We liked our first overnight stay so much that we returned a few days later for another two nights. Phil and Joy were excellent hosts, friendly and helpful and Claremont House was like a haven for us. The room(s) were spacious, lov ely and clean and bright with good hot showers and some extra chocolate goodies in with the tea/coffee and biscuits supplied. Claremont overlooks the town of Keswick, about a five minute drive away, and the views from the top rooms are just lovely. You can see across the town and beyond and also to the surrounding hills. A small farm close by provided relaxing entertainment as we watched geese, ducks and chickens going about their daily business of food foraging and getting the hierarchy just right! They were taken into safe areas at night, free from harm.
Breakfast was great, all you could want and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The breakfast room overlooks a very pretty garden area which also has plenty of parking space, a big ,big plus as it is very limited in most of the town centre accommodation. The town itself had all the facilities we needed; banks, good general shopping,eating places and a very clean self-service laundry with on- site staff. I think they do washing and ironing if you require it.
Do take the drive that Phil kindly suggests: he will show you the route and it's just glorious. We'd love to go back to Claremont House next time we are in the UK and highly recommend it to others for a most comfortable and happy stay.