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“Lovely hotel by the lake.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cragwood Country House Hotel

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Cragwood Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Cirencester
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel by the lake.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We went to Cragwood to babysit for our daughter who was attending a friend's wedding. The room was comfortable, modern and lean and with a huge bed, which delivered a good night's sleep. The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. We watched the preparation for the wedding which seemed well organised. The siting of the ceremony itself, outside, was very special and the wedding party looked to have a good time.
We got to eat at the wedding breakfast and were surprised at the high quality of the food and the rapidity of the service. I have been to many mass catering events and the ability to turn out 40 plus fillet steaks all of good quality , is to be admired.
Because the hotel was totally occupied with the function we had to eat the Friday dinner and Saturday lunch from the bar menu. Good chips, but the majority of the choices were fairly humdrum. Breakfast was really good, lovely food and lots of it. Great croissants too.
The hotel is right by the lake and has pleasant gardens.
Wifi was in hotel, but not in the room. Nice lounges, though, where wifi worked.

Room Tip: At the front,lake view.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Fowey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We have had the most amazing stay, what a setting for our wedding. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The whole day was just perfect. Truly magical and I would recommend the hotel to anybody wishing for a small intimate wedding with the most spectacular views of the Lake for photographing the special day. I am most surprised that it only has 3 stars

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We made a last minute booking here. Location lovely, wonderful 4 poster room. Good value for money in the room we got overlooking the lake. I would however, not have wanted to pay £120 for a room at the back of the hotel.
We wanted dinner, but they could not serve us. Breakfast was also confused. I left with the impression that they do not have enough seats to feed a full hotel. This is clearly an organisational failure and a key revenue loss. The hotel didn't feel busy, so a early and late sitting is required.
I would recommend. But plan to eat out and ensure you choose your room.

Room Tip: Lake view or pay less than £100
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank juliet h
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We went to Cragwood for a 'Just Us' Wedding. From the moment we walked through the door we was made to feel most welcome. We was shown to our room which overlooked Lake Windermere. We then went and explored the grounds which again was absolutely wonderful. Just us package involves a 2 night stay with 4 course dinner both evenings. Both of these were superb, the quality and choice was outstanding and after dinner you get coffee and homemade chocolates in the lounge.

The Wedding: Our wedding was scheduled for 2.30, most of the morning was rain and it was looking unlikely that we would be able to have this in the gazebo but around 2.15 after meeting with the registrars the sun came out and we brought the time forward to ensure we married in the gazebo. The staff were absolutely lovely and could not do enough for us. After the wedding we had afternoon tea on the patio until the clouds came back. All in all the experience was so special and all that we dreamed of. If you are thinking of doing a 'Just Us' wedding then in a heartbeat I would say go for it. Its a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Spent 3 nights at this hotel and give it a full 5 stars! The hotel itself is full of character and olde world charm however the rooms are very modern and beautifully decorated but very in keeping with the rest of the hotel. Breakfast was excellent and the views are outstanding. The gardens are wonderful to walk around early in the morning or after dinner. Hope to return in the future.

Room Tip: Wifi in some of the rooms have a weak signal.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank larges007
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Prestbury, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

A group of us stayed for 3 nights, to play golf at Windermere and to revisit some Lake District sites and walks. This hotel is an extended fine old house in beautiful grounds on the shores of the lake. The location is central to the main Lakeland areas. The service is friendly and excellent. The food is truly wonderful, especially the three course gourmet standard dinner. The rooms vary, some old fashioned charm and some more modern. A great stay!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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manchester
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Had yet another wonderful stay, rooms superb, food great(thanks for the chips Andrew a steak next year please ;) ) and the staff are just out of this world who couldn't do enough for you especially Andrew and Lesley.

See you next year.

John, Elaine and Jonathan

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jonkev
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Additional Information about Cragwood Country House Hotel

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 Business Hotel in Windermere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#2 Family 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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