My girlfriend and I were looking for somewhere to stay in the area without paying the full whack of one of the big hotels, and came across this B&B. The website looked good so we made an enquiry by email about availability, opting for the Iris room of the 2 rooms available that night (there are only 4 in the place). The owner, Lorna, was helpful and communicative by email and phone, telling us that she was going to be away herself during our stay but that her friend would be there to meet us and look after us.
From the start we were made to feel welcome and told to make ourselves at home, whether by relaxing in the downstairs lounge or by helping ourselves to cakes, cheeses, drinks or whatever we liked from the kitchen at any time. For a time during the evening, we had the whole place to ourselves and enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing night. The bedroom was clean and very comfortable and there was none of the 'check out by...' protocol you get in hotels. When we asked what time we needed to leave, we were met with the response 'stay all day if you like!' We were also able to choose exactly when we wanted breakfast and opted for a late brunch, which was very nicely cooked.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mere Brook House to anyone wanting a relaxing stay in a peaceful, beautiful setting. I know we will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mere Brook House is an imposing Edwardian country house offering high class bed and breakfast. It is situated in its own grounds extending to almost four acres which include a beautiful garden with sunken dell sheltered by mature trees with paddocks and a woodland area beyond running down to the Mere Brook. It is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral, between the famous cities of Liverpool and Chester. The gardens offer a truly relaxing sanctuary with numerous species of butterfly, birds and wildlife to be observed and can be viewed from the garden lounge, conservatory and all eight bedrooms. Mere Brook has facilities to host business meetings and celebrations including weddings. It is ideal for the intimate family events with high quality private dining and excellent accommodation. WiFi is available throughout and is free. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mere Brook House Thornton Hough, Wirral