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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #2 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Keswick was one of our best stages during our Lake district walk, the beauty of the places and the great hospitality we received in this house perfectly matches, the owners were very kind on providing all type of information and suggestions for a good dinner as well for general info on the town. Room was very confortable and the morning breakfast was a complete delight, Linda and Stephen provided us with the best of the service incuding full vegetarian breakfast for my girfriend. Bellissimo posto consigliato senza riserve a chi vuole trovare un ottima sistemazione in questa bella cittadina.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2011

The Lake District certainly is a place of beauty and Derwentwater is rightly referred to as the Queen of the Lakes. So it makes us particularly happy to see that you were delighted with both your visit to Keswick and your stay with us. For Italian travellers to enjoy our breakfast so much is praise indeed. Grazie mille per aver trovato il tempo di rivedere la nostra pensione.

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

After a warm welcome we got a nice room with a bed - big enough even for a tall guy - the room was very neat and clean. Breakfast was enormous! Stephens whisky porridge was very special and a 'must-try'.
We got a lot of helpful tips for restaurants and were to go. It's been our favourite B&B of our whole trip. Really felt pampered !
Thanks Linda and Stephen for sharing your amazing stories (can't wait for your book to be published)! We really had a great time with you!!
Thanks for everything.
Take care,
Cornelia + Wolfgang

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2011

Thanks for the great review. It was lovely meeting you two and we're so happy that you had a good time visiting us. You certainly semed to be enjoying your trip to the UK. Hope you had a good time in Edinburgh and managed to visit Mother India for a curry. We're oh so jealous! Hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed June 6, 2011

If you're able to stay at the Avondale, you're to be envied! I liked everything about the place: the decor, the amenities, the great breakfasts, and the warm hospitality of Stephen and Linda Marsh. I expected the guest house to be comfortable and spotless, which it was. But I didn't expect the generous favors, e.g. Stephen's going early to Winterhave in order to give me a ride. A real find!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2011

What can we say. We liked everything about you too. You're too generous. It was no problem at all to take you to the train station. Talk about envying the guests; even we envy them sometimes. It's the breakfasts you see. We have to limit ourselves to how many times we allow ourselves one. The smell of the hand smoked back bacon grilling in the pan is torture to ignore. Oh, you've got us started ! Bacon butties coming up. Thanks for the review. If you're over this way again be sure to look us up.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Gorgeous breakfast that didn't give you indigestion by lunch time! Lovely hosts who were very attentive, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2011

Thank you for reviewing our guest house and for saying such nice things. Looks like the breakfast was a highlight for you. Feedback like that is great to hear. It means that we're getting it right. We're always trying things out that we hope will be an improvement but we never really know for sure, until guests respond in the way that you have. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

My husband and I, both in our sixties, really enjoyed our visit to Keswick. Avondale Guest House was superb. For comfort, cleanliness, friendliness and relaxation Avondale is perfect. Try the full English with the special black pudding too.... wonderfully prepared and an essential start to a day walking and exploring. Lyn and Stephen have maps and books and all local and area visitor information, and were both so helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. It's amazing the amount of guests that manage to do a whole day of walking on one of our breakfasts, without stopping for lunch. It must be something in that black pudding. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Keswick and your stay with us. There's so much to do here but never enough time. Hopefully we'll meet again sometime.

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Reviewed May 30, 2011

We had a wonderful welcome and throughout our entire stay our hosts were attentive and helpful. nothing was too much to ask. A home from home. Thanks so much for a great stay and for introducing us to Wiskey porridge. All the best J & M

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review while busy touring. We'd never have guessed that you fell in love with the malt whisky porridge. Something to do with trying to wring the last drop out of the bottle maybe ! Just kidding, we had a spare in the cupboard. Looking after you was entirely our pleasure. We were so happy that you got some good weather to see all the sights that you'd hoped to see. Now you know why your son was so enthused about the area. We hope that Scotland matched your expectations as well but there again we're a bit biased when it comes to there. All the best.

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Reviewed May 22, 2011

Recently stayed for 4 nights for the Keswick Mountain Festival and had the best of welcomes. Very clean and only a hop and skip away from the centre of town. Perfect base for exploring the Lakes and with free on street parking, really convenient. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower always hot. Breakfasts were really tasty and with lots to choose from, always spoilt for choice. Thanks Linda and Stephen!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2011

Thank you for the fabulous review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Mountain Festival seems to have been a successful event yet again, even though the weather was, well..... less than perfect! At least our food would set you up to get you through the day. It was lovely to meet you and of course if you're up in The Lakes again, we'd love to welcome you back.

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Address: 20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: $120 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondale Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avondale Guest House is a traditional Victorian townhouse located less than 2 minutes walk from Keswick town centre. We have 4 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single room. All rooms are fully refurbished with en-suite facilities. Visit England Breakfast Award since 2012 and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award since 2012. Variety of breakfast options available including Full English and Vegetarian options and is included in quoted rates. Special diets catered for. Free Wi-Fi available. We provide free bottled water in your room along with fresh milk delivered daily. Bathrobes are provided for your comfort during your stay. Rooms are now equipped with USB sockets for charging purposes. We offer direct booking discounts as well as seasonal special offers. ... more   less 
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