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Balcony House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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west midlands
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“top bed & breakfast”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

this is the number 1 bed & breakfast in cumbria so put it on your bucket list & try it you wont be disappointed mandy & brain are a lovely couple & always make you feel welcome the place is spotless & 2nd to none

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Balcony house is a beautiful B&B, our room was fantastic and had been recently modernised with a flat screen TV and beautifully appointed en-suit bathroom. Mandy and Brian are amazing hosts, they made sure we had everything we needed and made themselves constantly available. Their breakfast options are amazing, I definitely recommend the full english, with fresh eggs from their chickens. There was also tea and coffee making facilities in our room which is always a bonus. We stayed 2 nights on our trip too and from Edinburgh. Mandy and Brain were very accommodating with our arrival and leaving times which made out trip effortless. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Kendal I wouldn't look anywhere else, would stay here again and again.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautifully appointed and some can be converted into twin rooms if needed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We keep returning as this is the very best B&B ever. This year all rooms have been newly decorated & furnished to a high standard. Very nice.
I'm sure the breakfast choice & portons get bigger each year. Mandy (& Brian ) how do you cook everything to perfection?
Well done once again for a fantastic stay. See you again next year.

Stayed July 2013
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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We arrived here and received a warm welcome from Mandy after being able to park outside easily. We were shown around the property and escorted to room 3 which was a twin room with en-suite facilities and a lovely view of the back garden and houses and hills beyond. The facilities were well up to standard and exactly what we expected from reading previous reviews on this site. The full English breakfast on the first morning was out of this world and the portions were so huge that we had to opt for something lighter for the second and final mornings of our stay. Both Brian and Mandy were extremely helpful in suggesting the places we might visit and the best route to take. We would not hesitate to come back. An additional advantage is the free wireless internet connection.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Our return to BH was again a wonderful stay. Mandy and Brian are exceptional hosts and can't do enough for you. The breakfasts really do set you up for the day and the recently refurbished room was was a pleasure to stay in. It's a really charming place to stay and feels very welcoming every time you return from a busy day in the Lakes.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pleasanton, California, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

My favorite B&B during a two week trip through England and Scotland! We were coming from a miserable experience at hotel in Leeds. I called Mandy early one morning (almost in a panic) and asked if she had two rooms. Lucky for us she was able to accommodate. She was so warm upon our arrival and helped us get situated in some very charming rooms - comfortable beds and lovely décor. The breakfast was the best we had on our trip, a very complete English breakfast. Brian drove me to town to retrieve an iphone I had left at a restaurant in town. So very nice, the two of them! They have a many pets in the beautiful back garden which just added more charm to a completely wonderful stay. I would definitely return and have the fondest memories of our stay with them.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Superb B and B. Brian and Mandy were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure you had an enjoyable visit . The breakfast was out of this world , it's worth staying just for the breakfast . I was impressed by Nancy's collection of Poultry Poultry and the garden. We have booked again for next year

Room Tip: Just go all the rooms are ok. If you are bad on your legs a lower floor room would be better.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Balcony House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Balcony House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 82 Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balcony House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcony house guest house offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation in Kendal. Free use of local hotel pool/gym/spa.Full English breakfast or vegetarian options.TV/DVD player, free WIFI. Hospitality tray in all rooms. Complimentary toiletries.Guest lounge. Free parking directly in front of property. Sorry we do not allow pets. No family room. ... more   less 
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