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“Perfect place for walkers”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cranford House

Cranford House
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Cranford House
Ranked #123 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect place for walkers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

I booked the Cranford as a proper walkers place. Friendly welcome, no nonsense accommodation, good breakfasts and flexible owners. i was not disappointed in any way and would recommend Cranford to anyone that is happy with a clean, low frills place.

Room Tip: Single room is superb value.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

After running here from whitehaven we couldn't have been more warmly welcomed - was a lovely room with very comfortable beds. We would have loved a bath but these are pretty hard to come by at B&Bs these days. Really accommodating of our early start and laid on an early brekkie just for us! Would certainly go back here although I might be cycling next time!!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

7 of us stayed here in September 2011 during our Sea to Sea bike ride. An exceptional B&B - terrific people and great accommodation and food.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

I booked a one night stay here as I was stopping overnight in Keswick - a single room with a shared bathroom for £29. I chose Cranford House as they have a website and I could check availability online and email to book. I noticed later that they also advertise in waking magazines, and I think for walkers or cyclists this would be a good choice. They have loyal customers too - a chap I talked to at breakfast told me he heads up to the Lakes every year and he wouldn't stay anywhere else.

The b&b itself is a town house, about a five minute walk from the centre of Kewswick. There are streets and streets of them - many given over to being b&bs. So most rooms don't come with a view, and the rooms are also quite small due to the nature of the building. That said, the place is tastefully decorated, it's not fussy at all, and there are some fantastic photographs of Lake District scenes to have a look at if you're a bit disappointed with the view from your bedrom window!

Breakfast was fine. Carol and Kev were friendly and welcoming. There's tea and coffee in rooms of course, and there's a toiletries cupboard for people who might have forgotten something.

If I had to make some critisisms, the rooms are quite pushed for space. I think you would feel a bit 'boxed in' if you were planning to spend an evening in. I don't think there's a separate lounge area. And I was given a bathrobe to use with having a shared bathroom, which was rather old and bobbly and could probably do with being replaced.

I think overall their website gives a fair representation of Cranford House. It's good value and comfortable accommodation. I would be quite happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

Cleanliness was obviously not an issue here, the website has lovely pictures but they don't live up to the reality, I'm glad I spent most of my time away at The Keswick Convention.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Derbyshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2011

Stayed for one night whilst doing the C2C.
We were late, wet, tired and cold - but there were hot radiatorsand plentiful hot water.

Breakfast was excellent, and also plentiful.

And they stored the bikes too!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

lovely comfortable clean and friendly hotel
no car park- but free parking in surounding streets
close to all amenities

Room Tip: get parked and use public transport -
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  • Stayed April 2011
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1 Thank marion047
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Property: Cranford House
Address: 18 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Ranked #123 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
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Number of rooms: 6

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