Merewood Country House Hotel

Windermere, Lake District


Classic room



Classic room

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.

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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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