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Briery Wood Country House Hotel

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Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES England
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Latvian and 1 more
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grahamheath wrote a review Dec 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2 contributions
The hotel was very nice, well situated and easy accessible. The staff were so accommodating to my wife and I along with our dog Nicki... they couldn’t have done anymore to make our stay special and go without a hitch. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the breakfast menu was very good and service was so friendly and on point... plenty of onsite parking and the room was well appointed and had everything we needed... we will certainly go back...
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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dominic t wrote a review Dec 2020
17 contributions4 helpful votes
If you want a pleasantly located Hotel, with friendly staff & great food, then look no further. We stayed 12/12/20. Myself, my partner & another couple stayed here for 1 night on a D,B&B basis. We found the food to be of Michelin Star Quality and well worth the amount we paid whilst booking the room, as nothing on the menu incurred an extra charge. The bedrooms were lovely and spacious with a selection of amenities, including a coffee machine. We were woken in the night due to a Wedding, but these things happen and it wasn’t the hotels fault. Breakfast was of the same standard as dinner, great. This Hotel will be our go-to from now on :) looking forward to returning with Family & friends alike.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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catherinedunn wrote a review Dec 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
What an amazingly welcoming hotel. We were upgraded to a garden room which was perfect for our dog who had access to the gardens. The room was just stunning. Lovely towels. Local toiletries and tea/coffee. The evening meal was presented to a great standard which homemade fresh bread as we were seated. In the morning our dog even got his own cooked breakfast. One minor suggestions. A dogs menu for the evening as other places are starting to do. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CCPJC wrote a review Nov 2020
Dorset, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited Briery Wood in July 19 to look around prior to booking our wedding and we fell in love with it straight away. From that point on, communication with the hotel was on point and liaising with Lisa, Roger and Tracey made our queries and requirements simple. Originally we booked the 'Just Us' 2 night wedding package and 2 months beforehand we decided to invite our parents then unfortunately due to illness my husbands parents had to cancel and the hotel were so understanding. We arrived the day before the wedding and Dan made us all feel so welcome. He sat down with us to run through the finer details in readiness for our big day including the menu for our afternoon tea, when we wanted our complimentary bottle of Prosecco and he kept us topped up with gin! On our wedding day we could've had breakfast in bed but we wanted to have breakfast with my mother in the main dining room. A private room was made available for our use for the entirety of the day and if the weather was bad this is where the ceremony would have taken place but we were lucky to have stunning weather for October and had the ceremony in the gazebo in the beautiful gardens. Roger and Dan were great, so attentive and nothing was too much for them. Stevie also went the extra mile to make our day special. Such lovely people. One thing you will never do is leave Briery Wood hungry and the food was amazing, some of the best we've ever tasted and that is down to the fabulous chefs. There was plenty of choice at breakfast including a freshly cooked full English which was tasty. We had afternoon tea on our wedding afternoon and there was so much we had it put in boxes to takeaway the next day! Evening meal was so de-li-cious my taste buds are tingly now thinking about all the delights and we were certainly  stuffed by the end of our stay! If we could give this hotel and amazing friendly staff 10 stars, we would. We will definitely be returning next year for our 1st wedding anniversary and we truly can't wait. Thank you so so much Briey Wood, credit to you all. Carley & Paul xx
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Matthew Surridge, Guest Services / Front Office at Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you for sharing the details of your big day with us. As you can imagine, it has certainly been a strange year as far as weddings are concerned, but we haven't let that stop us celebrating these special moments with the brides and grooms who choose us for this special moment in their lives. our Just Us wedding package is perfect for the present climate, allowing small parties such as yourselves to have Covid compliant weddings, making the day feel totally special for all members of the wedding party. The hotel is licensed for the ceremony itself with the option of having it in one of our lounges or, weather permitting, out in the landscaped gardens in the purpose built gazebo, which has proved to be an extremely popular venue for the big 'I do' moment. To make the day extra special, after the wedding, we offer the wedding party a private room for afternoon tea and the evening meal that follows, as well as offer the bride and groom the option of breakfast served to the room in the morning. We certainly look forward to celebrating your anniversary with you next year and hope we will get to see you on other return visits during your journey through life together.
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Philthompson27 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bury, United Kingdom197 contributions150 helpful votes
My Wife and I re-visited with our pet Dog for a mid-week break after going nowhere during the last few months. We were here back in March for a special birthday and like then this visit was perfect. Food was fantastic, staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough for us, Daniel, Stevie, Mathew in fact all the staff deserve the highest praise they were all amazing, helpful and courteous. Room was really clean and finished to an excellent standard. Comfortable bed and spacious clean bathroom. Really nice treats for our Dog too. We will be visiting again shortly!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Matthew Surridge, Guest Services / Front Office at Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review of your stay with us. Many people have found a visit to the Briery Wood to be a perfect tonic after frustrating year of going absolutely nowhere. Even with the extra restrictions imposed on the hotel since your visit in March, we strive to provide the best service and warmest welcome we can to our guests. As well as our human guests, we also extend a warm welcome to their canine companions recognising them as an important part of any family. All our staff work together to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, always ready with a friendly word and offer of assistance to ensure our guests can make the most of their stay with us. I hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you back for future return visits.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 99 - USD 180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictWindermere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Briery Wood Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Michael Coates Clay Shooting (7.2 km), Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (3.2 km), and Orrest Head (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Fresher's Cafe, and The Windermere Speakeasy.
Are pets allowed at Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Briery Wood Country House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Polish, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Briery Wood Country House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.0 km), Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (7.1 km), and Rydal Mount & Gardens (5.7 km).