From the moment we first looked around Cragwood, we knew it was right for us because the staff were amazing. We really felt confident that they were the experts, giving tips and advice but respectful that it's your day and never forcing anything on us. We came away knowing our special day would not only be incredible, it would be stress free too...and it was!
It's in a fabulous location, with great views and back-drops for photos and lovely expansive gardens for children to run around in. If the weather is kind, you can get married outside looking over Lake Windermere. You can also arrange to take a cruise around the lake from their pier.
The rooms are varied, which offers your guests flexibility; we had a couple of family rooms and the suite is a good size for getting ready in! You need to take over one half of the hotel, but this is perfect because you feel like you’re in your own private country house! They are well equipped and tastefully decorated, fitting with the surroundings and the style of the house.
We eat out often, so to have a decent menu and wine choice was important to us. We opted for one of the set menu choices and didn't feel the need to change it (although if you want to you can). The Manager, Philip, is very knowledgeable and keeps an excellent cellar – the “House” champagne, in particular, is brilliant and very well priced. All our guests commented on how excellent the food and drink were.
Philip and his team organised everything for us - a boat trip, flowers for the table, peculiarities for our guests, and made sure the day flowed smoothly. We just turned up and had a ball! And on the day, we hardly noticed they were there - a true sign of excellent service.
Whether for a wedding or, simply, for a beautiful Lake District location, we couldn't recommend Cragwood highly enough.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cragwood Country Hotel
- Cragwood Country House Hotel Windermere, Lake District