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Cragwood Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Cumbria,UK
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19 reviews
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“Fabulous food and friendly service”
Reviewed November 27, 2009

We have just enjoyed a delightful weekend (3 nights) with a group of Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly (they seemed to enjoy working there); and the manager Philip is a "hands on" type helping carry bags or whatever was needed. As the main organiser, I had very positive feedback from all participants. Would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed November 2009
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Reviewed October 20, 2009

I booked a three day break for my wife and I over the telephone. The rooms available were fully described to us and we were given our choice. Room 4 was at the back of the hotel, in the original building and had a central position. The views from the bedroom windows were breath-taking. We found the food in the restaurant to be a very high quality and presented professionally. The bar drinks were, however, slightly overpriced and the only bitter they had was bottled. After dinner coffee was served to us in front of a log-fire in the lounge which was a lovely touch.

We found the hotel to be fairly quiet which meant that the clients staying there received prompt attention from the staff. Nothing was too much for the staff from the reception, room staff and waiters/waitresses, they were all very friendly and knowledgable about the local area. We will definately return. The room was very clean and the towels changed during our short stay. The bathroom (in Room 4) was very small but it did not detract from our love of the room.

At the end of our break we felt fully relaxed and ready to face the pressures of work again.

We had forgotten just how beautiful this part of the Country is and the hotel was ideally placed to visit most of the attractions. The local tourist information centre provided us with help and advice enabling us to take some medium length walks through beautiful scenery with stunning lake views. The trees were just turning colour which was an added bonus.

If you are looking for an opportunity to recharge your batteries, this is definitely the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Lancs
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

The setting is to die for!
We found it all so peaceful. The staff friendly, helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2009

The trip was for some good food and nice gardens and rooms the food was first class the staff was very pleasent & nothing was to mutch trouble.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2009

We have just returned from an extremely enjoyable time at the Cragwood Country House Hotel, where we gathered together to celebrate the wedding of a member of the family.

I have nothing but praise for location, hotel, surroundings, food and staff who were always curtious and helpfull, with the exception of the receptionist/manager who's behaviour I felt to be inapropriate for the occasion.

Upon arrival - in the rain myself and another lady guest, were left to lift our luggage from the car down some precarious steps to the hotel reception, whilst he kept making silly remarks and made no effort to help, other than to escort us to our rooms. He then seemed to continue through out the occassion making silly remarks and joining in. Maybe the bride and groom had requested him to do this? He even jumped into a photograph I was taking of the bride.

I also felt perhaps a notice to indicate where parking for the disabled could be sighted so it could be seen as you approached the hotel and perhaps a hand rail or two on steps out side, for the less able bodied and elderly.

Other than this I really thought the occasion and location were great.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cragwood Country House Hotel

Property: Cragwood Country House Hotel
Address: Cragwood House Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#2 Family Hotel in Windermere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#2 Business Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cragwood Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the shores of England’s longest and most beautiful lake you will find Cragwood Country House Hotel.Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it’s hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Cragwood. As soon as you step through the front door of this beautiful country house, you’ll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth and relaxation.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 or drawing rooms and take in the spectacular lake views over a freshly brewed coffee or maybe a glass of chilled wine.From the mouth-watering food and drink to the stylish and comfy bedrooms, a short break at Cragwood will leave you feeling pampered, stress-free….and wanting more.If you are looking for the perfect Lake District hotel then look no further...you have just found us! ... more   less 
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