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Merewood Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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Preston, England
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“A Perfect Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

I celebrated my 50th birthday here by having Sunday Lunch with 18 guests. the setting was fantastic and the staff could not do enough to help make my birthday extra special. The food was superb and was beautifully served. They catered for three young children, aged 2 - 4 who said that their din din's was yummy (high praise indeed). From start to finish we were made to feel like special guests and this has been an experience I will not forget in a hurry.

I have been several times before and have praised the Merewood to family and friends but my family said the experience was even better than they had expected.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2011

We have just come back from a mid-week break in the Lakes, where after looking on TA, we decided to stay at the Merewood.

The location is gorgeous, and the views from our bedroom window were superb. Our room was the largest I’ve stayed in at a hotel for this price. It had a sofa, 2 queen size beds, large wardrobe, dressing table, lovely bay window and still huge amounts of room as you’ll see by the photo. The bathroom was also a good size with a Jacuzzi bath.

The grounds are lovely and if you walk out of the hotel across the road, you can wander along the shore of the lake. Glorious!

The breakfast was really good too with a lot of choice. The prices at the hotel’s bar were also far more reasonable than we were expecting, as hotels do tend to hike the price of their drinks. The Merewood did not which was a pleasant surprise.

It was amazingly quiet for the 2 nights we stayed. I suspect that this was because we went mid-week and this hotel is used a lot for weddings. I don’t think I’d risk coming here on a weekend, as I’m sure it’d be much livelier!

I would definitely consider coming here again mid week. Recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2011

The Merewood is a lovely Country House Hotel...a real step back in time..and I dont just mean the building and its beautiful surroundings. The service here is among the very best we have ever experienced, the team go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible, they are amazing!!!!
The food was the other surprise of our stay, it was fantastic every single night of our 3 night stay, real quality local food with great attention to detail...and the Breakfasts were just as good.
Our room was comfortable and very clean, with a stunning view of the Lake, location location location!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

I stayed at the Merewood Country House hotel for three nights with my mum and my dog. The staff were fantastic and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We are both vegetarian and were given a wonderful choice of food every evening of our stay, all of which was delicious and so well presented. The hotel itself was great and set in lovely grounds. We only wish that we could have stayed longer, but we'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2011
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darlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2011

Just returned from a very enjoyable 3 nights here. This delightful house is set in very attractive grounds overlooking the lake. All of the reception rooms were comfortable and welcoming; well lit and warm. The bedrooms were large, clean and well furnished with views over the lake. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and they looked after us very well. There was a large choice of drinks,cereals, fruit and hot food for breakfast. The 4 course dinner was excellently prepared and presented - however the chojce over the 3 days did not change much. We had a very relaxing stay and would encourage you to stay there.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2011

Just spent 2 nights here for a family wedding. The hotel was clean and had plenty of space to sit and chill as well as catering marvellously for the wedding.
I am writing this review, though, to highlight how wonderful the staff were to us as a family. We were the only people staying with a child (16 months old) and I was worried about how this would work. I didn't need to worry - the staff were marvellous, friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They made us feel at home and catered really well for us as a family.
For a special weekend it was superb and one I would repeat in future.
Many Many Thanks to them all.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2011

Another wonderful stay in this gem of a hotel - like stepping back in time to another world, in such a beautiful and elegant country house. The surroundings are just gorgeous - everything a feast for the senses: the decor is a treat for the eye and the FOOD is out-of-this-world. But the thing which makes this hotel so extra special is the staff, who are truly outstanding. So unfailingly helpful and friendly, I just cannot praise them enough - every single one of them. They work so hard, and make every guest feel special. A truly exceptional place.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Merewood Country House Hotel

Property: Merewood Country House Hotel
Address: Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Windermere
#4 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#4 Green Hotel in Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Business Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Merewood Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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