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Honister House
Ranked #18 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Spent three wonderfull nights at this amazing b b John and Suzie are wonderfull mine hosts and it is a joy to stay there.THey excel in every departmen,having worked in high class country house hotels for 40 years what they achieve is truelly wonderfull The attention to detail is a joy to behold and the breakfast experience is fantastic,even down to the mango with the black pudding,try it.A massive thank you to you both for a lovely time and we hope to return to honister soon

Room Tip: Cat bells was very good and quiet
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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honisterhouse, Owner at Honister House, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thanks for such a great review.....and particularly appreciated when it was penned by a very experienced chef. Our "Best Breakfast" award has to be earned every year, and appreciation of the quality of our food shows we continue to try to live up to this award.
We look forward to your return.
John and Susie

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We spent five nights with John and Susie at their beautiful home between Christmas and New Year and everything was just perfect. From the moment we arived we had a very warm welcome, their efforts to give this quality of service to guests meant that despite the very wet weather, we came home feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and contented. We enjoyed wonderful organic breakfasts - the choice of both hot and cold was tremendous, the cooked choice was always beautifully cooked, whether it was a full English or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or something from the vegetarian selection. After long, drenching walks we came back to a lovely warm house, have all our wet, muddy gear dried whilst we enjoyed homemade cookies, had showers that were good and hot and then wrap up in the large,fluffy bath towels.
The house is very tastefully decorated, lovely china for those satisfying breakfasts sitting at a beautifully laid table.
Honister House is a very special place, made so by John and Susie - thoughtful and caring with everthing they do - be it breakfasts, packed lunches, walking advice. Everything has been thought about - what a find. We'll definitely come back. Thanks for everything.
The house is well placed in Keswick, near enough to the wonderful selection of Restaurants, yet is quiet enough when inside.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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honisterhouse, Owner at Honister House, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Wow!
Thanks for such a lovely review. It does make our efforts so worthwhile and demonstrates that those extra touches can make all the difference. We cannot promise excellent weather when you next return but the welcome will be warm!
John and Susie Stakes

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We visited Keswick with friends to walk and go to Theatre by the Lake. John and Susie could not have been more helpful - they allowed us to drop off our luggage at noon on our day of arrival, did everything they could to help and served a great breakfast - very tasty and not so much we felt stuffed. Never had black pudding with mango before - an interesting twist! Rooms very comfortable, and we appreciated the free wifi.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

My wife and I spent three nights with John and Susie and had a lovely time. They were perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful. The house is very well situated for all shops etc, the breakfast was great with lots of choice. We can recommend Honister house and will certainly stay with them again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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honisterhouse, Owner at Honister House, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Thanks for posting such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first stay with us so much, and look forward to seeing you again
John and Susie

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Excellent location (just opposite Fishers - how much better could you get?), lovely rooms, fresh-baked cookies, delicious breakfasts, all made perfect by the perfect hosts, John & Susie.

Why does TA have a 200 character minimum? I think I've said all I need to say.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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honisterhouse, Owner at Honister House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to compose and post such a wonderful review.It is very much appreciated and helps to make what we do so enjoyable. We would be very happy to see you again.
John and Susie.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

never been one for writing reviews but, having stayed here 7, 8, maybe 9 times, each time deserving 5 stars, I thought it time to review. As with every stay we were welcomed warmly and shown to our room.We always book the same room with Honister and it was as clean and tidy as always, two of Susie's delicious home made cookies to chomp, (eaten straight away), comfy bed, new addition-iPod dock/radio, well received to charge our phone. Each of our three mornings came after a warm, cosy nights sleep and led to the always anticipated breakfasts, good chat with John, very knowledgeable of the area and, delicious food cooked by Susie. All in all, been many times, will go many more, always our first choice in Keswick unless fully booked, thanks again for a wonderful stay, and for the use of your brolly today.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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honisterhouse, Owner at Honister House, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2012

Thanks very much for your wonderful review. We are particularly glad to note that you feel we have been able to maintain our standards over the considerable time you have chosen to stay with us. We do keep trying to refine those extra touches which we think make all the difference.
We hope to see you again soon
John and Susie

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed for two nights and were extremely comfortable. John & Susie were very welcoming & friendly. We enjoyed our breakfast enormously. We really liked sitting around a big table and chatting with other guests. It is so close to the centre of town it's situation is ideal for enjoying strolling around Keswick. We were forgetful and inadvertently left some items behind. Susie very kindly contacted us and is posting them to us. Now that is good service! Thanks to them both. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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honisterhouse, Owner at Honister House, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2012

Thank you so much for your review which captures the atmosphere we try to generate at Honister House, and points out how close we are to all Keswick's many attractions (but still in a quiet corner of the town).
We hope to see you again soon
John and Susie

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Additional Information about Honister House

Address: 1 Borrowdale Rd, Keswick CA12 5DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: $95 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Honister House is located closer to the heart of Keswick than any other B&B, just a short stroll from the charming Market Square, the 100-year-old Cinema, the Theatre and Derwent Water. With only three guest rooms, Honister House is ideal if you're looking for a relaxed and welcoming place to stay. We cook breakfast fresh to order, have lots of options available and use high quality produce. We're happy to cater for special dietary needs. Our hospitality trays include filter coffee, a wide range of teas, and home-baked treats. ... more   less 
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