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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked well in advance for a family party of five for a single night stay. Paid the room-only rate, because I didn't know in advance how many of the group would want breakfast. Despite being told breakast serving times at check-in, we were refused breakfast on Sunday morning, being told by the manager that we'd only paid on the room... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, with a groupon deal. We had a lovely stay here, room 12 was huge, clean and very comfortable. Well worth the money, and breakfast was faultless. Staff were friendly and helpful. Per friendly hotel, very clean. We would return in the future, also is a great location to catch the cruise on lake Windermere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable hotel in pleasant location .rooms clean and spacious. staff very friendly and helpful .location only a short drive from Ambleside town centre or Windermere. comfortable lounges in which to enjoy a quiet drink. Fiull English breakfast in the morning included in the price of the room , we only stayed the one night but if visiting the same... More 

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Morecambe
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here for 1 night. Lovely and clean room with plenty of choice in the tea n coffees in the room, the toiletries in the bathroom were lovely too. The staff were so friendly and helpful especially the blonde haired lady who was on reception, she was brilliant, I could of took her home she was... More 

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brierywood, Front of house Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us. It's always great to hear how much people enjoy their time with us. We like to provide our guests with plenty of supplies in the room, with our complimentary teas, coffees and toiletries as standard, with refills available form those with something of a thirst. We are a friendly group... More 

Merseyside, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely warm welcome from Warren on reception and it just got better , without exception staff where so helpful and friendly. All areas of hotel was spotlessly clean, Good choice of food including vegetarian dishes, congratulations to the chef we loved his creations particularly his specialty...chocolates! Thank you everyone.

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brierywood, Front of house Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stay with us. Warren certainly gives a warm and enthusiastic welcome to all our guests, as do all the staff. Our chefs work hard to create the meals for our guests, including the seperate vegetarian menu available on request, giving something to suit all palettes. The after dinner chocolates are hand crafted... More 

North Wales
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170 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a two night stay here, bought for us as a joint 60th birthday present, using a Groupon deal. I often wonder if these deals result in the worst room, and poor service, but that certainly wasn't the case at Briery Wood. We found it to be a very comfortable, we'll run and friendly hotel. From... More 

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brierywood, Front of house Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review of the hotel. I'm so glad we were able to provide you with a birthday to remember. We run a number of internet deals throughout the year, but we certainly don't scrimp on the service we provide to guests who take advantage of them. Our team are dedicated to providing an equally high standard... More 

Norfolk, UK
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night at Briery Wood and loved it. Our room was lovely, so clean with an enormous bed. We had room 2 with doors out to the garden and a lovely seating area, which would be gorgeous in the warmer weather. The walls must be quite thin as I was awakened by next door's tv at 6.30 then... More 

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brierywood, Front of House Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments about your stay with us. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are in high demand, especially during the summer, with the patios directly outside, offering guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy our landscaped gardens. Our rooms are well maintained by... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed at Mere Wood and family at Crag Wood I would say this hotel does not live up to the standard of the other two. It feels very like an accommodation overflow. The bedrooms are pleasant and the surrounding corridors decorated nicely. Communal areas are extremely out dated and lounges and bar border on depressing. We had a ground... More 

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brierywood, Front of house Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us as much as with our sister hotels. All three hotels have their own character to them, giving guests the option of some variety depending on which hotel they stay at. Although there is some traffic of people passing the area that your room was... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant hotel. Located on the road from Ambleside to Bowness and a great location for either little town. Its a small hotel and a very well run place with a lovely feel to it. Great breakfast, very clean hotel and rooms.

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brierywood, Front of House Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review of your stay with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our position gives easy access to Ambleside and Bowness, both of which have lake frontage and the opportunity of embarking on a cruise or some other water borne activity. Alternatively, they are also ideal for browsing the shops... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights for bonfire weekend 2016. The hotel is clean and very welcoming. On a main road but set back enough so it remains quiet. The hotel is dog friendly, which is important to us because we view our dog as very much part of our family. Breakfast is lovely and the location made it easy... More 

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brierywood, Front of house Manager at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you had such an enjoyable weekend with us. We are in an enviable position, being on the main road that allows easy access to the rest of the lake District, with the villages of Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness just a few miles away. Despite our proximity to the busy main... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: £58 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Briery Wood Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Windermere
#11 Family Hotel in Windermere
#13 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
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“Room 12 , quiet , roomy and comfortable , with a great view of the grounds and garden.”
 of 5 bubbles TheKingisnumber7, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a garden view room as you have lovely views to wake up to.”
 of 5 bubbles Clairemaley, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in room 9 noise of fans from kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles p13urton_123, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very clean & comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles 835sudips, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Twin room over looking the garden was beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles F1235SYangelar, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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