Merewood Country House Hotel

Windermere, Lake District



Classic room



Classic room

A 19th-century country house overlooking Lake Windermere

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This offer is available for stays between April and August 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Pets are allowed at a supplement of £20 payable to the hotel, this must be organised prior to arrival.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

The discount

We advertise this offer at up to 36% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel’s own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel’s own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 20/05/2018, two people may book a one-night stay or more in a Classic room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £109 per room, per night compared to the publicly available rate of £169 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 36%.

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 13/04/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Relaxing Lake District stay at a 19th-century country house hotel overlooking Lake Windermere - includes full English breakfast and optional seven-course dinner

It’s all fabulousness and finery at this gracious 19th-century country pile overlooking Lake Windermere - England’s glistening watery wonder that stretches for over 10 miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge. Surrounded by 20 acres of landscaped gardens and forest, it’s just as a Lake District hotel should be: perfectly peaceful and full of character.

Built in 1812 for the second Earl of Lonsdale who held office as a Tory MP (and later Postmaster General under Sir Robert Peel), the property remained a family home until the 1980s. Nowadays, it has 20 comfortable guest rooms, all of which show a fondness for period decor by way of soft muted tones, carpeted flooring, rich fabrics, and large windows for lovely views.

A put-your-feet-up and relax vibe is prevalent throughout the house, most notably in the cosy reading rooms and silk-panelled drawing room. There’s also a superb AA Rosette-listed restaurant for ingredient-driven British fare and a wonderful Victorian bar where you can enjoy an end-of-day tumbler of single malt Scotch whisky or a glass of vintage port before bedtime.

Good to know

Guests with reduced mobility should note that the hotel's rooms are up on the first and second floors; please contact the hotel directly for any special requirements prior to your arrival.


The 20 characterful and uniquely-styled guest rooms all assure cosy country house decor. Expect period furnishings, soft muted tones, carpeted flooring, and large windows. Your Classic room has a double bed with crisp white linens and a plush throw, as well as an en-suite bathroom with fluffy towels.


- Smart TV
- Wi-Fi
- Hairdryer
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Telephone
- Radio alarm clock


The AA Rosette-listed Merewood Arboreal restaurant presents flavoursome British fare prepared with locally-sourced ingredients, presented with an inventive flourish as a seven-part tasting menu. For a more relaxed dining experience featuring British classics, Merewood Grill will surely hit the spot. Kick-start your day with a cooked-to-order full English, and return later for an impressive meat and fish-leaning menu that includes sea bream, corn-fed chicken breast, and beef fillet. You'll also find sumptuous afternoon teas, Sunday roasts with all the trimmings, and an excellent bar where you can cosy up by the fireplace with a tumbler of malt whisky or a glass of vintage port.


You’ll be overlooking Lake Windermere - England’s longest lake that stretches for over 10 miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge. Area must-dos include visiting Beatrix Potter’s house at Hill Top, checking out William Wordsworth’s cottage near Grasmere, and heading to the market town of Ulverston for its Laurel and Hardy Museum. Further thrills include strolling around the grounds at Sizergh Castle and Garden, marvelling at the classic cars collection at Backbarrow’s Lakeland Motor Museum, and escaping the crowds in the Newlands Valley.

Merewood Country House Hotel is a 30-minute drive from Oxenholme Lake District railway station and less than a 10-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere - the best place to catch a boat for a trip around the lake.

Merewood, Windermere LA23 1LH

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We like

  • Taking in ravishing views across dazzling Lake Windermere, England’s longest lake
  • Indulging in a daily cream tea, with heapings of clotted cream and warm scones
  • Cosying up by the fireplace with a glass of wine or vintage port at the lovely bar

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