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Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast is in the lovely village of Portinscale, just outside Keswick. We have lovely views from the bedrooms of Derwentwater/Castlerigg Fell and Grisedale Pike. We have a guest lounge for residents to relax in after a day walking, cycling or site-seeing. Skiddaw Croft is an Edwardian house with 6 letting rooms. Please see our website for more details. We hope to see you soon!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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Despite the rain Sue and Steve ensured our stay was enjoyable. Their scrambled eggs were rated by me 'best ever'. We felt very welcomed and they shared their knowledge about local sites and venues. A home away from home!
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Response from Susan H, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast
Responded 9 Dec 2018
Thank you Robin, we’re very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked the scrambled eggs so much. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip to the UK. Sue and Steve
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Property's Favourite Review
I visited for a short break on my own. The booking process was easy and straightforward online with follow up emails from the owners. Upon arrival I was met by the very friendly and helpful Sue and Steve. The coffee and ginger cake were lovely. I occupied one of the single
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Response from Susan H, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast
Responded 22 Nov 2018
It’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to let us know. We look forward to welcoming you again another time. Sue & Steve
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Although we stayed at Sliddaw Croft in September due to tripadvisor rules we have been unable to write a review until now as we had stayed here previously in July. Skiddaw Croft in our opinion is the best B&B to stay at in Portinscale. The hosts, Sue and Steve are delightful
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Response from Susan H, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast
Responded 5 Nov 2018
Thank you Shane and Susan, we really appreciate you taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are still open and have availability if you're thinking of heading this way again soon :-) It was lovely to welcome you back again for your third visit, it's always great to see you and have a catch up. Hope to do so again before too long. Sue and Steve
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This place is terrific. The hospitality if the owners, Steve and Sue was really exceptional; nothing was too much trouble. The B&B is great inside, very well maintained and has very high levels of cleanliness. There is a sitting room too, which we had a drink in one night
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Response from Susan H, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast
Responded 4 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to hear all the chat and laughter from the guest sitting room while you were chatting with our other guests. We hope to see you both again before too long. Sue & Steve
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Sue and Steve are excellent hosts and you are given a warm welcome, and are very well looked after, from the moment you arrive at this lovely B&B. We stayed for three nights and are definitely planning to return at some point. The accommodation is very comfortable and everything
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Response from Susan H, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast
Responded 4 Nov 2018
Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to do a walk around the lake while you were here. Nice to know you like the marmalade, I'll be making another batch of the orange when the Seville oranges are back in season! Hope to see you both again soon. Sue & Steve
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View of Portinscale
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Room 5 - double with ensuite shower room
The amazing view from our window (room 3)
View from our room
Hi. We have a small free private car park at the back of the property for up to 5 cars, first come first served. Hope that helps. Please let us know if you have any other queries
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Yes, it takes approx 15-20 mins depending on ability. Walk down to the Derwentwater hotel, there is a small bridge which leads you onto a path which goes straight into Keswick. Brings you out at the bridge (opposite the Pencil factory).
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"Room 6 has a lovely view"
"Fabulous view from the top floor single. Beautifully quiet at night."
"Front rooms have scenic views"
"Room 3 had a very comfy king size bed and lovely views of Derwent Water and the mountains beyond."
"Room 3 offers great views of the fells and lake"
US$93 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickPortinscale
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