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“Lovely house in beautiful setting”

Review of Melmerby Hall

Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
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Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
Melmerby Hall from the Archery Lawn The arched entrance to Melmerby with the Pennines behind
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Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
Melmerby Hall from the Archery Lawn
The arched entrance to Melmerby with the Pennines behind
Melmerby Hall in the early springtime with daffodils under the beech trees
The entrance Hall
Chess in the Library
The fireplace in the Library
The Georgian Drawing Room at Melmerby Hall with one of the four working fireplaces (free logs incl!)
The Drawing Room
Tea in the Drawing Room
Afternoon tea in the Drawing Room with our homemade jam provided in the welcome hamper
The Drawing Room from the hallway
The Dining Room
The Family Living Room
The Kitchen from the breakfast table
The Kitchen
The Breakfasting Kitchen
The Breakfasting Kitchen opening onto the patio
The Welcome Hamper
The Jacobean Bedroom
The Jacobean room ensuite
The Master Bedroom
The spacious Master Bedroom and en-suite bathroom
The Master Bedroom
The Chinese Bedroom
The Chinese Room ensuite
The Victorian Bedroom
The Victorian room ensuite
The Edwardian Bedroom
The French Empire Bedroom
The Nursery
The Regency bedroom with an antique four poster 5' bed
Unwind with Icon Beauty in the Lakes, offering bespoke pamper packages.
Icon Beauty in the Lakes treatments in the Master Bedroom at Melmerby Hall
The Billiards room
The Billiards room
Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage on the right hand side
Melmerby Hall from the Archery Lawn
Our beautiful ancient beech tree in the garden
Melmerby Hall from the Archery Lawn
Melmerby Hall gardens and the Castle Folly
The walled orchard gardens at Melmerby Hall with traditional herbaceous borders
Summertime flowers in the gardens
Summertime flowers in the gardens
St John's Church Spire rising above the garden
The private woodland of Melmerby Hall carpeted with bluebells in April and May
Coming through the archway entrance to Melmerby Hall, the pub is within walking distance!
Walking distance from Melmerby Hall is the Shepherd's Inn Pub, a village shop & tea room  & bakery
One of the Pennine walks in the fells above Melmerby, one of the designated AONB's in England
An antique map of the local area
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Holiday Rental House -
9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 81 reviews
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ChrisCol2...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely house in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We were fortunate to stay in this fabulous house for a long weekend with a group of friends recently, and enjoyed every minute of it. The house is very well appointed, and the work that the owners have put in over the last couple of years has really raised the standard of accommodation to the top level. The entertaining rooms allow plenty of space for even a large party to spread out, the house looks immaculate, and the garden and surrounding area are delightful. Anyone looking for a venue in this beautiful part of the world to relax in with family and/or friends should seriously consider this property.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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roger b
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“downtown abbey meets Heathcliffe !”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

melmerby Hall ..in a word stunning !! it is the most wonderful property set in a magical location . The hall brings new meaning to the term comfort . oozing soft furnishing and antiques . the dinning room is a real gem . (check out the original ham hooks over the crested fire place ) this really is the most perfect house for a large party to enjoy . but a word to the wise make sure you bag one of the four posters beds !! ... you will watch downtown through new eyes after you stay here .... enjoy !

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nicolajgr...
Manchester UK
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed from the minute you step through the door...”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We all had a great time and wanted for nothing..... this incredibly equipped house is fabulous... from the moment you step through the doors of Melmerby hall, you won't be disappointed. Every single thing you need for an enjoyable UK break with family or friends.
We returned today from a 4 night break with friends. We had a great time.
The weather was very kind to us and the children played relentlessly on the rope swings whilst we all barbecued in the wonderful grounds.
Very quiet and peaceful setting the rooms are immaculate and sumptuous... many four poster rooms and 9 of 10 en-suite with 2 interconnecting.
Not a cheap break, but for something special it was worth it.
Melmerby hall, you added good times to our memory boxes, in a year that has been so tragic for us as a family and as friends... thank you .... we needed it....

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Liked best: The aga
Liked least: poor wi-fi for streaming the tv
Travelling group: Large Group
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Management Response
31 Jul 2013
Hi Nicola, Thank you for taking the time to review Melmerby Hall. We would be delighted to welcome you all back to Melmerby Hall or any of our other places within The Rowley Estates. Best regards, Christine Rowley
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wootte
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ideal spot for a private group / family getaway”
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Just back from a work weekend away in the Lake District. Our spec was that we needed a house to accommodate all twenty of us (adults and children) easily and Melmerby did exactly that!

On top of being a spacious house, it was clean and tidy, and the food catered for by Anna and her team was outstanding!!

We would definitely return and shall be recommending the house to anyone looking for a private house in the Lakes.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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