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Merewood Country House Hotel

Ambleside Road Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LH England
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#7 of 20 hotels in Windermere
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Water sport equipment rentals
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Latvian and 1 more
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Ashlea BP wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
With the news that Cumbria had remained in Tier 2 prior to Christmas, we took the opportunity to elope here in December and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding for just the two of us. They made us feel like we were the only wedding in existence. The communication from Helen and the team was seamless before the big day and the whole stay at the Hotel was magical. The staff can't do enough for you especially Ramon and Mikey, the service was impeccable. Cosy log fires and a stunning seven course tasting menu which has topped any others that we have experienced. The breakfast options were vast and extremely tasty as was the grill restaurant. We had a lakeview room and it certainly doesn't disappoint, the lake is actually a lot closer than the photos give credit for but you are higher up, so you get a better vantage point. We couldn't recommend this place highly enough and will be back for our first anniversary later this year. Ashlea & Laura
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Choose ''lakeview'' rooms if you can as you really feel the old style country...
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Hannah MC wrote a review Jan 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
We don't live far but wanted a post Christmas, anniversary treat and picked the merewood as they had a great offer on for cream tea, dinner, wine and breakfast. Due to Covid and many tier 3 & 4 tourists descending on the lakes, this break met our needs as everything was under one roof and we felt extremely safe there. The meal was outsanding; perfectly cooked steak for me and melt in the mouth lamb Henry for my husband. Breakfast was also fantastic. All in all we couldn't fault anything, the staff were all friendly and helpful. We had a beautiful room with spectacular views. Really can't wait to go back when we can.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lou130581 wrote a review Dec 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom52 contributions21 helpful votes
Cannot fault this hotel, Robert, Ramon and their staff for making our Christmas so amazing. The staff go above and beyond and are the nicest hotel staff we have ever met. From the food which was delicious, to the amazing drinks receptions and the little extras like a stocking on Christmas morning, a gift from Santa and a going home bag (of bread and milk), it’s the little touches that count. The hotel is beautiful and COVID measures are excellent. It’s in a stunning spot and despite the current situation we could not have asked for a better Christmas. If we could come every Christmas we would but we will definitely be back soon! Thank you, Mark & Louise
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BettyBoopTeesside wrote a review Dec 2020
Teesside126 contributions101 helpful votes
We stayed for just one night and it was enjoyable. The building is simply wonderful and to be welcomed by a roaring fire in reception with the Xmas decorations was great. We had a classic room 8 and although we appreciate it was the lower category we found it to be cramped. The shallow small dressing table is the only place for tea tray and it has lamps on etc. Had to keep juggling things around. The view isn’t good as it looks out on to a big green outbuilding. Bathroom is also dated and extremely small. Having said that the room was nicely decorated. Having pre dinner drinks in the wonderful bar area was so lovely and our 8 course taster menu meal was ok. We thought a few courses were fabulous and a few less so. The dining room was beautiful and the wine very good value for money. Service was excellent. Breakfast was also very nice indeed. Not keen on the hot breakfast being served whilst we were still eating our fruit salad and yogurt though.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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alan r wrote a review Oct 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
What a lovely hotel, in a great location between Windermere and Ambleside. The staff were all great, helpful and really friendly. The breakfast and our evening meal in the Grill restaurant were outstanding, the best Lamb Henry I’ve had.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Hotel Manager, General Manager at Merewood Country House Hotel
Responded 9 Nov 2020
Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us here at the Merewood. We are delighted to read that your stay was enjoyable and our team will be most grateful for your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal in the Grill. Here at the Merewood we have two restaurants; the Grill which offers familiar style food in a relaxed atmosphere and Arboreal which is a 'foodies' paradise, offering an 8 course taster menu. Thank you once again for your kind words and I do hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Robert Hotel Manager
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US$133 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merewood Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Merewood Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Michael Coates Clay Shooting (6.8 km), Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (3.5 km), and Orrest Head (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Merewood Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Merewood Country House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Merewood Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Merewood Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Merewood Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Fresher's Cafe, and The Windermere Speakeasy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Merewood Country House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Merewood Country House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Merewood Country House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Merewood Country House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Polish, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Merewood Country House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (1.8 km), Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (6.8 km), and Rydal Mount & Gardens (6.1 km).