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The Cartwheel Guest House
Ranked #29 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Have just spent three nights at this lovely b&b - can honestly say that cannot find a single fault even if I was looking for one! Wonderful welcome - and the attention to detail and friendliness continued throughout our stay.....and quality of everything - whether comfort or food - was second to none..thanks again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Hi. Thanks ever so much for your kind comments. We are always pleased to hear when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us in our home and should you ever be up this way again in the future you will be more than welcome. Thank you again.
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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just returned from a two night stay with Tina and Bernie. Discovered this gem of a b&b on trip advisor, and my word, what a find. We were welcomed by the friendliest of hosts, and shown to excellent accommodation. Extra touches such as free home made cake, and the magnificent breakfasts. Tina even booked a table for us at a local restaurant (beyond the call of duty).
We can't wait to go again, and can't recommend them too highly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Bernie and I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your very kind comments. We hope that you will be able to come to share own home again in the not too distant future. Thank you again.
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Our family of five stayed at The Cartwheel for three nights in mid-August, and had a wonderful time. Tina and Bernie are perfect hosts -- warm, helpful and genuinely caring. Our rooms were spotless and very comfortable, and the beds were excellent (no back pain here!). Breakfasts were generous, varied (great fresh fruit!) and tasty (we adults learnt not to eat anything else during the rest of the day!), and the porridge was out of this world! Tina and Bernie helped us to choose and plan walks, and advised us about local restaurants and where to buy sandwiches. They couldn't have been nicer. Needless to say, if we visit Keswick again -- and I hope we will -- we will certainly return to The Cartwheel. Many thanks, Tina and Bernie, and all the best! The Eden Family, Israel

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stopped for two nights late August, Tina and Bernie were excellent hosts, clean room with everything we could need for two days walking. Would use again! Excellent rates too! Nice knowledge of the local area and 2 minute walk into Keswick without being too central!
Thanks very much!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you very much for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we look forward to seeing you, should you decide to visit Keswick again in future.
kindest regards
TIna & Bernie
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have never been to the Lake District before and therefore had to rely on other travelers' reviews. I decided to try The Cartwheel - and luckily got a room over the bank holiday weekend (I stayed for 2 nights).
Tina and Bernie are wonderful people, helpful and caring, who made me feel very welcome. My single room was small, but compact with single bed, desk and drawyers, a small TV and a sink (my room was not ensuite - 2 rooms have shared facilities, all others are ensuite). Everything was very clean and tidy, and the breakfast was heaven. Every morning you could start with cereals and fresh fruit followed by either a full English breakfast (vegetarian option available) or sandwiches / toasts (several different fillings to choose from).
Tina and Bernie are also very familiar with the town and area and could give valued recommendations for walks and restaurants etc. I really enjoyed my stay at the Cartwheel and if I make it up to the Lake District again (hopefully!) this would be my first choice to stay again!
Thank you Tina and Bernie!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Bernie and I would like to thank you for your very kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your first visit to Keswick. Lets hope it was the first of many and next time you come to stay with us, we'll try for better weather. No promises mind..this is The Lake District afterall !!! Take care and hopefully we'll see you again very soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is the friendliest place I have ever stayed in. Tina and Bernie are the perfect hosts and give you a genuinely warm welcome. They make sure you are well looked after and are so kind, approachable and thoughtful and very knowledgable about the area and any walks you might want to do. The cartwheel is in a quiet residential part of Keswick but very close to the high street. My single room was very comfortable and had everything I needed. The bedding was gorgeous, soft white Egyptian cotton. I loved the towel designs, mine was an elephant. I shared a bathroom with one other person but you wouldn't have known it was shared, it felt like my own personal bathroom! Lovely bath, tons of hot water, great shower. The breakfast was yummy too, freshly cooked and plentiful, I can really recommend the mushrooms and cream cheese on toast for a lighter alternative to the delicious full cooked breakfast. The atmosphere at breakfast was friendly too, sometimes in B&Bs you get this awkward silence but not at the Cartwheel where the conversation is easy and relaxed and this is down to Tina and Bernie's personalities (but at the same time you don't feel forced to be sociable). As for the home made cakes in the afternoon, Oh my Lord, they were fantastic, the choc chip coconut cookies were divine. I was so sorry to leave and can't wait to go back. If you are going to Keswick and want very reasonably priced, lovely, comfortable accommodation, stay at the Cartwheel, I can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed at The Cartwheel in March and had a wonderful stay. You couldn't ask for friendlier hosts and the complimentary cake? Mmmmm! Definitely the best place we've stayed in The Lakes. Our room was fairly compact and the bathroom tiny, but everywhere was immaculate and the bed was nice and comfy. Breakfast was delicious- the sausages on the full English make my mouth water even now. Lovely stay and we were so disappointed it was booked up when we wanted to come in April- had to stay in a far less joyful place!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this pleasant and honest review of your stay at The Cartwheel. We regularly remark to our guests that we are a "What you see, is what you get" Bed and Breakfast ... it's good to know that this is appreciated in what we have to offer during a stay with us in our home and this comes across very well in your .."tell it like it is" review.
Thanks again and hopefully we'll be able to accommodate you again in the not too distant future.
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Property: 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 #29 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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