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Usk, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed at Briar Rigg for 3 nights this August and really didn't want to leave. Accommodation is perfectly clean and comfortable with a large bedroom, large separate bathroom with shower and your own lounge/breakfast room. There is a wood burner in the lounge for those cold winter stays too. Fiona is a very knowledgable and welcoming host who is clearly... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jared for such a lovely report. We were so pleased that we could accommodate you at such short notice & that you enjoyed a fabulous visit to Keswick. Look forward to welcoming you here in the cooler months when the wood burner will be lit & it will be all cosy. More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

What a superb place to stay. From the moment we arrived we were treated and looked after in this beautiful house that is in such a superb location to Keswick town centre. The quality and attention to detail along with the great food that Fiona makes made our stay unforgettable. Thank you again. Hopefully be back soon!

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review - it was great to meet you both & we were thrilled you chose to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary here - congratulations. Really pleased the weather was fabulous for your cycling at Whinlatter. June can be so gorgeous in the Lakes and theres 's much to do ! Hope to welcome you... More 

York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is the second time we've stayed here, having stayed during the London Olympics 2012 , the magic Saturday. Firstly I don't understand how this is only listed as 112 of 178 ! I was very expressive about Fiona's hospitality last time and it was every bit as good again. We were met with a welcoming cup of tea and... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your really lovely review and we were so pleased that you returned - that is the best kind of feedback ! You're so right about the floods and it's great that you say this 'head-on' as there is a sense that people feel they can't get here or have a lovely time. Keswick has worked... More 

Castleford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

We have just returned from a five night stay at Briarr Rigg over the Easter holidays and we would definitely return and recommend.We were met by Fiona the lovely owner and shown the large sitting room that was ours for the duration of our stay which came with sky sports and a wood burner and large comfy sofas which we... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a positive review and we were so pleased that you enjoyed Easter here despite the weather ! I'm looking forward to showing you the garden when there's more to see in the summer & the sun is out - everything will be very green and luscious I hope. More 

Atlanta
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64 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Our second visit here, which says probably all you need to know. Breakfasts still wonderful, garden still gorgeous, hassle free parking , utterly peaceful and secluded but only 5 minutes walk into town. Being the only guests ( there is only one room) you do feel totally indulged by Fiona: from flowers in the rooms ( you have a bedroom,... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you came back and that it still works for you ! I'm sure the fabulous weather helped and seeing the autumn colours here is fantastic. You seem to bring great weather with you but as you say, even if it's grey & miserable outside you can curl up inside... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Briar Rigg House over the bank holiday weekend. We wanted a relaxing weekend in the hills and it was exactly what we got. The house itself is stunning, located just away from the main part of Keswick but an easy 5 minute walk to all the restaurants. We were greated by the owner, who was exceptionally... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thoughtful review. It was lovely to meet you both and really appreciate your enthusiasm re all the little details - we think those things are just as important as the big picture when staying somewhere - but it's great that you like them too ! Glad you had such a relaxing weekend as that's what... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Like everything in life repeat visits are usually disappointing , not so!: If anything even better than the first time excellent all round. Perfect for starting walks from and very handy to Keswick so a lot of car park money's saved!!.

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

What a lovely review thank you - was our pleasure welcoming you back, as ever it's so good when guests return as we already know what you like and there's always so much more in Keswick & around to see and do. We hope to see you again before too long ! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stayed at Briar Rigg House for 2 nights and we loved it! Fiona made us feel really welcome, the house and our rooms were beautiful and the food is delicious! Everything was perfect from the luxurious bath towels to the home made granola and rhubarb compote. It is a short walk from the town centre and an ideal starting... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we were so pleased you were able to stay that extra night which made all the difference for you. It's our great pleasure and so worthwhile to know that all those little details are really appreciated by guests such as yourselves. I hope you'll come back soon, perhaps in the winter months when... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We recently spent 5 nights staying at Briar Rigg House, probably the best B&B we have ever stayed at. It suited us admirably. Comfortable, friendly, peaceful, easy walking to town centre, excellent breakfasts, spacious bedroom and own sitting room with log burning stove, what more could we ask for? All the previous reviews say it all. Thank you Fiona for... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here recently. It's always an enormous pleasure to host 'real' gardeners and give you a proper break plus the opportunity to look at some different gardens. We were so pleased that you enjoyed so many of the fabulous houses and gardens Cumbria has to offer. Our... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2015

What a wonderful place Briar Rigg is, a truly magical place!, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave we received exceptional service. Perfectly situated in it’s own grounds a quiet haven from modern life. There are walks everywhere, a lot you can leave the car to start we particularly liked“ The Old Railway Walk” which starts 2... More 

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fionabarrett, Owner at Briar Rigg House, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. You certainly made the most of all that is available to do in this area from the wonderful walking, to the range of eating places in Keswick and then exploring further like Alston and over to Buttermere. Even with the range of 'March' weather, you... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very special place in the heart of the Lake District. Stunning house & views set within 2 acres of gardens. Secure parking and very close to town centre. Guests have their own sitting room with Sky TV, Wi-fi access, woodburning stove, peace and no other guests but you ! The finest organic bedlinen, superb breakfasts using homemade/local food, top quality local bathroom products. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Briar Rigg House

Address: Briar Rigg House Brundholme Road, Keswick CA12 4NL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Hotel Class:4 star — Briar Rigg House 4*
Number of rooms: 1
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Briar Rigg House Keswick, Lake District
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