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Storrs Gate House

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Longtail Hill, Windermere LA23 3JD, England
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Ranked #4 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It would be difficult to find a friendlier, more helpful couple than Vince and Shirley who own and run this B&B. Just a gentle 10-15 minute stroll from the centre of Bowness, it's a convenient location, but unfortunately there's no lake view when there are leaves on the trees! Room good - large shower cubicle and plenty of water pressure... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

Very many thanks for your lovely review, which provides a really comprehensive overall picture for other prospective guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Room 6 and Room 4, our super-king and king-size double en-suites. It was great to hear you found our service relaxed and friendly, that is exactly what we hope to convey to our... More

Nottingham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Storrs Gate House. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Definitely a 5 star plus experience. Well worth the money. No complaints whatsoever. The Jacobean Suite is simply stunning.

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review! It really made our day to know that every aspect of your stay was considered perfect from start to finish! We love the fact that you found the Jacobean Suite stunning (we have other equally lovely suites and four poster rooms, so if you do decide to return in the future, you... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome to a clean, comfortable B & B. Nothing was too much trouble, from advising us where to eat on an evening, walking into Windermere and suggesting places to visit. Our room was spotless, four poster bed, clean towels daily. Breakfast was excellent freshly cooked for us each morning. Hosts Shirley and Vince wonderful.

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

What a lovely review to read - thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday treat, and that everything seemed to be perfect for your stay. We do hope you might have the opportunity to use your loyalty voucher, and choose to come back to us and we look forward to seeing you again at some time. More

Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hosts, super comfortable mattress, great shower/bathroom (i.e., very clean, plenty of water pressure, etc.), and amazing English breakfast. Best to wake up hungry... From Storrs Gate House, there is a pleasant walk into Bowness, where the boats depart. Overall a very pleasant, albeit brief, stay. If I had to make a minor critique it would be that there was... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great to read you had a comfortable sleep and were impressed with the shower, and especially your breakfast. We haven't quite been able to work out which room you chose, but would just mention that we do provide suitcase stands in all our king-size four poster suites, which are all... More

Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed at this delightful hotel for 2 nights. It was a last minute break and we just turned up on the off-chance of finding somewhere to stay. We really fell on our feet when we found this lovely hotel. The rooms were beautifully decorated, very comfortable and well equipped. The hosts were very welcoming and the... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you chanced upon us and were so happy with your choice, and additionally that you would love to return - we'd love to see you back again! More

West Lothian, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our Ruby Wedding Anniversary we spent 2 wonderful nights at Storrs Gate House. Our thanks go to Shirley and Vince who were just lovely and made us feel very welcome. They also secretly helped my husband arrange a surprise of Champagne and Flowers, it was such a lovely surprise. The hotel is just beautiful. We stayed in the spacious... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

We're so happy to learn that you had a relaxing couple of days with us, enjoying your Ruby wedding anniversary... it was no trouble at all to arrange the flowers as a surprise. We're pleased that you liked the Victorian king-size four poster suite and that you consider breakfast to be excellent - we do hope to see you back... More

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our four nights spent in Windermere were fantastic and to top it off we had the best weather but what really made our holiday were Shirley and Vince and their pretty home. Breakfast was a delight with home made produce, everything was just a cut above the rest. We have stayed in many B&B's and breakfast has been varied to... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

How really lovely it was to read your review - we couldn't be more pleased to know that you had such a good holiday with us here. Your description of breakfast is a fantastic accolade and we loved to hear that you consider it to be perfected! Thank you!! We know that the weather can make a huge difference to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Storrs Gate House for the third time last weekend. We arrived on the Sunday and left on the Wednesday. We were greeted by Shirley and Vince and were instantly made to feel welcome. It had been about 4 years since our previous stay and it was just as lovely as we'd remembered it. The last two times we... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

It was great to see you both back with us for a third time - we're really pleased you were happy with Room 5, our room up in the eaves of the house on a floor to itself. Whilst it isn't as large as our other rooms, and is described as a standard king-size double, it still has a cosy... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for two nights in the Queen Anne suite & it was lovely! The room was spacious with a large, comfortable four poster bed, seating area & a spacious en suite. The white company toiletries & selection of fruit teas were a really nice touch. The room opens on to a patio area with a table & chairs and... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. We're delighted you felt so comfortable in our Queen Anne four poster en-suite and that you were happy with the little extra touches. It was lovely to hear our full English breakfast described as gorgeous! We hope it might entice you to return to see us again sometime. Thanks... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Storrs Gate House at Bowness on Windermere for 2 nights on route to Scotland. It was a pleasure and the welcome and service were second to none. Vince and Shirley Byrne leave nothing to chance, the rooms are excellent as are the facilities. We had the Queen Anne king-size for poster ensuite... More

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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us, we're so pleased you enjoyed everything and that you found your room so comfortable. Your unreserved recommendation was fantastic to read! Great to hear you will be coming back to us next year, don't forget to book direct and mention your loyalty voucher for the discount. We look forward to welcoming... More

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Address: Longtail Hill, Windermere LA23 3JD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Storrs Gate House 5*
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Bed and Breakfast of the Year - Cumbria Tourism Awards 2009.Five Stars with Silver Award - luxury accommodation opposite Lake Windermere. 15 minutes walk from Bowness-on-Windermere, our family run guest house offers personal service by friendly owners. Breakfasts feature local and home-made produce. Four poster and king-size rooms, power showers, White Company toiletries. We aim to ensure you will want to return! ... more   less 
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