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“Lovely place, great hosts, good vfm.”
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Virginia House
Ranked #13 of 26 Ulverston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Located near the top of the market square on Queen Street, and only a short stagger from the Farmers Arms - probably the best pub in Ulverston - Virginia House is a great B&B. Warm room (we stayed in October) with comfortable bed, tea/coffee making facilities, small bathroom but functional, with shower gel etc provided. Good hearty breakfast, good value for money.

Stayed: October 2013, 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 September 6, 2013

I have stayed here for three weeks thus far (2 weeks alone, and one week with my husband, and will stay another week alone). The first thing you notice outside is the incredibly beautiful flowers. There is a wonderful garden in the back, too. The hosts, Ken and Brenda, have been unbelievably helpful and considerate with whatever question or problem I had (and I've had many!). The breakfast is a sight to behold and many people take pictures of it, only to learn that what they are seeing is only Breakfast: Part 1! I've stayed at another local B&B for the same price, and can tell you that the quality of the food here is far superior. There is attention to every detail, and everything is clean, pretty and functional. The location is great; you can walk to almost everything, and the buses and trains are only a few blocks away. Since I have been travelling alone for most off my trip, being here makes me feel looked-after and safe. Many of the people I've met at breakfast have been here before, and I understand why. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone traveling in this area. PS: My husband, who is harder to please, loves this place, too!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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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 13, 2013

We stayed in August at this hotel.Ken was an incredably kind and attentive host.Centrally located,with marvelous breakfasts whats not to like.Breakfast was second to non,with fresh fruit ,a cooked breakfast to order and international guests to chat to from far america.Thankyou

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank janelouise5464
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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ulverston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ulverston
Price Range: $97 - $138 (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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