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Accommodation Details Chestnut Villa
Keswick Road , Grasmere LA22 9RE
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Chestnut Villa in Grasmere on The Coast to Coast Path
We'd been tending to look for inns rather than B&B's but our experience with B&B was often better than inns and this is no exception. It is a little way out of the centre of Grasmere, on the route for
Richard Hovey, left on 17 July 2017
Very Nice House. Large Room. Very nice ensuite. Queen Bed. On the north end of town, so a bit of a walk to the shopping district and museum. Easy access to rejoin the C2C. 2 nice restaurants in easy walking distance.
Norm & Bonnie Kern, left on 29 October 2015
My second stay at Chestnut Villa on the coast to coast. The owner and staff are warm, friendly and helpful. Breakfast is beautifully cooked. The rooms are clean and comfortable.
The packed lunch substantial. I would stay here again and can highly recommend this B&B
Paula Long, left on 12 April 2015
I stayed one night in September during my solo C2C walk. My room (No 1 I think) was a double at the front of Chestnut Villa. Not in the adjacent building mentioned by some reviewers. There was no traffic noise despite being next to the main road – maybe there is no traffic at night or the sound-proofing did an excellent job, either way I had a good nights sleep in a comfy bed. My room was very clean and modern. The en-suite was an adequate size and also nice. Breakfast was fine. The B&B is at the northern end of the village making the next stage of the C2C to Patterdale a little shorter. The fact that it is on the northern perimeter of the village does not matter – you reach Grasmere from Borrowdale early enough to have seen all it has to offer before walking on to Chestnut Villa. You have a choice of two nearby pubs for an evening meal. I couldn’t fault Chestnut Villa and I would happily stay again.
Steve., left on 01 December 2014
Very small room with minute shower. Convenient for route to Patterdale. Would try somewhere else next time.
Geoff Melotti, left on 08 July 2014
Excellent B&B and the room was so comfortable we didn't want to get up in the morning! Tasty evening meal in The Swan ( a few minutes' walk) where guests from Chestnut villa get a discount. Try the banana soufflé if you go there.
Bridget and David, West Yorks, left on 24 September 2013
Comfortable room with good breakfast. Ideal location for the start of the next day's walk.
Lynne & Paul left 3rd Sept 2012, left on 24 September 2012
Loved this B&B. Really friendly hosts who were keen to look after walkers. Great breakfast and packed lunch. Nice room with wonderful views. A little way to walk into town but quite enjoyed this. Went to Wordsworth Hotel spa and had it to myself!. Would thoroughly recommend this B&B for Coast 2 Coasters.
Helena, left on 09 May 2012
We had very nice room in the eaves with a great view in this charming house and the host was extremely pleasant and helpful. Good location for next day’s start.
Michael & Karen Silverberg., left on 15 October 2011
Stayed here Sept 2011. Had a nice clean room and very comfortable beds. Breakfast was excellent.
anon, left on 23 September 2011
please ignore my previous feedback for this B&B as I got it confused with risedale Lodge in Patterdale.
Chestnut Villa was good. Room was tiny, but lovely host, breakfast etc. Possibly too far out of town???
Jim Hill, left on 18 July 2011
We arrived around 2.30pm, a bit early but were treated like naughty school children! The owner proceeded to LOCK the front door and left us outside while he went off for a shower! We were then allowed in at about 3pm.
We were then showed our ensuite, downstairs! Fortunately breakfast was served by the much more accomodating lady of the house. Her husband was, ,,,,,,, rude!
Jim Hill, left on 18 July 2011
Very comfortable and clean rooms with beautiful views but not a lot of space for two peoples' rucksacks and overnight bags. The breakfast was good and the packed lunches came with a tiny bar of Kendal Mint Cake, which came in handy for an energy boost later on the walk. We had a good meal at the Travellers Rest. Considering the prices of B&Bs generally in Grasmere this was very good value.
Sheila, left on 20 May 2011
Only take two nights or more and do not return calls left on answerphone
P Spokes, left on 18 March 2011
We stayed at Chestnut Villa in May 2010. The room was very small but comfortable. The hosts were friendly and have great plans for upgrading the accomodation, and the two rooms on the top floor are excellent. Nice breakfast room and fantastic breakfast. Close to the Travellers Inn for dinner - this is a lovely pub, but the food was not great. I would recomend walking into Grasmere to eat.
Chris & Katie, Leicestershire, left on 04 October 2010
Friendly Hosts and a reasonable stay. A little walk out of town but on the route out of Grasmere and the Travellers rest is close for a meal.
The rooms are a little small for bags and a dog but not the smallest we stayed in!
Steve B, left on 02 October 2010
Hosts were welcoming; attentive but not intrusive. Lovely comfortable twin room. It is a little way out of the main village but gets you a bit further ahead on the next day's walk so it isn't a problem. Nice packed lunch.
Tina, left on 21 July 2010
Comfortable B&B, friendly welcome, no evening meal but close to the Travellers' Inn for good bar food.
Stephen, left on 20 July 2010
Very hospitable and friendly. Great breakfast and great packed lunch.
Helen Heath, left on 12 July 2010
After a very long days walk we went straight into the pub for a drink and dinner. Service was slow so we were a bit late getting to the B&B. I had phoned ahead to explain and the owner said it was a very short walk. He did not offer to pick us up in contrast to my friends who were collected by the Townhead Farm B&B. It was actually a good 15 minute walk and I would have been happier if he’d been honest, we’d have got a cab our feet were so sore!
Our room was basic but fine, breakfast was really tasty and we only ordered a sandwich for lunch, which was OK – not the best we’ve had.
The owners are working on the B&B so whilst some rooms are swirly carpets and plastic wardrobes, others are lovely (we were told.)
Liz , left on 30 June 2010
Nice B&B, good value for grasmere. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast too,
Claire and Phil Port, left on 07 June 2010
Richard & Mike are great hosts - We (party of 3) arrived to a warm welcome and had a great deal of banter with the guys - Rooms were great, fantatsic views and once the refurbs has been completed it will be even better. Richard dont forget to offer that welcoming drink & cakes !!
Oakley Plodder, left on 25 May 2010
Second stop on the way to completing the c2c on 28/03/10.
Arrived at the b&b cold & wet at around 7.30pm. The only drying facility I was offered was a sheet of newspaper to sit my sodden boots on! No offer of any kind was made by the owner to help dry my clothes.

