This is the friendliest place I have ever stayed in. Tina and Bernie are the perfect hosts and give you a genuinely warm welcome. They make sure you are well looked after and are so kind, approachable and thoughtful and very knowledgable about the area and any walks you might want to do. The cartwheel is in a quiet residential part of Keswick but very close to the high street. My single room was very comfortable and had everything I needed. The bedding was gorgeous, soft white Egyptian cotton. I loved the towel designs, mine was an elephant. I shared a bathroom with one other person but you wouldn't have known it was shared, it felt like my own personal bathroom! Lovely bath, tons of hot water, great shower. The breakfast was yummy too, freshly cooked and plentiful, I can really recommend the mushrooms and cream cheese on toast for a lighter alternative to the delicious full cooked breakfast. The atmosphere at breakfast was friendly too, sometimes in B&Bs you get this awkward silence but not at the Cartwheel where the conversation is easy and relaxed and this is down to Tina and Bernie's personalities (but at the same time you don't feel forced to be sociable). As for the home made cakes in the afternoon, Oh my Lord, they were fantastic, the choc chip coconut cookies were divine. I was so sorry to leave and can't wait to go back. If you are going to Keswick and want very reasonably priced, lovely, comfortable accommodation, stay at the Cartwheel, I can't recommend it enough.
- 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. 2016 rates - Single rooms £ 35 - £ 40; Double /Twin rooms £74 - £80. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cartwheel Guest House Keswick, Lake District