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Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Headley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wonderfully friendly staff”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

We stayed at Briery Wood Hotel for two nights and found the staff very welcoming and friendly. Our room was both clean and provided a lovely view of the grounds. The hotel was quiet and provided a perfect get away. It was so lovely to return in an evening to a real fire in one of the hotel lounges and to benefit from using the free WiFi. It would appear that a few areas of the hotel would benefit from re decoration and new carpets, but overall a lovely stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Briery, Assistant Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear Bill_Vanessa,
Thank you for your review of the Briery Wood Hotel. We appreciate the time you have taken to do so & your comments help us to improve our service to our guests.
Here at the Briery Wood we pride ourselves on our warm & friendly welcome. We know that it is always nice to see a smiling face at the end of a journey.
Our grounds are beautiful at this time of year, with the spring flowers beginning to bloom & lots of wildlife to spot. Our gardener takes great pride in his work - it is great to hear you like it too.
Our real log fire keeps the cold at bay throughout these chilly months & our free wifi keeps our guests in touch with the outside world...should they wish :)
All of our communal areas, along with our bedrooms, are on a rolling programme of refurbishment & redecoration. Our maintenance & housekeeping teams work every day to improve these areas & keep them clean. Your comments on this have been noted & will be passed on to the relevant people.
Again, thank you for your comments, we are glad you had a lovely stay & look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
With kind regards, Jennifer Braithwaite, Assistant Manager.
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

only left this morning! but had to leave this review! stayed here last minute after getting a cheap room on late rooms and i must say i was pleasantly surprised, i received a lovely welcome after i had been aided by the hotel in finding the place, the postcode on there adress doesnt take you to the hotel they have an alternative sat nav one! the room was spacious and spotless! a lovely big bath and comfy bed! the surroundings were very peaceful and calm. breakfast in the morning was lovely! staff very attentive and couldn't do enough to help, breakfast itself was delicious. as i was travelling alone it was nice to be engaged in conversation where possible. i would highly reccomend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay! thanks again to all the staff for making me feel so at home! :D

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Dear Katehappykate,
Thank you for your kind review - to do it on the same day is dedication!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Every new review gives us big smiles at the comments we receive.
We have some great rates available during the quieter times of year, whilst still offering the high standards of service & cleanliness that our guests have come to expect from us.
All of our staff appreciate your kind comments - we know the kind of service we would appreciate when staying in a hotel, so try to meet & exceed our own expectations, as well as those of our guests. We are genuinely interested in the people who stay with us & love to have a good old chat with them!
I'm pleased that you also enjoyed your Briery Breakfast - as I've said before, it really does set you up for the day!
Once again, thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon.
With kind regards, Jennifer Braithwaite, Assistant Manager.
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

An off season visit, we were one of the only guests. Well priced, quiet and a generous sized room. TV WiFi etc with well appointed bathroom. We opted for the dinner/bed/breakfast offer. Food was fabulous! Staff warm & helpful. Could use a bit of an upgrade on decor, but would recommend to friends

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Thank you for your review Travillinman, we do appreciate you taking the time to share your views.
During the Winter months, the area can be quieter, giving us the opportunity to offer some great special deals for those staying at The Briery Wood - we are pleased you found us well priced.
We try our best to appoint our rooms in a way our guests appreciate, whether that is with our eco-friendly bathroom products, complimentary TV & Wi-Fi or sweeties.
Chef works very hard to ensure the quality of food is the highest possible throughout each day & all of our team enjoy helping our guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest.
We are really glad you enjoyed you stay here with us at the Briery Wood and hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon.
With kind regards, Jennifer Braithwaite, Assistant Manager.
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

It is an old fashioned country house, but is clean and well equiped. Staff could not be more helpful and the food and bar are great.. it is a beautiful peaceful location where rest and reaxation are possible. it is situated between Windermere and Ambleside giving you easy access to lakeland fells the lake etc

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Briery, Assistant Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Thank you for your review nev666, your comments are really appreciated.
We try our hardest to fulfill guest expectations and I'm pleased you found us so clean, well-equipped & helpful.
There is much history attached to our old fashioned country house. From the stories we tell to the 150 year old monkey puzzle tree in our grounds, the Briery Wood loves its heritage. Our peaceful grounds are home to some wonderful wildlife too.
With our location making access to the fells and valleys so easy, we hope you choose to visit us here at The Briery Wood again soon.
With kind regards,
Jennifer Braithwaite (Assistant Manager).
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

For the last 21 years four of us have visited a different country house hotel for the New Year period. This year we choose Briery Wood for our break. None of us had even heard of this hotel but their online offer looked what we wanted and after a short telecon we booked up in October.
We arrived in time for a warm welcome and a cup of tea thereafter our experience of this wonderful hotel just grew and grew.
Well furnished, clean and warm with lovely Xmas decorations not over the top.
The food out of this world hot tasty and beautifully served by the ever helpful staff and what a wonderful wine list.
Nothing was too much trouble and we had the BEST New Year ever culminating in a seven course gala dinner on New Year's Eve.......fantastic
Should also mention the inclusive boat trip on Windermere on New Year's Eve morning followed by a club sandwhich and a warming festive drink. The weather was terrible.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Briery, Assistant Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Dear Michael B,
Thank you so much firstly for choosing to spend your New Year with us, and secondly for taking the time to write this review.
Our Christmas & New Year packages always prove popular with guests and I'm glad this year is no exception. We put a lot of time & effort into planning these breaks, so to hear that they have been a success is great news.
The team here at Briery Wood pride ourselves on our warm welcome, tasty food, cleanliness and helpful attitude.
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We are so pleased you enjoyed our hospitality - the four of you were truly a delight to spend time with.
We look forward to seeing you at the hotel again soon,
With kindest regards,
Jennifer Braithwaite (Assistant Manager).
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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): ₹ 6,400 - ₹ 12,800
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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