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“The best B&B I've stayed at.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Crosthwaite House

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Crosthwaite House
Ranked #21 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Leicester
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The best B&B I've stayed at.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Can't fault this lovely Georgian B&B. Sam and Tirie seems to have thought of everything, even old towels for doggie guests. The breakfasts were delicious, the rooms were lovely, lots of homely and stylish touches everywhere, from penguin classics scattered around to fresh flowers in dainty teacups in the bedrooms and breakfast. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Finding a B&B to beat this will be a tall order!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Patricia L
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Crosthwaite_House, Manager at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello! Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for such a kind review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay - hopefully if you cme again we'll arrange better weather for you ;) best wishes Tiree and Sam xx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Tucked away in the peaceful, village of Crosthwaite, you'll find beautiful Crosthwaite House. I went there to have a peaceful weekend at the end of the summer, and that's exactly what I had. The three of us (me, my partner and our dog) could not have had a more perfect weekend.
Our welcome was warm and came after prompt, friendly correspondence about booking, recommendations, etc.

We were greeted at the door with big smiles by Sam and Tiree, and shown around; our room was so cosy, with home-made shortbread on our bed and our own entrance to the garden (our dog loved it!) The atmosphere was so warm and relaxed, with our hosts always on hand to offer advice about the area, and home-baked treats. They even made sure we took one of their torches with us when we ventured to the nearby pub for dinner.

What really stood out for me, as well as the friendliness of our hosts and all the thoughtful touches, was the food. The breakfasts were fantastic - full cooked Cumbrian (with Aga-fried egg), French toast, frittata, freshly-squeezed orange juice, and as much top quality coffee and toast as we could consume. To add to that, we ordered a packed lunch for our walk one day - it was delicious - and also enjoyed sampling the home-made treats on the hallway table.

Nothing was too much trouble - Sam and Tiree did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable, even printing out directions for our walk, and going that extra mile to ensure that we had a wonderful holiday. They've succeeded in creating the perfect B&B, in a stunning, unspoilt location. I could not recommend Crosthwaite House more highly.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mariota M
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Crosthwaite_House, Manager at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Oh my goodness what a review! Thank you SO much, really lovely to hear such glowing comments - renews out energy after working hard over the summer season! Really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Love Tiree and Sam x
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This B & B should be classified as a national treasure. Amazing views, wonderful hosts, best breakfasts we've had in a B & B and all surrounded by some of the UK's most stunning countryside. Rooms were comfortable and very practical in design - we were in the Blue Violet room and loved waking up to the views of rolling green fields and hills across the Lyth Valley. We stayed for 5 nights and left very reluctantly having felt like we had stayed with friends who we would miss as well as their delicious little sweet treats left temptingly on the hall table. Thank you Sam and Tiree.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Crosthwaite_House, Manager at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Awwww! Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We miss you too! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the UK and that you had a good journey back home. I'm sure we'll see each other again at some point - even if it is when Milo is in secondary school!! Lots of love Tiree and Sam xxx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

This house sits facing some breathtaking scenery! We only stayed 1 night due to it being booked but the owners were VERY helpful in helping us find another location. I also accidentally left a jacket there and they made sure to call and let me know. Couldn't ask for better people or better scenery!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Hwolk
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Crosthwaite_House, Owner at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you so much for leaving a review. It was such a shame we couldn't accommodate you for another night - August has been very busy for us! Really pleased we were able to help find you somewhere though. Best wishes Tiree and Sam xx
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Absolutely wonderful B&B. Comfortable beds, spacious rooms, amazing welcome, wonderful recommendations, delicious food and to top it all off accessible without being in the mix of the tourist trade. Gem of a place that I will highly recommend to anyone heading to the Lake District who is comfortable driving.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Crosthwaite_House, Manager at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We loved having you both here, you were great guests and it was lovely to meet you. Hope you had a safe journey home and that we see you again at some point! Best wishes Sam and Tiree xx
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Wonderful place to stay, peaceful and beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast with some unusual choices, and welcoming owners.What's more, gorgeous walks on the doorstep, lovely pub two minutes' walk away...
We stayed only one night but but would like to return for longer soon.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Crosthwaite_House, Manager at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back for longer next time - there are loads of nice pubs to try in the area! Best wishes Sam and Tiree x
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed at Crosthwaite House for two nights combining business with a little break and can thoroughly recommend this beautiful B&B. The location and views are idyllic, the owners couldn't be more helpful and the breakfasts were superb with great choice catering for vegetarian plus other diets.
The house is very vintage style with lots of prsonal touches.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Crosthwaite_House, Manager at Crosthwaite House, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you so much for leaving us a review, we're do glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Hope to see you again, best wishes

Sam and Tiree x
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Additional Information about Crosthwaite House

Property: Crosthwaite House
Address: Near Kendal, Kendal LA8 8BP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the beautiful Lyth Valley on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, we offer a 3 bedroom self catering apartment. ... more   less 
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Crosthwaite House Kendal, Lake District

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