The twin room was tiny with around an 18inch gap between each bed and the end of each bed and a vanity unit. The solitary radiator which was lukewarm at best was that tight against the wall, that it was impossible to hang clothes over it.

The breakfast was OK and I would give this a 7/10.

As a side note, on the way to the b&b I called in at the Travellers Rest to ask directions to the Chesnut Villa, and to find out what time they served food till. Although I managed to determine food was served until 9pm, I was less successful with directions to the b&b, as I was met with silence from a mute barman.

Unfortunately, given the late hour, we had no choice but to venture up the road to the Travellers for a bite to eat. (Please be aware, this road is absolutely pitch-black). Don’t get me wrong I’m not averse to splashing out a bob or three for a decent meal, but I do nevertheless appreciate value for money. Although I fully expected to pay a little over the odds at Gasmere, I think £12.50 each for a stoggy steak and kidney pudding, and £3.00 per pint was a little on the steep side. Just had the two pints that night!!!
On the bright side, my visit to the Travellers meant I was a good few pounds lighter the next day which came in handy on the steep climb out of Grasmere!!!

We did discover on leaving the pub that the barman did indeed have the power of speech after all when he bade us far well!

My recommendation would be, if your itinerary permits, give Chesnut Villa and Grasmere a wide birth.
J. HORNBY, left on 31 March 2010
Very friendly welcome. Nice comfy bed but room a little small as was the bathroom. Good view of the hills as room was at the top of the house. Breakfast was good and the dining area was well presented
Jon and Shelley, stayed 24 August 2009, left on 14 September 2009
We stayed at the Chestnut Villa on Tuesday 9 June 2009. After a long and fairly arduous walk, it was a very pleasant and comfortable B&B. Richard and Mike are really laid back and very welcoming and friendly. I can honestly say it was one of the best billets on the Coast to Coast.
Angela Madden, left on 07 July 2009
A decent clean place to stay with a good breakfast. Friendly
Doug Hill/Christine Pearson, left on 16 July 2008
Apparently, there will be new owners of this B&B as from 1st April.
The current owners are taking bookings on their behalf.
WellyBoots, left on 10 March 2008
Have now stayed here three times. Good standard of accommodation. Good heating system and pleasant hostess who readily dries clothes.
On the way out of Grasmere - pub nearby for food.
Barbara Fothergill, left on 29 September 2003
Reasonable room en-suite room. Good breakfast.
But!- situated on the main road outside the main Grasmere village, which was not good for finding somewhere to eat in the pouring rain. No drying facilities.
Not a walkers B& B.
Kate Ellis, left on 28 September 2003


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