We stayed here for two nights to get some peace to focus on writing and it was the PERFECT choice. The bedrooms were quiet and comfortable, but the real ace in the pack was the enormous choice of cosy places to settle down to some writing. With FIVE different comfortable lounge areas, the bar AND lots of different outside spaces to choose from, we were spoiled for choice. I grew to love one of the window seats in a bay window with views over the garden and on the the lake and hills in both directions - so much creative inspiration. I also loved the old-fashioned leather armchairs beside the roaring log-fire, and took a turn around the garden to enjoy the airy gazebo with its beautiful lake views. On top of these, we were served with exquisite courtesy by all the staff who were attentive (teas, lunches and scones seemed to be offered by magic exactly when we started to think we should go and order them) and yet never intrusive.
On the rainiest day we shared the space with other like-minded guests who seemed to be enjoying the peace and views without ever feeling that they were in our way, or we in theirs. Other guests had well-behaved dogs with them who just added to that old-world country house atmosphere that made our visit so perfect.
And the food! Bar snacks and afternoon teas were all lovely (I particularly appreciated being offered a whole box full of assorted flavours when I asked for a herb tea.) But the highlight of all was the four-course dinner in the restaurant. Fresh, seasonal food, picture-perfect presentation and above all delicious!
- 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