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“Didn't think it possible...even better than before! 7th Heaven.”

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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #4 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Chorley
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“Didn't think it possible...even better than before! 7th Heaven.”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Sometime you go back to a place and there is just something missing...it has lost some sparkle. Well not the Avondale!

It was great to see Linda and Stephen again.

1st class welcome and service
2nd time we have visited
3rd visit will hopefully be soon
4 of us had a great time
5 star service
6th day would have been great, but had to get back to work

We were in 7th heaven all week!

Thanks again Linda and Stephen.

One final point, DO NOT BELIEVE that Keswick and the Lake District always have the bad weather that the national forecasters say. The world would have you believe that Keswick was under 10 feet of snow recently. We had 4 great day's walking with slush and snow only around 1000ft....lower paths were often so dry they were dusty! Yours truly even got a tan walking round in a T-shirt at times. Give Keswick and the Avondale in particular a try - you might just be VERY pleasantly surprised

Room Tip: Haven't had one that was less than excellent!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
What an amazing review. Many many thanks. It was great to see you all again. You're absolutely right about the weather forecast. It's often sunny here when the forecast is for rain. Glad to see that you appreciated the recent upgrades. It makes it all worthwhile when guests take the time to comment on our hard work :-). We look forward to that next visit you mentioned. Best wishes to the family.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have just returned from another stay in Keswick, I decided I had such a good experience last time at Avondale that I would try it again. I was not disappointed. the room was immaculate and comfortable, the breakfast was served with a wonderful smile and the food was superb. (I am veggie and they really go the extra mile to ensure you are not short changed).

the proprietors Linda and Steven have really got the balance right. They make you feel at home without making you feel you are being invaded. they also have a good knowledge of the local area and are happy to share some ideas on were to get the best food, walks etc.

I highly recommend Avondale d look forward to another visit in the future. They help make a holiday what it should be.

Room Tip: We have now slept in three different rooms and all of the beds were very good quality. If pushed I...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you once more for such a glowing review. It was lovely to see you again and we're really happy that you enjoyed your stay as much as before. Our vegetarian breakfasts certainly do seem to go down well. We reckon that they're probably the biggest in Keswick! Hope to see you later in the year.
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moseley
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We were travelling back from a wedding in Scotland in February when we decided to stay the night in Keswick on impulse. We actually booked a room from a layby outside town and arrived about 30 mins later. As soon as we stepped through the door we knew that we had made the right decision. I can only echo the other reviews, this really is a lovely, lovely place. Linda and Stephen have obviously put a lot of time and effort in to ensuring that their guests have a memorable stay. The room that we stayed in was spotlessly clean and had a fresh, contemporary decor that made it feel more like a boutique hotel. Linda and Stephen are the real stars here though, warm, friendly and entertaining without being intrusive. They have lots of local knowledge about pubs, restaurants and walks (we tried as many as we could!). The breakfast is sensational and if you are a vegetarian you are in for a real treat. Linda is a vegetarian too so the breakfast is a world away from the usual meat free alternative ( vegetarian black pudding anyone?). I wish that we could have stayed longer but If we ever come back to Keswick we will head straight back here.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It makes our day when we see that guests have really enjoyed their time with us, even if it is just one night. Nice to hear that you liked what we're doing with the place. We're almost finished upgrading all the rooms now, just one more to do. We look forward to welcoming you back when you feel the urge to return. Lets hope it's soon!
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Thank you once again Linda and Stephen for making our Easter Break an extra special one. This is our 3rd visit to Avondale - purely because this exceptional couple certainly go the extra mile to ensure their guests are happy. Your home is immaculate and every need is catered for. The breakfast choice is super and cooked to perfection. Thank you so much guys and see you later in the year xx

Room Tip: All the rooms have been refurbished to the highest standards.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you once more for a glowing review. It was wonderful to see you both again and we're so happy that you had such a good time. See you next time around. Stay happy!
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

The welcome we received from the minute we stepped into this guest house was great! The rooms were immaculate and had everything we could need! The newly decorated shower rooms are luxurious & the standard of 4 star hotel! And the award winning Breakfast lived up to its reputation...... Outstanding! Definitely will be back again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and congratulations on being our 80th reviewer. We're absolutely delighted that you felt so welcome and enjoyed your stay so much. With all the en-suites now fully upgraded, we're beginning to plan more improvements for next year. It's always reassuring to know that our breakfasts continue to bring joy to our guests. We hope that your next visit will not be in the too distant future, as it was our pleasure to have you visit us.
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Avondale cannot be faulted. It ticks all the boxes and more. Stephen and Linda are very friendly and informative and nothing is too much trouble. Rooms were very clean and tastefully decorated and fully equipped.Breakfast was a feast. The selection of cereals,fruits,spreads were colossal. Nearly all the items were from locally sourced suppliers and of excellent quality.Their porridge is a speciality and can be served with a 10 year old malt whiskey. The extra touches like speciality teas and diabetic preserves were very welcome. Definately a place to return to-highly recommended.Thank you for making our short stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. We're very happy that you both enjoyed your stay with us and that you had such an enjoyable time at the theatre. What a lovely Christmas present ! As you say, we're more than happy to cater for special dietary requirements. We've usually got most things on hand. We hope to welcome you back at some point later in the year, by which time the en-suite in the twin room will have been totally refurbished.
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stephen and Linda provide a very warm welcome. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfy. Breakfast is top notch and sets you up well for a day in the fells.
You won`t go wrong by booking a stay here, we certainly will be back when next visiting Keswick.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for posting your wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you managed to get the photos you were after. We look forward to seeing you next time around.
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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 #4 of 173 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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