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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #7 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Absolutely stunning”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

My wife,myself and friends Grant,Denise,Dave and Cath planned and executed a surprise 70th birthday celebration for two more of our friends Mick(birthday) and wife Pam. We picked the Avondale quite by chance to stay overnight and boy what a stunning surprise we found! Met by a lovely couple Stephen and Linda we were made to feel at home immediately and then shown to our rooms which have been modernised to the highest standard,every little detail was thought of to make the stay wonderful. The following morning our tastebuds were treated to a magnificent breakfast second to none(recommend the Scottish full breakfast) with copious amounts of tea or coffee to wash down the treat. Linda even produced a lovely birthday cake for Mick which was greatly received and appreciated. If staying in or around Keswick I can not recommend this lovely guest house highly enough!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review and your compliments on our refurbished rooms. You all certainly seemed to be having a whale of a time in Keswick. We don't know how you managed to cram so much into an overnight stay. Great to see the birthday boy Mick enjoy himself so much. He definitely has some wonderful friends. If you're in Keswick again, remember to look us up, we'd be delighted to have you stay again.
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South Elmsall, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Excellent guest house. Lovely friendly couple. Very clean. Steve cooks a delicious breakfast. Close to town and lovely walks. Stay here regularly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thanks for your review. It's great when guests let us know that they've had a good time by returning again and again. Of course it's not all down to us. Keswick is such a lovely place to stay and theres so much to do. Looking forward to your next visit. See you soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 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 review, 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 review, 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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 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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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 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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Property: 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 #7 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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