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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #8 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
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South Elmsall, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“If your going to Keswick then stay here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

You can't beat this guest house! Stephen and Linda are so welcoming. We stayed for the New Year, bottle of bubbly chilling on arrival and the chocolates in the room the following day were a lovely touch (both went down very well!). Newly refurbished dining room looks great, love the fireplace.Theres plenty of choice for breakfast and everything is presented very well and tastes absolutely delicious. We always enjoy staying here, Stephen and Linda can't do enough for you. Came in a couple of days clothes dripping wet and there they were waiting to dry them for us. We've stayed here quite a few times over the past two and a half years and wouldn't dream of going to Keswick and staying anywhere else. Its central for everything, town, lake,and walks. Rooms are very comfortable and immaculately clean. We've even stayed while Stephen has been refurbishing some of the rooms and its still been spotless. Can't fault anything (except Stephens dart playing! keep practices for when we come again Stephen. Such a lovely couple. Look forward to seeing you both again soon. x

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
We just can't keep you away! Not that we'd want to of course, as it's always such fun to see you both. We put a lot of work into the refurbishment of the dining room, so it's heart-warming to hear that guests like yourselves love it so much. That's just about the whole guest house that's been made over. Will we take a rest now? The boss says no! See you soon hopefully and thanks for the review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you want a B&B in Keswick in Keswick, you cannot do better than stay at Avondale, run by Linda and Stephen. The breakfast is outstanding, both in style and content: whisky-soaked porridge, a lavish choice of fruits, nuts and seeds and any combination of the full English or Scottish. The bedrooms are immaculate, a warm and cosy retreat after a day on the fells.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
How nice of you to take the time to write a review. Thank you! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. Lets hope you manage to stay with us again and we have the chance to make you feel warm and cosy once more :-)
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a gem of a guest house located round the corner from the main streets in Keswick, handy for the pubs, shops, market and of course the lake.

We were staying there with friends for Friday and Saturday night to celebrate my 40th birthday and Linda and Stephen could not have been nicer, from the minute they took the booking through to the minute they waved us goodbye at the door. They honestly couldn't do enough to help us, we have never felt so welcome in any hotel anywhere in the world.

The guest house is very nicely decorated, bedrooms are very clean and comfy and the en-suite made me positively jealous! yummy toiletries too.

The breakfast was the stuff of dreams!! I have never before had Staffordshire oatcakes but I am now hooked, the only problem is you may well want to try everything on the very generous menu. The food was local, fresh and fantastic and we left each morning so well fed that lunch wasn't necessary.

Honestly can't fault the guest house or praise Linda and Stephen enough - thank you and we will be back again!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Well, how can anyone top your review! You make us blush with all your kind remarks, thanks so much. All we can say is that we're really happy that you all had such an enjoyable time and savoured our breakfasts so much. Keswick is a fantastic place to visit and it looks like we may be seeing you again soon. Can't wait :-)
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was my first trip to Lake District & was relatively circumspect about the timing as well (Christmas). Linda & Stephen have done a great job with the place & have made the most of the resources.
Great food & a well kept premise makes this B&B more than efficient. Needless to say, Keswick is a beautiful place & worth more than a single trip. (Don't miss Steve's signature 'Glen-soaked porridge' :)
Cheers,

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. It's so nice to see a first time visitor to Keswick enjoy their visit so much. It's even better when they tell us that staying with us helped to make their break that little bit special. We hope you'll make it up to the lakes again and stay with us once more.
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband and I return to this guest house every year because of its first class accommodation and service.
We are always greeted with a warm welcome and nothing is ever a bother to Stephen and Linda, who go out of their way to make you feel special, and make even the wettest day in the lake district a good one.
The rooms are modern, immaculate, and the beds are very comfortable. The sitting room is spacious and is a nice addition to make you feel at home.
Breakfast is par excellent and offers a wide variety of choices. I particularly love the fresh fruit every morning.
I highly recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our guest house. It's always a great pleasure to have such fantastic guests as yourselves stay with us. As well as the guest lounge, we've now completed our refurbishment of the dining room. We're sure you'll love it. We very much hope to see you again this coming year come rain or shine :-)
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have stayed in this guest house on many occasions in the past but not with the current owners. If anything they have greatly improved the quality and the overall experience. We will definetley make this guest house our first choice in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It's nice to see that you were impressed with what we've done to the house and we look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Our trip was made at the last minute and we were fortunately able to be accommodated at short notice. When we arrived we were made most welcome and shown to our immaculate room. It had everything we needed including toiletries. We chose a scottish breakfast and were delighted with our choice. The blackpudding is awesome and am ashamed to say that I didnt clear my plate due to the quantity. The mattresses and pillows were extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend this guest house and hope to return to my favourite place soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
What a lovely review you've given us. Thank you very much. It's a fabulous boost for us when first time guests enjoy their stay so much. We'll have the Stornoway Black Pudding waiting for you on your return visit :-)
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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 #8 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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