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The White House Guest House
Ranked #33 of 67 Penrith B&B and Inns
leighton Buzzard
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“I'd definitely stay there again”
Reviewed 14 November 2010

Thoroughly enjoyable stay, very clean and exceptionally comfortable bed, also very dog friendly.
Particularly enjoyed the breakfast

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

We stayed here on the last night of a weeks holiday. The Whitehouse is a very old farmhouse which has undergone a complete makeover.It is very bright and comfortable,particulary the beds . The only thing we didn't like was the one long table for breakfast If we happen to be in this area again we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Ireland
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2010

A very clean & well maintained home. This old farm house has been tastefully modernised.
The owner is a jovial & friendly character & we all enjoyed very much our short stopover.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2010

We chose this Guesthouse as a group of cyclists who needed a safe place to keep the bikes over night. Upon our arrival the owner did seem a bit frosty. However once we broke through the ice he was lovely and very helpful. We ended up really liking him.

He was very helpful and let us use the kitchen facilities to make a huge lunch for the cyclists. We really did take over the kitchen and he was absolutly brilliant about it. As we were a big group we ended up having the place to our selves. We were made to feel welcome to move about the place as we wished.

If you have the time to give the owner a bit of time to grow on you then this is definately the place for you. The location is wonderful and their is a lovely pub down the road that serves very good food.

  • Stayed May 2010
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West Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2009

My husband and I were travelling from Wales to Scotland on holiday, with our two small (very well behaved) dogs.

We had decided to break the journey about half way and decided on Penrith. We chose the White House Experience because it is dog friendly - which was important to us.

We found the B&B very easily and loved the setting. We had a double room overlooking the gardens which were very nice. Our room was large enough for us, very clean and the bed really comfortable. We will definitely stay there again if we travel that way again.

Only downside was at breakfast - no individual tables just one long one which meant we had to sit with other guests (strangers) to eat; which I found very uncomfortable.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Edin.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2009

Pleasant enough welcome on arrival, although the owner had apparently forgotten on receiving the booking that he was due out early the next morning, necessitating an early departure. Very cramped and dated single room, compensated by the airy and pleasant bathroom - although this did not have a fixed or enclosed shower, a surprise and dissapointment. Room way over-priced, shoudl be £20. Breakfast poor and rushed - almost crisp bacon, tinned tomatoes and poor choice all round. Living and dining rooms could do with modernising.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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2 Thank chris_sc0t
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carrickfergus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2009

Family room 3 lacking in character and is cramped. Poor ensuite facility with hand held shower over bath and little hot water for 1 use. Heating went off soon after arrival.
Poor tv reception.
No evening meal available as advertised and appeared to be a one-man show.On arrival breakfast order taken, full English not as on web site, tin tomatoes,no black pudding or fried bread. Cereals in tupperware and no selection of juices.All guests at one long table.Photo on web of dining room not actual.
Whilst location is good it is seriously overpriced and over-rated.
Overall an experience is one to be missed!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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2 Thank kragfargus
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Property: The White House Guest House
Address: Clifton, Penrith CA10 2EL, England (Formerly The White House Experience)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White House Guest House offers four star accommodation, and is ideal for families, couples and children. Whether on business or pleasure we offer guests comfortable accommodation for visiting the Lake District or a stopover on your journey. The Guest House can be found in the village of Clifton just two miles South of Penrith which is at the junction of the A6, A66 and M6. The property was built in 1765 and retains a cosy cottage feel. ... more   less 
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