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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #7 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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1 review
“'' The perfect home from home''”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Just back from a few days in Keswick and stayed in The Avondale which was recommendation--
well this place is more than perfect. Stephen & Linda are wonderful hosts and make your stay so enjoyable-- and they are great fun too. Lots of info about the area and the such comfortable beds.
The breakfasts are amazing and very personal as they will take your choices and ''mix & match''.
This place is a treasure and it was always a delight to come back Avondale after a day out & chat to Stephen & Linda.
Don't just take my word for it--do try it for yourself!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review. It's fantastic when first time guests enjoy themselves so much. We could see you were having a wonderful time looking around the area. We just loved your enthusiasm. We're sure you'll be back, so thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again next year, if not before.
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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have just had the most wonderful 1 week holiday at Keswick, the scenery is stunning and the weather for us was beautiful.

We stayed at the Avondale Guest House, I had mixed thoughts about a guest house, for we usually choose 4/5 star hotel, but the Avondale had been recommended, well I would definitely go there again, Bed & Breakfast was as good as it gets, I promise you, you will not need a lunchtime meal... the breakfast is a 'big beast' cooked to perfection.

There was the lovely friendly atmosphere that you do not get in a hotel and this can only be put down to the 2 wonderful host in Linda and Stephen, so friendly so helpful and so, funny... everyone there joined in the gentle banter.... well done Stephen and Linda ... for making your home our home for the week ....... great 4* Guest House, great hosts, great food .... oh! and the scenery not bad either .... ' In the words of Arnie ' I'll be back . ....

Room Tip: only saw our room, so can't comment. Our room was great, tea + coffee in the room comfy bed, and...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
A zillion thanks for reviewing us and writing such wonderful things. It's a fair old drive from the South coast, so we're glad that both Keswick and our guest house lived up to the recommendation you were given. At least you won the bet that you wouldn't be able to finish the breakfast. Well done! Hope to see you both real soon.
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South Elmsall, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

As usual Linda and Stephen were exceptional hosts. Always so friendly and welcoming, become friends now rather than hosts of the best guest house in Keswick. Always look forward to our stay with them (although Stephen needs to practice his darts abit more for our nights in the local club. Ha! only joking Stephen. don't punish me by not letting me have one of your fantastic breakfast.)

Breakfast is best to none. Even have scrambled egg and salmon at home now, although its not as good as Stephens. Linda is always so friendly and jolly on a morning serving breakfast, and can't do enough to please everyone.

Avondale is the perfect place to stay. Always immaculately clean, the rooms are modern and furnished to a very high standard and have everything you need for your stay in the Lakes.

Cant compliment Linda and Stephen enough for being such great hosts, friends and for running such a high quality guest house. Although I better stop otherwise they will get so busy we will never be able to get a room!

Oh and by the way Tania says thank you for her birthday card.

Hopefully see you again soon

Thanks Karen xx

Ha! sorry got carried away doing ratings and clicked excellent for swimming pool and don't know how to get it off. Stick a bath-tub in back garden.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
What a brilliant review. Thanks for visiting us yet again and saying such nice things. It's always great to see you and catch up. Stephen is going to hone up his dart skills after that last dismal attempt. Maybe we should have a word with planning about your idea for a swimming pool :-) Can't wait till your New Year stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Thanks again to Linda and Stephen for a wonderful stay, as usual you excelled in your hospitality. the room, bed and breakfast were faultless. The veggie breakfast was fresh, lots of variety and plenty on the plate. I can't believe the trouble you go to to ensure fresh fruit as well as the cooked breakfast option. You are two shining stars.

Room Tip: I have now stayed here 4 times and each time I have had a different room, I could not chose one over...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Congratulations on being our 100th reviewer!!!!! It's fantastic to see all these guests coming back to us again and again. You're all becoming more like friends than guests. We must be doing something right but it's the guests who are the real shining stars. Thanks again. When did you say you were coming back :-) Ha Ha.
A big thank you to all the guests that have given us such wonderful reviews over the past 3 years. We really do appreciate them all.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Comfortable first class accommodation!!! Warm & friendly welcome again on this our second visit!!! The sun shone both inside and out! We have just got back from a First Class wedding at Hever castle but even they couldn't surpass the Top Notch breakfast Stephen & Linda put on! We are already looking forward to our trip to Keswick & the Avondale Guest house in Sept, & bringing some new guest to this great little place!! Stewart & Donna

  • Stayed July 2013
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Many many thanks for your terrific review. It was wonderful to see you both again. You certainly know how to enjoy yourselves. How nice of you to say that our breakfast is even better than Hever Castle! Can't wait until September when you return.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Avondale house over the weekend and had an absolutely great time. The house is immaculate and the hosts Stephen & Linda couldn't have been better. Very friendly with great recommendations of restaurants bars and walks in the area (all withing less than 5 minutes walk from the house).

We stayed 3 nights and wish it could have been longer solely just so we could have had every dish from the breakfast menu! From full Scottish Breakfasts to Smoked salmon on toast it was top notch. They also provided an excellent vegaterian choice for my girlfriend which is always a challenge to find!

We will definitely be staying here again when returning to keswick.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
That's very kind of you to review us so positively. Thank you for that. With Linda being a vegetarian also, it's one of the things we wanted to well. Breakfast is so important especially when your out walking all day. Next time you're over, you'll have lots to choose from. Hope it won't be too long!
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

On this return visit we found the welcome from the host just as friendly as ever!!! Steven & Linda worked very hard to make sure we had everything we needed, both in terms of the Guest House & around getting out & about & accessing local tourist spots! The room was modern & comfy & the breakfast is still top of our list as Number One!!!! Definitely will find ourselves back here again!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for posting your lovely review. It was wonderful to see you both again and we're so happy you had such a nice stay. As you know, your parents are staying on with us until the end of the week and they're having a ball. We'll try to send them back to you in one piece :-)
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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 176 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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