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Cragwood Country House Hotel

Cragwood House Ambleside Rd Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LQ England
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#3 of 20 hotels in Windermere
Travellers' Choice
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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J P wrote a review 5 Dec
5 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel itself is in a beautiful idyllic location and the hotel staff were ok in their welcoming, though the lady that showed us to our room looked like she was tired of working there. As for the room we had a very well presented and clean double room with a lovely view, however i couldnt shake the feeling it was HUGELY overpriced. £194 for 1 night was extortionate for what we got. Along with constant noise and shouting throughout the night which lead to very little sleep from myself and my partner. Considering it was in a very quiet location, we were kept awake till 3 in the morning with people laughing, running up and down corridors and shouting. We added breakfast on to our room, however i assumed the premium price was for having a hot cooked breakfast. I had a packet of rice crispies and a glass of apple juice, £15... £15!!! Left absolutely fuming and left ua with a very bitter taste to the visit, aswell as our gripes over the noise and price in general. Lovely hotel, prices are way over the top for what you get.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Fred C wrote a review 3 Dec
Dumfries, United Kingdom41 contributions46 helpful votes
The key is in the heading. This place is advertised as very dog friendly and we took it at its word and were not disappointed in that respect.. We were given a room with direct access to outdoors and the grounds are excellent for dog exercising. The room and the bed in particular were extremely comfortable and the bathroom modern and clean but the bath (which was the base of the shower) drained extremely slowly and that as always was a real turn off. Added to that, the decor of the room was drab and dingy which we felt was inappropriate given the lack of sun light available. In particular it was very difficult to see anything in the wardrobes because of the lack of light. The food was sensational but very few of the staff were wearing masks and one in particular was clearly suffering from something bronchial which made us feel uncomfortable when he attended to us. We stayed very shortly after the Omricon panic started and while there was a notice stating that staff were not required to wear masks, we think all the guests would’ve felt more comfortable if they had done. So all in all nearly perfect - but not quite.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Mark S wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2 contributions
Wonderful Cream Tea and stay over. The Grounds are fabulous and the staff are very very friendly. This is not the cheapest in the area but you get what you pay for. Cocktails amazing and the food is very well executed.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Cjl6 wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions
Extremely good. Nice rooms, great food, lovely gardens and woods descending to lake, friendly staff and great for dogs. This hotel had none of the issues that a similarly priced hotel we stayed at a month previously had. The most serious negative we could find was that one of the bird feeders was sometimes empty!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Joanna wrote a review Nov 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
We have just returned from our wedding at Cragwood. From start to finish, it was the most perfect experience. The staff were so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We had 2 poorly children and they were absolutely amazing, checking they were okay. The food was out of this world. To have 10 adults with not one complaint is unheard of. It was by far the best food any of us have ever eaten. From dinners on both evenings, breakfast both days and afternoon tea after the ceremony, it was all perfect- credit to the chef. The rooms were beautiful, we stayed in the bridal suite and it was absolutely perfect. So comfy and amazing views. They really have thought about everything here, even the kids got a little cragwood bear in their bed/cot. Thank you so much for making our weekend one to never forget, we couldn't have asked for any better. We are definitely booking for our anniversary. Special thanks to Hannah and Chris and the bar man (so sorry, I didn't catch his name.) We honestly wouldn't change single thing. Thank again, Mr and Mrs Webb xx
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$130 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictWindermere
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cragwood Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Michael Coates Clay Shooting (6.4 km), Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (4.1 km), and Orrest Head (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Fresher's Cafe, and The Old Stamp House Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cragwood Country House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Cragwood Country House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.3 km), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (6.2 km), and Rydal Mount & Gardens (6.6 km).
Does Cragwood Country House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Cragwood Country House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.