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“An amazing and truly welcoming stay”

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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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London
2 reviews
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“An amazing and truly welcoming stay”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We enjoyed a three night stay at Balcony House. Mandy and Brian have created something truly special with this amazing guest house. The location, bedroom, breakfast were all perfect but what made this place quite so memorable were this little touches and the way both Mandy and Brian care so much for their guests experience and the local area. They were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Brian & Mandy are exellent hosts, friendly & accomodating. Nothing was ever too much trouble. My boyfriend even got a box of chocolates for his birthday! The guest house itself is clean & stylish.... A lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Mandy and Brian made us so welcome in their beautiful house that I felt I had to recommend them. The house is beautiful: well-appointed elegant yet cosy rooms (we were lucky enough to nab the balcony itself!). There are some great little touches: mini bars of Green & Black's chocolate, bottle water and proper cafetiere coffee in the rooms, facewipes on hand in the bathroom. Good coffee and properly nice wholemeal bread for breakfast, too - I've stayed in enough B&Bs to know how rare that can be. The free use of the local hotel pool and spa was also appreciated, and it felt very luxurious to sleep in a four poster bed.

However, what really made the stay were Mandy and Brian's attitudes. From the second we arrived, they were friendly and good humoured, ready to dispense local knowledge over breakfast (and lifts whenever we needed them - they absolutely refused to let us take taxis anywhere). They went absolutely above the call of duty, and seemed to be doing so for the other guests too. A very special place, and a perfect base for exploring Kendal.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed as a couple on the Friday and Saturday night, in Room 1 (with the King Bed). The room was modern, clean and spacious. The house is beautiful, and incredibly well kept and maintained - Brian & Mandy obviously care deeply about Balcony House and their customers.

The two of them are very friendly, and Mandy is both a wonderful cook & baker - as the gargantuan cooked breakfasts showed!

The B&B is a lovely distance from Windemere, and the drive is simple & well signed. Information on local attractions is readily available (supplied in the living room of Balcony House) as are local maps. Parking at the B&B was always available and located directly outside. Watch out for the cakes by the front door! I intend to stay again and will be booking for next year. 5 stars.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Balcony House! The first thing you notice is how well presented the house is with wonderful little touches such as cake! The room was immaculately presented in a modern style. Mandy and Brian (and Grace!) are excellent hosts, very knowledgable on the local area and very accommodating with diets. There is nothing to fault!
In terms of location, it's around 10 minutes to walk into the centre of Kendal and there's a Morrison's supermarket with petrol station about 5 minutes walk in the other direction. It was very convenient for us as an overnight stop on our way to Scotland.
We will definitely stay again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

You think nothing is perfect? This one was for sure! Executed with perfection! The small extras, immaculate cleanliness of the house and the room, the wonderful hospitality of Mandy and Brian made our stay just perfect. We would recommend the Balcony House to everyone travelling to Kendal.
Thank you very much again for the great experience!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed for 2 nights and was very impressed. Mandy and Brian are great hosts, our room was immaculate and nicely decorated and breakfast freshly made to order. Was the little extras that made our stay at Balcony House, one that we will remember. Freshly made cupcakes that you can help yourself to, cafetiere coffee and little bars of Green & Black's chocolate in the room and lift into town one evening when it was raining!! Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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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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