We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Warm welcome, great breakfast”
Review of Virginia House

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Virginia House
Ranked #12 of 26 Ulverston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Starting point for Cumbria Way walk this summer.
Given a warm welcome and info on where to eat. Had an excellent meal at Farmers Arms.
Rooms were OK, shower a bit small. Lovely Victorian House. Big choice of fruit and cereals and excellent full English, shame about no Black Pudding,
We certainly didn't need much lunch on our long walk to Conniston.
Would not hesitate to stay again

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank david_anna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (83)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

74 - 80 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2011

Very friendly and welcoming B&B. Decor a little dated but otherwise very clean and tidy. Owner was very sociable and helpful in suggesting places to eat around Ulverston. Brilliant choice at breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank aquafina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2010

This hotel offers a friendly welcome, attentive staff and is superbly located in Ulverston for exploring the southern Lake District, without the expensive premium of hotels inside the national park. Breakfast choice, quality and service is first rate, rooms are comfortable and quiet. An ideal location for business or leisure travellers, with lots to see and do in the pretty market town of Ulverston.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank viverella
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 2009

Just back from a two night stay at this hotel. Room was very comfortable and well furnished. Breakfast as stated in the previous reviews was excellent with a very wide range of fruit and a lovely fried breakfast. Hotel is very well positioned being handy for the town and within easy walking distance of the railway station. If you are looking for good pub food we ate at the Stan Laurel pub which is also within walking distance of Virginia House and which we would highly recommend. There is also a very good Italian restaurant opposite the Virginia. Would definitely go back to Virginia House Hotel if ever visiting Ulverston again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Wolf13Wolverhampton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2009

Stayed two nights in this lovely little hotel. The atmosphere is so welcoming and the staff were always very friendly and helpful. The selection for breakfast was amazing and even though I have travelled a lot with work and stayed at a great amount of hotels I don´t think I´ve ever had as good a selection as at Virginia. I have no doubt I will choose this hotel whenever I come back to Ulverston. Also have to say I loved the surrounding with lovely scenery. Ulverston itself was a charming place with some lovely places for food and drinks. My personal favourite amongst them was the Farmers which had a great selection of dishes and very service minded staff. Altogether, our stay in Ulverston was just brilliant. Thanks to all of you!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JonasBergstrom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2009

We have stayed many times and are surprised at the rating, so it is time to do our review. We think this is the best place in Ulverston bar none. The welcome is so warm & friendly, the rooms are extremely well maintained & comfortable, but the breakfast is amazing! What a buffet to start with and followed by the best full English you can imagine. No small wonder it is often difficult to make a booking as it is so popular.
Everything in Ulverston is within walking distance, with a pay & display car park 2 mins walk away. Ulverston has so much choice for pubs and restaurants, it's often difficult to choose.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank excraftybakers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2008

We stayed for one night in August 08.
The owner was very pleasant and the room perfectly adequate.
Very clean room and ensuite.

Perfectly placed in town within walking distance of all pubs and amenities.

The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of fresh fruits and then a lovely fry up. Perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bananatyke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Louise S, Owner at Virginia House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ulverston
0.1 mi away
Lonsdale House Hotel
Lonsdale House Hotel
#2 of 5 in Ulverston
76 reviews
4.6 mi away
Clarence House Country Hotel & Restaurant
Clarence House Country Hotel & R...
#2 of 2 in Dalton-in-Furness
336 reviews
5.7 mi away
Abbey House Hotel
Abbey House Hotel
#3 of 13 in Barrow-in-Furness
739 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Sea Wood Bed and Breakfast
Sea Wood Bed and Breakfast
#1 of 5 in Ulverston
94 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Farmers Arms
The Farmers Arms
#2 of 8 in Ulverston
45 reviews
4.8 mi away
Red Lion Inn
Red Lion Inn
#2 of 26 in Ulverston
153 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Virginia House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Virginia House

Address: 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ulverston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ulverston
Price Range: £91 - £100 (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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Ebookers and LateRooms so you can book your Virginia House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Virginia House Ulverston, Cumbria

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing