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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
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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
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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gjps3 wrote a review 22 Jan
Warrington, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed at this hotel mid January for a couple of nights. The hotel is a couple of miles north of Windermere by the side of the lake. The hotel itself is a beautiful period building with oak panelling and real fireplaces in the hall and bar which were very welcome in the cold weather.The food and service was good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of walks in the area and it’s not too hilly. We paid a lot but were very disappointed with our room which was extremely small (approx 9ft x 11ft with a tiny tiny bathroom. The hotel is dog friendly which is fine although we were not too impressed with the number of dogs being allowed into the dining room especially at breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jonathan B wrote a review 5 Jan
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We Eloped to Cragwood for our wedding in early January just after the new year. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special and valued as guests, we had champagne in our room on arrival - and what a room it was. With a stunning view over Lake Windermere with Scaffell Pike in the distance topped with snow. An incredibly comfy and huge bed and a free standing bath which we spent far too much time in. We opted for the fine dining (£49pp) each night and it was just incredible, the staff served it and explained what everything on the plate was proudly. A lovely five course that was portioned and paced perfectly. Breakfast in bed was lovely and delivered precisely when we asked for it on each day and once again the quality was fantastic. For our wedding, the venue and grounds were just stunning and created some excellent opportunities for our photographer. Hannah - our wedding planner, remained in contact in the run up and locked down the details on the day for that final piece of mind. After the wedding we had more free champagne and a lovely afternoon tea. When we booked out, we were given an incredible generous offer to take our first honeymoon back at Cragwood which we will absolutely be booking. Thank-you so much for all of your attention and for such an incredibly high quality service, our wedding day was stress free and magical. We look forward to seeing you all again! Jonathan & Emma
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Room 1 - absolutely stunning
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Ryan C wrote a review Dec 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom46 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed here in November for my partners birthday. Beautiful hotel and surroundings. Our room had the best views of lake windermere and the bed was really comfortable. The only issue we had was the size of the bathroom but no big deal really. Will definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Steve222_11 wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom298 contributions115 helpful votes
We stayed one night in a large family room. Nice decor and strong power shower. Great views of the lake. We have two dogs they gave the grounds their paws of approval. Beautiful scenery. The food was excellent. All our courses were lovely. The service was top notch.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you have a lot of luggage to unload you can unload at the restaurant entrance.
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Julia wrote a review Dec 2021
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We had a really relaxing stay here. Rooms were comfortable, food was fab and the staff were lovely. Great to be able to take our dog with us also. Hotel was really mellow and log fires and lovely Xmas decs all added to the cozy and relaxed atmosphere.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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.