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Briery Wood Country House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is set in 7 acres of secluded gardens & woodland
  • Local, high-quality produce is served in the AA-Rosette restaurant
  • Lake Windermere is within a 10-minute stroll
  • The popular tourist spots of Ambleside, Bowness & Troutbeck are an 8-minute drive away

98% (42 Member Ratings)

"Peaceful and the most comfortable bed"
Apr 29, 2017

Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the A591, which heads towards either Keswick or Kendal. Junction 37 of the M6 is a 30-minute drive, and Liverpool John Lennon, Leeds Bradford and Manchester airports are all within a 2-hour drive. The nearest railway station is Windermere, which takes five minutes by taxi. Parking at the hotel is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Briery Wood Country House Hotel is a 19th-century property just a stone's throw from the shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake.

You can hire a rowing boat from Low Wood Watersports Centre, which is an 8-minute walk away, and paddle along to one of the jetties for a spot of lunch in a nearby village.

The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and nearby National Trust car park are a 20-minute drive away, and mark the starting point of The Langdale Pikes walk. With steep climbs and dramatic descents, the trail passes Dungeon Ghyll -- a deep ravine with a 60-foot waterfall, referenced by William Wordsworth in his poem "The Idle Shepherd Boy". Loughrigg Fell is a 14-minute drive away and has impressive views of Great Langdale. Troutbeck village, with its stone cottages and emerald-green valley, is an 8-minute drive away.

The hotel restaurant holds an AA Rosette and has a home-grown, local-is-best philosophy; expect dishes like Herdwick lamb, freshly caught salmon from Cartmel and mature cheeses smoked over Cumbrian oak, as well as traditional Sunday lunch.

Dogs can come along for an extra £20 per dog, per stay (payable to the hotel direct), and they are given a welcome pack, a blanket and treats on arrival. All 23 bedrooms have a TV, a radio, an alarm clock, a hair dryer and a telephone. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Infant's cots/cribs and extra beds are not available.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request: £20 per dog, per stay.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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98% Positive
(42 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Cragwood International Ltd (t/a Briery Wood Country House Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Peaceful and the most comfortable bed
Apr 29, 2017 ,
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff + lovely evening meal.
Other Comments
Room needs a little tlc and bathroom needs a little updating - electric shower not very powerful. There was a sloping ceiling in our room which closes the room in a bit, but was shown other rooms for next stay. Would definitely stay again as overall it was a great experience.
neris Apr 23, 2017 Lazonby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was very Quiet and relaxing - a lovely place to chill
Sheilya Apr 21, 2017 ,
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quoet
Ian Apr 01, 2017 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely everything!!
Other Comments
Just go there, you won't be disappointed!
Linda Geraldine Glennys Mar 26, 2017 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, clean, good food, comfortable
Other Comments
Very good all round
Julie Feb 25, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean warm comfortable and nice breakfast staff very friendly.
Other Comments
Good location
Shaun Feb 16, 2017 Bingley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfort food friendliness of staff
Other Comments
Evening menu - lovely food at reasonable cost.
Sandra Feb 16, 2017 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable and well appointed,food excellent.
Other Comments
Although it did say dogs welcome l am not a dog lover so didn't like having dogs in the hotel. Like to come back apart from this comment.
Roy Jan 15, 2017 Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
Other Comments
Food was fab
Alison Jan 08, 2017 Warrington, United Kingdom

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