Merewood Country House

Renowned country hotel overlooking Lake Windermere

Member since 2016

1 to 7 night stays
From £90 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £99 pppn for a 1 night stay

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Merewood Country House Hotel is one of the finest country hotels in the Lake District. Just a short drive from Windermere town centre, Merewood boasts spectacular lake views to go with the high levels of service and hospitality to which it has become renowned. Set in 20 acres of glorious gardens.

  • 4* rated country house hotel
  • One of the highest rated hotels in The Lakes with Tripadvisor
  • AA rosette award winning restaurant
  • Views of Lake Windermere
  • Edwardian conservatory bar
  • Spacious classic bedrooms
  • Dog friendly

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  • A complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco* in your room on arrival (value £27)
  • Dinner for two each evening in the AA rosette award winning winning restaurant (£39 pp allowance)
  • Full Cumbrian breakfast daily
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Noon late check out (usually £20 additional charge)
  • *guests can substitute the Prosecco for a full afternoon tea for two during your stay. Please advise in advance.  
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Package Price: £99 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Stay in a Lake View room and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco* in your room on arrival (value £27)
  • Dinner for two each evening in the AA rosette award winning winning restaurant (£39 pp allowance)
  • Full Cumbrian breakfast daily
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Noon late check out (usually £20 additional charge)
  • *guests can substitute the Prosecco for a full afternoon tea for two during your stay. Please advise in advance. Exclusive offer only available through countryhotelbreaks.com websites.

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Package Price: £110 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Facilities at Merewood Country House

Merewood was built in 1812 for the son of the 1st Earl of Lonsdale with stone quarried in the hotel grounds. You will still find many of the original features around the house today, including the beautifully panelled hall and reception, pretty stained glass windows, magnificent fireplaces and a silk-lined drawing room.

Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it's hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Merewood. As soon as you step through the front door of this beautiful country house, you'll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth and relaxation.

The informal and friendly service is so good you'll hardly notice it. It's our job to make you feel at home…which isn't hard once you sit back and unwind in one of our cosy lounges or drawing rooms and take in the spectacular lake views over a freshly brewed coffee or maybe a glass of chilled wine.

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  • 20 Bedrooms
  • Riding
  • Fishing
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 2 AA Rosette Dining

Home truths

This hotel is very popular and tends to get booked up in advance. We recommend booking well ahead.


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Plenty of free on site parking

Disabled Access

Bedrooms are on the first and second floors, there is no lift and none of the bathrooms have hand rails etc for less able bodied guests.

There are 93 steps leading up to the hotel from road level. There is a handrail at one side. The climb can be avoided by parking directly outside the hotel. There is 1 step leading into the porch of the main entrance and a further 2 steps from the porch to the reception area. Wheelchair ramps can be requested to assist access. 

History of the hotel

Merewood was built in 1812 for the son of the 1st Earl of Lonsdale with stone quarried in the hotel grounds. You will still find many of the original features around the house today, including the beautifully panelled hall and reception, pretty stained glass windows, magnificent fireplaces and a silk-lined drawing room.

Child Policy

Cots for children up to two years old are free of charge. Children sharing with parents @ £30.00 per night bed and breakfast (age 2-12 years old).
 

Dogs Policy

Merewood are proud to be a dog friendly hotel - four legged friends are just as important to us as two legged guests.

As a house guest you are welcome to stay in all the bedrooms. On arrival you will find a lovely soft cosy blanket for you to lay on, a water bowl, some scrummy biscuit treats to munch and a juicy bone to chew.

Dogs are welcome throughout the hotel, except in the restaurant.  If you'd like to dine with your dog, the hotel are happy to set up a table in the lounge. 

Being in the Lake District there are walks galore to choose from - whether you enjoy a stroll on the lake shore or prefer a more energetic romp up the fells, you won't be disappointed.

There is a one-off payment of £20 for any furry friends.

The grounds

Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it's hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Merewood. As soon as you step through the front door of this beautiful country house, you'll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth and relaxation.

The Rooms at Merewood Country House

House

Medium sized, well appointed en-suite double or twin room. Typically without a lake view.

Comfortable king sized double or twin beds with deluxe linen
LCD TV and free in room WiFi
Refreshment selection
BeeKind* toiletries
Radio, alarm clock, hair dryer and telephone

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Lake View

Medium sized, well appointed en-suite double room with views over Lake Windermere.

Comfortable double bed with deluxe linen
LCD TV and free in room WiFi
Refreshment selection
BeeKind* toiletries
Radio, alarm clock, hair dryer and telephone

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Restaurant

At Merewood, you can enjoy the very best local produce the Lake District has to offer from tender Herdwick lamb and spicy Cumberland sausage to freshly caught trout and Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, local asparagus and Cumbrian cheeses and chutneys.

