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“Highly recommended, enjoy the breakfast!”
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Virginia House
Ranked #12 of 26 Ulverston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 3 July 2008

Located in the centre of town. Room spotless and breakfast great. Very reasonable rates with friendly staff. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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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

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Reviewed 10 September 2007

We stayed for 2 nights in September 2007 while we were in the area for our friends' wedding.

This is a great hotel - comfortable quiet rooms with en suite bathrooms, very clean, and right in the town centre just a short walk from the station.

There is also a lovely back garden with lots of seats etc where you can relax and read the paper and so on.

As mentioned elsewhere, the breakfast is superb - huge range and all delicious and fresh.

The couple who run the place are extremely friendly and helpful, and if you consider all these points above, then it really is a bargain for 60 pounds a night for a double room including breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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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

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Reviewed 8 March 2007

What a great little hotel - very friendly, nice well-appointed rooms, and - I'm really not exaggerating - a breakfast to shame any 5-star hotel - exquisite English breakfast cooked to order, fresh fruit, fresh bread, ground coffee etc. Blueberries in February!? For £35 a night!?

I was with an opera company and they even accommodated our unusual eating hours - having stayed in so many drab hotels on tour this was such a pleasure. It's a haven.

Stayed: February 2007
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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

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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: £83 - £89 (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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