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“A relaxing experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Lake View Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RD, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Portinscale B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A relaxing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you wish to enjoy a very friendly welcome, then this is the place to be. If you wish to feel relaxed as soon as you set down, then this is the place. If you wish to enjoy an excellent breakfast beautifully cooked and served, then this is the place. If you wish to enjoy a dinner experience second to none, then this is the place. Will certainly go again. A fly in the ointment?----our lovely room, spick and span in all repects apart from a "proper" reading light for when lying in bed. That was our only little gripe for what was a very enjoyable stay enhanced by dinner on our last evening.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This is by far the best Guest house we have ever stayed in. Stuart & Catherine have the perfect balance. We stayed in the superior room with lovely views of Derwentwater. Lakeview prides itself on the quality of its food localy sourced and can offer you both dinner bed and breakfast. This dining is an expierence not to be missed Catherine is an amazing cook and makes the most amazing homemade bread you have ever tasted. Coffee is served in the lounge with petit fours and in winter they have a big roaring fire so relaxing. Breakfast has the wow factor to with lovely fruit preserves made by Catherine herself.
Thankyou for such a lovely stay this guest house should be a GOLD STAR.
Kathryn & Chris

  • Stayed June 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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east devon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Lakeview is splendid! Lovely welcome, great food and very nice room overlooking the lake. We hope to stay again sometime. Thank you so much Stuart and Catherine.
Pam and Mike

  • Stayed June 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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StuartMuir, Owner at Lake View Guest House, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Room 2 the twin room has a great view of Grisdale Pike and a glimpse of Catbells , we are pleased that you enjoyed your time there. Catherine has been busy making three fruits marmalade we hope you will come back and try it.
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Taplow, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Serendipity - the luck of fortunate discovery.
We truly experienced serendipity when we chanced upon Lakeview. Catherine and Stuart really made us feel at home with their excellent hospitality. We took the front room with the lake view. It was spotlessly clean and the fittings are of a good quality. Lovely soft towels and super crisp linen on the bed.
The food is excellent. You won't get a better breakfast and the evening meal should not be passed up. Where else do you get offered such interesting options all freshly cooked to order?
I should also give a mention to the home made cookies that are left to have with your tea in the room - brilliant!
We had the winter special of three nights for two. Three breakfasts, two gourmet dinners. £260 all in. You can't get better!

Room Tip: The lake view is the best in my opinion
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  • Stayed March 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

What a great night we had when we stopped over at Stuart & Catherine's B&B. Fantastic hospitality, fantastic food, beautiful rooms and facilities, nothing was too much trouble. It was like home from home. Would definitely stop there again, if they'll have us!!!! :))

Thanks Again........Karen, Kath, Katie & Julie xxxx

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed a three night break at Lakeview. Very well run and beautiful rooms and delicious food. Do have dinner there! Perfect for walking and easy to get the boat too. We're hoping to be back before too long.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Doncaster, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

This was an exceptional week stay for us - the reception on arrival was just like visiting family. The room, as always, was spotless and the food is 2nd to none. Stayed for an evening meal to sample yet more delights of Catherine's gourmet cooking. Now this is an expreience NOT to be missed. Already booked to go back again next year - would go more often if I had enough days holiday to spare from work.

You MUST visit this wonderful place and meet Catherine and Stuart - the perfect hosts.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lake View Guest House

Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Portinscale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Portinscale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake View Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A fine Edwardian house situated in the heart of Portinscale enjoying an elevated south facing location overlooking lake and fells. Three comfortably furnished rooms offer ensuite facilities. Relax in the sitting room after wonderful home cooked food. ... more   less 
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Lake View Guest House Keswick/Portinscale, Cumbria

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