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Merewood Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We got married at the merewood on 9th july 2011 and all I can say is that from start to finish it was simply amazing,the staff were absolutely superb and they could not do enough to help. We were lucky enough to have a hot sunny day and the views are absolutely breath taking. The whole feel of the place is just so special and the whole staff made us feel completely at ease especially joe who was just brilliant and made our day!

A few months before our wedding took place my husband was diagnosed with Motor neuron disease and as you can imagine we were devastated,when the merewood found out about this they not only went the extra mile to make sure our special day was magical they very kindly gave away a free weekend stay and dinner to our fundraising group for a charity auction,it's extremely hard these days to find such compassion and kindness.

All I can say is if you want the perfect venue with stunning views and exquisite food and professional caring and dedicated staff look no further than the merewood and this is coming from a wedding planner so I know what I'm talking about!

Thank you for the best day of our life!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

The hotel itself is beautiful and the food is superb. What made it so enjoyable for us, however, was the wonderful staff - everyone could not do enough to make our stay perfect. We visited over New Year and enjoyed all the entertainments on offer but it was the attention to detail in the warmth of the staff's welcome that we will particularly remember. We travelled with elderly father-in-law in tow and were impressed to see an extra heater in his bedroom - nothing had been forgotten.

Our booking was made quite late on and there were only a couple of bedrooms left, No. 3 on the first landing was allocated to father-in-law and, although small, was perfectly fitted out and above all, cosy! We were in room 19, which we had been warned in advance was small, so no surprises there, but it was perfectly fine and the bed was super-comfy.

Many thanks to all at Merewood for making our stay such a delight. We fully intend to be back - just wish we didn't live at the other end of the country!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

If I could sum up the Merewood in one word it would be 'superb'. We celebrated our wedding on Saturday 3rd December 2011 and had the hotel to ourselves for the weekend. From the word 'go' the staff were fantastic and a real credit to themselves. We felt more like family than guests, which made our family and friends feel at ease. Since we booked the wedding (being pregnant at the time) we knew that we were in good hands. Helen has to be the most organised person I have ever met and we knew that we had nothing to worry about and more importantly, no stress in organising a wedding while looking after a new baby!
Upon our arrival at the Merewood, the staff helped get our bags from the car and showed us to our rooms. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them and I cannot praise Helen and the rest of the staff for their organisation and professionalism. I have never met nicer people in any other hotel I have been to.
We loved every second of our weekend and will be returning every year to celebrate our anniversary..........in room 2 of course! What a view!!
Thanks again to all the staff for making our wedding one to remember. Everyone who attended the wedding thought the food was outstanding and the service 1st class.
Adele and Chris Hughes

Room Tip: Room 2 is huge and boasts the best view I have seen from any hotel I have ever been to.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We have just got back from our weekend at the Merewood with all of our friends and family, celebrating our wedding, and we just want to share with everyone how fantastic Lorna and her team at the Merewood are. Everything exceeded our expectations, even though we have already enjoyed a friend's wedding there a few years previously and know how fabulous the setting and staff are. Nothing was too much trouble whilst we were there and it really felt like our home for the weekend. Having your wedding at the Merewood makes it a worry free experience, and allows you to sit back and enjoy the occassion, which we certainly did! We had so many lovey impromptu comments from our guests about the fabulous food and the high quality service from all the staff. The Merewood is unpretentious but first class all the way! All of the team were brilliant, but special thanks to you Lorna, you helped make our weekend x

Room Tip: If you get married there, you'll get the best room!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Returned to Merewood last weekend to take advantage of one of their splendid special offer weekends - an unbeatable £150 for two nights bed and breakfast and a five course dinner. What a splendid deal; the food at Merewood is absolutely superb, the setting overlooking Windermere absolutely stunning with the autumn colours adding a special tint to the already beautiful views, and staff wonderfully cheerful and friendly - just what you would expect from Cumbria. From the log fire burning in the entrance hall to the mirrored panels and chandeliers in the huge dining room, this is luxury indeed. Our standard rooms were comfortable rather than sumptuous but who can complain at that price - and they were spotlessly maintained. We actually live in the South Lakes near Ulverston (a wonderful little town off the regularly beaten tourist track but steadily attracting admirers) so why are we going to the National Park for a weekend away? Simply because we rarely get the chance to get out into the Lakes and enjoy it - and while a hotel just 45 minutes from home may sound a little bizarre, it was still a perfect break, great food and totally relaxing.

Room Tip: Go for an upgrade to a slightly larger room but insist on a view of the Lake.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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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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Region: 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
#2 Best Value 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 (per night): RM444 - RM822
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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