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Denton House
Ranked #11 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I have brought college groups to Denton House for over 12 years now - as usual the activities undertaken were first class and superb - challenging, exhilarating but extremely safe and well run. Accomodation great for the students and now the breakfast is first class better the some starred hotels and all local fresh produce - well done Mick and Mark yet again - see you again next year - the students are still talking about their experiences this year and so are last years group come to think!!

Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed here with a group of 6 and the accoommodation was exactly what we needed. Relatively cheap and cheerful but with great facilities IE: Showers, sitting room and large dining area.

The rooms are 'Bunk house' type rooms varying in size but ideal for us with all our kit etc. Plenty of toilets and facilities for mixed groups with a large car park if you should travel separately.

The location is excellent, at the foot of some great walks and right on the edge of town enabling us to get a few beers and good food just down the road.

My only issue was that I did have some trouble getting in touch but that has been resolved so I am very pleased as our intention is to book again in the next few months with a group of around 20!

Room Tip: Maybe take a blindfild as the blinds are not great and the light gets in pretty easy.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Good location just outside the Town centre but an easy 5 minute walk into the centre.
The room are very basic but practical and in need of storage and locks on the rooms. As previously mentioned in other reviews leave all possessions in the car.
The male showers need up dating. my shower was broken and you couldn't get a happy medium between burning or freezing yourself to death.
The toilets are very small, and if you have inconsiderate people who can't managed to aim properly it gets a bit slippy.
The beds are quite comfortable, and the staff are really nice and friendly.
Breakfast appeared to be good but our party couldn't manage to get you for this.
Would I stay here again, yes I probably would because despite all the cons, it's functional and friendly and you pay for what you get.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank sean o
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I came into Keswick after 3 days of wild camping. This was the perfect place to crash meet a few people. Extremely clean, great kitchen, great beds, really nice sitting area with good books. Most importantly the staff was amazing! Mark was energetic and engaging and provided me with tons of information about walking, fishing, and transportation. Also, for only a few pounds he even cooked up an amazing breakfast. Denton House and the staff are great.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Ryan L
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed a single night before the Jennings Rivers Ride. We were a bit unsure whether a hostel was really suitable with small children (4 & 10).
Mark put us in a 4-bed dorm, which he would do for any family. This room was right by the entrance, and we did wonder if there might be any issues with noise from other guests. In the end, there weren't any at all.

The room was clean and tidy. The facilities are basic, but you expect that in a hostel.

Mark couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating of the awkward family. :) Even though we were only staying the one night (£5 p/p surcharge at a weekend), he was happy for us to come back after the Jennings Rivers Ride to have a shower & change, which was HUGELY appreciated as it had been a very cold & wet ride! Whilst I did the longer ride early in the morning, Mark was happily entertaining my wife & daughters, and I think they entertained him. So much so that they hadn't left the place when I got back to Keswick after my ride.

And Mark's Sticky Toffee Pudding is excellent. Or so I'm told - I didn't get a look in.

If you want somewhere plush with en suite facilities, look elsewhere (and pay more) but if you want a roof over your head for a night Denton House is ideal. With young children I think more than a single night would be a bit difficult as your can't lock all the kids paraphernalia in the room.

The location is great - only a 5-10 minute wander to the town centre and right by the old railway line, which is now a cycle path that'll take you right to the swimming pool/Fitz Park or over to Threlkeld. You can access the railway line from the back of the petrol station the other side of the bridge.

One thing - watch the road surface just before the entrance - there's a rather large, deep hole that's not easy to spot.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Adrian150
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Would highly recommend. Received a very enthusiastic and friendly welcome. Rooms were very clean and modern. Would definetly come back again. Good toilets and showers. Small kitchen and wash up area also available.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stayed here whilst taking part in the English 3000's. Accommodation clean, comfy beds and excellent food! Better than I could have hoped for when sharing with complete strangers. Mark Divine possibly a bit over the top, but he can cook good food. And there was plenty of it. He certainly looks after the place well. Tea and coffee whenever you want is a welcome plus against staying in a hotel with tiny cups and plastic milk!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Denton House

Address: Denton House Penrith Road, Keswick CA12 4JW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
Price Range: $21 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 62
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