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Tarn Hows Guest House
Ranked #85 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
lancs
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“short break”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Lovely guest house , about 5 mins walk from centre and park , another couple mins to the lake.
Room 1 was our twin room , which was lovely and had all you needed and a big bathroom as well , perhaps the shower could have been more powerful but thats really splitting hairs.
Beds were very clean and comfy and the breakfast was great , nothing too much trouble.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We have just had a perfect stay in this lovely guest house. Immaculate throughout, beautifully decorated, spotless dining room with attention to detail. Best full English breakfast. Very warm, caring hosts. Can leave your car in the car park whilst exploring the beautiful surrounds. Thoroughly recommend and hope to go back some time. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Our hosts Graham & Janet are a lovely couple who welcome everyone as their friends and nothing is too much trouble. The accomodation is comfortable and very clean. An excellent breakfast in as much as would be expected but more so as the ingredients were of very good quality and well presented.
The location is within easy walking distance of Keswick centre. The free on site parking, non smoker and non dog policy very good: although we like dogs, we prefer a 'no dogs' policy.
Would we go back ...Yes !

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

This was my first trip to the Lake District, and what a top choice I mad to stay at the Tarn Hows guest house. The couple that run the guest house are ace, they have only just been in charge since the beginning of the year. The breakfast they serve is amazing, sets you up well for the long walks around the lake. I will be returning very soon to the Tarn Hows guest house because everything about this place rocks.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Needed two single rooms, which is not easy to find in Keswick, but they have at least three and also both rooms were en-suite, what a bonus. Prices are not the cheapest, but good value for money considering being en-suite.
We had a lovely time at Tarn Hows, we were well looked after, nothing was too much trouble. Janet and Graham were excellent hosts.
Breakfast was well cooked and kept us going throughout our days walking. Packed lunches and a hot flask fill up are available on request.
On one of the days we got extremely wet, but this was no trouble for Janet and Graham who were happy to put our coats/legging etc in the boiler room to dry.
The guest house also has parking at the rear, which is another bonus as street parking can become limited when it is busy.
Excellent location for the town centre which is only a few minutes stroll away.
The two rooms we had did vary. One was quite tight for space, but this was due to having a larger en-suite. The other room was quite a bit more spacious, but had a smaller en-suite. Both rooms had tea and coffee makings and a TV.
Beds were very comfortable. Guest house was very clean.
I would stay here again. Janet and Graham, thank you for making it an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Just back from 3 nights at Tarn Hows. We had bedroom with separate private bathroom. No worries - room was great and bathroom immaculate.
Breakfast just what was needed before a day out.
Excellent hosts - always willing to help.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

After arriving for our 3 night stay for the Keswick mountain festival, we were welcomed from the start by Janet and Graham. They were happy to help us out with our very wet clothes from hiking and canoeing and also a place to change into and a cuppa after a race after we had checked out. Breakfast was lovely and also served with a smile. We stayed in room 4 which had a separate bathroom which suited us well, the room was cosy and comfortable and in a great location to the town, probably a 10 min walk and you were by the shops. Thank you both very much for making our weekend perfect. We will be back next year!! We have recommended the guest house to friends and family.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tarn Hows Guest House
Address: 3-5 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tarn Hows Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tarn Hows is a traditional Victorian residence situated in a quiet location only a few minutes walk from the town centre, lake and all amenities. Keswick is the perfect base for your Lake District stay, and if you enjoy freshly- cooked local produce, comfortable, stylish and elegant accommodation with excellent service and hospitality, then Tarn Hows Guest House is the place for you. ... more   less 
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