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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #2 of 196 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

After arriving a day late after getting caught in floods we received a very warm welcome as usual from Linda and Stephen. The accomadation and food were excellent as always. We have been coming here for several years and you couldn't wish for better hosts than Linda and Stephen. We really do look upon this as our second home and we would recommend Avondale to anyone visiting Keswick as you won't find better. Can't wait for our next visit Roy and Margaret.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Thanks for taking the tme to put up your review. It's always a pleasure to have you both stay with us and we're chuffed that you enjoy staying with us so much. Next time you're here you'll need to relax a bit more and walk a bit less. We're worried that Margaret's legs are getting worn down! Hope to see you both soon.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Linda and Stephen were very welcoming and we felt like we were saying goodbye to lifelong friends when we left. The room was clean with lots of storage and they had laid on everything to ensure we had a lovely holiday. The breakfasts were lovely with lots of choice. Thank you Stephen and Linda - we will be back. Keith and Sue.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank therussellsuk
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thanks so much for leaving your review. What nice things you've said! It's a pity you missed the weather turning sunny. Never mind, you found lots to do while you were here anyway. We hope to see you back really soon. All the best.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We brought a group of 9 walkers from France to Avondale Guest House for a week. From the start of the day selecting from a menu of regional speciality breakfasts, all beautifully cooked, to the coming back drenched one afternoon, off the hill and having our clothes dried out overnight, everything required to be at home abroad was provided with a smile by this lovely couple. They fly the flag for England! We had no difficulty finding free parking nearby.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank gabby66_12
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Merci beaucoup. It was our absolute pleasure to have you all over staying with us. You were the most delightful bunch of French folk we've catered for; although it has to be said that you're the only ones so far : -) It was also wonderful that everybody had such a good time even though the weather wasn't at it's best for a few days. We truly hope that you'll manage back some time in the future. Until then,au revoir pour maintenant nos amis

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The title says it all really....Over the years, we have stayed at a number of guest houses in Keswick and I have to say Linda and Stephen were one of the loveliest couples we have had the pleasure of meeting. On arrival, we received a lovely warm welcome and our whole stay there was a delight. The breakfasts are delicious with lots to choose from, comfy and cosy rooms and great location - literally a minutes walk into Keswick town centre. It was unusual that you had to pre-order your breakfast the night before but believe me they are worth it!! I would definitely recommend this lovely guest house which is quite obviously fille

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Blackball16
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2012

You're far too kind but we thank you enormously for the compliments. It's interesting that you mentioned ordering breakfast the night before. Taking pre-orders for breakfast allows us to offer a bigger choice. The porridge for instance, is soaked overnight to give it the creamy texture. It also helps us to plan how much fresh fruit etc, to prepare. Thank you once again for your recommendation

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Avondale guesthouse was chosen by me & my partner via reviews on Tripadvisor, I read the excellent reviews but took them with a pinch of salt. We rang last-minute on a Saturday afternoon for Accomodation for that night & the Sunday night. No problem with accommodating us although I am surprised that The Avondale isn't forever fully-booked as this guesthouse really is an absolutely wonderful place to stay right down to every minute detail. The room was spotlessly clean and stylishly decorated. The breakfasts were both filling and delicious with plenty of choice. Linda & Steven (the owners) were perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble, always pleasant and smiling. I will definately stay here again & recommend to everyone

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Thank tomblairtraveller
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Thank you for adding to the excellent reviews that you mentioned and thanks also for your kind words. We're delighted that yourself and your partner enjoyed your stay and of course the breakfasts. Please stop by again and best of luck with your new home.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed for three nights mid-week. The single supplement was very reasonable.
Steve and Linda were friendly and helpful. They were recommended to me as I was specifically looking for a B&B that could cater for my gluten-free and vegetarian diet. They were very able to do this - and to recommend other local places to eat.
The room was spotlessly clean, well-decorated and had everything I needed. The shower was wonderful.
There was no mention of in-house wifi in the literature but to be honest I never needed it as the phone and 3G signal was very strong in my room.
I would definitely consider a return visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank JMH113
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review and congratulations on being our 70th 5 star reviewer. We're delighted that we were able to cater for your dietary needs. With Linda being veggie and more or less gluten free herself, it certainly helps to make sure the cupboards are stocked up. Sorry you weren't aware that we have WiFi, if only we'd known we could have given you the code. Here's hoping you do consider that return visit soon.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights from 13th August and we were very pleased we chose this accommodation. Linda and Stephen are a really super couple who make you feel very much at home from the second you arrive. Breakfasts were delicious with plenty of choice (loved the scrambled eggs and black pudding and also the homemade museli to name but a few!) Our bedroom was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Location is also ideal as you are a stone's throw from the town centre itself which is great for going out to dinner in the evening. You are also only a short walk to the lake via the town centre. The location is fantastic for easy travel to the surrounding villages and access to all the hills where we love to walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank walkers_40
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2012

Thank you for your generous comments. We're so happy that you enjoyed your five days with us. You managed to cram in a fair bit of walking along with relaxation despite the weather not being at it's best. Nice to hear that you both loved the food. We'll maybe see you again next year, or hopefully sooner!

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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 196 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: $127 - $133 (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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