Renowned country hotel overlooking Lake WindermereBook
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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. Recently refurbished, 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 with a 2 Rosette award winning restaurant.
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- Full English breakfast daily
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- 4* rated country house hotel
- One of the highest rated hotels in The Lakes with Tripadvisor
- 2 AA rosette award winning restaurant
- Views of Lake Windermere
- Edwardian conservatory bar
- Spacious classic bedrooms
- Dog friendly
This hotel is very popular and tends to get booked up in advance. We recommend booking well ahead.
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Afternoon tea is served daily from 2.30pm - 5pm
Dinner is served daily between 7pm and 9pm
Plenty of free on site parking
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.
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).
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.
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.
Merewood are proud to be a dog friendly hotel - four legged friends are just as important 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.
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