My partner says I am fussy, and quite rightly so! Having never stayed in the Lake District before, I did lots of research on the internet and trawled through the endless pages of hotels and B + B's - so if you are anything like me, I can save you the job this time as I personally don't think you will find anything better.
The cartwheel is immaculately clean, smells fresh and is spotless ..... Our bedroom (room 2) was very comfortable and offered ample storage space for all our walking gear, coats, boots etc. Again, the bedroom was spotless, tastefully decorated along with lovely furnishings, crisp white sheets and fluffy white towels. The breakfast was tasty and we enjoyed good quality products in a pleasant dining area. We walked around Derwent Lake (oops, I've just remembered I didn't return the leaflet with the map on - sorry)! and gosh what scenery, it was idyllic .... following our 9 mile walk we returned to the Cartwheel which is literally a stones throw from the town centre and oh what joy awaited us, gorgeous home made coconut cake in the dining room - it was truly scrumptious!
Bernie did a spectacular job whilst his wife was recuperating from an op, he took multi-tasking to its limit and managed to spend time with us offering his knowledge of the local area.
I can't wait to return - we will be back!!! (with a few others next time)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nigel and Debra can assure you of a warm welcome at our traditional slate Victorian Guest House, conveniently located close to Keswick town centre, Derwentwater and the spectacular northern fells. We provide hearty lakeland breakfasts and can cater for most guest's dietary requirements (just let us know at time of booking). Packed lunches are available at a nominal cost and we will be pleased to fill your flask with tea or coffee free of charge, just drop it off at breakfast. When you arrive back from your busy day, home-made cake will be waiting for you! Whatever brings you to Keswick and the beautiful landscape of the surrounding lakes and fells, we aim to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one, with good standards of accommodation and service for all our guests. We are Walker and Cyclist friendly. 2017 rates - Single rooms £ 35 - £ 40; Double /Twin rooms £74 - £80. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cartwheel Guest House Keswick, Lake District