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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Briery Wood Hotel Windermere, Lake District