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Briar Rigg House

Brundholme Road, Keswick CA12 4NL, England
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our second visit here, which says probably all you need to know. Breakfasts still wonderful, garden still gorgeous, hassle free parking , utterly peaceful and secluded but only 5 minutes walk into town. Being the only guests ( there is only one room) you do feel totally indulged by Fiona: from flowers in the rooms ( you have a bedroom,... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you came back and that it still works for you ! I'm sure the fabulous weather helped and seeing the autumn colours here is fantastic. You seem to bring great weather with you but as you say, even if it's grey & miserable outside you can curl up inside... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Briar Rigg House over the bank holiday weekend. We wanted a relaxing weekend in the hills and it was exactly what we got. The house itself is stunning, located just away from the main part of Keswick but an easy 5 minute walk to all the restaurants. We were greated by the owner, who was exceptionally... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thoughtful review. It was lovely to meet you both and really appreciate your enthusiasm re all the little details - we think those things are just as important as the big picture when staying somewhere - but it's great that you like them too ! Glad you had such a relaxing weekend as that's what... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Like everything in life repeat visits are usually disappointing , not so!: If anything even better than the first time excellent all round. Perfect for starting walks from and very handy to Keswick so a lot of car park money's saved!!.

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

What a lovely review thank you - was our pleasure welcoming you back, as ever it's so good when guests return as we already know what you like and there's always so much more in Keswick & around to see and do. We hope to see you again before too long ! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed at Briar Rigg House for 2 nights and we loved it! Fiona made us feel really welcome, the house and our rooms were beautiful and the food is delicious! Everything was perfect from the luxurious bath towels to the home made granola and rhubarb compote. It is a short walk from the town centre and an ideal starting... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we were so pleased you were able to stay that extra night which made all the difference for you. It's our great pleasure and so worthwhile to know that all those little details are really appreciated by guests such as yourselves. I hope you'll come back soon, perhaps in the winter months when... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We recently spent 5 nights staying at Briar Rigg House, probably the best B&B we have ever stayed at. It suited us admirably. Comfortable, friendly, peaceful, easy walking to town centre, excellent breakfasts, spacious bedroom and own sitting room with log burning stove, what more could we ask for? All the previous reviews say it all. Thank you Fiona for... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here recently. It's always an enormous pleasure to host 'real' gardeners and give you a proper break plus the opportunity to look at some different gardens. We were so pleased that you enjoyed so many of the fabulous houses and gardens Cumbria has to offer. Our... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What a wonderful place Briar Rigg is, a truly magical place!, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave we received exceptional service. Perfectly situated in it’s own grounds a quiet haven from modern life. There are walks everywhere, a lot you can leave the car to start we particularly liked“ The Old Railway Walk” which starts 2... More 

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Thank SteveE1955
fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. You certainly made the most of all that is available to do in this area from the wonderful walking, to the range of eating places in Keswick and then exploring further like Alston and over to Buttermere. Even with the range of 'March' weather, you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I spent two nights at Briar Rigg House last week, and despite the wintery weather, had the most wonderful time. Fiona was more than welcoming, she made me feel entirely at home, and was so helpful as well. The room is extremely comfortable, with every single item one could possible need provided. The bathroom is great, with lovely local soaps... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your really kind review - End of January is a pretty quiet time up here & we were so pleased you had such a lovely stay here despite the wintery weather and that your time in Keswick was a great success. It was a real pleasure to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were looking for an idyllic place to spend our November wedding anniversary. Briar Rigg House more than exceeded our expectations. A warm genuine welcome from Fiona set the scene she made the whole break very special, such attention to detail, even booking an excellent restaurant, Morrels for our special day, fabulous breakfasts. Our own cozy lounge with log fire... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your really lovely review and we were so pleased that you had a wonderful wedding anniversary break here. We want to give all our guests a really special time so that they will have wonderful memories and want to return - whatever the weather ! We look forward to welcoming you here again whatever the occasion or... More 

Pelham Manor, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Thank you to Fiona for making our 3 day visit to Keswick so perfect. We loved our cozy room with a view out over the mountains, our private sitting room with WiFi and the most delicious breakfasts (especially the homemade granola and banana walnut muffins), modern spacious bathroom and most importantly her gracious hospitality and assistance in helping us plan... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review - hope the rest of your trip to the UK was wonderful and it was a real pleasure to meet you here at such a stunning time of year. The autumn colours really are beautiful. We look forward to welcoming you here again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

From the moment we walked through the door,we knew we had found a special gem in the Lakes. Our room was particularly spacious and a bed which was to die for.The guest lounge/dining room was more than we expected.We were spoilt every morning with Fiona's home made breads,muffins and jams.Everything about Briar Rigg house is deliciously glorious.Almost forgot,you can leave... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves so much here.There is so much to do and explore in & around Keswick and the wonderful weather helped. Was a real pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to welcoming you here again perhaps in cooler temperatures ! Think you would enjoy coming down to breakfast when the wood-burner is lit and the... More 

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