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The Cartwheel Guest House
Ranked #31 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Attention to detail makes all the difference when staying at Bed and Breakfasts round the country. It makes the difference between somewhere to sleep, and a really enjoyable experience. The Cartwheel is an exceptionally enjoyable experience. The bed was very comfortable, and plenty warm enough, with extra blankets in the wardrobe if needed (and this is the Lake district!). The towels were beautifully presented on the bed. Bathrooms were clean, and the showere superb, as good as any top class hotel. It's these little things that let down other B&Bs so often. Breakfasts were excellent - the fruit and yoghurt carefully chosen to compliment each other, eg pineapple and other exotic fruit with coconut yoghurt, and different each day. The bread was home made, so the toast was a real treat. The welcome was friendly and helpful, but not invasive, exactly what you want. And there was free wifi, easy to access.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

In critical need of an escape to my beloved Lakes, I booked this on the Monday morning and stayed until Friday. Tina and Bernie were fantastic hosts throughout and I couldnt have asked for a more warm and genuine welcome. A well presented guest house within a couple of minutes walk of the town centre. Plenty of street parking right outside with no restrictions. My single room was clean, well equiped and comfy. The bathroom was accross the hall but that was a matter of yards away and it was a cracking bathroom for which I had sole use and much better than any en suite you would get anywhere else. The non greasy and superb cooked breakfast was also accompanied with a great slection of fresh fruits, yoghurts and cereals. Other great breakfast choices and packed lunches also available too. Tina is a dab hand with baking and the cakes provided in your packed lunch are spot on! If you are lucky, there is often a big slice of cake waiting for you upon your return from the hills. Great Keswick accomodation and a belting couple to look after you from start to finish. Will be back soon.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Myself and my Husband had a two nght stay at the Cartwheel and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Wonderful guest house and even better hosts. The room was lovely and fantastic value for money. We can not wait to return very soon.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to the possibility of you returning to stay us in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

You cannot go wrong booking The Cartwheel - the owners are friendly, the B&B is spotlessly clean, breakfast with fresh fruit and full choice of cooked food is gorgeous.......and it's very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Just returned from our 3rd stay at The Cartwheel and planning our 4th - The Cartwheel is faultless! Tina and Bernie welcomed us back like old friends. A second stay in our favourite room 1 (with a view of Skiddaw) and it's still as pretty and spotlessly clean. Bernie's breakfasts would set anyone up for a day on the fells and home-made cake in the lounge on our return is a real treat (and much needed!). The Cartwheel is perfect for fellwalkers as both Tina and Bernie have excellent local knowledge and can always provide a fell-forecast, advice - or even a packed lunch to ensure you have a great day out. The Cartwheel is on a quiet street less than 5 minutes from Keswick High Street so we could leave the car day and night. Tina and Bernie go the extra mile to ensure your stay feels special which is why we could not think of staying anywhere else in Keswick!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Lovely B&B in a beautiful location. Five-minute walk EVERYWHERE. Tina and Bernie were the BEST hosts ever... gave lots of travel tips/advice, provided yummy treats in the evening upon our return, even sent us off with a hot flask of tea one morning that we ended up being truly grateful for as the weather turned cold and drizzly... Hope to return someday.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stayed at the Cartwheel for Easter in April 2012. Tina & Bernie were fantastic hosts. The breakfast was just what you needed to prepare for a day on the hills, with a wide variety of choice and huge portions! The atmosphere was very friendly and cosy. Tina & Bernie also helped us to chose our walks in a morning. We even got chocolate Easter chickens on Easter Sunday which was a lovely touch. The location is perfect - close to the town centre which is only a very short walk away. We would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cartwheel Guest House

Address: 5 Blencathra Street, Keswick CA12 4HW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: $44 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nigel and Debra can assure you of a warm welcome at our traditional slate Victorian Guest House, conveniently located close to Keswick town centre, Derwentwater and the spectacular northern fells. We provide hearty lakeland breakfasts and can cater for most guest's dietary requirements (just let us know at time of booking). Packed lunches are available at a nominal cost and we will be pleased to fill your flask with tea or coffee free of charge, just drop it off at breakfast. When you arrive back from your busy day, home-made cake will be waiting for you! Whatever brings you to Keswick and the beautiful landscape of the surrounding lakes and fells, we aim to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one, with good standards of accommodation and service for all our guests. We are Walker and Cyclist friendly. 2017 rates - Single rooms £ 35 - £ 40; Double /Twin rooms £74 - £80. ... more   less 

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