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Blue Swallow Guesthouse
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Blue Swallow Guesthouse
Ranked #26 of 61 Penrith B&B and Inns
Somerset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Great base”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Penrith is a great base from which to explore the lakes especially if you are using public transport. Main line train station near town centre. Busses available to the most well known lakes and mountains bases.
Blue Swallow gets your day off to a fantastic start with a first class beautifully cooked breakfast. Not only a wide range of teas and cereals but fresh fruit salad too.
My single room No.7 was at back. Just a little car door banging at bed time but otherwise very quiet ( it is the town). Very clean,well equipped and comfortable.
I booked later than I had hoped to and was lucky to find room here at a very competitive price.
There are interesting independent shops and good places to eat in the evening.
Don't hesitate!

Room Tip: It may be quieter at the rear where I was as front is on quite a busy road. For a single I think n...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I stayed mid-week, paying £50 for a single en-suite with breakfast. TBH everything felt just a bit more like a £35-£40 B&B.

Just for example, there was three(!) chest-of-drawers and a chair in the room, but no desk you could sit at to use with a laptop. Also, there was a wi-fi named after the B&B, but no security code I could find in the B&B guide in the room (and it was getting late to call the owner to ask).

The owner was very friendly and the breakfast service was quick. All in all pleasant enough, but I left a wee bit disappointed, wondering why it was rated 4*.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here on the first night of our C2C ride. The owners were pleasant and welcoming, and the room was to a very high standard for a guest house. Breakfast was excellent. It isn't 5* boutique, but it completely surpassed our expectations.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed for one night on the 11th August. The room was lovely and clean, the owners were very helpful and chatty, a lovely couple! The breakfast was superb, juicy fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and a tasty freshly cooked full English! We will definitelyreturn here when we're in the area. Well done!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was in the Lake District for the Kendal Calling festival and decided to stay at the Blue Swallow rather than camp at the site. I made the right decision. It was the first time I'd stayed in Penrith and found the hosts to be extremely welcoming. They let me check in early and helped me sort out travel arrangements with one of the local taxi firms for traveling to and from the site. The room was quiet, clean and comfortable. A very nice freshly cooked breakfast was on offer (if you want one), and there was also cereal, juice and fruit available. Throughout my stay the service from the hosts was first class. They have created a warm, friendly environment and the guesthouse itself is immaculate. I would recommend the Blue Swallow to anyone and would definitely stay again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Adelaide
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Because of the long distance from Wales to Scotland, we decided to break out trip and spend the night in Penrith. The Blue Swallow had no problems accepting us for a single night nor did they require a deposit. We were surprised how easy it was to find the place and managed to find a car park virtually in front of the guest house. Peter and Cythia welcomed us and showed us to our rooms, which were a good size, comfortable and clean. They provided us with a parking permit for the car. The centre of town was only a short walk away and while it does not have a lot of sights to see, it does have several restaurants and pubs. Breakfast was extremely good and thoroughly enjoyable. All in all, a good one night stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

You couldn't ask for more from the hosts, pleasant, accommodating and genuine. The rooms are spotlessly clean and well appointed. Breakfast was just what the doctor ordered, not too much and not too little with additional offered and declined! Recommended to anyone. Many thanks and see you in November!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Blue Swallow Guesthouse
Address: 11 Victoria Road, Penrith CA11 8HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Swallow Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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