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“Excellent B&B. Very friendly owners”

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Lyndhurst Guest House
Ranked #2 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
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manchester
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Excellent B&B. Very friendly owners”
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Just got back from a one night stay at this B&B and found it a very enjoyable stay. The location is very good with just a 5 minute walk to Kendal town centre. The room we stayed in was on the top floor and had a lovely view of the river. The room itself was basic but had a very comfortable king size bed in there together with a lovely power shower.
We were greeted by the owner Yvonne who is a very friendly and very chatty host and after a quick registration provided us with a map of the town centre and took us through the places to visit and the ones to avoid for good food, nightlife etc. We were given the option of what time we wanted breakfast which was fine and the breakfast itself was excellent and very nicely presented.
All in all a very brief but enjoyable stay and we would definately return again if we are in the area again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Very clean room and large comfortable bed- we had room with river views. From description on line I had not expected to be up in the eaves but room was pleasant and quiet at night. We were a bit surprised on arrival to be asked to pick our breakfast time slot and to make our choice of food there and then. Thought breakfast might turn out to be a bit regimented but in fact it was pleasant and relaxed and well cooked and presented. We did feel that having a time slot put pressur eon us to be up at a certain time- not something we want when having a couple of relaxing days away .Easy walk into Kendal and large servings of standard pub food at nearest pub. Guest House is opposite outlet village if you have time for shopping.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

The couple running the B&B were excellent. Very helpful. Homemade cakes on arrival and homemade jams and preserves at breakfast. The B&B was clean but very dated and full of too much personal "clutter" for my liking. The bedrooms were VERY small.
Breakfasts could have been a little bigger to and with breakfast time of between 7:30 and 8:30 only I found that a little early for us as we wanted to have a lie in and relax on holiday. they were catering for teh business traveller ( who would be better off in the nearby travelodge). Location was nice but overall the b&b was just OK. Some of the kids in teh neighbouring houses were also very noisy.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Lovely hosts. Stuart and Yvonne are so friendly! Yvonne is a great cook, her generously offered breads and preserves should win awards.
This is our favourite B&B and we come here every year (as long as they have space so we advise you book early!)
Beds: very comfy and rooms are spotless.
Breakfast: low-fat option for cooked breakfast is a treat without weighing you down all day.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

Yvonne & Stuart are so welcoming. They are friendly and sociable. Yvonne greated us with homemade cake and we had some made preserves with breakfast. We stayed for a long weekend and were provided with a detailed map of Kendal, listing places to eat, drink & visit. Their recomendations were spot on. We recomend the rhubarb and stem ginger jam.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

My Partner and I needed to escape the packing boxes (as we are in the middle of a move), we live but five minutes away. Stuart is a wonderful host and Yvonne is crazy in the nicest possible way. We could not have wished to have such a relaxing stay. As an insomniac I was amazed that I slept soundly for the first time in years. Good Luck to you both, you are doing a great job. Thank you.

P.S. I meant to get a picture of the infamous wellies by the door, but forgot. x

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

Yvonne and Stuart are very friendly people and their hospitality is second to none. They made our stay very enjoyable. Yvonne is a great cook and as well as providing us with an excellent breakfast, she also gave us her home made cakes, which were delicious. They provided a map of the town showing the best places to eat and drink which was very helpful. It is in a great location and we had a lovely view of the River Kent. I would strongly recommend this Guest House to anyone who is wanting to stay in Kendal and we will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lyndhurst Guest House
Address: 8 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lyndhurst Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yvonne welcomes you to Lyndhurst Guest House in Kendal. My late-Victorian home is in a a quiet riverside location a five minutes' walk to the bustling market-town centre. All local shops and amenities including restaurants, good pubs, museums and galleries are within easy reach. Meander into town to the renowned Brewery Arts Centre, stroll along the lovely riverside or wander up to nearby Kendal Castle. Let my home be your base for a wonderful holiday ... more   less 
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