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Rickerby Grange
Ranked #7 of 9 Portinscale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scunthorpe, England
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Expected more”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

My wife and i spent one night here and found the whole experience very average.The bedroom was clean and spacious , but the bathroom although again roomy was very shabby and dated. At breakfast we found it to be a limited choice and chaotic but decent quality although only served between 8.30 - 9.00am. In my honest opinion i have paid a good bit less and had a better experience and not sure why this has a four star rating. Reading earlier reviews maybe i chose the wrong day and wrong room.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Stayed for two nights 23rd & 24th september for my boyfriend, Ben's, 26th birthday.
The owners were so friendly and welcoming, especially their adorable boxer dog Oscar who much enjoyed the chew treats we bought him.
Breakfast the first morning was fantastic, they caught on about Ben's birthday and when they bought out his cooked breakfast singing happy birthday to him there was a lit sparkler in his sausage, highly amusing as Ben hates birthdays :D
Fuelled us up nicely before spending the morning in the treetops of Whinlatter forest doing the go ape course. Raining but still fantastic.
Rented a small motor boat from Keswick launch for just £25 for 1 hour - well worth the extra £7 to not be sat cramped on the launch boat trip.
Views on the boat were spectacular.
The view from our room was also amazing and the rooms were decorated with great taste and style. The female owner showed us how to fold our towels to look like dogs which was cool.

CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK! Talks of visiting again next month or December time for a week possibly with our 6month old rottweiller puppy as dogs are welcome :D

Room Tip: Choose the double room with shower en-suite for mountainous views :) (Room 9)
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

Lovely, clean accomodation and great attention to detail - towels in the shape of rabbits on the bed etc. Although, the pictures of the garden are very deceptive - they look more like grounds and we had visions of being sat in the beautiful gardens, with a bottle of wine, well into the evenings. While pretty, they're not as 'spacious' as they look.
Not normally complainers we did encounter a couple of gripes, that had we been aware of, we may have chosen to stay elsewhere.
When we arrived we weren't expected - despite having paid 50% deposit - luckily it was early April, before the 'season' started, so there was a room available for us and I had printed my online booking invoice.
On (finally) getting booked in we were advised there were no restaurant / bar facilities available (no mention of these only being available height of season online) and all communal areas were locked, so once back at the guest house we were sat drinking wine in our bedroom like a pair of naughty teenagers! Breakfast (and dinner when the restaurant is open) is only served for half an hour.
The average rating is due to the fact that Rickerby Grange is not the cheapest accomodation in the area, so, for the price, we had expected all facilities to be available. We were a little disappointed.
The Farmers Arms (5 minutes walk from the guest house) however, was friendly, accomodating and served exceptional and very reasonably priced food, providing live entertainment on Saturdays.

Room Tip: Call before you arrive
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

As we visited the hotel out of season, we were the only guests and therefore the restaurant facilities were not available but we were informed of this prior to booking. The hotel had lovely modern rooms with great facilities and the owners were so friendly and met our every need, even feeding our baby so we could eat breakfast!
The only thing which would have made our stay better would be if we could of stayed for longer and explored the immediate surroundings, but we will be back to do this!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Cumbria
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

My husband arranged a surprise get together for myself and several of our friends from abroad, some of whom we hadn't seen for years. Des and Carol made sure we had the everything we needed for a great weekend. We had dinner in one night and it was delicious, breakfast was also great, but what really made our weekend was the hospitality. The rooms were fantastic and we had everything we needed. We will certainly be back, possibly with our young children next time

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2010

We stayed with Des and Carol with our children and dog. We were made so welcome, all of us!!! The breakfast is wonderful, lovely bacon and sausages. Our room was exceptionally clean and decorated to modern standards and taste. The entertainment from their staff when they were cleaning the rooms was fun too, we had a music from the stage being seronaded to us, which was very cheery. We will certainly recommend Rickerby Grange and will return in the future. Thanks again for making our stay a good one.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Tyne and Wear
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2010

We stayed at Rickerby Grange in June 2010.
We had a very enjoyable stay. Yes, we would recommend it to our friends. Yes, we will be back again!
Des and Carol were very friendly and helpful; they made our stay there very pleasant.
The full English breakfast was lovely, the sausages were fabulous. (Carol was kind enough to let us buy some of their own supplies to take home with us).
The room we stayed in was lovely (no 4) It's at the back of the building, really quiet, nicely decorated, very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. what more could you ask for?

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rickerby Grange
Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Portinscale
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Portinscale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Rickerby Grange 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm friendly welcome awaits you at Rickerby Grange, where we offer a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere with good food and a well stocked bar. Well located for walks, lakes and exploring by car. Open All Year. ... more   less 
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