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Clarence House
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We booked Clarence House the day before our arrival, after seeing such beautiful photos on the internet. We stayed for 4 nights to celebrate my husbands birthday. Clarence House is friendly and welcoming which has recently been completely refurbished. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Richard who made us very welcome straight away. He showed us to our room and as soon as I walked in the room I was taken back with how lovely it was. Everything was so modern, the furniture, flat screen tv, it was so nicely decorated and very clean. It had a lovely ensuite shower room and a hospitality tray with refreshments which was filled up every day. Richard and Karen are such a lovely couple very friendly indeed. They both took an interest in what we were going to do each day and recommended places for us to go and told us about some lovely scenic routes to take. Lastly and not forgetting Karens fantastic home cooked breakfasts. After tucking into cereal and toast, then followed the cooked breakfast which had a wide range of local produce, the sausage especially was the best! It kept us going for the rest of the day. Clarence House was a pleasure to stay in. Richard and Karen are great hosts very friendly and chatty and we will definately be staying there again. It was the first time we had been to the lakes and it won't be the last! So beware Richard and Karen that couple from Dudley will be back! Lovely stay and thanks again.
Tina and Mark

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank tinaj022
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2012

Dear Tina
Thank you so much for posting such a nice review, we really do appreciate you taking the trouble to do this. We are thrilled that you and Mark enjoyed your first visit to the Lake District and that you found Keswick and Clarence House to your liking. We only opened for business on 16 July and are still newcomers to Guest House ownership but lovely guests like yourselves and your very kind comments give us genuine satisfaction and the encouragement to keep up high standards. It would be fantastic to welcome you to Clarence House again in the future. There is still lots of the Lake District you haven't seen and you should see it when the sun shines!
Thanks again and best wishes
Karen & Richard

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

From the minute Richard opened the door - we knew we had made a good choice, Clarence House is warm, friendly and welcoming. The house is beautifully decorated, totally in keeping with its age but with all modern facilities including WiFi and a lovely ensuite , even a hairdryer. Richard and Karen have obviously put a great deal of thought into their rooms, there was even a cork screw in ours. The bed linen is exquisite, my friend and i admired it so much we both said we need to go shopping ! breakfast is delicious, i particularly enjoyed the sausage, my friend loved her smoked salmon bagel.
Richard and Karen are great hosts, very warm, chatty and genuine. It was a delight to stay and we wish them all the best in their business .

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to post this review. You have been most kind and we are very grateful for these positive and constructive comments. We love the Lake District and Keswick in particular and find it so rewarding to help regular visitors such as yourselves enjoy your time here.
We are also pleased that you noticed and appreciated all the little touches, luxuries and extras which we hope make Clarence House a really nice play to stay. It would be lovely to see you again in the future and once again many thanks for your comments and best wishes.
Regards
Karen & Richard

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

If you are looking for a delightful stay in the beautiful lakes, come here! You are guarenteed and warm welcome from Karen and Richard, They are helpful, friendly and thoughtful. The room was very tastefully decorated, comfortable and extremly clean.
Breakfast was delicous and beautifully cooked with a wide range of local produce.
Lovely stay!
Anne and Mike

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Dear Anne & Mike
Karen and myself are very grateful for your kind comments and are really pleased that you enjoyed your little break in Keswick. We are trying our very best to make Clarence House a place which people find comfortable, relaxing, clean and friendly. We're really glad you found the breakfasts to your liking also; we don't use cheap ingredients and are proud to use local, high quality Cumbrian sausages, bacon. free range eggs etc...
Once more thanks, please come and visit us again.
Regards
Richard & Karen

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We have recently returned from Clarence House after a 4-night break in the lakes. We knew very little about the B&B - picking it solely from the pictures we could see on LateRooms.com! We immediately realised how fortunate we had been as soon as we arrived at Clarence House. We were warmly greeted by both Richard and Karen, who made us feel very welcome.

The B&B was, in our opinion, immaculate. The dining room was spacious, yet cosy, and we ate a delicious and filling breakfast every morning at a personal table. We felt a bit spoilt for choice at the variety of breakfast foods available! Every morning at breakfast, Richard and Karen were genuinely interested in how our previous days activities had gone. This made our breakfast times all the more pleasant.

This was our first trip to the lakes, and Richard was incredibly helpful - offering suggestions of places to go, activities to do, and the most scenic routes to drive through. We followed Richard's suggestions most days, and were never disappointed!

Our room was spacious, fresh, comfortable, and very clean - A lovely room to return to after a physically challenging day out. The en suite bathroom was a good size, and the shower temperature was very easy to control!

Clarence House was a complete delight to stay in. We will certainly be returning in the future. The B&B was of fantastic quality, while Richard and Karen's generous and hospitable nature ensured our stay was thoroughly enjoyed.

Thanks Richard and Karen! - Tom and Kirsty

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Tom B
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Tom & Kirsty
Thank you so much for your kind words, myself and Karen are really happy that you enjoyed your first trip to the Lake District so much. Thank you also for being so complimentary about Clarence House - it's nice to know that all our hard work refurbishing this place has resulted in a guest house that it is appreciated by our customers. We are determined to set and maintain high standards in all that we do.
We really do enjoy meeting and chatting with our guests and doing all we can to make their stay with us a pleasant and relaxing experience. We hope that you will visit this very special part of the country again and would love to welcome you to Clarence House once more.
Many thanks and best wishes.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Just spent 2 nights at Clarence house, fantastic value for money.
Richard and karen are perfect hosts,stayed in the twin room,very clean and comfortable.
The whole house/facilities showed an attention to detail and is tastefully decorated throughout.
Richard had a warm and non intrusive manner and was very knowledgeable regards to the local area.
Karens breakfast was excellent and plentiful,offering a good choose,and used quality produce
throughout,in particular the coffee which for me is important, first thing in the
morning.!
Certainly a template for some of the establishments I've stayed at over the years,
look forward to going back again if in Keswick..

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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7  Thank gary t
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Dear Gary
Thank you very much for posting this review and for offering such positive comments. We have only been open for business a few weeks and feedback like this really encourages us. It is really pleasing when customers notice all the little touches and appreciate the quality that we try to put into everything we do. We could purchase cheaper bacon, cumberland sausages, coffee, bedlinen, biscuits, mineral water etc..... but we don't because we want our guests to really enjoy their stay with us and feel they are getting good value for their hard-earned money.
Thanks again for your very kind comments, it would be lovely to welcome you again to Clarence House.
Regards
Richard & Karen

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