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“Spot on!”
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Clarence House
Ranked #8 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Spot on!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Clarence House for the weekend 5th-7th July 2013. We were warmly welcomed and we found the place spotlessly clean with solid quality furniture, comfortable and spacious.
Richard has a wealth of knowledge and nothing is too much trouble, he leant us a map so that we could find the recommended stargazing areas he had advised us on. Directed us to the lovely Chinese Restaurant 'Golden Hills' and recommended some nice relaxing places to sit and have a beer. Thank you, it really enhanced our stay, even though we had to forego the stargazing due to forgotten lenses!
The breakfast is a real treat, plenty of choice, fresh and well presented. Karen cooks everything to perfection and can't do enough for you, she is also very lovely to talk to, taking a genuine interest in her guests.
Our room was delightful and the free standing magnifying mirror is a bonus when your eyes are not what they once was hehe, I liked it so much that I am looking to buy one from the same company.
The only negative thing I can say is that a full length mirror would have been nice, but that is hardly a big problem, and would not stop me from staying with Richard and Karen again!
All in all a very good B&B, you won't be disappointed if you stay here, guaranteed!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Elaine & Kevin. Thanks for coming to stay with us and for posting this great review. It's really nice for us to hear that your weekend at Clarence House was an enjoyable experience and we do hope you you will come and visit us again. Thank you for the point about the mirrors, we will certainly look at that.

Thanks again and best wishes

Karen & Richard
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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had an excellent 3 night stay at Clarence House. Richard and Karen were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome, going above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Both created a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and took the time to get to know us and what we wanted from our time in Keswick. Richard was a wealth of knowledge and gave some great recommendations for making the most of our time there and Karen provided a fantastic breakfast each morning. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated, with a comfortable bed and the shower was also nice and powerful! There was a great variety of delicious breakfast options and they use local produce wherever possible. The location was perfect for walking into town / the lake etc. Everything was exactly as you would want it to be. We will definitely book here again if we get the chance to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
We are really grateful for this great review and thank you for taking the trouble to post it. Thank you also for being such a pleasure to have as guests in our house. We were very touched by your visits to places with strong family connections and memories for you and hope we helped make your stay a special one. We would like to wish you the very best of luck for the future and hope we may see you again one day.

Kind Regards
Karen & Richard
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Clarence House was the perfect B&B for our recent visit to the Lakes. The rooms were modern, newly decorated and very clean. There was a great selection for breakfast and Karen is an excellent cook if you like a full english breakfast. Street parking was simple and easy. We never parked more than 20 meters away from the B&B.
Keswick itself was the perfect base for our walking break. Richard was super helpful with his recommendations, so we had some lovely evening meals out and about.
On the last day we wanted to be up and out by 6.45am. Richard was incredible. He pretty much put on a full breakfast for us at 6.30am!! We were not expecting this and it was fantastic that he wanted to accommodate us.
Overall, I couldn't recommend Clarence House enough. It really was fantastic value for money in a superb location. Richard & Karen clearly like people and were great hosts.
Thanks again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Nicola, We're really pleased to hear that you and Mark enjoyed your stay at Clarence House and thank you for giving us such a positive review. The early breakfast really was no bother - as a keen mountaineer Richard understands the need for an early start sometimes. We hope your upcoming trip to The Alps is a successful and enjoyable one for you - you'll have to come back up north and tell us all about it.
Thanks again and best wishes
Karen & Richard
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

First time staying in northern lakes - so from TA chose Clarence House hosted by Richard and Karen. Could not have chosen better! Street parking was straightforward and for the four nights we were staying we did not move the car once, the location being ideal for Keswick town (with all its restaurants) and the bus station (and access to both the northern and southern lakes) Richard was the perfect host and a mine of information about the walks, ramble, hikes and other attractions. Karen was in charge of breakfast - excellent choices and preparation. The fruit salad offering a great selection. The room was spacious with an excellent mattress and Egyptian cotton duvet (and with really good pillows) The en-suite shower room although of modest proportions offered a powerful shower and really good toiletries! In summary - one of the best B&B's we have stayed at with excellent and friendly hosts who made up for a typical wet weekend in the Lakes!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for this fantastic review, it really is very kind of you to take the trouble to do this. We're so pleased you enjoyed your 4 night stay at Clarence House and hope you will return to visit us again. We love Keswick and get tremendous satisfaction from doing all we can to help our guests explore and enjoy this most beautiful corner of England.

Thanks again and our very best wishes
Karen & Richard
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Me and my boyfriend had a lovely stay at Clarence house and definitely would recommend to family and friends.
Richard and Karen are very friendly and welcoming and are a nice couple to get along with. Karen makes fantastic breakfasts and Richard is very helpful tour guide with a variety of maps and leaflets at hand.
The room was very clean and tidy and smelt so fresh! Lovely en-suite shower and nice shampoo/shower gel. Free-view TV and free WiFi were nice as well.
We usually tend to stay in hotels, this was a new experience that we would definitely do again and especially at Clarence house. Clarence house is an ideal location 5 minutes walk from town centre and lakeside.
Thanks again Richard and Karen

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Clarence House and we're very grateful for this kind review. We wish you both the very best of luck for your future together and hope you'll come and see us again.
Regards
Karen & Richard
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Excellent B&B in a great location. The very welcoming hosts made our stay even better. Richard provided us accurate local knowledge which made our trip a lot easier and more enjoyable. The place has been recently redecorated, the bedroom was super comfortable and the breakfast delicious. I definitely recommend the Clarence house to anyone who wants to spend a wonderful weekend at the Lake District.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Camilla
Thank you for recommending us to others and for posting such nice comments about Clarence House. We get real satisfaction from having nice guests like you and Carl and from hearing that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope the journey back to London was a smooth one and hope you may come and see us again.
Best Wishes
Karen & Richard
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you want excellent accommodation, a good breakfast and a source of local knowledge, then Clarence House is the perfect choice for your stay in Keswick. We were on a hillwalking trip and Richard provided us with a great deal of local knowledge, advice and maps whilst he served us breakfast. The breakfasts were a feature of our stay and Karen ensures that you get exactly what you want to set you up for the day. Clarence House is 5 mins walk from the centre of Keswick and Richard's knowledge extents to pointing you in the direction of sources of good beer and good food.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you so much for this lovely review - it really is very kind of you. We like having keen walkers coming to stay with us and when we see that guests have enjoyed their walks and their evenings meal and drinks it gives us genuine satisfaction. We're also very pleased that you liked our house and Karen's breakfasts - we do try our very best to make our visitors stay in Keswick as enjoyable as possible.
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Property: Clarence House
Address: 14 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jane and Nigel welcome you to Clarence House. A fine detached victorian guest house, recently refurbished to offer a high standard of accommodation. Friendly, clean and comfortable. Conveniently located in a quiet residential location but just 5 minutes walk from Keswick town centre and 10 minutes from the lake. All rooms have been completely refurbished and are now decorated and furnished in a smart and relaxing style. They all offer quality oak and pine furniture, generous hospitality trays and free broadband WiFi.Breakfast is served in the spacious and attractive dining room, complete with Victorian fireplace. Guests can choose from a number of breakfast options as well as help-yourself cereals, juices, yoghurts and fruit. ... more   less 
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