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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #2 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Reviewed January 2, 2012

As someone who enjoys travelling up to the Lake District to go fell-running, I always try to make sure I find somewhere nice to stay - it makes all the difference to start a long day in the fells with a great breakfast and then to have a warm, comfortable room to return to in the evening! As a result, I've been fortunate to stay in some very nice B&Bs, but none of the B&Bs I've visited have matched Linda and Stephen's Avondale Guest House. The room was perfect, the breakfast excellent and Linda and Stephen were as welcoming and helpful a host as you could ever hope to have. Whenever I'm again running in the area, the Avondale will without doubt be the first place I check for availability!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Tim O
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed what we have to offer. Lets hope you make it back to Keswick to go fell-running some time soon. See you then!

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Reviewed December 21, 2011

One of the best breakfasts we've had anywhere. Very clean room, modern decor unlike most. Great hosts! Nigel & Fiona

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2011

How lovely of you to give us such a nice review. You obviously enjoyed breakfast but just wait till you try it with our famous Stornoway black pudding! After weeks of hard graft, we're just putting the finishing touches to our latest room. The en-suite just oozes quality. We start on the next one after the New Year. Thanks once again and hope to see you on a repeat visit next year.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

I stayed here for 2 nights in order to run the Derwentwater 10 mile race. Linda and Stephen could not have been kinder or more helpful. I felt most welcome and as if I was staying with friends rather than in a b&b. My room was quiet, comfortable and warm, which ensured a good night's sleep. Breakfast was first class, and the porridge was perfect. Their guesthouse is immaculately clean and well maintained and within a few minutes walk of the town centre. We stayed here in May and were so impressed that I decided to return. Will definitely be back. I would recommend Avondale to anyone.

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

It was nice to welcome you back and lovely to know that you felt so at home and relaxed. Good to hear that you enjoyed the porridge so much. Congratulations once again on your race performance and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Reviewed November 6, 2011

Stayed here for new year last year and had a great stay! Nice rooms, great breakfast and the owners are lovely! We have stayed in many b&bs in Keswick over the years and the Avondale is certainly one of the best we have visited. We will definitely stay with them again :-)

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank lozj1979
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2011

Thanks for your kind review. It just shows that it's never too late to write something nice on Tripadvisor. It took us a while to place just who you were but we got there in the end. It's lovely that you thought so highly of our guesthouse,(and us), and we'd love to see you again.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We stayed for one night, booked two double rooms and could not have been happier. Wonderful welcome, every convenience catered for. Rooms were really clean and well kept, a quiet peaceful sleep and a really great breakfast, sausage to die for. The couple were so friendly but not in your face. Recommend to anyone thinking of staying here. A fab stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank dukesclan
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2011

Many thanks for the recommendation. It was a pleasure to look after you for the weekend. Our local butchers, Thomasons, will be happy to hear that you thought his sausages were so good. See you all again sometime soon we hope.

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

This was our first visit to Keswick and our decision to have two nights’ B&B at Avondale Guesthouse proved to be the perfect choice. The location is ideal, being only a couple minutes from the town so we didn’t need to use the car after parking in the street.
Stephen and Linda are first-class hosts who focus on making your stay a memorable experience. We received a warm welcome along with help to carry our luggage up to our room which was a delight: comfortable bed; crisp, white sheets; cosy duvet and snug pillows.
The room was tastefully decorated and the en suite is spotlessly clean with fluffy white towels to dry oneself after lovely hot shower.
As for the full English breakfast, well....... that’s the icing on the cake! (Excuse the mixed metaphor). We enjoyed our dining experience immensely from the extensive range of cereals and fruit to the delicious breakfast which was cooked to perfection!
We have no hesitation in recommending Avondale and will definitely stay here again when we next visit Keswick, so we thank you, Stephen and Linda for your hospitality and informative advice regarding the locality.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank cyclingmaniac
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2011

Thank you so much for the tremendous review. It seems you both had a wonderful time here despite the weather! It's good to hear that both ourselves and Keswick impressed you on your first visit and that you'll be back to see us sometime in the future. If you fancy bringing your bike next time, we've a bicycle storage shed out back.

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Reviewed October 14, 2011

Just spent two nights at the Avondale for a short walking break with two friends. Linda and Stephen were very welcoming, the B and B was exceptionally well kept and clean. We had the twin and single rooms on the first floor situated at the front of the property.
The quality of the beds and linen was excellent. The breakfast was very well cooked and the presentation was excellent.
When travelling to Keswick again will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2011

As you've already decided to return again; we couldn't really ask for a better recommendation than that. We're delighted that the three of you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the review. Looking forward to looking after you all next time around.

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Additional Information about Avondale Guest House

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: $123 - $128 (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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