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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steve couldn't have been more helpful when I arrived at the door unexpected! A single room was made up at short notice, and what a comfortable room. Pristine clean, with modern and working appliances. A fantastic shower (none of those fiddly unciphered knobs and guessing which is hot or which is cold).... Nice touches too. Like a tray full of...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review David, we appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We saw the pictures of the Remembrance day service on the top of Great Gable, looks like a great turnout. We hope to welcome you back again soon, remember to ring us on 017687 72321 for the best...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, comfortable and relaxing bed and breakfast. Sue and Steve were extremely helpful and welcoming, and nothing seemed too much trouble. Supplied local knowledge and information regarding walks etc. Excellent room with a view, and great facilities including bike storage and private parking. Lovely breakfast in peaceful setting. Great location in the peace and quiet but within walking distance of...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review Colleen. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you both again another time. Sue and Steve

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am a full time, professional landscape photographer who spends a lot of time in the Lake District and I end up staying at a great deal many B&B and hotels all with varying degree of quality and standards. I booked two nights at Skiddaw Croft for the weekend 22nd - 23rd October 2016 and despite arriving at 9pm on...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review, we really appreciate it. It was interesting to hear all about your landscape photography business and the places it has taken you. We're glad you found the pull out desk helpful to work from and that you felt at home here - that is our aim...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Excellent B&B , our room was at he top of the property with a nice view of the mountains The owners Sue and Dave greeted us on arrival and we were offered a hot drink and a delicious slice of ginger cake They were both perfect hosts , nothing was too much trouble and Sue is very informative on the...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Richard, we appreciate it. We hope you enjoy the various trips you have coming up and look forward to welcoming you back to the Lakes another time. Sue and Steve

Reigate
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three nights, Sue and Steve are great hosts and welcomed us with tea and cake. Lots of information about what to do and where to eat, try their suggested drive round Buttermere and Derwent Water, stunning views. Room no 3 has a fabulous view you can sit in the bay window and admire. The room was well...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed our favourite local drive, which is a great way to see the most of the surrounding fells. Glad you found your room comfortable and made the most of the lake views. We source our sausages, black pudding and bacon from the local Keswick butchers so we're glad you noticed the quality. Thank you for your...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a couple of nights away at Skiddaw Croft and we had a lovely time. Worth noting that it's a dog friendly B&B and Steve and Sue made both us and Holly the dog very welcome. The room was very clean and well appointed and a comfy bed too. Nice touches of a dogs bowl and biscuit treat...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt welcome. We look forward to seeing you and Holly again soon. Sue and Steve

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had a very enjoyable stay at the Skiddaw Croft in Portinscale. Many thanks to hosts Sue and Steve. I stayed for 4 nights in mid-September 2016 and found the Skiddaw Croft / Portinscale an excellent base to visit the delights of Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Keswick, Helvellyn and Great Gable. A very comfortable bed for a good night's sleep, excellent breakfast...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you got to see so much of what The Lakes have to offer while you were here. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit. Sue and Steve

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were welcomed with Sue's delicious signature ginger cake and tea whilst her and Steve sat and chatted with us. In passing we mentioned we were celebrating our son's 40th and to our surprise a lovely card and gift were waiting for him at breakfast - what a wonderfully personal gesture, it meant so much. Both our rooms were spotlessly...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you, we so appreciate it. It was lovely to meet the 3 of you and we enjoyed our chats about our shared passion - food! You were great guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Sue and Steve

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have stayed at Skiddaw Croft before (under the previous owner), but it's such a great location, we thought we'd try it again and see what the new owners had done to the place! Sue and Steve are welcoming hosts - a cuppa and Keswick ginger cake on arrival - and they were pleased we'd returned. The breakfast room was...

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We really appreciate you coming back to Skiddaw Croft and that you noticed the improvements we have made, including the new windows and the new lighter breakfast room. I'm glad you liked my homemade ginger cake and that you found our location a great base for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Sue

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everything you'd want from a B&B - comfortable room with all the facilities, excellent food, very helpful hosts and a superb location for visiting all of the major attractions in the Lake District. We particularly enjoyed the tea and cake when we arrived.

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Susie2566, Owner at Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you had a comfortable stay and found our location so handy. Hope you can visit again soon. Sue and Steve

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast is in the lovely village of Portinscale, just outside Keswick. We have lovely views from the bedrooms of Derwentwater/Castlerigg Fell and Grisedale Pike. We have a guest lounge for residents to relax in after a day walking, cycling or site-seeing. Skiddaw Croft is an Edwardian house with 6 letting rooms. Please see our website for more details. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast

Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Portinscale
Hotel Class:4 star — Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Some rooms with Lake views”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only 1 front facing double room on top floor for view of Derwentwater.”
 of 5 bubbles christinecH2947LO, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room 2 was fine for 3 people but I'm sure all the rooms were of a good standard.”
 of 5 bubbles johng41, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Two rooms take dogs. Ask at time of booking.”
 of 5 bubbles Tea-stains, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Family room 6 has a small en suite but amazing views of fells on one side and Derwentwater on the other.”
 of 5 bubbles laur782, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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