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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dalegarth House

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Dalegarth House
Ranked #2 of 9 Portinscale B&B and Inns
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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138 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

From their prompt replies to email requests before our visit to their greeting when we arrived to their attention to details, the owners of the Dalegarth, Craig and Clare, provided an outstanding guest house experience. At first, we were a little disappointed that the house was in Portinscale and not Keswick itself, but that turned out to be a good thing. We had easy access to nearby Keswick by both bus and ferry without the busyness of the town and the headaches of parking.

The house and gardens are wonderfully situated overlooking the lake in the little village of Portinscale, and are kept up beautifully. The guest rooms are up-to-date and immaculate. The living and dining areas are very comfortable, with great views. The food is excellent (breakfasts are included). I'd recommend the dinner option, which you can choose up to 10 am each day. The meal was wonderfully prepared and served, although the cost is a bit high.

Craig provided excellent advice for sightseeing in the area, and was very patient and attentive in providing brochures, directions, etc. It is no surprise that most of the other couples we met during our stay were repeat customers. If I had the chance to go back and stay at the Dalegarth House I would do so without hesitation and feel fortunate to get such great accommodations!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Spacious rooms, very clean and modern. Brilliant breakfast - wonderful location and views - Clare and Craig work hard to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need and are the perfect hosts - we got tea and cake on arrival - just what we needed after a long journey. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dittisham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We extended our stay at this wonderful find which was truly home from home. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The food was amazing, very tasty and well presented.
Craig was very helpful indeed with his local knowledge helping us plan our days and walks. His garden looks great too.
We will definitely return.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Dalegarth House. Starting with a lovely greeting from hosts Clare & Craig with a welcoming pot of tea, to the good location for exploring the Lakes and the great food - highly recommend taking the dinner option! We met 2 other couples who are regulars who stay at Dalegarth House at least twice year! We stayed in room 10, a double room with its own entrance and view of the garden. Clare & Craig were attentive hosts, always willing to chat, provide options of activities from walks to tourist attractions. Will definitely be at the top of the list on our next visit to the Lakes.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel. The owners do everything possible to make the stay pleasurable. The food is superb and the accommodation is comfortable with beautiful views across Derwent Water.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

I booked in here via the web at the last minute as I fancied a weekend away in the Lake District. I wasn't expecting too much at this price and such short notice but Dalegarth House is a superb place to stay.

I'd booked a single room, but as there was a double room free so the hosts put me in there at no extra cost.

The welcome was great but it was the details that count. Homemade cake made freely available. And especially a fridge on the ground floor with a supply of fresh milk and small jugs to take it up to your room. The hosts are from Yorkshire so they know the importance of decent milk to make a decent cup of tea...

The view from my room was lovely - across the village and over the lake.

I like decent beer so was a bit nervous about Portinscale being some distance from the pubs In Keswick. But, it is literally a 20 minute walk via an off-road and level dry path into Keswick to get to the facilities and pubs. But there's a really decent pub less than 5 minutes away in Portinscale called the Farmers Arms which is a great alternative to those in Keswick.

In summary, this is more than a B&B it is a Guest House in all the best ways. And a very comfortable and welcoming one in a great location.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stayed at this lovely guest house over the Easter Weekend and could not fault it in any way.A warm welcome awaited us with homemade cake and coffee.Craig and Clare are exceptional hosts who really go out of their way to make guests stay special.The attention to detail is what makes this special,from a great selection of drinks,beautiful homecooked food ,with a menu that would not be out of place in a 5 star hotel.We stayed in a room in the annex which was well equiped and beautifully appointed.The area is lovely with some many activities to suit everyone.
I cannot recomend it highly enough,Craig and Clare deserve the accolades they have so far received ,they certainly know what they are doing in this competitive buisness.We will be back !!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dalegarth House
Address: Portinscale, Portinscale, Keswick CA125RQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Portinscale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Portinscale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dalegarth House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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