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The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Catterlen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Terre Haute, IN
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123 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Don and Martha L.”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

A beautifully restored B & B. Linda was absolutely delightful and helpful. The breakfast was a wonderful English "the works." They recommended a great pub in Greystroke for dinner--which we visited twice because my husband left his VISA card there. :) Highly recommend The Ginney!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The Ginney is a really well-run guesthouse. The rooms are very spacious and everything is very clean. The breakfast is delicious and plentiful too.

The hosts pay a lot of attention to details, and one might argue that there are too many details: the dried flowers in the rooms, the owls in every crevice, the statues in the bathroom. There are signs to warn you about hot and splashing water in the bathroom, a leather-bound information book to match a stay at a Shangri-La, parking spaces allocated to each individual room, and a list to fill in with breakfast requirements; to my husband and I it all felt a bit unhomely.

If, like us, you like modern B&Bs, the Ginney might not fully appeal to you; however, my mum really loved it! And it will definitely appeal to older and more traditional guests.

Linda and her husband go to great lengths to make your stay pleasant at their guesthouse (including an Easter card and chocolate bunnies as they bid us farewell), they undoubtedly deserve a full rating.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Lovely B&B. Rooms, food and welcome all great. Stay here!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2011

I can only agree with all the above reviews. This place is the best B&B we've stayed in for years by a long way. We stayed for a long weekend for a family wedding a couple of years ago, and this place although not in Penrith itself, is close enough that it was well worth the diversion to stay here. The standards of cleanliness and the food are better than any hotel I've stayed in. We were the only people staying that weekend, and were made very welcome. Breakfast was even delayed for us the morning after the late night wedding celebrations, so that we could have a lie-in. Can't recommend the place too highly.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2011

An excellent fourth visit to this first rate bed & breakfast. Linda and Philip as hospitable as ever. Food and cleanliness at this establishment is top notch and we would recommend it to anybody wanting peace and quiet and excellent value for money. We will be back!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stayed at the Ginney for a couple nights on our way back from Scotland recently and were made most welcome by the owners. Excellent accommodation and food. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Excellent establishment,well appointed comfortable rooms.Host was excellent and the breakfasts of top quality.

John and Debbie
Melbourne
Australia

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages

Property: The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages
Address: Catterlen Near Penrith, Catterlen, Penrith CA11 0BQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith > Catterlen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Catterlen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ginney, a 4 Star Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages, is converted from a traditional Lakeland Bank Barn, Gincase and Byre built in the 1700s from local stone, with open oak beams & trusses. Set in a tranquil village with rural views to Penrith & medieval Hutton in the Forest, yet only minutes away from Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Keswick, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall and the Eden Valley. The Ginney, situated just off J41, M6, is the perfect location for short breaks and holidays whether cycling the C2C, walking or golfing. ... more   less 
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