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“A week at Storrs Gate House”
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Storrs Gate House
Ranked #21 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Our first visit ever to the UK was one that we will strive to re-experience at some point via a return visit. A major reason for this is that Vince and Shirley have given us the most wonderful of memories possible of our brief stay in England and we don't hesitate to tell the rest of the world that if a visit to the Lakes District is on your itinerary, do treat yourselves to their warm and wonderful B&B. They not only supply you with a great night's rest and a breakfast that you will find full of delicious and healthy choices, but you will be served in a dining area that is very British with it's furnishings and warm English charm. The exterior walls of the breakfast room are made up of large windows and look into one of the most beautifully kept private gardens I have seen anywhere! Do yourself a favor and put Storrs Gatehouse at the top of your list of priorities!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2012

How delighted we were to read that your stay here featured so strongly in your desire to return to the UK and the Lakes, especially since it was your first visit. We're so pleased that your holiday memories are good ones, and that we helped to make them so. Thanks for your kind recommendations and comments about our gardens, dining room and breakfast!

We hope your review will encourage more welcome guests to give us a try, and we look forward to the time you might get back to stay with us again. You were a pleasure to have as our guests.

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a week stay. We had room 2 which comes with its own lounge. Absolutely beautiful accommodation. The room was all you want for a long stay. breakfast was a good range of choices. Loved the homemade yoghurt with apricots (I would usually not like either). Hosts were really relaxed and helpful, Shirley makes lovely eggs with soldiers! Would recommend and stay here again without hesitation. I did cheekily have a nose in the other rooms when they were empty......equally nice....(apologies to Vince and Shirley;-)

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

A huge thankyou for taking the time to write a review, and offer a "room tip". We were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your week with us - the Jacobean four poster is ideal for a long stay, with the adjoining sitting room to relax in at the end of the day...
Glad you enjoyed the homemade yoghurt and apricot compote - the eggs are free range from a local farm and you can really taste the difference!

No need to apologise for looking around the other rooms - we leave the doors open for guests to see what the rooms are like and we're happy you had a look round.

In the current economic climate, it was really good to know that you classed us as "affordable luxury" and we hope this will encourage new guests to have a look at our website and book direct - all the rooms are photographed there, and having been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years, we're keen to ensure we come up to expectations!

Hope to welcome you both back again in the future.

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We have just spent a night along with friends at Storrs Gate House en route back home to the Midlands from a holiday in Scotland. I found Storrs Gate via Laterooms.com on the Internet and the benefit was that there were photographs of each room online so that you could see exactly what was on offer before you book. We only booked on the morning of the night required but were met with a very pleasant welcome by first name on arrival around 4pm by Shirley and Vince and were made to feel very welcome. We had a short but very comfortable stay with everything we could have needed. Breakfast was lovely with a good selection, presented and cooked well in the lovely dining room overlooking a very pretty garden. A lovely house located just a short walk from the centre of Bowness on Windermere along the lakeside. We would certainly stay there again in the future.

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Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Storrs Gate House. We're very pleased you enjoyed your brief stay with us, and that you were so comfortable in our Tudor and Jacobean four poster rooms. It was nice to hear you enjoyed your breakfast in our airy dining room which does have lovely views of our gardens as you say. We're delighted that you would choose to stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks again for choosing us.

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

My elderly mother and I spent 3 nights at Storrs Gate House sharing the downstairs twin room. We were looked after exceptionally well throughout our stay by Shirley and Vince who have created a fabulous B and B. The bedroom and bathroom were extremely high quality, exceptionally clean with the most comfortable beds. The breakfast menu offers a great choice of starters and mains and all perfectly cooked to order. An excellent place to stay.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 13 July 2012

Many thanks for your kind review. You and your mum were a pleasure to look after. We were delighted to read you found your room so comfortable and clean, and of high quality. Room 6 is a popular room, being on ground level with easy access should it be needed and can be set up as twin beds, or as a superking.

It was good to know too that you enjoyed the choices at breakfast, and that you regard us as being an excellent place to stay. We hope to welcome you both back in the future.

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Storrs Gate House and we are looking forward to going back again. We were in room two which was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by Vince and Shirley. For a B&B the breakfast selection was excellent and Shirley's full English was piping hot and delicious. There was plenty of room for parking so the car could be left their throughout our stay. The location meant that it was only a short scenic walk into Bowness where there were plenty of good restaurants to choose from.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 10 July 2012

It was really good to hear that we met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Our Jacobean four poster suite is a popular room, especially because of the adjoining sitting room with comfy armchairs to relax in at the end of the day. Thanks for your comments regarding breakfast - we do offer a good selection, with home-made and locally sourced produce. We're delighted to hear you intend to return and also that you thought our location is good, being only a short walk to Bowness with its variety of restaurants and shops, not forgetting the wonderful lake cruises.

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Additional Information about Storrs Gate House

Address: Longtail Hill, Windermere LA23 3JD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $162 - $232 (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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