Picture lush lawns tumbling down to the shore and reflections of Lakeland fells rippling on the lapping waters. Welcome to Storrs Hall in Windermere, one of the Lake District’s most stunning luxury hotels surrounded by untouched natural beauty.
This family-run hotel was originally built in 1790 and is filled with intriguing history. Throughout its lifetime, Storrs Hall has played host to Beatrix Potter and Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth even recited his poem, “Daffodils”, in the Drawing Room.
Inside this grand, Grade II Listed Georgian mansion, old mingles with new seamlessly. Hints of the building’s rich past echo throughout the hotel and its grounds. The Temple of the Heroes, an ornamental garden house that juts out onto Lake Windermere, was built in memory of British Admirals and is now owned by the National Trust, while the top-lit rotunda that takes centre stage in the reception room shows off the fabulous design of its period.
Combining this with the elegant and contemporary bedrooms, restaurant and Tower Bar, Storrs Hall has created one of the most romantic hotels in the Lake District. The Drawing Room and Library let you relax in the peaceful atmosphere and make the perfect settings for enjoying a quintessential afternoon tea.
As well as boasting 30 beautiful bedrooms, many with phenomenal lake and fell views, Storrs Hall is also home to nine luxurious self catering lodges, which are set among a woodland backdrop. The Boathouse is a heavenly hideaway on the banks of the lake, with contemporary interiors, steam room and outdoor terrace with firepit and private hot tub.
Great food and drink is at the very heart of Storrs Hall and The Lake Edge Restaurant has earned itself 2 AA Rosettes for its culinary excellence. Expect imaginative dishes created from the finest local produce and beautifully presented in one of the country’s most idyllic settings.
As well as offering gorgeous accommodation and top class dining, the hotel is also a wonderful base for enjoying many outdoor activities, including cycling, sailing, rowing and golf, making it an ideal place for family activity breaks in the Lake District.Add to Bucket List