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Merewood Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A very special day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

I attended a wedding at the Merewood on Saturday. Due to the size of the party, we had the whole hotel to ourselves. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who seemed more like like family friends wanting to ensure the special day went according to plan.

The food was exceptional, espcially the lamb, and I would normally avoid lamb for fear of it being fatty and over cooked. It was stunning!

My only niggle would be that the walls were quite thin and I could hear the conversations of the people in the next room as clear as if they were sat on the end of my bed! This was not ideal when I wanted to look rested and glam for the photos the next day!

I would certainly go back for a short break.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

My husband and I found our room quite small although it was definitely comfortable. A lovely setting, and good staff, but a little too traditional for us (in our early thirties). We saw plenty of bed and breakfasts in Windermere that looked nice, so would probably choose something in town next time to be able to walk to restaurants. Didn't realize when we booked that this was outside of town and not easily walkable.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

We visited the Merewood as part of a wedding party recently. What a wonderful experience we all had!!

I could not fault the Merewood; the staff are friendly, welcoming, fantastic and always at hand to offer assistance. The rooms are spotlessly clean, the bed comfy and our room was kitted out well with a TV, local advice leaflets, shower gels, face cloths, soaps, fluffy towels etc. We also stayed for breakfast in the morning which was plentiful, hot and tasty!! (Its just a shame we were all hungover!) There was also no problem when I asked for a pot of peppermint tea or other guests asking for additions to their breakfasts.

The wedding itself was organised efficiently and the room dressed beautifully! The service at the bar was quick & the wedding breakfast was devine!! On our table the water jugs and bread baskets were topped up regularly - it's these little attentions to detail that really impressed us. Also, the canapes as we arrived after the ceremony were a yummy teaser of the food before we were served our main meal.

The location is perfection. Standing at the top of the hill and looking out over Lake Windermere whilst sipping a glass of champagne - I don't think you can get much more romantic than that!

We felt extrememly welcomed at The Merewood and hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed at Merewood for 3 nights in August 2012 as a family with the midweek special. The position and views of lake Windermere are stunning. The house is in fantastic condition. The service is so friendly and accommodating. We were further impressed with the food options, given that we are vegetarian. It was amazing to have some selection, in fact, we had to choose between three starters and three mains each night! Breakfast was an amazing spread. The rooms are quiet and well decorated. We will be coming back soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

My husband & I booked the merewood for our wedding venue back in 2010. We got married in may this year. The merewood were fantastic. Everything was perfect, the rooms, the staff, the welcome, the food, the price and the weather was perfect too.
Joe was unbelievably helpful & kind. Joe took care of every detail & made our day run smoothly. Lorna, Helen, Joe, Hans, bar staff & cleaners ALL made us feel very welcome & nothing was too much trouble. We have booked to go & stay at Christmas time, as we can't wait to see the beautiful house all festive. We will be going back every year for our anniversary. Fantastic place & didn't want to come home....as they make you feel at home. Our 2yr old was accommodated during our stay.

Thanks again & will pop some pics in the post.

Love, Haley, Dane & Cohen Griffiths

Stayed May 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Have just returned from a one night stay at Merewood. We were offered an upgrade on our original booking and couldn't have been happier. Our room was ENORMOUS with the most amazing view over Windermere. The 5 course meal in the evening was unbelievable...the best food we've eaten in The Lakes. Service friendly and professional at all times. I would recommend a Lake View room and you won't be disappointed. Thank you Merewood staff for a wonderful stay. We'll be back!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

We stayed at the Merewood country house hotel for one night and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a beautiful place, the staff were very friendly and attentive and the all the food was lovely. They were very helpful with my 11 month old son and gave him lots of attention. The view from our room (room 5) was stunning and the room it's self was huge with original features throughout. I hope to go there again soon.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about Merewood Country House Hotel

Property: Merewood Country House Hotel
Address: Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Windermere
#4 Green Hotel in Windermere
#4 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Business Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Merewood Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merewood is a country house hotel of great charm and distinction set in a position of incomparable scenic beauty. The Hotel stands on its own secluded estate, overlooking Lake Windermere and is easily accessible from the main route to and through the Lakes. Merewood's friendly and efficient staff, the relaxed excellence of the service and the wonderful food are all of a quality to match the unparalleled location.The Hotel is open all year including Christmas and New Year and the English Tourist Board has awarded it a "Highly Commended" three stars with silver accolade for food and service. It is often worth checking for late availability as there are special deals and midweek breaks throughout the year. ... more   less 
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Merewood Country Windermere
Merewood Country House Hotel Windermere, Lake District

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