I have just returned from my 3rd stay with Tina and Bernie at the Cartwheel. This is an excellent B and B right in the heart of Keswick, and I can highly recommend it. Tina and Bernie are fantastic hosts, they are very welcoming and friendly and will do anything to make your stay as comfortable and as happy as possible. They are very relaxed, and make you feel at home. The place is always immaculately clean, and the bedroom I stayed in was well furnished with a lovely comfy bed, TV, nice décor and a lovely on-suite with a great shower (I stayed in the single en-suite). There is also a complimentary well stocked tea/coffee/chocolate tray in the room.
The breakfasts feature a great selection of cereal, fresh fruit, and yoghurts. The cooked breakfast is ample and delicious, and there is plenty of filter coffee and toast and preserves on offer. Also, as a lovely touch, Bernie bakes home-made cakes (time permitting), which can often be found in the dining room upon your return from a hard day in the fells! I sampled some apple cake, gingerbread and a rock bun on my stay – all very delicious! So thanks for that Bernie!
They also have a drying room, which makes a big difference when your clothes are soaked through.
The price is also very reasonable, and great value for money.
There is plenty of free on-street parking also, which is always a bonus! It is located in a quiet street a minutes walk away from the town centre, and is easy to find and a great location for exploring.
I am looking forward to seeing Tina and Bernie again next year!
- 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