Storrs Hall, built in 1790, does not just have views of the Lake, it is on the Lake. The edge of our front lawn is the shoreline of Windermere. That gentle swish is the sound of the water lapping up to the garden. That rustle in the trees is the same breeze that is filling sails.
Welcome to the Lake District hotel that your mind’s eye imagined. A luxurious, cosy bedroom. Views to die for. Afternoon tea in front of a roaring fire. Mouth-watering menus. Eat, sleep, relax, repeat.
Read about the history of this grand Georgian mansion, its place at the centre of a glittering social life, the Temple of Heroes, and the visits of William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and other names inextricably linked to this place.
“The view is absolutely mesmerising, so we’ll let you take that in first,” says general manager Stuart Ward, “But rest assured, our staff are on hand to look after you – our service ethos is to be discreetly attentive, relaxed and welcoming.”
Book a table in the Lake Edge Restaurant and enjoy the wide range of seasonal dishes and, of course, enormous picture windows. Order a drink from the Tower Bar. Indulge yourself with a traditional cream tea. There will be time to work that off tomorrow. A stroll around our 17-acre gardens, perhaps, or one of the countless walks within the Lake District National Park. Maybe a gentle row across Lake Windermere.