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“Great homely feel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Storrs Gate House
Ranked #26 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great homely feel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Took my wife up to the lakes for a little weekend break and stayed at this lovely place. Vince and Shirley were lovelhy and very accomodating (nothing was too much trouble) we stayed in a 4 poster jacobean suite style room, the room was beautiful the breakfasts were top notch and the bed was comfy.... there's simply nothing to criticise here. Highly recommended and felt like we were completely at home. Thanks Vince and Shirley, keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Go for the jacobean 4 poster room, it's beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Max1F
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing your weekend stay with us. It was great to hear that you will highly recommend us and that you felt so comfortable and at home! Hopefully you will choose us again next time, and don't forget to book direct to take advantage of a discount!! Many thanks again for choosing us, and for recommending us to other prospective guests.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic bed and breakfast run by the friendliest couple in Windermere. The rooms are fabulous especially the four poster rooms with dressing rooms and en-suite. The breakfast is to die for and the service faultless. The rooms have TV and sky and a well stocked mini bar. The garden outside is beautiful, keep an eye out for the Red Squirrel. Families and couples alike will be well suited here and it is only a short walk by the private Marina to the heart of Boweness lake boat rides and the centre of town crowded with shops and tea rooms.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank TheG0dfather
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Excellent! You think we deserve 6 stars! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Victorian four poster suite and were so happy with your breakfast, facilities and service. (How can we help but be friendly when we have such happy guests?!!)
We'd love to see you back again and hope you choose us again next time. Many thanks.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

It would be difficult to find a friendlier, more helpful couple than Vince and Shirley who own and run this B&B.

Just a gentle 10-15 minute stroll from the centre of Bowness, it's a convenient location, but unfortunately there's no lake view when there are leaves on the trees!

Room good - large shower cubicle and plenty of water pressure in en-suite bathroom - comfy bed - good nights sleep.

Breakfast - great choice - plenty to eat and excellent quality - with relaxed friendly service - tea and coffee in room along with well stocked mini bar

On site parking -

would definitely stay again - highly recommended

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms avoid any stairs or steps - upstairs rooms better views but slightly smaller room...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ivor b
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Very many thanks for your lovely review, which provides a really comprehensive overall picture for other prospective guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Room 6 and Room 4, our super-king and king-size double en-suites. It was great to hear you found our service relaxed and friendly, that is exactly what we hope to convey to our guests.

Being only a few minutes walk from Lake Windermere, it would be nice if we could offer full lake views, but as you say, we have the odd glimpse when the trees are not in leaf. If you do choose to come back, your loyalty voucher discount will apply for two or more nights when booking direct. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks for recommending us!
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Nottingham
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Storrs Gate House. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Definitely a 5 star plus experience. Well worth the money. No complaints whatsoever. The Jacobean Suite is simply stunning.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindelu
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you so much for your glowing review! It really made our day to know that every aspect of your stay was considered perfect from start to finish! We love the fact that you found the Jacobean Suite stunning (we have other equally lovely suites and four poster rooms, so if you do decide to return in the future, you might even be spoilt for choice!!)
Thanks again for choosing us and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

A warm welcome to a clean, comfortable B & B.
Nothing was too much trouble, from advising us where to eat on an evening, walking into Windermere and suggesting places to visit.
Our room was spotless, four poster bed, clean towels daily.
Breakfast was excellent freshly cooked for us each morning.
Hosts Shirley and Vince wonderful.

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the house away from traffic.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wendy R
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
What a lovely review to read - thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday treat, and that everything seemed to be perfect for your stay. We do hope you might have the opportunity to use your loyalty voucher, and choose to come back to us and we look forward to seeing you again at some time.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Nice hosts, super comfortable mattress, great shower/bathroom (i.e., very clean, plenty of water pressure, etc.), and amazing English breakfast. Best to wake up hungry...

From Storrs Gate House, there is a pleasant walk into Bowness, where the boats depart. Overall a very pleasant, albeit brief, stay.

If I had to make a minor critique it would be that there was no place to put my suitcase in our particular room, so it stayed on the floor and a bit in the way. But the room was otherwise quite delightful (and to be fair, it didn't bother me enough to ask if a suitcase stand could be arranged).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank f m
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great to read you had a comfortable sleep and were impressed with the shower, and especially your breakfast. We haven't quite been able to work out which room you chose, but would just mention that we do provide suitcase stands in all our king-size four poster suites, which are all very spacious rooms.
We do hope you might choose to return at some time, and look forward to the opportunity of perhaps welcoming you back.
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Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My sister and I stayed at this delightful hotel for 2 nights. It was a last minute break and we just turned up on the off-chance of finding somewhere to stay. We really fell on our feet when we found this lovely hotel. The rooms were beautifully decorated, very comfortable and well equipped. The hosts were very welcoming and the breakfast exceptional.The hotel is situated just outside Bowness and even though it was the height of the season it was very quiet while being within an easy walk into the town. Vince,our host,pointed us to a lovely walk along the shore of the lake which started almost opposite the hotel. I would love to return here for another relaxing holiday

Room Tip: The four-poster suite was very comfortable,go for it if you can.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gillian L
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StorrsGateHouse, Owner at Storrs Gate House, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you chanced upon us and were so happy with your choice, and additionally that you would love to return - we'd love to see you back again!
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Property: 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 #26 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 Stars with Silver Award - 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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