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Storrs Gate House
Ranked #22 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and we loved how peaceful it was. We loved our room which was number 4 and couldn't get enough of the delicious breakfasts! It's also in a perfect location and really easy to walk into town. A huge thank you to Shirley and Vince for making our first stay in the Lake District so memorable.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Thank you so much for choosing us for your first visit to the Lake District. We are really so pleased that you enjoyed your five days here and that you have some great memories to take back home. It was good to read that you loved your room, our king-size double, and that you enjoyed your breakfasts too! Many thanks for your review - we do hope to see you back again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took my wife up to the lakes for a little weekend break and stayed at this lovely place. Vince and Shirley were lovelhy and very accomodating (nothing was too much trouble) we stayed in a 4 poster jacobean suite style room, the room was beautiful the breakfasts were top notch and the bed was comfy.... there's simply nothing to criticise here. Highly recommended and felt like we were completely at home. Thanks Vince and Shirley, keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Go for the jacobean 4 poster room, it's beautiful.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Thank you so much for reviewing your weekend stay with us. It was great to hear that you will highly recommend us and that you felt so comfortable and at home! Hopefully you will choose us again next time, and don't forget to book direct to take advantage of a discount!! Many thanks again for choosing us, and for recommending us to other prospective guests.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic bed and breakfast run by the friendliest couple in Windermere. The rooms are fabulous especially the four poster rooms with dressing rooms and en-suite. The breakfast is to die for and the service faultless. The rooms have TV and sky and a well stocked mini bar. The garden outside is beautiful, keep an eye out for the Red Squirrel. Families and couples alike will be well suited here and it is only a short walk by the private Marina to the heart of Boweness lake boat rides and the centre of town crowded with shops and tea rooms.

Stayed: July 2014
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2014

Excellent! You think we deserve 6 stars! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Victorian four poster suite and were so happy with your breakfast, facilities and service. (How can we help but be friendly when we have such happy guests?!!)
We'd love to see you back again and hope you choose us again next time. Many thanks.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

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 in en-suite bathroom - comfy bed - good nights sleep.

Breakfast - great choice - plenty to eat and excellent quality - with relaxed friendly service - tea and coffee in room along with well stocked mini bar

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would definitely stay again - highly recommended

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms avoid any stairs or steps - upstairs rooms better views but slightly smaller room...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

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 guests.

Being only a few minutes walk from Lake Windermere, it would be nice if we could offer full lake views, but as you say, we have the odd glimpse when the trees are not in leaf. If you do choose to come back, your loyalty voucher discount will apply for two or more nights when booking direct. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks for recommending us!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

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 might even be spoilt for choice!!)
Thanks again for choosing us and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the house away from traffic.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2014

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.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

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 no place to put my suitcase in our particular room, so it stayed on the floor and a bit in the way. But the room was otherwise quite delightful (and to be fair, it didn't bother me enough to ask if a suitcase stand could be arranged).

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2014

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 very spacious rooms.
We do hope you might choose to return at some time, and look forward to the opportunity of perhaps welcoming you back.

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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 #22 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $121 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Star - 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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