Windermere

Briery Wood Country House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is set in seven acres of secluded gardens and woodland
  • High-quality local produce is served in the AA-Rosette restaurant
  • Lake Windermere is within a 10-minute stroll
  • The popular tourist spots of Ambleside, Bowness and Troutbeck are less than 10 minutes' drive away

Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the A591. Liverpool John Lennon, Leeds Bradford and Manchester airports are all within two hours' drive. The nearest railway station is Windermere, which takes five minutes by taxi. Parking is free.

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Overview

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 less than 10 minutes' walk away, and paddle along to one of the jetties for a spot of lunch in a nearby village. If that sounds too energetic, the popular towns of Ambleside, Bowness and Troutbeck are less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.

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 Boys". Loughrigg Fell is a 15-minute drive away and has impressive views of Great Langdale.

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; please use the Special Request field when booking). All bedrooms have a TV, a radio, an alarm clock, a hair dryer and a telephone. Wi-Fi is free.

Travelzoo tip: Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District.

Amenities

General

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

Services

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Accessibility

  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed 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.

Additional details:

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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