Storrs Hall

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LG, 01539 447111

A lovely family run hotel with a stunning lake side position on Windermere, including lake view suites with private hot tubs.

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What we love heart
  • Lakeside Suites
  • Private Hot Tub's
  • The Boathouse
Storrs Hall Overview
  • Parking
  • Hot Tub Suites
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Croquet Lawn
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Walking/Jogging trails
  • Jacuzzi

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 some brand new luxury lakeside suites, which are set among a woodland backdrop with views of the lake. The suites were new in 2020 and all have a private terrace with a cedar wood Japanese bath tub to enjoy. Storrs Hall is also home to a wonderful Boathouse, which is a heavenly hideaway right 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.


The owners have gone to great lengths to provide outstanding facilities at Storrs Hall, which go hand in hand with the faultless hospitality that greets you from the moment you arrive.

The Lake Edge Restaurant at Storrs Hall

Enveloped by the most incredible scenery made up of Lake Windermere and the Lake District fells, The Lake Edge Restaurant not only delivers award winning food with 2 AA Rosettes, it also offers a magnificent setting on the banks of the lake.

The Head Chef and his talented team are dedicated to sourcing only the best ingredients from local producers. Using the vibrant and seasonal flavours of Cumbria mixed with skilful cooking techniques, they rustle up inspired dishes that impress even the most discerning food lovers, making this one of the best restaurants in Windermere, the Lake District and even further afield. Private dining, picnics and afternoon tea are also available at Storrs Hall.

Tower Bar

The bar and lounge is a tranquil space with squishy sofas and armchairs, open log fire and dark wood furniture. The stunning ornate feature bar actually came from Blackpool Tower, which is where the room got it’s name. You can enjoy lighter snacks and heartier bar meals or simply unwind with your favourite tipple and a daily newspaper.

Weddings at Storrs Hall

If you’re looking for Lake District wedding venues and hotels, Storrs Hall provides a beautiful backdrop and luxurious rooms for licensed ceremonies and wedding breakfast. Imagine romantic photographs of your special day taken on the edge of Lake Windermere with the Lake District fells in the background. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a grand celebration, Storrs Hall can cater for either. Why not push the boat out and take exclusive use of the hotel and its 30 bedrooms?

Things to do in the Lake District

Owing to its fabulous landscapes and pretty villages and towns, the Lake District National Park is a much loved destination with an abundance of attractions. From hiking among the magnificent fells and enjoying water sports on one of the lakes, to visiting castles, historic houses and museums, there is something for a wide range of interests and ages.

Why not book a lake cruise with the children and get close up to some of the incredible scenery, or you can even take a helicopter tour and get a completely different perspective of the landscape. Families also love the World of Beatrix Potter, just a short drive from Storrs Hall, where you can learn about the wonderful author and her famous characters.

Other favourite places include The Lakes Aquarium, Lakeland Motor Museum and Wray Castle. For more information and ideas of where to visit, the team at Storrs Hall are always on hand to assist.

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