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Damson Lodge
Ranked #66 of 196 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 June 2014

From past reviews and a phone chat with Viri - I knew this was going to be a good B&B.
On arrival I realised how well I had chosen and how helpful and personable my visit was going to be.

Pros:
Spotless. Quiet location. Local produce breakfasts (vegetarian and fresh fruit salad). Discrete and candid enthusiastic hosts. Service that went the extra mile.

Cons:
None !

Room Tip: Room 2 - back of house - v quiet with a mountain view
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We chose Damson Lodge after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we were not disappointed. We received a warm welcome from Viri along with tea and homemade shortbread - delicious! Our room was simply decorated, clean, very comfortable and spacious with en suite power shower which was lovely after a day on the fells.
We were given a menu for our breakfast the evening before, but what to choose? All dishes were locally sourced and cooked to perfection, I had Eggs Benedict and my husband chose the Cumbrian breakfast but we could have had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, smoked herrings or blueberry pancakes. A great selection of locally sourced homemade jams were also offered.
Our hosts, Paul and Viri were charming, they clearly love the area and are keen to share local knowledge with their guests, Viri recommended a route to Skiddaw which we took and were treated to a quieter but spectacular route to the summit.
Keswick is a peaceful town with a good selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés. There is plenty to do locally if fell walking is not your thing. We walked around Derwent Water to Grange but you can also take the river ferry. All in all a great break away from the city, we plan to return to Keswick for more walking and will the book Damson Lodge early to avoid disappointment.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Liz D
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Tucked away in the picturesque and quiet street of Keswick, Damson Lodge is a true gem for visitors. It is a perfect place to hide away from the city noise and recharge the batteries. B&B is run by Viri and Paul who are very hospitable and very attentive to their guests.
With comfortable, very clean and quite rooms, overlooking the mountains, Damson Lodge offers cozy and very homey ambience. Delicious homemade breakfast is served at 8:30 and ingredients sourced from local farms. The menu is very extensive and caters to all tastes. You will find excellent selection of teas in your room and a homemade shortbread is very tasty.
I stayed in the B&B for three days and it was one of the best experiences I have had. I will definitely come back here again.
There are plenty of things to do and see around Keswick and if you do not know the area well, Paul and Viri are happy to provide tips on how to get around. You can also borrow maps of the area while tourist booklets come very handy when walking around Keswick.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

One of the best B&Bs we have stayed in anywhere. Excellent room and en-suite with good quality furnishings and bedding. A first rate breakfast with quality ingredients eg sausage, scrambled eggs, home made wholemeal bread and local jams. The Eggs Benedict were wonderful.
This is all thanks to Viri and Paul who make excellent hosts- friendly, helpful, relaxed. It is like staying with old friends.
All this at a great price.
Do not worry that this B&B is ranked 35th in Keswick- you will not find better.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
1  Thank SandDancer99
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Damson lodge was recommended to us. It is a first class B&B in a great location, 5 minutes to town. Everything is top quality from the lovely cotton bed linen to the breakfast with home made bread and tasty locally sourced sausages. Paul and Viri are first class hosts.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank babsLancs
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We have just returned relaxed and refreshed from another stay at Damson Lodge. The location could not be better - it is in a quiet street with views of Skiddaw but is only five minutes from the centre of Keswick with its pubs, restaurants and outdoor clothing shops and ten minutes from the beautiful shores of Derwentwater.
The rooms are comfortable and always spotless. Paul and Viri are very friendly and always happy to give tips and advice about the local area and things to do. And the breakfasts are wonderful; the quality of the locally sourced ingredients really shines through. Our favourite part of the breakfast is the home made bread - so often B&B breakfasts are let down by cheap, sliced bread.
We think Damson Lodge is extremely good value for money and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Damson Lodge is never a hit-or-miss gamble. Viri and Paul consistently deliver at the highest level for a B&B stay, where a comfortable bed and superb breakfast form the bedrock of the getaway break experience. That's why we've become regulars, and why we'll be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank andyzim
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Additional Information about Damson Lodge

Address: 25 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #66 of 196 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: £74 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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