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“Great place to spend a honeymoon.”
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Storrs Gate House
Ranked #25 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glossop, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place to spend a honeymoon.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here for our honeymoon and loved the room. It was visually stunning and very cosy, but large enough to not feel cramped. The staff were lovely, arranging taxis for us etc and there was a broad range of good breakfasts. Lovely garden views when having your breakfast.

Room Tip: The Queen Anne room has a four poster bed and access to the garden. It's lovely and very romanti...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
A big thank you for taking time to review your special stay here. It was really nice to know that everything was just right for your honeymoon and that you considered the Queen Anne king-size four poster room romantic. Perhaps we might see you again for your anniversary?
Thanks so much for choosing us.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed at the Storrs Gate House for 1 night on the way to Scotland. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival by Vince who recommeded several places to eat in nearby Bowness. (we tried the first place he recommended - which turned out to be excellent!)
the hotel is located near the marina - from the hotel a 15-20 minute leisurely walk by the lake gets you to centre of bowness.

We stayed in room 2 - the Jacobean suite - beautifully furnished with a four poster bed and a separate seating/ dressing area, and the room overlooks a small but beautiful garden. The room was clean and the bed and furniture very comfy. The entire hotel is lavishly decorated and well appointed.
Breakfast is served in an airy conservatory overlooking the garden. Good variety of choices for breakfast, all locally sourced and home cooked by Shirley. We chose our breakfast the previous night and my husband's request for extra bacon was catered for with no problems.

Overall, fantastic experience, a lovely little place with a very homely feel. The service is first class! Both during our stay and after- I left behind an item of clothing and I contacted Vince and Shirley, who posted it back without delay.

We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Many, many thanks for your kind review. It's good to know our recommendations for restaurants work well and that you were so pleased with your room, breakfast and service.

Pleased to hear your parcel arrived quickly! We hope you enjoyed your time in Scotland and hope you might consider us for a longer break next time... there is so much to see in the Lakes, and so much to miss if you can't manage a few days.

Do book direct if you are coming back, and let us know you've stayed before.
Thanks again - Vince and Shirley
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Sunderland
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Finding I had three days off during this week I decided to go to the Lakes. I wanted to stay near Lake Windermere and as I was on my own and Bowness is quite busy with lots to do for the single visitor I decided to look around there. I have stayed in Bowness in a previous life so wanted something different. Storrs Gate House was just that. From Shirley personally sorting out a mistake I made on booking to Vince facilitating my early check-out, everything was perfect. They are really friendly and both welcomed me on my arrival. Vince showed me to my room (3) which was much better than I expected. Four poster bed, flat screen telly, well stocked mini-bar, lovely separate dressing area and top notch shower suite with exclusive toiletries. Best thing for me, though, as I took my Mac, was super fast FREE wifi! Loved it.

Breakfast was lush with loads of choices. I had the full English and it was lovely, although no
blackpudding ;)

I had a great time and, if they'll have me, I'll definitely be back.

Thank you Shirley and Vince

P.S If I bring my own blackpudding, Shirley, will you cook it for me?

PPS Thanks for calling me by 1st name! Ha! That's the personal touch!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
What a lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your couple of days with us at Storrs Gate - and thank you for your comprehensive description of your stay. We enjoyed reading that your room was better than you expected as often this is not the case when planning a trip. In fact other guests too, have commented that our rooms are better than our photographs portray.

We'd love to see you back again and no need to bring your own black pudding - we can of course get it from our local butcher and will be happy to do so! Book direct with us and just jog our memories! :)

We are really pleased you found us to be friendly and hospitable - that's exactly what we're here for.

