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River Garth Guest House
Ranked #10 of 67 Penrith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alresford
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Brilliant”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed one night (26th April) on way to Scotland and one night (25th May) on way home. What a great B & B; accommodation is really excellent, superbly designed and decorated, food 1st Class, and Irene and Brian are great hosts. Not possible to fault River Garth in any way at all. We shall return.

Dave and Lin.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed for two nights in May, one on the way down to our holiday in Yorkshire, one on the way up. everything about this place is luxurious. It is spotless, the whole place is magnificently furnished and decorated, and the welcome is warm. It's the sort of place where you arrive, and wish you'd booked for longer - we certainly did. Unlike some B & B's where you feel you are intruding in the owners house, we felt totally at home, and relaxed, and that they were happy to have us about. Our bedroom was utterly delightful, with sumptuous fabrics on the bed and the curtains, with gorgeous built in furniture, and patio doors leading out to the balcony, looking down to the river, and the bridge. The ensuite was bang up to date, the shower a treat to use. Breakfast the next morning was so varied, and beautifully presented, with such an array of fruits, yoghurts, little portions of cheese, and of course the delicious 'full English' or choice of hot breakfast ready just when it suits you. This place feels like home while your there, and I can't imagine how the owners could make it better in any way. Thank you Irene and Brian, you made it special for us, we can't wait to come back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This was the best B&B we encountered on our trip around the UK. The place is lovely and all the facilites excellent. Irene was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Would have stayed longer if we could. We certainly hope to return one day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed here for four nights, usually in places like hotels you would expect things not to go to plan. But here everything was actually perfect... Irene and Brian were extremely helpful and friendly, the shower in our room was amaazing, the bed was so comfy you could fall asleep straightaway, the room was so clean it was almost as if they redecorated everytime someone stayed!
Amazing price for what it is like up there, very close to town and a 30 second walk to the pub :)

Oh and the breakfast... Best quality ingredients, and so much to choose from, we had breakfast at around 8-9am and we didnt have to eat again until 4 in the afternoon!


We would recommend this place to anyone, its a must go to!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a top quality establishment at every conceivable level. The location is superb, the rooms are not only spacious but beautifully appointed, the bed was comfortable, the breakfast was excellent and used top quality ingredients, the attention to detail (such as decent toiletries in the bathroom, good quality shower, good coffee at breakfast) was great. However what capped it all was the welcome we got from Irene and Brian who could not do enough for us and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our stay. Very strongly recommended.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just returned from a nights stay at River Garth guest house. Lovely couple, made us feel very welcome right from the start! Arrived later in the evening and was welcomed by the couple at the door offering help with our bags. We were then offered a pot of tea. Shown to our room and had the bedding turned down for us. Beautiful room with plenty space. Spotless room and bathroom. Lovely view on the balcony, over the river, could sit there all evening in the Summer! Plenty space in room for clothes etc and the bonus of a digital alarm clock, something I miss in bigger hotels!! Photos certainly don't do this lovely little place justice! In the morning we had plenty choice of cereals, fruits and yoghurts. Pot of tea or coffee and fresh orange juice. Then hot toast and a cooked English breakfast which was delicious. Overall it was the best place we have stayed in for a long time! Already booked to return next month with the family.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Irene & Brian are perfect hosts, great hospitality and luxury. Rooms are of a very high standard, and location is beautiful on the banks of the River Eamont. It was exactly what we needed after 5 days of strenuous walking in the Lakes

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: River Garth Guest House
Address: Eamont Bridge, Penrith CA10 2BH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
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Ranked #10 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — River Garth Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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