Dining at Merewood is an experience not to be missed. Under the creative and experienced direction of head chef Carl Semple, and made with only the finest local and seasonal ingredients, you'll discover a menu of imaginative and freshly prepared food. From simple classics to more contemporary combinations…you'll be spoilt for choice. The chefs make everything fresh on the premises, from the rustic bread to the handmade after-dinner petit fours.

Merewood has two beautiful dining rooms - the Lonsdale Room and Green Room which both provide a stylish, elegant and informal setting for lunch, dinner, to meet, celebrate or simply to pass the time. And when the weather is being kind, there's always the garden terrace where you can make the most of al fresco dining during the summer months.

Come and enjoy tasty breakfasts, delicious lunches, yummy afternoon teas and mouth-watering dinners. The seasonal menus change regularly and we are happy to cater for any special dietary requirements, just let us know. And you don't have to be staying with us to reserve a table in our restaurant...everyone is welcome.

In recognition of their food Merewood has been awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence. The AA Rosette scheme is long established and successfully recognises cooking at different levels nationwide.


Opening Times

Afternoon tea is served daily from 2.30pm - 5pm

Dinner is served daily between 7pm and 9pm


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Merewood Country House Location

Map & Directions

Address

Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 1LH

Plenty of free on site parking


How to get here

Merewood is very easy to find. From the M6 take the A591 past Kendal and then Windermere. The hotel is located opposite the National Park visitor centre at Brockhole, just a couple of miles outside Windermere.


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Merewood Country House Reviews

Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LH

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John A, North Yorkshire, stayed: October 2018

Our stay at Merewood was a special event and the hotel provided us with a very enjoyable trip away. The staff were all excellent and the food was exeptional. Our only disappointment was that we did not have a room with a view for our special event.

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Honest Review

Anon, stayed: September 2018

*Hotel in lovely position with views of Lake Windermere
*Nice driveway approach
*Service not so good for afternoon tea, had to find a staff member to serve us some tea?
*Room one dated desperately in need of make over, poor quality mattress, poor nights sleep, did report when checking out so hopefully another hotel guest will not experience this.
*Hotel very cold especially on a damp September day, windows in room were full of condensation (lake view?)
*Meal was lovely 7 course roasting menu
*Breakfast room had been renovated to a high standard, I do feel the hotel would benefit by looking after customers by renovating other areas.
*Reception lady (sorry did not catch her name) was very helpful and accommodating
*overall not a very pleasant stay to celebrate husbands birthday.

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Excellent tasting menu

JaneN, Buckinghamshire, stayed: September 2018

The tasting menu was superb with lots of unusual combinations. We didn't try the wine tasting selection but gathered from others there (at the next door table) that the tasting selection was good too. There are several reception rooms to sit in the evening with log fires and comfortable chairs. The staff were friendly and helpful both in person and on the phone beforehand. Our room was good, but at the back of the hotel and I think we would choose a lakeside view another time as those rooms are bigger.
Just one word of warning, the satnav location took us to the farm track next door so follow the hotel's own directions! I thought this was just our car but another guest had the same problem.

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Short Break at Merewood Country Hotel

Alan B, Staffordshire, stayed: September 2018

Stayed for 3 nights in September with my wife and dog. Staff very helpful and friendly and excellent location. Breakfast and evening meals from Grill menu were very good. Very dog friendly and we had table set up in drawing room so that we could eat with our dog with us. Will return

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An amazing country house

CS, stayed: September 2018

What an amazing place to stay, everything was perfect. Rooms very comfortable and the food delicious and very gourmet. A great retreat for my partners 40th birthday

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Friendly and very comfortable

Barrie B, stayed: August 2018

We got a lovely welcome with our dog. The food was excellent. Our room was lovely with a very comfortable bed. Lovely luxury toiletries and a coffee machine. Very impressive. The staff were very attentive. Especially all the girls. We wished we could have stayed longer. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay there again. Lovely views as well.

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Beautiful hotel ....BUT

Robert O, West Yorkshire, stayed: July 2016

We had a lovely stay, first class afternoon tea beautiful hotel and excellent dinner. Our breakfast was also good but the young girls serving definitely need some training. The buffett was nearly empty when some guests came in {they were not late}.  When a couple of guests asked if it would be replenished the answer was "well I suppose I could get you something if you really want".  What they ordered then came only 2 minuets before their cooked order which was banged down on the table even though they had only just started eating their fruit. This did not happen to us but it was still upsetting to see such bad service in what otherwise is a very good hotel.

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