Thanks for choosing us - see you again Jimmy!
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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

What a stay first class B&B including a four poster bed, excellent en suite and first class breakfast. The location is walking distance to Bowness on Windermere. I would certainty recommend for future visits.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your romantic break in one of our king-size four poster en-suites. Thank you for recommending us - your description of your stay being first class was a joy to read,. We do hope you might choose us again when you next visit the Lakes.
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stopped at Storrs Gate House on the last night of our short break in Windermere and wished we'd stayed for longer. We arrived on an extremely hot July afternoon and were warmly welcomed by Vince. We stayed in room 2, the Jacobean Suite. Spotlessly clean, large comfy four poster bed, luxury bedding - the shower was large, towels were big and fluffy and there were quality toiletries. Mini bar was keenly priced and well stocked.
The adjoining sitting room had two very comfortable armchairs, DVD player (extensive selection of films available, just ask!) and dual aspect windows. Bright, spacious and airy with views over the delightful gardens.
Breakfast is taken in the beautifully decorated dining room, again with lovely views into the garden. We chose the home made yoghurt and prunes in Earl Grey, followed by the full English breakfast - both were scrumptious.
Overall, Vince and Shirley have created a great B & B. We were made very welcome and had a strong impression they really cared about their guests' comfort. Thoroughly recommend Storrs Gate House, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your very informative review. The sunshine certainly is a bonus isn’t it?

We took great pleasure in reading your opinion of our Jacobean king-size four poster suite, and hope it portrays a helpful image to any readers considering booking with us.
It was lovely to hear you enjoyed the home-made items for breakfast and the full English, which is extremely popular and sets you up for the day.

By conveying your feelings about us caring for the comfort of our guests, you really made our day and we are delighted that you choose to recommend us so highly.

Do come back again soon, and don’t forget your Loyalty Voucher! Many thanks again.
Vince and Shirley
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed at the Storrs Gate House in June of 2013 on a 4 day trip to Windermere. The place was quite beautiful - very well furnished and decorated. We loved the room we got. Their service was great too - the owners Vince and Sheryl were very helpful and nice to talk to. They offer breakfast which is also very nicely served in their dining room. We are vegetarians so there was limited choice for us, but they did do it nicely offering cut fruits and boiled vegetables along with bread and tea/coffee.

The room was appropriately priced for the quality of stay. The location was a bit of a walk from Bowness town center - which you do have to do usually because the dinner places are all there (and car park next to restaurants is difficult to find, so you're better off walking).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us in June. It was lovely to read you found Storrs Gate House “quite beautiful”. Our rooms are mainly furnished and decorated in period style and we are very pleased you enjoyed our Tudor four poster en-suite. Thanks too for commenting on our hospitality and service – we’re always keen to be of help where we can.

We were a little puzzled to read that you found the vegetarian options limited at breakfast, and would respectfully take the opportunity to clarify for other readers, that our main course menu consists of ten choices, seven of which are suitable for the vegetarian diet, two contain fish and the other of course, is the traditional full English. We do offer a fully cooked vegetarian option with sauté potatoes, sauté mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, baked beans and egg cooked according to choice. The starter menu offers a choice of cereals, fresh fruit platter, home-made yoghurt with apricot compote, prunes in Earl Grey tea with Cointreau, and grapefruit segments. To finish - toast and home-made jam and marmalade.

Car parking next to restaurants we agree, is limited, although there are two car parks in Bowness within easy walking distance of the restaurants, and should you choose to walk in from Storrs Gate, the views are stunning if you take the lakeside path which you can reach in under 5 minutes and which then takes around 10 minutes to reach Bowness.

Should you return to the Lake District at some point, we would love to welcome you back, and if booking direct, as you did before, we are often able to offer a better rate than by booking through agency websites.

Hope to see you again - Vince and Shirley
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had a very relaxing weekend staying for a couple of nights at Storrs Gate House.
The service was outstanding - the helpfulness of the hosts and the quality (and quantity) of breakfast are amongst the very best; our room (room 7) was very comfortable and very well equipped; and the location is simply ideal - just a few minutes away from Lake Windermere and a short walk from the buzz of Bowness (food at Boathouse/just across the road from Storrs Gate House was excellent too).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay, it was fantastic to know that your time here was considered perfect. You were a real pleasure to look after and if we could mark you, as guests, out of 10, it would be 10! We will pass on your recommendation for the Boathouse - a new restaurant on Windermere Marina - we'll have to try it ouselves when time allows.
We'd love to see you both back again - please book direct on www.storrsgatehouse.co.uk or 015394 43272.
Many thanks - Vince and Shirley
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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
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Ranked #25 of 108 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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