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“Brilliant guesthouse in the heart of Keswick.”

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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #4 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
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“Brilliant guesthouse in the heart of Keswick.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We loved our stay at Avondale. Stephen and Linda were brilliant hosts, so friendly and helpful, we felt right at home! They helped us with walking maps and dining tips- nothing is too much trouble. Stephens cooked breakfasts are the best. Try his home made porridge and the full English breakfast will keep you going all day! The location is perfect, a two minute stroll into town. Keswick is a gorgeous place and we are so glad we found this beautiful bed and breakfast to stay in!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
That was very kind of you to write such a fantastic review. You were certainly keen to get your thought's down in writing, as you had posted it even before you checked out ! We're so happy that you had such a terrific stay with us, especially as it was part of your honeymoon trip all the way from down under. You were so lucky to have such sunny weather for your walk up Catbells. Glad we were able to give you a proper walkers breakfast to fill you up for your hike. Thanks again and if you ever manage to return to the Lake District, we'd love you to come visit us.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed here for one night on Friday ( one of the few places to accept a one night booking) and found it a great place to stay. We were greeted warmly and shown to our bedroom at the top of the house. Although our room was small it was absolutely spotless and had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and we both had a great night's sleep. Breakfast in the morning was excellent, particularly the porridge and black pudding, and the mushrooms were perfectly cooked after a conversation the night before!! We were made to feel very welcome and I couldn't fault a thing, we would definitely return and recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thanks to you both for your outstanding review. So glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Looks like we might have convinced Richard that mushrooms can taste good! Hope you enjoyed your trip to L'enclume. Was the food as good as ours? :-)
Next time you visit Keswick, we'd love to have you back and hopefully we'll have a larger room available.
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed while on a walking trip through the lakes with my partner. The place was immaculate. Bedrooms very modern and shower was great! Very comfy bed too. Breakfast was superb.....a choice of cereal and fruits followed by a choice of cooked breakfast. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting Keswick.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a glowing review. The quality of our beds are often commented on and we're glad that you had such a comfortable nights sleep. You certainly deserved it from all your walking! We're also happy to see that our award winning breakfasts continue to delight our guests. When you're in the area again, we look forward to seeing you on a return visit.
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Having just spent 2 nights here, I cannot fault it. The proprietress are so welcoming, attentive and friendly. Its like being at home. Clean, comfortable and very relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful breakfasts. Will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for taking time to review our guest house. It's great to know that our guests feel comfortable and relaxed while here. we feel it's very important that they do. Glad you enjoyed the breakfasts! Hope to see you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have stayed at Avondale on several occasions and each one has been better the last. The dining room has had a lovely makeover, the breakfast is still superb, and the lovely Linda is still the most welcoming hostess I have ever met.

A fantastic night sleep in luxurious sheets.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give such a nice review on our guesthouse. It's really appreciated. We're so pleased that you always enjoy your stays here. The newly refurbished dining room is getting a lot of compliments. Always good to hear that our guests have a lovely sleep. Hope to see you sometime soon.
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South Elmsall, England, United Kingdom
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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