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“Wonderful B&B in the heart of The Lakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Clarence House

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Clarence House
Ranked #9 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful B&B in the heart of The Lakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We have just returned from a four night stay at Clarence House B&B in Keswick. It has been some time since I posted a review on Tripadvisor but felt compelled to after such wonderful hospitality.

Richard and Karen are nothing short of exceptional hosts! From the moment we stepped inside Clarence House, Richard was very friendly and helpful. If you are a keen on sampling the multitude of outdoor activities which this area has to offer, Richard is extremely knowledgeable, especially when it comes to climbing the regions many hills. He even lent us a local walking guide, which was very kind.

Karen's breakfasts were, in short, the best breakfast's I've had in a B&B! (And I've sampled a fair few over the years trust me!) Always fresh, perfectly cooked and piping hot!

The location of Clarence House could hardly be better, just a few minutes stroll to the lake and town centre, yet on a very quiet residential road.

It's testimony to Richard and Karen that their B&B is already regarded as one of the very best places to stay in Keswick. Spotlessly clean rooms, a perfect location, lovely food and warm and friendly hospitality.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Clarence House to anybody planning a stay in Keswick...you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear MyWeeTrips

Wow what a wonderful and generous review - you're making us blush reading it! Many thanks to you both for coming all way up from Norwich to visit Keswick and stay at Clarence House. We get genuine satisfaction from knowing that our guests have enjoyed their time with us and we do all that we can to help make their stay comfortable and pleasant.

Thank you again for such lovely comments and for being such lovely guests.

Kind regards

Karen & Richard
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Having stayed at Clarence House a few times now I looked forward to a warm welcome. From the moment I arrived from Penrith station on the bus, which is a very easy journey I felt very relaxed. It is true the weather was not great for walking the hills but as the property is such a short walk from Keswick town centre I was able to find plenty of things to occupy my time. As usual both Karen and Richard showed great concern that my stay was comfortable and by the time I returned home I felt very chilled.

Room Tip: Have stayed in several rooms and all are of the same high standard.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Clare

Thank you for coming to stay with us yet again. It was lovely to see you and hear all your news and we're really pleased that despite some very mixed weather you still had a very enjoyable visit. It would seem that Keswick has a real therapeutic effect on you.

Best Wishes

Karen & Richard
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This was our third stay in as many years and it has been as good as the first. We have been visiting Clarence House since it first opened and enjoy it so much that we have gone back every year since. Richard and Karen provide a warm and friendly welcome and the accommodation is excellent. Karen's breakfasts offer a comprehensive choice and last nearly all day. Richard not only provides extensive advice and if necessary books for walks and places to visit, but also has first hand experience of the best places to eat and drink in the evening. In summary we would recommend Clarence House to anyone planning a visit to Keswick. We will certainly be visiting again next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Steph

Thank you so much for posting this wonderful review. As one of our very first guests, when we opened in July 2012, it is really gratifying to have you return to stay with us each summer. We really do appreciate having such loyal, friendly and cheerful guests like yourselves and we hope you will continue to make the long journey up north to come and see us each year.

Thanks again and our very best wishes

Karen & Richard
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had visiting Keswick in August. We stayed for 2 nights at Clarence House. Everything from the time we arrived to when we left was perfect. We were greeted by Richard who kindly helped us with our bags and showed us our room. Our room was spotlessly clean. We had a full English breakfast both mornings which was a wonderful start to the day. Richard and Karen were both great at letting us know places to eat or where best to cycle. I have recommended Clarence House to my family and friends and we will be back for sure.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Emma

It's really kind of you to post this review and to recommend us to your friends and family and we are very grateful to you. We do try our best to help our guests have an enjoyable and memorable visit and we're really glad to read that the accommodation. service and food, were all to your liking.

Please come again.

Regards

Karen & Richard
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at Clarence House for three nights along with our three sons and my wife's parents. Richard and Karen were extremely flexible as it was a bit of a complicated booking, and really made us feel at home. The accommodation was very good - clean, fresh and tastefully decorated. Karen's breakfasts were top notch. We would definitely recommend and we intend to return in the future. We even had good weather!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Tom

Thank you posting this review about your stay at Clarence House. It was an absolute delight having you family group as guests and your 3 sons are a real credit to you. We wish you all the very best for the future and hope you will be able to come and visit us again.

Best Wishes

Karen & Richard
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts who gave us lots of advice both before the trip and on the weekend itself. For example, an extensive list of restaurants recommended by Richard, sadly we only had a chance to sample two but both were great! The accommodation was immaculate, the breakfast was superb - fruit salad was gorgeous! Only 5 minutes walk from town centre. All in all a 10 out of 10 experience, couldn't fault and would have no hesitation in recommending. We will definitely return - a HUGE thank you!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Esther & Steve

And a HUGE thank you to you for posting this wonderful review. We are really thrilled to know that your special celebration weekend was a success and that your stay at Clarence House was so enjoyable for you all. It would be so nice to see you all again in the future and there are lots more walks I can tell you about and more eating venues to try.

Thanks again and our very best wishes

Karen & Richard
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Richard and Karen made us very welcome guests at Clarence House along with their beautiful and well-behaved dog, Alfie.
Food was delicious and rooms were perfect.

Would recommend staying, if even just to meet Alfie.

Thanks
Richard and Karen

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richard L, Owner at Clarence House, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear DFerret

Thanks for coming to stay at Clarence House and for posting this lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here and meeting our Alfie. He is a big friendly chap who loves meeting people - if they ask to, the rest of the time he sleeps and sleeps! We hope you will come and visit us again.

Kind Regards

Karen & Richard
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Property: Clarence House
Address: 14 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karen and Richard welcome you to Clarence House. A fine detached victorian guest house, recently refurbished to offer a high standard of accommodation. Friendly, clean and comfortable. Conveniently located in a quiet residential location but just 5 minutes walk from Keswick town centre and 10 minutes from the lake.All rooms have been completely refurbished and are now decorated and furnished in a smart and relaxing style. They all offer quality oak and pine furniture, generous hospitality trays and free broadband WiFi.Breakfast is served in the spacious and attarctive dining room, complete with victorian fireplace. Guests can choose from a number of breakfast options as well as help-yourself cereals, juices, yoghurts and fruit. ... more   less 
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