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95% (44 member ratings)

Merewood Country House Hotel

Windermere, UK
  • This is a "traditional" (The AA) Lake District property 5 minutes' walk from the water's edge
  • It's set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens & mature woodland
  • The AA calls dinner in the award-winning restaurants "a highlight of any stay"
  • This year marks the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, & there's plenty to do
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95% (44 member ratings)

4.7Location
4.6Staff/Service
4.6Ambiance/Design
4.5Rooms
4.7Value for Money

Location

Ambleside Road
Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LH
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Built in 1812 from stone quarried in the hotel grounds, Merewood Country House Hotel is a traditional property with an enviable location. The hotel is set in woodland that's roamed by red deer and noted for its multi-trunked chestnut tree.

Brockhole on Windermere and the shores of the lake are a 5-minute walk away. You can wander freely through the nature reserve, see the manor house, join a treetop trek and hire bikes and boats (charges apply for activities and parking). Windermere town is a 5-minute drive away and Bowness-on-Windermere is a few minutes further, and is known for its winding streets and cruise boats chugging across the lake.

July 2016 marks 150 years since Beatrix Potter's birth, and there are various events to celebrate. Hill Top -- Potter's former home, where Jemima Puddleduck and Tom Kitten were brought to life -- is hosting evening tours of the house on 1 September and 6 October, and garden tours on 18 September and 16 October. The Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead is showcasing her original artwork until 22 September, and all these events are within a 20-minute drive of the hotel. The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is 10 minutes' drive away.

The hotel has ornate wood panelling, original fireplaces and stained-glass windows. There are two AA-Rosette-awarded dining rooms, and some bedrooms have views of the lake. Dogs can stay for an extra £20 per dog, per stay, and are greeted with treats and blankets.

by Katie Warwick

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under. This does not include breakfast.
    Extra bed available on request for children aged 2-15: £15 per child, per night. This includes breakfast.
    Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets

  • Dogs are allowed on request: £20 per dog, per night.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is just off the A591, which heads towards Ambleside or Windermere. Junction 36 of the M6 is a 25-minute drive away, and Manchester International Airport takes 70 minutes on the motorway from there. A taxi from the hotel to Windermere railway station takes five minutes.

Address

  • Ambleside Road
  • Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LH
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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