We were welcomed with tea and biscuits and help with luggage, all of which was very much appreciated after a long drive. Our room was very comfortable, although the first night was not great due to a sagging bed. Amazingly, when we told Paul about this the next morning, a new bed was delivered immediately after breakfast! From then on, we had very comfortable nights. The bathroom, although only a shower room, was very adequate and well appointed. The breakfasts were excellent, with good choices. The only small complaint, which we raised with Paul, was that the heating was not turned on until early evening. As the weather was not great during our stay (in September), we tended to return early and found that the room was rather cold, although after we mentioned it to Paul he turned the heating up. We would also have liked there to have been some sort of fire, either open or gas, in the lounge, This room was definitely not inviting; we would recommend installing a fire and improving the lighting in this room. We would have liked to use the lounge between our return each afternoon and leaving for dinner if it had been more welcoming.
The off-street parking is a big plus, as is the proximity to the town centre - not having to drive each evening for dinner was very pleasant. This is certainly a B&B that we would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Allerdale House is an interesting and impressive Lakeland stone building built around 1877 for a local dignitary with PRIVATE PARKING FOR ALL OUR GUESTS' CARS. It now offers full en suite accommodation exclusively for adults with all the facilities associated with a small personally run guest house and has been awarded a 4 Star Silver Award for the quality of our accommodation and a Breakfast Award for the quality of our breakfasts by Visit England (the Hotel Inspector). ALLERDALE HOUSE IS ONE OF THE FEW GUEST HOUSES IN KESWICK OWNED AND RUN BY A LOCAL COUPLE, PAUL & BARBARA, BOTH BORN AND RAISED IN KESWICK. Situated in a quiet residential area, it is less than five minutes level walk from the interesting Keswick town centre, where you will find a good variety of eating places, shops and visitor attractions. WE HAVE PRIVATE OFF-ROAD PARKING FOR ALL OUR GUESTS' CARS. We also have a GUESTS' LOUNGE and FREE WiFi THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. Repeat Winners of Keswick In Bloom. Certificate Of Excellence Winners 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 and members of TripAdvisor Hall Of Fame. 4 Star Silver Award (Visit England), Breakfast Award (Visit England). SORRY WE DO NOT TAKE PETS ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Allerdale House Keswick Lake District