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“Our third visit to Storrs Gate House”
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Storrs Gate House
Ranked #23 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We visited Storrs Gate House for the third time last weekend. We arrived on the Sunday and left on the Wednesday. We were greeted by Shirley and Vince and were instantly made to feel welcome. It had been about 4 years since our previous stay and it was just as lovely as we'd remembered it. The last two times we stayed, we were in the Tudor Room but this time we were in Room 5, tucked away on the top floor on its own. The room was cosy (but in no way cramped!) And had a lovely view over the garden. The en-suite toilet and shower room was well laid out and the room was perfect for us. We treated ourselves to a short break which was a joint celebration of our first wedding anniversary and my birthday. My Wife, who is about halfway through her pregnancy, found the bed very comfortable and the spacious shower meant that she didn't have any problems there either.
The breakfasts were as amazing as we had remembered and while my Wife alternated her choices during our stay, I stuck with the full English! We both felt ready to tackle the day after being well fed and watered. There was a good variety of wildlife to watch on the bird feeders outside while we had breakfast, which was really nice.
We had been really lucky with the weather and after long days being out enjoying ourselves it was great to come back to a comfy room and a great shower, especially after walking the scenic route around Cockshott Point between Storrs Gate House and Bowness itself.
We will definitely be back and can't recommend Storrs Gate House highly enough. The homely atmosphere complemented Shirley and Vince's hospitality perfectly and we both felt rested despite being on the go for most of our stay. It was almost a shame to have to come back home!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

It was great to see you both back with us for a third time - we're really pleased you were happy with Room 5, our room up in the eaves of the house on a floor to itself. Whilst it isn't as large as our other rooms, and is described as a standard king-size double, it still has a cosy feel, as you say, and apart from a minibar, has the same touches as the other rooms, i.e. White Company toiletries, tissues, full size hairdryer etc.

(We are encouraging guests to book direct, and you won't be able to book this room with online travel agencies, meaning we can keep down prices and offer the best price to guests booking directly with us.)

We are really pleased you enjoyed your special double celebration weekend, and wish you all the best with your forthcoming addition to the family! Thank you so much for reviewing your return stay with us - we look forward to the next one!!

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I stayed for two nights in the Queen Anne suite & it was lovely! The room was spacious with a large, comfortable four poster bed, seating area & a spacious en suite. The white company toiletries & selection of fruit teas were a really nice touch. The room opens on to a patio area with a table & chairs and lots of beautiful flowers. There was a lot of choice for breakfast & the full English was gorgeous! Good location & a short scenic walk to Bowness. Thank you for making us feel so welcome! We found your tips about the local area really helpful too.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. We're delighted you felt so comfortable in our Queen Anne four poster en-suite and that you were happy with the little extra touches. It was lovely to hear our full English breakfast described as gorgeous! We hope it might entice you to return to see us again sometime. Thanks again for choosing us.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Storrs Gate House at Bowness on Windermere for 2 nights on route to Scotland. It was a pleasure and the welcome and service were second to none. Vince and Shirley Byrne leave nothing to chance, the rooms are excellent as are the facilities. We had the Queen Anne king-size for poster ensuite which was beautiful and comfortable.

The breakfasts were generous, well cooked with lots of choice. We are even given a list of the recommended restaurants locally for the evening meal.

We would recommend the Storrs Gate unreservedly and we will return next year.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank David S
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us, we're so pleased you enjoyed everything and that you found your room so comfortable. Your unreserved recommendation was fantastic to read! Great to hear you will be coming back to us next year, don't forget to book direct and mention your loyalty voucher for the discount. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at Storrs for a weekend break to re-discover the lakes as we hadn't visited the area for 20 years. We soon fell back in love with the area thanks to the great location of this lovely accomodation. Just a 5 minute walk away from the Marina and a further 10 minutes to Windemere itself. Vince and Shirley made us feel more than welcome and we stayed in the Jacobean Suite. WOW! It was by far the best room we have stayed in for many years. Thick fluffy towels and good quality toiletries were little things that made it extra special for me. A lovely lounge area with 2 big comfy chairs to sit in and drink a hot cuppa when you have been soaked through walking in the rain( because you're not going to let it spoil your weekend) is very comforting! Breakfast is very,very good with so much choice it certainly is a difficult decision each morning,
however I thoroughly recommend the home made organic yogurt and apricot compote to start. Thank you for making it a delightful stay and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: Jacobean suite for a special treat is delightful. Love the skylight!
Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Lorraine W
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Thank you for choosing Storrs Gate House as your base for re-discovering our beautiful area!
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Jacobean four poster suite - your description could not have been better for us to read. It was particularly good to read that you felt the small touches made it extra special. Thanks also for your comments about breakfast, we loved to know that you enjoyed the home-made yoghurt and compote. Hopefully it won't be too long before you plan to return, we look forward to the next time

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Excellent weekend break at Stores gatehouse on the final weekend in May. Made very welcome by Vince & Shirley. The rooms are all first rate, we stayed in No3. The breakfast selection is wide ranging which is cooked & served perfectly by Shirley and helpers. Thank you Vince & Shirley!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Daz S
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

It was really good to know that you had an excellent weekend break here with us and knowing that you were part of a large party, and had seen probably all but one of our rooms, we are delighted to learn that you consider them all first rate. Thank you for your comments regarding your breakfast - we're so pleased you enjoyed it. We hope we might see you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This was our first trip together to Lake Windemere and we decided to stay here as it was within the top 10 places to stay and we were not disappointed, in fact it was better!
Shirley and Vince were very friendly and welcoming and helped make our stay extra special.
We stayed in room 3 and it was just stunning. The four poster bed and the furnishings were beautiful and the room was sparkling clean. The fact that the room was facing the road was no issue at all, not once did we feel the noise from the cars interrupted our stay.
There was something for everybody at breakfast from a fry up to a homemade continental option. Shirley did a fantastic job in making sure we were set for the day! Everything was either made on the premises or bought locally.
The Storrs Gate house is perfectly located, seconds from the car ferry that takes you to Hawkshead and only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the main shops in Lake Windemere.
We will definitely be staying again, thank you for having us! Danny & Jenny

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Danny M
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you so much for writing such a great review. We were aware before you arrived that you were both looking forward to your stay here in our lovely area, and we are so pleased that we exceed expectations and that you had such a good weekend.

Your description of our Victorian four poster suite was lovely to read and we are delighted you were so happy with breakfast too!

Your mention of our location being perfect was also a very welcomed comment. We'd love to have you back again and look forward to your return!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed here in may. Really impressed rooms beautifully decorated and the sitting room was very cosy and elegant. Really welcoming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The homemade granola and apricot compote was to die for. Beautiful hotel in beautiful gardens. Would definitely recommend stores gate house

  • Stayed: May 2014
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Very many thanks for your kind review - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will recommend us to others. Great to hear you liked our homemade breakfast items too! We hope you will return and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back again.

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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 #23 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: £87 - £145 (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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