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Windermere

Merewood Country House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

91%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
"The beauty of the building and the grandeur of the location"
Miss L D
Nov 21, 2016
Hadfield, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Amenities

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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91%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Cragwood International Ltd t/as Merewood Country House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The beauty of the building and the grandeur of the location
Other Comments
We were a little disappointed with the customer service, we arrived about 2 hours too early for check in due to traffic being better than expected and we weren't told when our room was ready- we waited around until 2.50pm, we weren't offered a hot drink and were directed to the bar. The TV didn't work very well it seemed to required re-tuning but the options wouldn't allow manual re-tuning. If it hadn't been able to connect to the internet we would have had very limited viewing options that night. We alerted a staff member and she said someone would be up to inspect (this was 10.20 at night!) Nobody came and we didn't wait up for them. Upon checkout the supervisor knew nothing of our problem. I appreciate we stayed on a voucher but it would have been nice to be made to feel as special as the surroundings. It all seemed a little unorganised and not reflective of what I expected given this was treat for my partner.
Miss L D Nov 21, 2016 Hadfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The views and location of the hotel
Laura Sep 22, 2016 Yarm, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A beautiful old hotel set in amazing gardens with spectacular views over Lake Windermere. We had a warm welcome from the excellent Duty Manager Tom and were impresssed with all the staff we encountered. The hotel was sympathetically decorated with antiques and was spotlessly clean; our bathroom positively shone! We had a truly delicious dinner in the charming Dining Room and a very good breakfast, with locally sourced produce. A memorable stay - we will return!
Sally Sep 21, 2016 Falmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely welcome, gorgeous setting and delicious food.
Other Comments
Fantastic place, love it!
Rachael Sep 20, 2016 Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel in beautiful setting
Peter Sep 07, 2016 Thornton cleveleys, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, beautiful location and gardens
Jacky Sep 06, 2016 Derby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely setting
DURBA Sep 04, 2016 WAKEFIELD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The building in general and it's setting
Other Comments
No sound insulation in the stud walls between the rooms. We were kept awake most of the night from the snoring coming from the next room. Reception offered nothing apart from "sorry" in the morning. Breakfast order mixed up with next table as well
Richard Sep 04, 2016 Cawood, United Kingdom

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