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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 #15 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Professional and excellent- Much Better than Hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is thoroughly beyong my expectation! Starting various, freshly cooked breakfast with lovely, relaxed music in the morning, personal tips of my trip of the day to lying on the ergonomic mattress, the hosts, Jill and Graham, look into all details and provide the best and professional service. The room is spacious and very well facilitated and of course very clean. Jill remembered my little, extra wishes and prepare them for the rest of my stay there. I really feel home when I was back to the guest house after the day tours. I've been travelling for bussiness and personal trip very often, almost every two months. It is the best guest house I've stayed so far. The location is super convient to bus station and to downtown, but still retain its quietness. I will be back and surely will recommend to anyone if they would like to spend their vacation at Lake Districts.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
It really means something to us to have such a wonderful review from a person who is so well travelled, your having experienced hospitality from a world-wide perspective.

We`re into our 15th year of trading at Thornleigh, and so at this stage (we`re told) we run the house in a professional and efficient manner, so thank you for recognising that.

You rightly point out that we have a quiet and convenient location. How lucky we are to live here, with everything on our doorstep? So good to share our home with you, and we really look forward to having you stay with us again. Safe travels, thank you for your wonderful review and bye for now. Very much hope to see you again.
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As always Jill and Graham could not make us feel more welcome. Feels more like visiting friends. Graham's breakfasts are legendary. The rooms are warm and roomy. We had room 3 this time with great views over Skidaw and La Trig. We have booked again for December, a first for us

Room Tip: Room 3 with mountain view
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 26, 2014
Good to see you again, and as usual you had a full and action-packed few days ... all very do-able from the house. As you are outdoor types, the views from the house are important so you made a good room choice, but we`re told that all our rooms are lovely anyway.

So glad that Graham`s breakfasts didn`t disappoint, especially as you were so much looking forward to them. Indeed you`re coming back during the Christmas/ New Year period, so guess we hit the spot yet again.

Thank you for your kind words, and see you later in the year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Having booked this b & b on the strength of Trip Advisor reviews I was sceptical that it would live up to expectations. Much to my surprise it far exceeded them.
A warm welcome, a spacious and tastefully decorated room, a pristine bathroom with all those little extras that make a difference and to cap it all a splendid view from our bedroom window.
Breakfast was sumptuous,; the full English exceptional and the proprietors knowledge of the surrounding area faultless.
Jill and Graham hit the right note in every way; a beautiful, restful sojourn in the perfect location.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back which was ideal, but I suspect all rooms are equally good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 22, 2014
Great to welcome you both to Thornleigh for the first time, and thank you for your kind review. We do our utmost to please, and it`s a pleasure to provide those little extras that make a difference to your stay. We have a prime and quiet location in Keswick, and the added bonus is that all our rooms have wonderful views. Our breakfast produce is locally sourced wherever possible, and Graham`s attention to detail in the kitchen culminates in a great culinary plate to set guests up for the day.

Glad that we exceeded your expectations, and so much looking forward to welcoming you back to Thornleigh again.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our second stay with Jill & Graham was again thoroughly enjoyable. We were given a warm reception as soon as soon as we arrived and throughout our stay we felt like we were at home. The standard of service is first class. We were even given a choice of rooms as we were the very first guests of the new season ! The room we chose was pristine clean (as I've no doubt were the other five rooms) and the facilities excellent. The breakfasts are outstanding. The cooked breakfasts are perfectly presented and cooked and then served in a timely and efficient way with some quiet and pleasant background music that was just right. We can also highly recommend the scrambled egg with salmon as an alternative to the cooked breakfast and it was very popular with other guests too. Nothing was too much trouble for Jill & Graham. They make an excellent team and are very attentive to guests needs. We have no hesitation in giving them the highest rating as they thoroughly deserve it and as they say - we will be back!!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 16, 2014
It was great to have you stay with us again, and as you were our first guests upon re-opening at the start of our season it was wonderful to see familiar faces.
If we can give our guests a room option, we prefer to do so. Difficult on occasions, as all our rooms are lovely and sometimes guests face a difficult choice!
Our breakfasts are cooked to order, and if our guests have any particular requests we try to accommodate if we can. After all, breakfast is an important part of peoples` holiday and a little bit of what you fancy is good.
We`re very proud to receive yet another glowing report from you, and look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Thank you.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at Thornleigh over the New Year period to enjoy the fells and Keswick's New Year celebrations. The guest house is clean and comfortable with excellent views of the surrounding mountains, despite the low cloud & poor weather during our visit! The hosts, Jill and Graham provide the extra mile which makes Thornleigh a cut above the rest, offering us fresh milk for our room (rather than the standard UHT mini pots) and drying our damp walking clothes and equipment ready for the next day. The breakfast was simply superb. We wholeheartedly recommend Thornleigh Guest House and thank our hosts for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed December 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, January 5, 2014
Wow, M. and S, we feel so proud to have received such a glowing review from you. It was truly a pleasure to have you stay with us over the New Year, and yet what you experienced was the normal service that everyone receives here at Thornleigh...sorry, but you didn`t get anything over and above anyone else- all our guests are special! Pity that the weather wasn`t the best, but you had the best of outdoor equipment (as like-minded walkers we appreciated that) and it was no trouble to dry your gear out, for your comfort. Please note that we were pleased to share our extensive library of walking books with you and all seem to be present and correct! Great to have you stay with us, and if you`re in this area again we`ll look forward to welcoming you back. All the best for 2014.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had a great time here at Thornleigh a while back. Breakfast and rooms were both top class! Loft room had amazing views of the mountains behind Keswick. Highly recommend. I can't wait to back to go back!

  • 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
It`s been a while back but remember you well. As we go into 2014 we`re most impressed that you`ve thought about your stay at Thornleigh and guess that we`ll see you again this year. We do have the most amazing views from our home, and have a brilliant location in the town. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your very kind review. All the best for the year ahead.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Just returned from 3 nights at this guesthouse, Jill, the owner could not do enough for us. Our party size was altered a couple of times previous to our stay, but this was never seen as a problem, and we were accommodated faultlessly. The guesthouse is spotlessly clean and the breakfasts were delicious and made from fresh, local ingredients. Jill addressed all of her guests by their first names, and remembered their preferences at breakfast each day. We would all definitely recommend this lovely place, .and will stay here again.

  • Stayed December 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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thornleigh, Owner at Thornleigh Guest House, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
A fantastic compliment for us, and you qualified your review by highlighting the cleanliness of our home, the quality of our breakfasts and of course we were delighted to have you stay with us - hence you felt welcome too. It was a pleasure to be able to accommodate all of you in our home. When guests are staying with us we are delighted to be able to provide information or that `little bit extra` to make their stay special.
Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back upon your return to Keswick.
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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 #15 of 178 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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