Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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

Enjoyed This
(21 Member Ratings)
"Beautiful surroundings and near the lake and the staff couldn't of been any more helpful. I would definately recommend Briery Wood."
Sep 16, 2017
Sunderland, United Kingdom

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.

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 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.

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  • 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 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(21 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Cragwood International Ltd (t/a Briery Wood Country House Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful surroundings and near the lake and the staff couldn't of been any more helpful. I would definately recommend Briery Wood.
LISA Sep 16, 2017 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The value for money and the staff were really helpful and polite. I'd stay there again.
Kieran Sep 07, 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the friendly relaxing atmosphere
graham Nov 07, 2016 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Overall we did enjoy our stay
Other Comments
Room 16 although comfy large bed and lovely bathroom the room itself was very dark so maybe would request different room next time
Susan Nov 01, 2016 Frodsham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location and bedroom
david Oct 26, 2016 scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing surroundings, very comfortable feel.
Other Comments
Very dog friendly
Michelle Oct 18, 2016 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The relaxed welcoming atmosphere
Other Comments
Great 2 nights away. The hotel is simply elegant and decor to a high standard. We were welcomed by a chap who must've said the same welcome speech hundreds of times but it felt like the first time to us, very friendly and welcoming. Room lovely with our own table and chairs outside in the gardens. Only had breakfasts but again a class dining experience. We have visited the other hotels in this chain and I think they are exceptional. We will be back.
Lee Oct 11, 2016 Morecambe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was really lovely, the setting and gardens were beautiful. The rooms and cleanliness were very good.
Other Comments
My only criticism would be that the evening restaurant menu was very limited with only 5 main choices, and we were informed that this was the only menu and it would not change.So on our second evening we decided to eat out.
Shirley Oct 02, 2016 Haverhill Suffolk, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel was fine but lacked a bit of atmosphere. The staff did not realy understand about the cruise information, other than to say where you could pick up the boat from. We went to Brockhole only to find that there were few options for boarding at this mooring. The staff did not explain this.
David Oct 02, 2016 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcome, the room, the staff and the breakfast.
Andrew Oct 01, 2016 Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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