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“Outstanding Breakfast”
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Virginia House
Ranked #12 of 26 Ulverston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2012

I stayed here before embarking on the Cumbria Way. Brenda is a very welcoming hostess - warm and friendly but without being intrusive. She was happy to give advice on where to eat and where I could get supplies next morning to take with me for lunch en route. She offered to help me up the two flights of stairs with my rather heavy bag and rusksac, which was welcome.

I had single occupancy of a small double which was great for me. Probably a little snug if occupied by a couple. The room and en suite shower room were clean, warm and confortable. The shower was a little small and I didn't use it as it had a curtain rather than door or screen and, being claustrophobic, clingy shower curtains that attach themselves to you are a big no-no.

The breakfast was outstanding. I don't indulge in cooked breakfasts before a long walk so asked the previous evening if I could have porridge - no problem. The selection of mainly 100% fresh fruit was staggering. There were lychees on offer which was the only tinned fruit. There was a great array of croissants/pastries. Usually if you're not going for a cooked breakfast, whats on offer is predictable and not very inspiring - not here. Truly superb.

I'm unlikely to be in Ulverston again but would recommend this establishment to anyone. Its centrally located, not too far from the train station, handy for the Farmer's Arms which does great food and convenient to the start of the Cumbria Way.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

A lovely friendly atmosphere awaits you at Virginia house as Brenda and Ken make you most welcome. The rooms are very well equipped and are clean and comfortable. The house is located right in the centre of Ulverston, so you can access all the fantastic restaurants, shops, pubs and places of interest and is perfect if your visiting for one of the many events that Ulverston has to offer ( We've just come back from the Dickensian Christmas Festival, it's absolutly wonderful ) You won't be disappointed. One last thing the breakfast is incredible !

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Starting point for Cumbria Way walk this summer.
Given a warm welcome and info on where to eat. Had an excellent meal at Farmers Arms.
Rooms were OK, shower a bit small. Lovely Victorian House. Big choice of fruit and cereals and excellent full English, shame about no Black Pudding,
We certainly didn't need much lunch on our long walk to Conniston.
Would not hesitate to stay again

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Reviewed May 28, 2011

Very friendly and welcoming B&B. Decor a little dated but otherwise very clean and tidy. Owner was very sociable and helpful in suggesting places to eat around Ulverston. Brilliant choice at breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Reviewed August 1, 2010

This hotel offers a friendly welcome, attentive staff and is superbly located in Ulverston for exploring the southern Lake District, without the expensive premium of hotels inside the national park. Breakfast choice, quality and service is first rate, rooms are comfortable and quiet. An ideal location for business or leisure travellers, with lots to see and do in the pretty market town of Ulverston.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Reviewed November 18, 2009

Just back from a two night stay at this hotel. Room was very comfortable and well furnished. Breakfast as stated in the previous reviews was excellent with a very wide range of fruit and a lovely fried breakfast. Hotel is very well positioned being handy for the town and within easy walking distance of the railway station. If you are looking for good pub food we ate at the Stan Laurel pub which is also within walking distance of Virginia House and which we would highly recommend. There is also a very good Italian restaurant opposite the Virginia. Would definitely go back to Virginia House Hotel if ever visiting Ulverston again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Reviewed September 11, 2009

Stayed two nights in this lovely little hotel. The atmosphere is so welcoming and the staff were always very friendly and helpful. The selection for breakfast was amazing and even though I have travelled a lot with work and stayed at a great amount of hotels I don´t think I´ve ever had as good a selection as at Virginia. I have no doubt I will choose this hotel whenever I come back to Ulverston. Also have to say I loved the surrounding with lovely scenery. Ulverston itself was a charming place with some lovely places for food and drinks. My personal favourite amongst them was the Farmers which had a great selection of dishes and very service minded staff. Altogether, our stay in Ulverston was just brilliant. Thanks to all of you!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Virginia House changed ownership 1 September 2015. Ken & Brenda had run Virginia House very successfully for around 20 years, when they decided it was time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Bought by Craig & Louise Sherrington, who have 3 young daughters, we have been working very hard to refurbish the guest house, and whilst we're not by any means there just yet, we have made massive progress in giving the guest bedrooms a spruce, and re-opening the ground floor restaurant and bar (gin parlour with over 100 gins!), so much so we've been rewarded by The AA with 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. We're very proud of our achievements so far, and strive to provide the very best in Cumbrian hospitality for a comfortable experience for all our guests. We'd love to welcome you to Virginia House, please do visit our website to book a room! See you soon.......Craig (chef) & Louise (front of house) Sherrington

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Address: 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ulverston
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ulverston
Price Range: $111 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Virginia House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RESTAURANT | GIN PARLOUR | ROOMS A time and a place for joy. There’s a time for eating. There’s a time for drinking. There’s a time for resting. At Virginia House there’s plenty of time for all three. And the perfect place, too. Craig and Louise Sherrington welcome you to their beautifully crafted world. They welcome you to a Restaurant where you’re as likely to find key ingredients foraged fresh that day from the nearby woods as you are quality local produce from the market. They welcome you to an atmospheric Gin Parlour where craft botanicals, artisan mixology, fine wines and friends all gorgeously mingle. And they welcome you to bright, fresh boudoirs for a peaceful end to a perfect day. In other words, they welcome you to joy. Virginia House is an 8 bedroomed Georgian Guest House in the South Lake District town of Ulverston. A great location for both business and leisure guests, at the start of The Cumbria Way and in close proximity major businesses in the Furness region. ... more   less 
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