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Ferndene Guest House
Ranked #50 of 196 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 2, 2011

We've stayed at Ferndene Guest House twice now and we're planning on going back in the near future. We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. It's a family run guest house with a friendly atmosphere, very conveniently located in the heart of Keswick (without being amongst shops, pubs or noisy traffic). We've stayed in the suite and in one of the double bedrooms that shares 2 bathrooms, both were tastefully decorated and I couldn't fault the cleanliness. The beds are of fantastic quality and you're guaranteed a decent night's sleep. Breakfast in the morning is amazing - there's pleanty of choice with cereals, fruit, yoghurts, a variety of teas & coffees, and toast while Christine prepares a home cooked breakfast of your choice.

Richard and Chrisine who run Ferndene are two very warm hearted, friendly people. They have a brilliant knowledge of the local areas for recommending days out and they will do anything to make your stay absolutley perfect.

We've recommended Ferndene to family who really enjoyed their stay and are also planning on revisiting it. We would recommend Ferndene to absolutely anyone wishing to visit the area. It's fantastic value for money - well worth every penny and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

We have just returned from a two night stay with Christine and Richard at Ferndene Guesthouse in Keswick, and what a thoroughly enjoyable stay it was. We stayed in the suite at the top of the house, 47 stairs (yes we counted) to reach it, but well worth it. The room was like a home from home, having a separate bathroom and lounge area, all self contained from the rest of the guest house.

On arrival we were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome and shown to our room. Information about our stay was offered and knowledge of the local area and walks from our hosts was superb. Breakfast was fantastic on both mornings, really setting you up for the day whether it be walking down by the lake, in the mountains or simply a good wonder around Keswick and all it has to offer. We could not have asked for anything more from our stay, except maybes one or two more nights, to truly appreciate all that Keswick has to offer. Looking forward to our next visit!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

christine and richard are the most helpful, friendliest and most welcoming we have many in the many places we have stayed, the room was outstanding, and the food was second to none, we are looking forward to our next stay at the ferndene, thankyou christine and richard for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed here on our first trp to Keswick on a walking weekend and have just returned. I chose this guest house based on previous reviews and wasnt disappointed. It is a home from home as you feel really comfortable. We normally stay in large hotels so this was a change for us, not to mention a risk but it paid off. The owners are lovely and nothing is a hassle. The rooms are really modern but cosy, something you would want at home. Location is perfect, only about 1-2 minutes walk into the centre which has great pubs and restaurants but you dont get any traffic noise so a win win situation.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2010

We had a lovely trip to Keswick and Ferndene was the idea place to stay. The location is great, the rooms were lovely and very clean and it had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Wolud definately go back next time we visit the Lakes.Great value for money.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

Richard & Christine are working very hard to make their B&B one of the best in Keswick. They are both very friendly and welcoming. If you are looking for inspiration as to where to go in the Lakes, they will both give you plenty of very useful suggestions. We were quite new to walking in the Lakes and therefore unsure of where to go. We had a conversation with both Richard & Christine about the kind of things we were wanting to do. They both made excellent recommendations about how to spend our three days in Keswick.
Our room was in the annex, which is at the back of the main building. We were also able to park our car off road at the side of the annex which felt very secure. The room was very comfortable, as was the beds. The annex was very quiet, both during the day & at night. There was loads of milk, tea & coffee in the room to make as many drinks as you like (something very rare). Breakfast is an experiance on its own. The quality & quantity was 5 star. Each evening you fill out a form asking for what you would like for breakfast the next day. Plenty of choice & you can always ask for more. A great way to start your walking day. The background music in the breakfast room was a bit dodgy (sorry Richard) & on a loop!!!
I think this B&B will only inprove over time. They are both very keen to please & they clearly enjoy looking after their residents.
There was nothing to fault here. If we go back to Keswick we will definatly give this B&B a ring to secure our accommodation.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank robertsSheffield
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

Not a great deal wrong with this B&B!
My only complaints would be the wall mounted TV not facing in the right direction when lying on your bed and mattress could have been more comfy.
Full size bath would be nice after hard days walking.
Breakfast fabuous - cornflakes or rice krispies would be nice addition to cereals (no doubt they would have been provided if requested)
Towels and linen lovely.
Owners friendly but not overly so, which was perfect for me!
Well done!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank MidlandsMoaner
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Address: Ambleside Road | 6 St. John's Terrace, Keswick CA12 4DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 196 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: $103 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Richard and Christine welcome you to Ferndene B&B Guest House - A contemporary family run guest house offering high standard, comfortable and friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in Keswick. Ferndene Guest House is quietly situated a short stroll from the centre of the beautiful market town of Keswick in the heart of the Lake District National Park We are the perfect base to enjoy the magnificent scenery whether you wish to walk, cycle and explore the huge range of outdoor activities available nearby or simply to relax in comfort and get away from it all for a relaxing or romantic break. Ferndene Guest House is a pleasant ten minute walk from the Derwentwater lakeshore with its stunning views, boating, lake steamers and the famous Theatre by the Lake. Our traditional Victorian guest house has been comprehensively refurbished while still retaining much of its original character and, with our modern Annexe conveniently located next to our car park (providing free off road parking), has been carefully decorated in a modern style throughout. Rooms in the main house offer magnificent views of the mountains, with our exclusive top floor Suite giving panoramic views over Keswick and the fells. After a restful night's sleep in one of our tastefully furnished bedrooms enjoy a relaxing start to the day with breakfast served in our comfortable dining room overlooking the garden and St. John's Church. Indulge yourself with the famous Ferndene Guest House cooked Cumbrian breakfast, selected from the best locally available and Fairtrade sources. A large selection of cereals, yoghurts, dried and fresh fruit, orange and apple juice (lighter options and vegetarian breakfast always available. Special diets catered for on request prior to arrival). ... more   less 
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