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“Wonderful - a home from home”

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The Cartwheel Guest House
Ranked #30 of 177 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful - a home from home”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Everything about the Cartwheel is wonderful and this is because the hosts, Tina and Bernie are so wonderfully welcoming and treat you like friends. The house and bedrooms are beautiful, the location is 2 minutes from the middle of Keswick and the breakfasts are superb. Tina & Bernie cannot do enough for you and theres the home made cakes that Bernie makes if he has the time...yum! We will definitely return at some point this year hoepfully....highly recommended and feels like your at home, away from home! lovely!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Tina and bernie were fantastic hosts. Really welcoming, like meeting old friends. The room was lovely and modern with great little touches like corkscrew ect. Breakfast was also great. We will be back.
Ps wait till you see your towels too. Fab!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

I stayed in a single room - non ensuite for a couple of nights. I found the cartwheel to be absolutely spotless, the bathroom was on the floor below and gave the choice of a bath or seperate shower - the shower was the best i have had, the water pressure is fab. Toiletries are provided as is a bathrobe. Hairdryer provided in the room, the bed was extremely comfortable, free wi-fi, practically everything you could need for a short stay. The breakfast was lovely and the hosts very friendly and helpful. I loved the towel art, i had a dog, my only complaint was that i had to waste it in order to use the towels - and had to eat the chocolate square which made up the dogs mouth. Overall i would recommend the Cartwheel to anyone, there is nothing to complain about, it is also closer to the town center than you imagine.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We are repeat visitors at this fantastic B & B. The standards have always been high but each time we stay we are bowled over by the cleanliness and up keep of this establishment. Tina & Bernie are the most friendliest hosts you could imagine. They always give a very warm welcome and nothing is too much trouble.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Keswick then don't look any further it's not worth the time and effort as you won't find anywhere better than the Cartwheel!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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TheCartwheelKeswick, Owner at The Cartwheel Guest House, responded to this review, 5 November 2011
In today's world where the expectations of many are for over-sized suites, large T.V's and Jacuzzi baths, it means a great deal to us when our guests rate us so highly based purely on what we have to offer ... Clean, Comfortable Accommodation, good food and topped off with warm, traditional B&B Hospitality. Thank you.
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Wandsworth, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Just returned from a fantastic holiday in the Lake District. Cartwheel is the best place to stay in Keswick. Coconut Cake was gorgeous!!! Breakfast was fantastic. Keep up the good work Tina & Bernie. Can't wait for my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have just returned from our 4th visit to the Cartwheel - and it's just like visiting old friends.Tina and Bernie are always so welcoming, nothing is ever too much trouble - whether it's help with planning walks , places to eat or visit, even drying soggy , wet, muddy clothes - if they can do it for you - they will.
The rooms are spotless, warm and cosy, the breakfasts set you up for a long day walking and the cakes in the afternoon - Bernie - they are yummy!!
Tina & Bernie make the Cartwheel what it is - a wonderful place to stay - a real home from home.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We went to Keswick for the first time last week & stayed 3 nights at the Cartwheel. Our hosts, Bernie & Tina, were wonderful. The Cartwheel is close walking distance to everything in town, yet it is on a quiet street. The house is very clean and the breakfasts were wonderful. Tina helped us plan our stay and her advice was great. We did the Catbells walk and I will remember it always. Bernie makes cakes that are irresistible and available when you come back in the afternoon after a lovely day out. Bernie & Tina will also pack you a lunch for a very reasonable rate to take if you go out walking. The Cartwheel is not the Ritz -- there are large jars of shower gel & hand gel -- the shower gel works fine as shampoo but if you're fussy about that bring your own. And remember, this is their home so treat it well -- we plan to return!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1. It has a double bed. Next time we might opt for two twins, as we have a king at...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Cartwheel Guest House
Address: 5 Blencathra Street, Keswick CA12 4HW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nigel and Debra can assure you of a warm welcome at our traditional slate Victorian Guest House, conveniently located close to Keswick town centre, Derwentwater and the spectacular northern fells. We provide hearty lakeland breakfasts and can cater for most guest's dietary requirements (just let us know at time of booking). Packed lunches are available at a nominal cost and we will be pleased to fill your flask with tea or coffee free of charge, just drop it off at breakfast. When you arrive back from your busy day, home-made cake will be waiting for you! Whatever brings you to Keswick and the beautiful landscape of the surrounding lakes and fells, we aim to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one, with good standards of accommodation and service for all our guests. We are Walker and Cyclist friendly. 2017 rates - Single rooms £ 35 - £ 40; Double /Twin rooms £74 - £80. ... more   less 

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