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Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Gateshead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great hotel and Staff”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was our second time at this hotel, staying, in a family room. Hotel is in a great location and set in beautiful grounds. The family rooms are very spacious and very well appointed.
All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful.
They had a great choice for breakfast and cooked perfectly. Would recommend this hotel and look forward to booking again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hello Jonesmark447
Thank you for your recent review on your stay at the hotel.
We look forward to welcoming your family back soon,
Roger Benson
Hotel Manager
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Grantham
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

On arrival at the hotel we were welcomed by the sprawling road to the reception and the beautiful expanse of colourful gardens.

Our dogs Gucci and Poppy were made welcome, and my room request No 3, opened on to the gardens was perfect. I wanted to take the bed home it was so comfortable and the noises at night, nothing, was such a change from the hustle and bustle of town life.

We booked through a Travel zoo offer, this included scones jam and cream on the terrace. They were fantastic, the staff served us on the terrace overlooking the gardens under the afternoon sun. The offer also included a 4 course meal in the hotel. The standard of the food was 5 star.
Breakfast included local produce, which again was of high standard.

We can not wait to return

Room Tip: If you have a dog with you room 3 opens on to the gardens were we walked them morning and night
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ChelleyGrantham
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hello ChelleyGrantham,
Thank you for your review.
We are glad you found the bed comfortable & you enjoyed the room & the food.
We look forward to welcoming you & Gucci & Poppy back to the hotel soon.
Thank you.
Roger Benson.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Set in acres of gardens and woodland, the hotel is a lovely place for relaxing and base for visiting the South Lakes.

The staff are excellent, helpful and professional.

The room was good with patio seating in the garden.

The only note of negativity is the carpets in the public area are showing signs of wear.

Otherwise we would stay again and recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing stay in the Lakes

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hello john Millington,
Thank you for your review on the hotel,
We are looking to refurbish the carpets very soon.
We look forward to seeing you again at the Hotel
Thank you
Roger Benson
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blackburn
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We recently stayed at the Briery wood in a family room . We found the whole stay great value for money as a family we are always trying to penny pinch and this hotel was similar priced to B&B's in the area. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The room was beautiful and very clean the bed sheets smelt like clean fresh linen should smell. The bed was a bit hard but that is a personal preference ! We stayed for the evening meal as it was cheaper when you booked it as a package the menu was a little limited but the food was FANTASTIC, the presentation was amazing and very tasty. We enjoyed our dessert in peace whilst the children played out in the beautiful, safe gardens where we could see them.The only negative We would say was the filter coffee was bitter and strong but hey some people like it that way! And again that's down to personal preference .
On the whole it's just what we wanted excellent value for money, clean , great food and a short drive away from Bowness. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank carolyn b
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hello Carolyn B,
Thank you for your kind comments about the hotel.
We do try & source food locally where ever possible (including the coffee) from Farrers of Kendal.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.
We have offers on throughout the year.
Thank you
Roger Benson
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The accommodation was very nice with a patio table and lovely views in the garden , we even saw visiting deer. The staff were excellent and could not have been more considerate and pleasant. I had alerted the hotel to the fact that my partner had a broken leg and so they c gave us the most accessible room. My only criticism was that the chairs and furnishings in the public areas e.g bar were showing signs of over wear and some chairs looked dirty.

Room Tip: Lower ground rooms have patio doors to the garden
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hello Linrun,
Thank you for your comments on the hotel.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Hopefully you will visit again.
Thank you.
Roger Benson
Hotel Manager
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Wonderful Staff and Management that went the extra mile. Excellent value for money and a great breakfast. We got a garden room with access for doggie to sit out in the most well presented of gardens, that are well worth a walk through and yet another feature of this fine hotel. Im looking forward to my next return

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dan F
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hello Dandare 1911,
Thank you for your review of the hotel.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay & look forward to welcoming you back again.
We have 5 garden rooms with direct access to the gardens & 3 have their own patio with seating area.
It is especially nice when the sun is shining & all our guests can enjoy a drink on our Garden Patio.
Thank you.
Roger Benson.
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

The hotel room was fine, the bathroom was huge, the shower was dodgy, the lounges were big, inviting and relaxing. But bottom line go for the food, the location and the views nearby. The dining room food was fantastic. Some of the best meals we have had in 6 weeks travelling (steer clear of the ordinary cheese platter - but that was the only disappointment; everything else was gobsmackingly good). A real unexpected surprise. And incredible value for money.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Jarmwe
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Briery, Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hello Jarmwe,
Thank you for the lovely comments about the food.
We do put a lot of thought into the food we serve, trying to source it locally whenever possible & using suppliers local to the Lake District.
Maybe you can tell us why the cheese platter was "Ordinary" all local cheese again?
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip & look forward to welcoming you & your friends once again.
Roger Benson
Hotel Manager.
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Property: Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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