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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #2 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Great rooms, great hospitality, great breakfast. Back for year no 2. Stephen and Linda are very genuine hosts and made our stay and go the extra mile. If you want a nice welcome, comfortable stay and lovely shower after a long day in the hills then the Avondale is perfect. Remember don't tell anyone!
They have great local knowledge and are great company outside the B and B.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Russell P
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thanks so much for reviewing us again and for all the nice things you've said. It was great to have you guys back for the Mountain Festival this year. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. If you bring good weather with you like that, you can come back any time! See you next year :-)

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I would recommend Avondale to all, as a great place to stay and enjoy. Linda & Stephen are very welcoming hosts and their high standards shine throughout! We have been coming here for a number of years and things improve each year, as they continually work to make their own mark on a very lovely building! Their breakfasts are second to none, are individually cooked and can be adapted to meet all tastes!

I look forward to my next visit!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are very good, with fittings of the high standard!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

Many thanks Peter for reviewing us so favourably. It's always such a pleasure to have you both stay with us. Glad you both enjoyed your latest visit. Yes, the work continues apace but we're nearly there now! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a lovely three night stay here, Linda and Stephen were very welcoming hosts indeed. The room was cosy, the bed was comfy, and the breakfast would set you up for Everest! We will be booking here again as it was everthing we wanted for a long weekend in Keswick...

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

Well thank you so much for that wonderful review. We don't know about Everest but the award winning breakfast we serve certainly sustains a lot of walkers on the fells around Keswick. That's so good to hear that you had a great time here and we will hold you to your promise of returning :-)

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Attentive hosts...great location...very clean with everything you would want. The breakfast is varied and very well presented...loved it!
We had a very relaxing experience and Stephen and Linda were always there should we need anything to make our stay better. We had a short break without the dog, which was nice.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Carol F
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to review our guest house here on Tripadvisor. We know how hard it can be when you're apart from your dog, so we're extra happy that you had such a good experience while staying with us. You certainly appeared to be having a great time out and about in Keswick. Our award winning breakfasts seem to have delighted you and it looks like we have another convert to our Charles MacLeod Stornoway black pudding! We look forward to the next visit from Paul and yourself in the not too distant future, whenever you can bear to leave your beloved pooch behind again :-)

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

A last minute decision for a weekend away, a blind booking and I drew up outside Avondale in the heart of Keswick and back in our beloved Lakes with little perception of the treat in store. From the moment I was introduced to Linda & Stephen I felt welcome, relaxed, slightly spoilt and firmly at home. The sharp Glaswegian humour delivered with gentle self effacing charm endears you to this delightful couple from the start. Nothing too much trouble, old fashioned good manners, attention to detail coupled with a fine establishment, make for a great introduction. Their clear love of food provide a high calibre breakfast menu cooked impeccably along with sound advice on the right choice of evening meal among the many offerings in the town. You will also benefit from their knowledge of the locale in Keswick and beyond. Clearly a couple dedicated to their profession and in my opinion unlikely to disappoint. I'm not one to normally return to the same venue, but have to say I left Avondale wanting just a little more......
P.S. Stephen - I'm still saving for the Big Stopper, but it's on my list ;)
Take care, AP and LL

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for your tremendous review of our guest house. We must get that stand in couple back again, they were obviously a hit with the guests :-) We hardly recognised ourselves there for a moment with all those compliments. You're too kind. It's great to hear that your weekend break turned out so well and you had such a good time here at Avondale. It was lovely to meet you both and we certainly hope that you manage back sometime in the near future. Remember to check out the Blipfoto site that we talked about.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Linda & Stephen are fabulous hosts, who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. The Avondale is beautifully refurbished, and the breakfasts are excellent and could be presented in any 5 star luxury hotel. Would recommend to everyone for an enjoyable break in the Lakes.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Manager at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

That's a lot to live up to but we'll try our best. Many thanks for such glowing comments. It's good to hear that guests have genuinely enjoyed their stay with us. You'll be happy to know that we have just been awarded a Breakfast Award for the third year running and gained a score of 100%!Hopefully you'll be able to visit us again and have another great trip to The Lakes. Until then, thank you.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Big thanks to Linda & Stephen. Just spent the Easter weekend there, everything about their guesthouse exceeded our expectations, bedroom and rest of house spotlessly clean, food (especially the blackpudding at breeakfast) and hospitality superb. We were greeted with a nice warm welcome and made to feel at home. We will have no hesitation in returning or reccomending to others. Val & Trev.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

We're really chuffed that you had such a wonderful first visit to our guest house. Easter can be such a busy time but we try to spend as much time with guests as possible, making sure that they get the most out of their break. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast. The Stornoway Black Pudding is fast turning into everyone's favourite. We dearly hope that you manage another visit in the future and look forward to seeing you both again.

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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 #2 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: £90 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Bathrobes are provided for your comfort during your stay. Rooms are now equipped with USB sockets for charging purposes. We offer direct booking discounts as well as seasonal special offers. ... more   less 
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