Briery Wood Country House Hotel
“Guests are made to feel comfortable with warm and professional service” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This small country house hideaway is part of a small group that are all located on the banks of Windermere. In its own well-tended grounds, Briery Wood is a charming white house that offers 23 individually-styled bedrooms and a warren of public rooms. Cuisine is a highlight at dinner, though not overly-formal, and the warm welcome and rapport from the team is noteworthy.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 23
- Family rooms: 4
- Bedrooms Ground: 12
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 40
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 113
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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