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“Second visit - not the last”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Clarence House

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Clarence House
Ranked #10 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lake District, Cumbria, England
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Second visit - not the last”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Another excellent 2 night stay and catch up with Richard and Karen - such great hosts. We took advantage of their £2 vouchers off the price of tickets at Theatre by the Lake, as this is a regular reason we come up to stay in Keswick. Theatre and lots of walking, great breakfast and always back to that lovely warm room. Perfect break again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Dear South Lakes

Thank you for returning to Clarence House and for posting another kind review. It's great for us to have such friendly and active guests and we really enjoyed chatting with you about some of your other travels and adventures.

It would be lovely to see you both again in the future - the next time you fancy another Theatre/walking break in the North Lakes.

Best wishes

Karen & Richard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed at the Clarence House for three nights arriving on a Sunday. We arrived early and was met by Richard who was very friendly and helpful. We were able to drop our luggage off, which would be taken up to our room when ready. Richard is very knowledgeable about the area especially with the walks.

We went for a stroll into Keswick, which is only a 5-10 minutes walk away, and had a lovely lazy afternoon including going down to the shores of the Derwent to feed the ducks.

Special mention here to Karen for her lovely breakfasts and especially the excellent poached eggs.
Breakfast is fantastic with a good variey of options on the menu, and a great choice of cereals and fruit. The fruit salad is lovely and includes every type of fruit possible. The meal set up us up for each day.

Although the weather was mixed we did our main walk on a dry but cloudy day, leaving the car and walking to Ashness Bridge, Rosthwaite, Grange, Portinscale & back to Keswick.

I would highly recommend the Clarence House as the rooms were spotless, the bed was very comfortable and you could hear a pin drop at night it was so quiet. Slept like a log and it was like home from home.

Thank you Richard and Karen. Will be back with you next time we visit Keswick

Diane and Chris xx

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Diane & Chris

Thank you so much for this great review and very kind comments. Thank you also for being such friendly and outgoing guests, it makes our job a real pleasure and very rewarding. We're glad that Karen's breakfasts met with your approval, we like to set people up for the day and offer quality and choice.

Please come back and see us again, it would be lovely to see you both.

Best wishes

Karen & Richard
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was the first time at Clarence House for my wife and I and we can't recommend this wonderful B&B highly enough. Karen and Richard are warm friendly people who made us feel extremely welcome from the moment we arrived. Our room was warm, cosy and very clean, creating just the right atmosphere to be able to relax and unwind. This atmosphere continues through the rest of the house and is backed up by the great breakfast that is served each morning cooked by Karen and the very useful information about the locality that Richard is able to provide. We will defiantly be visiting again as soon as we can.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Stephen

We are extremely grateful to you for taking the time and trouble to post this review and for your very kind comments. It's really satisfying for us to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and that your break in Keswick was a success. We do hope you will make the long journey up from Hampshire to come see us again in the not too distant future.

Thanks again and best wishes

Karen & Richard
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights in March 14. Property has been lovingly renovated, which you can see as you walk through the front door. It is in a good location for the centre of Keswick, only about a 5 - 10 minute easy stroll, parking was not to bad, but I can imagine it can be difficult at peak times. Richard and Karen the owners make you feel very welcome from the start and if you are new to Keswick or looking for somewhere to go for a walk they will help you. The room well furnished and warm with a very comfortable bed, no problems getting a good nights sleep. Breakfast was very good with a decent choice, lovely coffee and plenty of options if you did not want a full cooked breakfast. We stayed in room 6 and the only downside was the on-suite was very small, with a tiny sink, but it did have a nice powerful shower. Overall it does deserve its ratings on here, and is definitely worth staying in and it is no more expensive than other lesser quality B&B's nearby. One final point that Richard does cover on the website is that they have clearly spent a lot of money making sure that the building is up to current fire safety standards, and there are not many B&B's that can give you that reassurance.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Ashute

Thank you for choosing to stay at Clarence House and for rating us as "Top Notch". From such a well traveled guest and prolific Tripadvisor reviewer, we take that as a real compliment. On the point of parking can we just add that since we opened for business in July 2012 we have never known our guests to not find a space within very easy walking distance of our house. We wish you the best in your future holidays and trips.

Regards

Karen & Richard
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stopped at Clarence House with a few friends at the beginning of March, couldn't of asked for a better place. Clean, warm and cozy, just what you want after a hard days walking! Karen and Richard are excellent hosts, breakfast selection is fab, setting you up for the day. Clarence House and Keswick = Brilliant combination. Will be returning in the very near future!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Ros

Thanks very much for this lovely review. It was a real pleasure having you and your friends come to stay with us and it was very apparent that the good walking, good food and local ale were all very popular. Please come again.

Kind Regards

Karen & Richard
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Lovely stay at Clarence House - a beautiful modern B&B which has been given a lot of care, love and attention. Delicious breakfast with lots of choice. Great location, literally minutes walk into Keswick. The rooms were beautiful and Richard and Karen were one of the loveliest couples we have ever met. Thank you for a lovely stay xx

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Blackball.

Thank you for these very kind comments and for taking the trouble to review our Guest House. We are pleased that your stay with us was a pleasant experience and hope your future travels will be enjoyable for you.

Best Wishes

Karen & Richard
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed at Clarence House for 4 nights and can't recommend this B&B highly enough. It is located in a very quiet area of Keswick, but only an easy five minute walk to the centre of town. Our room was large, spotlessly clean, warm and very comfortable. Richard and Karen are fantastic hosts. Richard's extensive knowledge of the local area was highly impressive, and he helped us enormously in planning our days on the fells. Karen's breakfasts were delicious and we were very well fuelled for our outdoor activities. We will definitely be staying at Clarence House next time we visit Keswick.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Judith

We are extremely grateful to you for this very kind review. It is really gratifying for us to hear that your stay with us was so enjoyable for you both. Well done also to both of you for doing lots of walking and running despite the grotty weather, we can assure you that the sun does shine in Keswick and we hope you'll make the journey up north to come and stay with us again.

Thank you again and our best wishes

Karen & Richard
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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
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #10 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karen and Richard 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 attarctive 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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