Bed and Breakfast of the Year 2009 - Storrs Gate House is a delightful 19th Century, family-run, detached country house, nestling in its own secluded gardens. Situated opposite Lake Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park; the house is exclusively non-smoking and has ample parking.
The Hawkshead Ferry is only a stone's-throw from the doorstep of Storrs Gate House, affording easy access to the far side of Lake Windermere and giving an ideal opportunity to explore areas such as Coniston Water, Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest.
The location, only half a mile from Bowness-on-Windermere, and accessible by a lakeshore stroll, makes it ideal for all local amenities, yet is still away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort.
There are 7 individually decorated bedrooms including four king-size four posters. One four poster suite has an adjoining sitting room, another has an adjoining dressing room. Each room has TV/DVD player, hair dryer, central heating and tea/coffee making facilities. All are en-suite,with power showers.
Two high quality bedrooms on the ground floor are suitable for the less mobile, a twin (or super-king if preferred), having a double-sized, flush to floor shower with grab rails, and an extremely spacious king-size Queen Anne four poster room with double-sized step-in shower, which opens onto a terraced garden.
There is separate ramped, wheelchair access to these rooms, and portable shower chair and toilet surround frame can be provided if required. Both rooms have space in which to manoeuvre a wheelchair and are extremely well furnished.
Guests can start the day with a choice of fayre - from a hearty, traditional Cumbrian breakfast, to a lighter or vegetarian alternative. Free-range farm eggs, Cumberland sausages, homemade muffins, jams, marmalades are a speciality.
Storrs Gate House is family owned and run by Vince and Shirley Byrne. We are friendly, "hands on" hosts and personally look after you during your stay with us.
Visit Britain 5 Star with Silver Award - one of very few in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Friendly, personal service in luxurious surroundings.
Four poster suites, spacious dining room.
Queen Anne king-size four poster
Tudor king-size four poster
Superking (ground floor)
Disabled Facilities: There are disabled facilities. Ground floor twin or superking-size double en-suite with flush to floor power shower. Ground floor Queen Anne king-size four poster en-suite with step-in power shower. Ramped access for wheelchair users. Portable shower chair and toilet frame surround if required.
Pet Facilities: Pets are not allowed. Service dogs only, by prior arrangement.
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. Vegetarian breakfast. Please contact us direct for any special requirements.
Gluten free products by arrangement.
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed. Exclusively non-smoking.
Exit northbound M6 at J36.
Follow signs for Windermere, then Bowness.
Join A592 going south towards Newby Bridge.
Pass Burnside Hotel on left.
Pass Ferney Green Drive on left.
Storrs Gate House is on the next junction, immediately after the signpost to the car ferry to Hawkshead.
2011 Tariff - two night minimum booking at weekends.
Three night minimum over Bank Holidays.
High Season £52.00 - £75.00 per person per night, June-September, Valentine's and bank holidays
Mid Season £48.00 - £60.00 per person per night, March-May, October and November
Low Season £42.00 - £58.00 per person per night, December, January and February
Check our website for any seasonal special offers.
Open all year except Christmas and New Year (and our own holidays).
Awards and Accolades
Guest Book Comments:
Voted in the top 5 B&Bs in the UK by Period Living and Traditional Homes Magazine "Best of British Awards" 2006.
Queen Anne king-size four poster en-suite, chosen by South Lakeland TIC Where to Stay Guide as venue for the winner of their National Prize Draw 2005.
Included in Which? The Good Bed & Breakfast Guide for four consecutive years.
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