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Merewood Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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“Dream makers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

My niece got married yesterday in your hotel, the only thing i can say, you are dream makers, this has been & no doubt will be the best wedding I have ever, ever been to in my life, the staff, the food, the atmosphere, ambience, you name it, you had, fantastic... I could praise you any more than is possible,if you are thinking about having your wedding here, please do not hesitate, it is magical, from start to finish

Room Tip: I had a nosy in quite a few rooms as my sister had booked the whole hotel - every room was faultless
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful four days yet again at the Merewood with our two little dogs. This is a gem in the lakes and I have now succeeded in converting my husband that for us this is the best hotel in the lakes after going to various other hotels which don't match up to the Merewood. The friendliness, the dinning experience and the whole package are just wonderful. The only negative for us is that you struggle to get in due to weddings and conferences but that is what keeps this outstanding hotel the standard it is. We would love to go more regular and will keep looking on their website for available dates. One of our little dogs has sulked since retuning due to having such a good time and being fussed over by the lovely staff. Thanks to all at Merewood for giving us such a fantastic stay and we will for sure be back. Tracey & Andy Kipps x

Room Tip: The lake view rooms are worth paying the extra for.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I have recently returned from Merewood, it was superb.....The staff are very welcoming especially Josh Charity and Adam, the food was outstanding, absolutely amazing probably one of the most delicious meals I have had!
The actual house is beautiful, although not on the lake it does have lake views, Josh said that we were welcome to walk around the grounds of the sister hotel on the lake, he called them to check that they did not have a function on, and indeed the gardens of the sister are lovely to walk through.
We enjoyed our stay and very much look forward to going back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have just returned from a three night stay at The Merewood. We arrived slightly before check in time on Friday to deliver various amounts of goodies , due to the wedding that was going to take place the following day. Hence lots and lots of luggage. We were duly greeted and surrounded by a fantastic team of staff who emptied our cars in no time at all. Every piece promptly delivered to the various rooms. This level of efficient service carried on throughout the weekend. Everything seemed to flow by effortlessly. Each and every member of Lorna, "the bosses team", could not do enough for us. They really were a great , friendly, helpful, courteous bunch. They laughed, joked, cried with us throughout the weekend and even helped us to eat all the sweet shop . Breakfast, bar snacks, nibbles, canapés were all of the highest standard. On the morning I didn't make breakfast, they even made a sausage butty look like a feast. The Lonsdale Suite we used for the wedding breakfast looked immaculate in all its glory, as did all the other reception rooms.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in recommending The Merewood as a superb venue for any function.

Thanks to all for making our son,s and his beautiful brides a wedding day to remember.

Peter and Sandra .

Room Tip: Some of the front rooms have lake views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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North West, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Really enjoyed our 1 night stay. The hotel was really nice and distinct with a great entrance stairway, lounge, bar, and library. Lot's of character, and open fires when we were there.
Dogs were allowed (we don't have one) but they were always under control and there was no sign of former doggie guests around this clean hotel.
This hotel is straight opposite Brockhole Visiter Centre (but a bit uphill), we walked into Waterhead and that took 30 mins or so.
I would happily stay again.
I had the 'Vegetarian Breakfast' but if you go for that just check what's included. When I received it the bacon and sausage were not there (as expected) but also there was no egg. It wasn't a problem so didn't complain.
My only regret was that we were so busy being active outside that we didn't get to have time to sit and relax in the hotel (tea in the library in front of an open fire with views of Windermere would have been nice .. oh well maybe next time!)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We spent a fabulous night at this very relaxing hotel. The staff were extremely friendly, and the breakfast 'second to none'! The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean and the decor very traditional, in keeping with the age and style of the Hotel!

Room Tip: A gorgeous, very large room on the first floor with a sensational view of Lake Windermere.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

We went to a family wedding in the Merewood and loved it! We stayed 2 nights and were lucky enough to be given one of the rooms overlooking the views down to Lake Windermere. The rooms were spotless with everything you needed and anything that wasn't in your room the reception staff were more than happy to provide. There are no hairdryers or irons/ironing boards in the rooms but these were provided on request. The staff were really helpful and made the wedding run really smoothly - it was a rainy day but the fire was lit when we arrived back from the church ceremony and everyone was welcomed even if they arrived earlier than expected! The food was great and house wines very tasty too! My only comment would be that the drinks from the bar were quite expensive (similar to London prices which I didn't mind as I often pay these anyway) but I suppose that is because there are no other options in the immediate vicinity. All in all a good stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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