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Cragwood Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Fab U Lous!”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

We chose Cragwood as the perfect destination in which to enjoy a family celebration and we were not disappointed.
After a hassle free check in with the lovely Leslie, we enjoyed possibly the best ever afternoon tea outside, in the glorious sunshine, whilst enjoying the simply stunning views (10 out of 10 for location!). Windermere, framed with stunning azaleas and rhododendrons is breath taking. Louise was extremely welcoming and attentive. The Service was faultless.
It might be worth noting that the lunch menu may initially seem expensive, however, the portion sizes make it extremely good value for money and the prices at the bar represent excellent value for a quality hotel.
We stayed in room 9. A gorgeous room, one we would very happily stay in again. Immaculately clean. Well appointed, modern and extremely comfortable.
Dinner was exquisite. You can't come to this hotel and NOT have dinner - well done to ALL the staff in the kitchens, you excelled yourselves! Whilst the front of house team, Richard, Andrew and Rob were professional, informative and entertaining. The superb food and first class service just finished off a perfect day.
A Lakeland breakfast served by a cheerful, welcoming team spearheaded by Philip, the amazing GM, leaves me content, smiling and desperate to return as soon as possible! Cragwood. We love you x thank you for having us

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Fantastic service and top quality food,competively priced, the views down onto the lake Windermere are fantastic. Very tranquil settings with beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel. The hotel is immaculate both inside and out.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This was a short break we went on to escape real life for a few days. The hotel was very grand and the room was stunning. The bed was comfy, the T.V. was a good size, there was free wi-fi and the bathroom was lovely. The hotel had stunning grounds to walk around and was only a short difference from the lake, The hotel offered an amazing breakfast with such a wide choice. The only downside was that it was a drive away from everything so at night time one of us had to drive and so could't enjoy a drink, however we would visit it again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a one-night stay at Cragwood to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had our wedding reception and spent our wedding night here three years ago and everything was just as nice this time as it was back then. The location is heavenly, combining beautifully manicured gardens close to the hotel with the natural beauty of the woods by the lake. The food and service were truly excellent. The management and staff go out of their way to attend to your wishes, and 'go the extra mile' whenever possible. In our case, there was actually a hand-decorated 'Happy Anniversary' chocolate selection waiting for us in the lounge after we had finished our evening meal ! Very impressive. The room was also of a very high standard with wonderful views and with the windows open you can enjoy the pleasant sounds and perfumes from the garden. In the lounge there we sat, reading the newspaper, sipping champagne and admiring the Edwardian garden just like a member of the landed gentry circa 1920. Be assured that we will be returning time and time again to Cragwood for more of the Royal treatment in this little slice of heaven.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We booked a 2 night midweek break at short notice and we could not have chosen a better hotel.From the beautiful panoramic view and lakeside setting to the friendly and helpful staff we enjoyed a very relaxing break.The room was quiet and very comfortable and the food and service of it was outstanding.We are looking forward to making a return visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

From start to finish our 4 night stay was great. A warm welcome from the receptionist and then we were shown to our room [16]. We were pleased with the room, it had a lake view and was really big with a sofa and armchairs. All the food over the next 4 days was perfect with very good presentation. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful. This is our 3rd visit and hopefully not our last. The setting is stunning and the hotel is well placed for visiting the central lakes.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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manchester
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

An amazing day from start to finish.
Rob and Phil have supported us in our decisions from booking 18months ago upto the BIG day.. nothing to much trouble.
Food Amazing
Rooms Amazing
Service Amazing
All Cragwood staff warm and welcoming.
Views and Location is above amazing, you need to go see to truly appreciate such a great setting. Great air of exclusivity in its private grounds.
Speaking to all our guests they would agree with all the above with most saying the best wedding they had attendend.

Thanks again
Love Ian & Natalie Ball

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Cragwood Country House Hotel
Address: Cragwood House Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LQ, England
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Region: 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 Business Hotel in Windermere
#2 Romantic 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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