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“Terrific location, tranquil settings, and magnificent views of Lake Windermere”

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Cragwood Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Stockport, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Terrific location, tranquil settings, and magnificent views of Lake Windermere”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Great location overlooking the Lake with only bird songs to hear.Food was wonderful, and Breakfast was fresh hot and massive choices Set you up for the day ...no need to eat Lunch !

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the lake are great Try No. 16...but all rooms have good views
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Rob T, Tripadvisor Manager at Cragwood Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Dear BryantheViking71,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent break at Cragwood.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your room, dinner and breakfasts.
We hope you won't leave it too long before returning to the Lakes.

Best wishes
Rob Timms
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

me and my family have celebrated new years eve at the cragwood for 17 years. year after year we thoroughly enjoy our stay. the rooms are warm and cosy and very well equipped, the food is amazing (credits to the chef), the staff are very friendly and lovely and cater for the needs of everyone. new year at the cragwood is very enjoyable there is a disco, fireworks, haggis after midnight, a lovely meal, canapés and champagne Before the meal. on new years day you wake up to lovely breakfast, I would highly recommend the cragwood!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Stayed recently at this beautiful hotel and was so impressed by the warm welcome we received and the standard of service throughout our 3 day break. Andrew and Jonathon in particular were the perfect hosts during the evening and nothing was too much trouble.As vegetarians/vegans we thought they may have difficulties catering for our needs but apart from the last evening our meals were carefully planned and delicious If we had any complaint it would be the cooked breakfast which was not up to the standard we had expected.The rooms were warm and cosy and the lounges were beautiful and inviting with the log fires.There was also a lovely patio area and gardens and a gentle walk down to the lake.We think the hotel although a little pricely is still wonderful value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Trevor D
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Chester le-Street
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Just returned from a 3 night stay as our "Mini Moon" and found Cragwood absolutely wonderful. Set in a stunning location on the banks of Lake Windermere the hotel offers a truly relaxing, peaceful and warming stay.
The staff are extremely polite and helpful and as for the food...well this was absolutely fantastic. A real credit to the Chef(s).
We used Cragwood as a base for our trips and its location is great for visiting most areas of the Lakes.
I would highly recommend staying at cragwood and we will definately be going back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Just got back from a fabulous three night stay at the Cragwood Country House Hotel in Windermere. The staff we fantastic, especially Robert, Andrew and Ruth who where there to help me with whatever I needed. They were very baby friendly and where able to accomodate any extra needs that I required for our one year old, with a cot all set up in the bedroom and a highchair always waiting for us at breakfast. The food at Breakfast was delicious, would really recommend the scambled eggs on toast.
The bedrooms were really spaceous with great views and it was lovely to sit in the lounge in front of the log fire having a cup of tea after our walks around the grounds and Windermine. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend, would really recommend the hotel and will be staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We had a beautiful room that was very well equipped. The food was excellent - all home-made with very good choice. The wine list was varied and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. It was lovely to sit on a rainy morning by the log fire drinking coffee and reading a good book - utter bliss.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We are regular visitors to this hotel, but took advantage of one of the web site offers which makes it even more enjoyable! It was a winter wonderland of snow and our dogs had a super time as well. It was great to sit in front of the log fire to warm up after our walks. We were made very welcome and the food in the restaurent was excellent. The staff are very friendly, especially Andrew, who always make some time for a chat.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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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 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#2 Family Hotel in Windermere
#2 Business 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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