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Storrs Gate House
Ranked #29 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Preston, Lancashire, UK
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“A lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We spent the night at Storrs Gate House and have a really lovely time. The welcome was warm and we were shown to our lovely room - which was more like a suite as we have a small seperate sitting room. After a very relaxing night we enjoyed a well presented and beautifully cooked breakfast. Would highly recommend and hope to stay again in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind review. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Jacobean four poster suite, so much. Our aim is to provide a relaxed atmosphere in luxurious surroundings and a great breakfast. We'd love to welcome you back - thanks for your high recommendation.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Awesome stay in a great B&B.

Location is good and whilst it is a 10 - 15min walk into Bowness it is probably one of the better walks into town along the lake.

Room was very comfortable with a good set of amenities including a four poster bed.

Breakfast was amazing and really set my girlfriend and I up for the day.

A great find (by my girlfriend)!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
We were delighted to read your review in which you describe Storrs Gate as "a great find", and to learn that you classed your breakfast as amazing. Hopefully this will encourage readers to make an informed choice and come and try one of our four king-size 4 poster rooms.

We often find that if the lady is happy with her choice, the weekend is invariably a success!

Hope to see you again soon.
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have just stayed here for a treat for our 10th wedding anniversary - It definitely lived up to the reviews I had read. The Hotel was in a great location, with plenty parking and it was a lovely walk into Bowness. The room we stayed in (Jacobean Suite) was absolutely beautiful and everywhere was spotlessly clean and cosy. The facilities were first class, with fresh, clean towels and lovely complimentary toiletries. We could not have asked for better service from our hosts Vince and Shirley. The breakfast menu offered a delicious and varied choice and was served very efficiently. I would highly recommend Storrs Gate House - Many Thanks again.

Room Tip: The Jacobean Suite was stunning. It had a 4 poster bed and a seperate lounge area. Very spacious.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
It really is good to know that when we are chosen for a special occasion, that we meet and even surpass expectations. Our suites are perfect for a treat, and are spacious and well equipped for a luxury getaway.

We're delighted you found everything to be first class and that you will highly recommend us. We know there is a good deal of competition here and when guests choose to recommend and return it makes us aware that we are getting things right! Thanks again for choosing us, and also for your kind comments to us by personal email.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here for our anniversary -on Halloween! and while the weather outside was frightful,inside was truely delightful. Our room was cosy and spotlessly clean with a lovely bathroom.Shirley and Vince were very welcoming and Shirley kindly booked both a restaurant and taxi for the evening for us. Storrs House is about a ten to fifteen minute walk into Bowness and five minutes from the little ferry to the Coniston side of the lake.When the rain eventually defeated us we were pleased to find that Vince has a good selection of wine which is available by the glass or bottle.After a good nights sleep breakfast was served in the dining room. There was plenty of choice and it was top quality. I must recommend the homemade plum jam which was so nice I had to have more toast!This may not be the cheapest place to stay but it is in my opinion excellent value because of the high standards.

Room Tip: There was a little light traffic noise in our room (4) although it didnt disturb our sleep. However...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your anniversary stay here, despite the rain - if only we could order the weather! More toast to enjoy our home-made jam! Excellent! Plums and damsons are collected from a local farm so we know it's going to be good, and we also use our local butcher and local farm eggs, to ensure the top quality you kindly mentioned. It's good to know you slept well and that you consider our standards high and because of that good value.

We hope to see you again - and thanks for taking the time to review your stay.
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Middlesex, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We love the Storrs Gate House especially with such friendly hosts, Vince and Shirley. We can't wait to go back. We stayed in July with some good and not so good weather. Since we last stayed a few years ago they have redecorated and the dining/breakfast room is a gorgeous addition. We can't wait to go back to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Vince and Shirley.

Room Tip: We had room 1 which had a lovely Juliet balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
It was lovely to see you back here for your second visit and thank you for reviewing us for the second time. We're so pleased you enjoyed our lovely dining room, as have so many other guests since it's construction. Thanks too for your room tip - the Tudor king-size four poster with the Juliet balcony. We look forward to your next visit, and will of course be delighted if your recommendations bring others to us. We'll do our best to ensure they too enjoy our house and hospitality.
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Hotel was easy to find with plenty of parking available. We were greeted, checked in and shown to our room. The Queen Ann Room was stunning, very comfortable with patio doors to a beautiful garden. The bathroom was huge with lovely fluffy towels.
Breakfast was served in a lovely room overlooking the garden and we had plenty of choices.
Vince and Shirley were friendly and warm and we felt that we had been pampered all weekend.
The Hotel was in a quiet area but still close to the Lake and some very nice shops and eating establishments.
We would highly recommend Storrs Gate House and we can't wait to go back. Outstanding.

Room Tip: Although our room was between the kitchen and the laundry it was peaceful and quiet at all times
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Outstanding! That one word says everything! Thank you so much for sharing your views and experience of your weekend here with us at Storrs Gate. To hear you felt pampered all weekend was lovely, and we're delighted that you can't wait to return and will recommend us so highly! Many thanks for choosing us - we look forward to welcoming you back.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had an excellent weekend stay at Storrs Gate. Great friendly hosts- nothing was too much trouble. Our room was lovely, spacious and quiet (room 6) . Really comfortable bed. Powerful shower. Lovely soft towels. Sky TV. Minibar. Tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits, toffees. Warm and cosy as the evening became chilly. Ample, safe parking. Breakfasts were amazing (always very hot) and an extremely varied choice. Location ideal - able to walk into Bowness and jump on a ferry to stroll round Ambleside for the day or drive on the ferry and visit Tarn Hows, Coniston, Wray Castle, Grasmere etc. Beautiful picturesque countryside made all the better as the sun was shining and the lake views were incredible on Lake Windermere. All in all a very enjoyable weekend and will definitely recommend it to our friends. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

Room Tip: Room 6 - quiet, spacious and comfortable
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your weekend. We're so pleased that you were happy with your room choice, and that you recommend it to others. Lovely comments too about your breakfast and our location. Thank you so much for your recommendations - we would love to welcome you back again, and very much hope you will return to our lovely area!
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Property: Storrs Gate House
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 #29 of 109 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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