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“Perfect spot for the weekend getaway!”

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Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect spot for the weekend getaway!”
Reviewed 23 April 2011

On a recent weekend getaway, we decided to stay with the Briery Wood Hotel, which far exceeded our expectations. Perfectly located within easy reach of all popular Lake District destinations, it was the perfect base. The hotel is picturesque, rooms more than comfortable and very clean, super helpful staff, and nothing was too much trouble. We were greeted by the hotel manager, who did all he could to ensure our stay was a good one! Breakfast served with a smile, with the hotel gardens making for the perfect backdrop.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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Reviewed 15 April 2011

We decided to have 3 day break in the lake district and read reviews of this hotel before we booked. Everything was true to the reviews. Beautiful hotel, with lovely decor. Several lounges to choose from. Newspapers were free in the lounges everyday. Our room (2) was a ground floor room which had a door straight onto the beautiful and peaceful garden. The bedrooms are very modern and very clean with good bath towels and toiletries. The grounds were kept immaculate with just the singing birds for company. The food was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment was that we visited Sunday to Wednesday and most of the guests had gone home. This being no fault of the hotel, but people not knowing how good this hotel is. Will definitely visit again.

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Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

After staying in Bowness hotels for many years my wife and I decided to try out the Briery Wood after passing it for many years and promising to try it out. At last we decided to give it a try and booked a three day dinner/bed and breakfast stay. What have we been missing all these years? This hotel is certainaly a hidden treasure between Bowness and Ambleside.
The hotel retains many of it's original features, the grounds are magnificent, the reception is pleasent, the rooms are spacious, roomy and very pleasent with excellent bathrooms and classy toiletries and towels.
The meals from wonderful breakfasts where you can take a choice of your liking (including porridge or continental) and where your request is cooked on ordering (no buffet pre-cooked) food in this hotel.
Dinner is a joy, take your choice of wonderful fine dining with excellent food.
The jewel in the crown to add to this review is 'the staff'. Nothing is too much for them and they arrive with a smile and attitude of 'we are here to help you' and nothing is a problem.
What is also pleasing is the timing between courses and there is no 'Hovering' by a more senior member of staff such as a Manager or Senior Waiter.
This is a Hotel not to be missed, yes it is between two tourist centres but having the food and such staff, Bowness and Ambleside will not be missed.
This Is The Jewel In The Crown of The Lake District.
We have stayed in some of the best hotels in this area and this is by far the best.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

We thought this hotel a little different than the norm. The staff were helpful and it was good to see a Manager with a good sese of humour who seemed interested in making ones stay enjoyable and comfortable. We hope to visit again soon.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We stayed at the hotel for two nights and had two lovely ground floor rooms with doors opening onto the beautiful gardens, which was great as we had the dog with us. The rooms were lovely and were cleaned daily. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and meals were delicious. The atmosphere at the hotel was relaxed and welcoming and the staff were really friendly. Margaret was especially helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Additional Information about Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Property: Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Windermere
#11 Family Hotel in Windermere
#13 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,393 - ₹ 12,622
Hotel Class:3 star — Briery Wood Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moments from the eastern shores of Lake Windermere and set in seven acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland lies Briery Wood Country House Hotel. This beautiful Lake District hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a country house atmosphere with all the comforts of home, while surrounded by spectacular landscapes, lakes and fells. Briery Wood is within easy reach of the popular villages of Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere, so it's a great base for exploring the Lake District, whether you are looking for a spot of retail therapy or outdoor adventure. The informal and friendly service is so good you'll hardly notice it. It's our job to make you feel at home...Which isn't hard once you sit back and unwind in one of our cosy lounges whilst enjoying a freshly brewed coffee or maybe a glass of chilled wine. ... more   less 
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