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“A real find!”
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Virginia House
Ranked #12 of 26 Ulverston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A real find!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in July. This Hotel is a real find. It has a great location in the heart of the picturesque Lakeland market town of Ulverston. The town has many independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, providing many opportunities to browse and explore. As for the Hotel, it definitely has the friendliest owner of anywhere I've ever stayed. The decor was in keeping with the property and everything was clean and tidy. The breakfast is second to none, and would put many 5 star hotels in London to shame! I will return to this Hotel on my next visit to the Lakes.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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Otley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were dancing at the Furness Folk Festival again last weekend and returned to this hotel for the second time. Ken and Brenda couldn't have done more for us. When we returned from a hot day's dancing on Saturday, we were encouraged to cool off in the wonderful garden. Breakfast was superb - everyone talks about the excellent range of fruit on offer, and it definitely deserves a mention. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Kay W
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed for 1 night, we had booked 3 rooms, and arrived over an hour early. The hosts were so accommodating, and ensured we could check in almost straight away. The hotel is lovely, really quaint, charming and in an excellent location. The rooms are lovely and clean (as is all the hotel!), beds are comfortable. Breakfast..... superb!! No wonder they won a breakfast award! The hosts were friendly and welcoming, and exceptionally helpful (thank you). Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Highland_Rovers
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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Montreal QC, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We spent two nights at this charming hotel, June 6th and 7th 2013.
The room had a lovely goose at the door to illustrate that this hotel is
a house of style and charm. Very comfortable room, clean. Lovely
garden at the back to take a rest or a cup of tea. Quiet place. Generous
breakfast with an exceptional variety of fruits. Perfect location: many choices
of restaurants and groceries near by, very near the Cumbria Way trail.
Ken is very helpful and don't hesitate to phone a taxi for us, for example.
He has an English sense of humour.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Claude S
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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Downham Market
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Booked here because all rooms en suite. Very reasonably priced and has everything needed for short stay.
Hosts are very friendly and the breakfast is excellent. Firstly there is lots of fresh fruit to choose from and then an excellent cooked breakfast served with fresh coffee.
I thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Room facing onto street was fine
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Mike W
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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Nottingham
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a 2 night. What a wonderful welcome we were given. The rooms were comfortable and bright. And the breakfast wow and wow there is something there for everyone from various fruits, cereals to a full english. Would go back.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Joanne M
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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milano
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed April 17, 2013

As I visitied Ulverston because of business trip I spent the night in Virginia House and I'm glad I did.
Very helpfull and friendly hosts, nice location downtown, free WiFi and on top of these outstanding breakfast. Rooms are a bit tiny but well equipped with anything you need.
Despite cleanliness there is a sort of smell of old when you go in the main lobby / reception but that's the only "minus".

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank bubalus77
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Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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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Property: Virginia House
Address: 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Ulverston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ulverston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Virginia House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Virginia House is an 8 bedroomed Guest House in the South Lake District market town of Ulverston. A great location for both business and leisure guests, being at the start of the long distance walk The Cumbria Way and in close proximity to the businesses (Glaxo Smithkline, Siemens, Centrica, BAE, Kimberley Clark) of Barrow in Furness and Ulverston. You'll find a fine dining restaurant and gin parlour on the ground floor, whilst the ensuite guest bedrooms are located on the second floor. Craig & Louise Sherrington look forward to welcoming you to Virginia House and indeed to Ulverston - the l'al town with a big heart!! ... more   less 
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