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“More than a 'Home from home'.” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #13 of 112 Windermere B&B and Inns
Gomersal, United Kingdom
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“More than a 'Home from home'.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have been made most welcome, by Vince and Shrley, over the past 13 years. Being restricted to 'school holiday times' we tended to use half term as a break and recovery period. You receive much more than, 'a good service'; it is most friendly, accommodating and the hosts go out of their way to ensure your stay is as relaxing as they can possibly make it. A 'stay' here sets us up nicely for the rigours that face us when we start with the routines of full time child-minding.
The rooms, each themed, are of exceptional quality and comfort; the food is exemplary and the companionship (if desired) is a pleasure. The longer your stay the more relaxed you will become. Most highly recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
A huge thank you for writing such a glowing review. The fact that you have been returning to us consistently over 13 years really says everything! It's really more like welcoming back "old friends" and you are a pleasure to have as our guests. Great to know that you relax whilst staying with us, as that is exactly what we hope our guests will experience.
We hope you will continue to return and we can catch up with family news and events. Thank you for recommending us so highly.
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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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Market Bosworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the very best B&B's I have ever stayed in. A warm welcome and guided tour greeted us on arrival. A very comfortable (warm) room with four poster bed. Exceptionally clean and well maintained. Lashings of hot water and nice "White co" toiletries just what you need in the Lakes in March! Breakfast was freshly cooked with local ingredients, great choice and we never felt rushed. Shirley and Vince could not do enough to make our weekend a memorable one, many thanks.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments - it really is good to know that you considered Storrs Gate to be one of the very best B&B's that you have stayed in, and that you were so happy with your room, breakfast and our hospitality. We are delighted you enjoyed your weekend away and we hope you might choose us again when you are next in the Lakes.
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed here in january for three nights and really enjoyed it. We usually stay in hotels but this house was far better than 5 star hotels. Both Vince and Shirley are very friendly and should be very proud of this b b.It is extremely clean with excellent breakfasts. their prunes with cointreau are moorish !! We stayed in the jacobean suite which had a comfortable sitting room. At weekend i took my daughters mother-in-law for her 70th birthday and she too enjoyed it. This time we stayed in the twin room which was on the ground floor (ideal for a wheelchair user as it is very roomy and has large doorways ).I would highly recommend Storrs Gate house.Look forward to see you both again. Barbara

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you Barbara for your lovely review. We were delighted to welcome you back so soon and are so pleased that you enjoyed your second stay as much as your first. Your kind comments are a joy to read and we hope that it won't be too long before we see you back for a third visit!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is our first time in a B&B and we have been converted!We normally stay in well known, large hotels. However, considering the celebrations, we opted for something small, personal and romantic. We got it all!!!!

Arrival: Everything you need on arrival. A warm welcome from a friendly couple. Whilst the lady took our bags to our room, the gentlemen offered recommendations for somewhere to dine that evening.

Room: We stayed in room four. Beautiful! We had everything we needed. Tea, coffee, Hot chocolate and a mini bar. We were even offered fresh milk for our coffee and tea, if it was something we required. Exceptionally clean! King size bed and the décor was perfect for our romantic weekend. There was even a bouquet of flowers there for our arrival congratulating us on our engagement.

Breakfast: We pre ordered the night before (all guest are asked to do so). We ate at 8:30 sat facing a beautiful garden and watching the birds on the bird feeders. Very romantic. The food was perfect! Very fresh!

All in all this was a perfect stay and we left feeling refreshed, well fed and full!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement last weekend. Thank you for choosing Storrs Gate House for such a special and romantic occasion! We are so very pleased that your first experience of a bed and breakfast was considered to be a perfect stay. Your wonderful description of all aspects of your stay was music to our ears.
We wish you both the very best on your future together and hope that we might welcome you back again, perhaps for your honeymoon or anniversary!

Thanks so much for choosing us.
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Just Got Back From Staying Two Nights At Storrs Gate House Shirley And Vince Were Extremely Attentive And Lovely The Bedroom Was Fantastic (Jacobean Suite ) Would Recommend This Hotel To Anyone Brilliant. Shirley We Will See You Again Soon Malcolm And Lesley

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your comments about your weekend stay in our Jacobean suite. It is really great to know that you enjoyed your room and that you intend to plan a return visit. Thanks too for your kind recommendation. Hope to see you back soon.
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights as xmas gift from our daughter. We have stayed in many b/b's in cumbria.. But Storrs Gate House has been the best yet and beleive it will always will be. we stayed in the Tudor room which had a fabulous olde four poster and a superb shower room. Shirley and staff were extremely attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend and look forward to our next stay... Thanks too all at Storrs Gate House....

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Very many thanks for reviewing your weekend's stay with us. We are delighted you were so happy with your Christmas gift and that you consider us to be the best B&B in which you've stayed in Cumbria. We couldn't be happier to hear that! Thank you for recommending us - we hope to see you back soon. Don't forget to use your voucher and book direct. Thanks again.
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just got back from a lovely relaxing 3 days in the lakes,"Storrs Gate House", what a find, easily the best bed and breakfast we have been to, (and we have been to many!)
The place was sheer heaven, relaxing, warm, the breakfast to die for, we will be back!!!!
Thanx a lot shirley and the lovely attentive staff, a real credit to you.

Tony and Cheryl.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
It was lovely to read your kind review and to find that you describe Storrs Gate House as "sheer heaven" - what an accolade! We're so pleased you were relaxed here with us and that you highly rate your breakfast and enjoyed our hospitality. We would love to welcome you back again - hope it won't be too long we see you again.
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Address: Longtail Hill, Windermere LA23 3JD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Storrs Gate House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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