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Review of Avondale Guest House

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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #9 of 177 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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South Elmsall, England, United Kingdom
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“Excellent guest house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

If your thinking of staying in Keswick this is the best place to stay. It is immaculately clean, very comfortable, and Stephens breakfast (which are gorgeous! a must to try is scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toasted granary bread.) are just what you need before setting out on a days walking. Stephen and Linda are the perfect hosts and cant do enough for you. They're also a good source of information on all local walks. We've stayed with them about eleven times over the past couple of years and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else. We've even stayed when they've been quiet due to upgraded the rooms and putting new bathrooms in (not that they looked like they needed doing anyway!) and its still been immaculate! Stephen and Linda deserve to do really well with their business because they are such a lovely friendly couple. Thanks for a lovely weekend at Easter, and see you again as soon as we can. xx

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
Thank you for all the compliments, they're much appreciated. It was fabulous to see you both once more and even better that you managed to bring Tania again. Tell her we'll make sure the American pancakes are still on the menu for her next visit. Don't know about the smoked salmon though. Ha ha, just kidding! :-) We hope you manage to visit again this year and allow us a rematch at darts. All the best.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

The B&B was wonderful and Breakfast was the best ever, Stephen and Linda were most helpful nothing was to much trouble we have been to Avondale before and will be going back very soon
Many thanks Joy & Mel

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
Thank you very much for posting your review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your break here in Keswick so much. We're also happy to hear that you enjoyed our full English breakfast as much as before. Can't wait till next time!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Sometime you go back to a place and there is just something missing...it has lost some sparkle. Well not the Avondale!

It was great to see Linda and Stephen again.

1st class welcome and service
2nd time we have visited
3rd visit will hopefully be soon
4 of us had a great time
5 star service
6th day would have been great, but had to get back to work

We were in 7th heaven all week!

Thanks again Linda and Stephen.

One final point, DO NOT BELIEVE that Keswick and the Lake District always have the bad weather that the national forecasters say. The world would have you believe that Keswick was under 10 feet of snow recently. We had 4 great day's walking with slush and snow only around 1000ft....lower paths were often so dry they were dusty! Yours truly even got a tan walking round in a T-shirt at times. Give Keswick and the Avondale in particular a try - you might just be VERY pleasantly surprised

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
What an amazing review. Many many thanks. It was great to see you all again. You're absolutely right about the weather forecast. It's often sunny here when the forecast is for rain. Glad to see that you appreciated the recent upgrades. It makes it all worthwhile when guests take the time to comment on our hard work :-). We look forward to that next visit you mentioned. Best wishes to the family.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

I have just returned from another stay in Keswick, I decided I had such a good experience last time at Avondale that I would try it again. I was not disappointed. the room was immaculate and comfortable, the breakfast was served with a wonderful smile and the food was superb. (I am veggie and they really go the extra mile to ensure you are not short changed).

the proprietors Linda and Steven have really got the balance right. They make you feel at home without making you feel you are being invaded. they also have a good knowledge of the local area and are happy to share some ideas on were to get the best food, walks etc.

I highly recommend Avondale d look forward to another visit in the future. They help make a holiday what it should be.

Room Tip: We have now slept in three different rooms and all of the beds were very good quality. If pushed I...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you once more for such a glowing review. It was lovely to see you again and we're really happy that you enjoyed your stay as much as before. Our vegetarian breakfasts certainly do seem to go down well. We reckon that they're probably the biggest in Keswick! Hope to see you later in the year.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

We were travelling back from a wedding in Scotland in February when we decided to stay the night in Keswick on impulse. We actually booked a room from a layby outside town and arrived about 30 mins later. As soon as we stepped through the door we knew that we had made the right decision. I can only echo the other reviews, this really is a lovely, lovely place. Linda and Stephen have obviously put a lot of time and effort in to ensuring that their guests have a memorable stay. The room that we stayed in was spotlessly clean and had a fresh, contemporary decor that made it feel more like a boutique hotel. Linda and Stephen are the real stars here though, warm, friendly and entertaining without being intrusive. They have lots of local knowledge about pubs, restaurants and walks (we tried as many as we could!). The breakfast is sensational and if you are a vegetarian you are in for a real treat. Linda is a vegetarian too so the breakfast is a world away from the usual meat free alternative ( vegetarian black pudding anyone?). I wish that we could have stayed longer but If we ever come back to Keswick we will head straight back here.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 8 April 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It makes our day when we see that guests have really enjoyed their time with us, even if it is just one night. Nice to hear that you liked what we're doing with the place. We're almost finished upgrading all the rooms now, just one more to do. We look forward to welcoming you back when you feel the urge to return. Lets hope it's soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Thank you once again Linda and Stephen for making our Easter Break an extra special one. This is our 3rd visit to Avondale - purely because this exceptional couple certainly go the extra mile to ensure their guests are happy. Your home is immaculate and every need is catered for. The breakfast choice is super and cooked to perfection. Thank you so much guys and see you later in the year xx

Room Tip: All the rooms have been refurbished to the highest standards.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 2 April 2013
Thank you once more for a glowing review. It was wonderful to see you both again and we're so happy that you had such a good time. See you next time around. Stay happy!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

The welcome we received from the minute we stepped into this guest house was great! The rooms were immaculate and had everything we could need! The newly decorated shower rooms are luxurious & the standard of 4 star hotel! And the award winning Breakfast lived up to its reputation...... Outstanding! Definitely will be back again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Gillagly
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 12 March 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and congratulations on being our 80th reviewer. We're absolutely delighted that you felt so welcome and enjoyed your stay so much. With all the en-suites now fully upgraded, we're beginning to plan more improvements for next year. It's always reassuring to know that our breakfasts continue to bring joy to our guests. We hope that your next visit will not be in the too distant future, as it was our pleasure to have you visit us.
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Property: Avondale Guest House
Address: 20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondale Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avondale Guest House is a traditional Victorian townhouse located less than 2 minutes walk from Keswick town centre. We have 4 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single room. All rooms are fully refurbished with en-suite facilities. Visit England Breakfast Award since 2012 and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award since 2012. Variety of breakfast options available including Full English and Vegetarian options and is included in quoted rates. Special diets catered for. Free Wi-Fi available. We provide free bottled water in your room along with fresh milk delivered daily. Rooms are currently being equipped with USB sockets for charging purposes. We offer direct booking discounts as well as seasonal special offers. ... more   less 
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