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“Comfortable Retreat”
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Powe House
Ranked #6 of 9 Portinscale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bedford
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95 reviews
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“Comfortable Retreat”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Comfortable rooms,friendly service, fabulous breakfasts, easy parking and a pub up the road which serves decent food. As a solo traveller it is not always easy to find good single rooms, but the Powe House rooms are lovely. Great place to get away to and explore the Lakes.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Best B&B we've ever used.EVERYTHING was just perfect. Powe House is a beautiful building with very high standard of fittings and fixtures. It is well located with plentiful safe parking. Breakfast was excellent and there is a very friendly pub within a few hundred yards that serves excellent meals.We didn't need to move the car as Keswick is only a short stroll away.
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  • Stayed July 2012
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Redcar, Cleveland
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Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Recently enjoyed a two night stay at Powe House and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2012
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Powe house is in a great location just a short walk to town. Powe house is very welcoming,clean,and well equiped.Our room was spotless,the shower very powerfull and plenty of hot water for a bath.The atention to detail at breakfast was perfect.Our hosts were very friendly and willing to help.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

I've stayed in several 5 star hotels and the service in this B&B is the same.

We were staying for a wedding and not only were they very accepting of the chaos of us getting ready with hair dressing, ironing, questions, taxis waiting, etc but when we realised we hadn't got the ribbon to decorate the car that was taking the bride to the church the owner's mother came over with one she had!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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UK
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We (married couple) we're offered a fresh pot of tea in lounge area, which was really appreciated after a long day walk. We were out early on the 2nd day, way before breakfast and they left us some milk, cereal and fruit out so we could still eat. The rooms are super comfortable, nice big bed, very clean and super power shower. Had full english breakie 2nd day, and was very good. Freshly cooked and plenty Location is good, walked into Keswick a couple of times which took about 15 mins, max.

Would recommend, and would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rhode Island
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

This house is exceptionally well fitted and decorated. It has the feel of a country estate that has been carefully designed to be relaxing and refined. Andrew Carey and his wife, Helen, have done a wonderful job of bringing this 1797 house into the 21st century without losing any of its charm.
There is ample parking for guests at the side of the house. The guest lounge had a fire burning each evening and was a congregating center for guests. We enjoyed our evenings there just sitting and talking. Several guests had been repeat visitors for years.
Our bedroom was also tastefully decorated and uncluttered. Everything was spotlessly clean and the room had everything we needed.
We enjoyed every minute of our visit and highly recommend it for others to consider.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Powe House
Address: | Portinscale, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Portinscale
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Portinscale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Powe House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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