Go!

  • Stayed September 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
It was a change to have a larger group stay with us, as you booked in good time so we could accommodate all of you for the duration of your stay. You certainly made the most of your time, and despite the weather you all seemed to enjoy yourselves. Of course it`s our pleasure to help you with whatever little extras you need whilst you`re at Thornleigh...drying out your walking gear to name but one item...all part of our usual service where nothing is too much trouble.

So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay (and your breakfasts!). Let`s see if I remember all 8 names next time you`re here.

Thank you for your wonderful review.
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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

After six years from our first visit, Jill and Graham were still wonderful hosts in their beautiful home. We loved the soap and lotion provided in our room. The food was delicious. We had a lovely time.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
When you told us who you were, we remembered you from your earlier visit several years ago so it was great to see you back all the way from North Carolina. Glad that we lived up to your expectations, and in particular that you loved our Cumbrian made and environmentally friendly bathroom products...not to mention our lovely breakfasts...so much, that you must come back for more!

Enjoyed your company, and look forward to seeing you again. Safe travels, and thank you for your kind words.
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have just returned from a short break to Keswick. This was our second (and certainly not our last) visit to Thornleigh and the welcome, hospitality, accommodation, and food were as good, if not better, than our previous stay. Jill and Graham are the perfect hosts; the accommodation is spotless and the food excellent. No matter how many other guests are staying at Thornleigh at any one time, Jill gives you her undivided attention to make sure your stay is perfect in every way possible. We would not hesitate to recommend this guest house to anyone and we are looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Welcome back so soon, and thank you for your great review. As you mention, we take an interest in our guests, and by having a dialogue with everyone we can perhaps make a difference to the type of stay that people have. We want our guests to have the best experience here, particularly as Keswick has the best that the Lake District has to offer with the scenery being pretty much world class.

Thank you for staying with us again, and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.
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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

we have got back today from a last minute break up in the lakes.we booked the thornleigh bb in Keswick,and I would recommend this first class place to all wanting accommodation in Keswick.jill met us and what a wonderfull host she is,in her lovelly home.the room was perfect,spotless,and a magical view out to the mountains.the breakfast was exellent.jill is the friendliest hotel owner we have ever met . thankyou

  • Stayed September 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Great to hear that you appreciate the time and effort we put in to the running of our home. Over the years we`ve carried out many improvements at Thornleigh and managed to retain the character of this lovely Victorian house. We work hard to maintain our fairly exacting standards, and we strive to create a welcoming environment for all our guests to enjoy. If guests also enjoy our breakfast choices too, it sounds like we have the recipe for a successful business now we`re in our 14th year!

So lovely to have met you both, and thank you for your kind words.
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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful stay at this lovely guest house. Jill and Graham make every effort in their attention to detail for the benefit of the guests to ensure their stay is perfect. And it is, from the sparkling freshness of the rooms to the variety of the delightful breakfasts. There is no better start to a walk in the lakes than having had a good night's sleep and an exquisite breakfast. You get that at Thornleighs

We have stayed in many guest houses over many years and this ranks with the very very best. It was our second visit and there will be more. I thoroughly recommend staying with Jill and Graham.
Thank you to you both.

Anthony and Alex

  • Stayed September 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Lovely to see you again, and such a joy to hear that we lived up to (and maybe exceeded) your expectations. You certainly seemed to enjoy your breakfasts each morning, putting us to the test by trying most of our menu options and we were delighted to provide `what you fancied`.

So pleased that your comfortable bed afforded you the best nights` sleep in ages, and sorry that we didn`t allow you to take the mattress home with you! Still, you`ll be back and you`ll be most welcome.

Keep well, and thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband & I were lucky enough to have an unexpected break in Keswick paid for by good friends of ours in return for doing them a favour. We arrived & the welcome we received from Jill & Graham the owners of Thornleigh was second to none. Nothing at all was too much trouble for our hosts, as they strived to make our stay perfect. I always take cleaning products with me wherever I stay as I have very high standards, however, there was no need of them at Thornleigh. The guest house was immaculate not only the rooms also all communal areas. The breakfast was outstanding. I could not find one thing to criticize, this is by far the best Guest House I have ever stayed at in Keswick or anywhere for that matter. I have no hesitation in recommending Thornleigh.

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  • Stayed August 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
We do go out of our way to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay as nothing is too much trouble,and we really enjoy sharing our home with them. As a result guests feel totally at ease, and many of them come back for more! All our rooms (and they all have views) are different, and if there`s an opportunity to give guests a choice when they arrive we do so, and people seem to like that. Our standards are fairly high, and it`s great that we get a `pat on the back` for our efforts. Thank you, and see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Jill and Graham made us very welcome. We were lucky enough to extend our stay in Keswick from 2 nights to 3 and there was no better place than Thornleigh Guest House to stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the breakfast and the service was fantastic and the location was perfect. Great place to stay in the Lake District.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and you told us you felt very much at home. With all the travelling you`d done we were delighted that you felt you were able to come and go - we don`t insist that our guests `go out and stay out`! We`re so close to the town, and many guests take the opportunity to come back to the house to put their feet up. That`s no problem at all. What`s more, you were blessed with the most amazing weather and all-in-all had a wonderful time. It`s gratifying that we played a part in it, and thank you for your kind words.Hope to see you again sometime.
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Address: 23 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 181 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thornleigh Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly regarded Victorian Guest House in prime location one minute from Keswick town centre.Close to all amenities...restaurants,bars, Theatre, Lake...yet in peaceful area. All bedrooms en-suite, with wonderful mountain views.Free off-road parking. Free wi-fi. Delicious breakfasts. ... more   less 
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