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Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Ambleside Road, Windermere, Lake District, LA23 1LH, UK
Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere 015394 46484 Ambleside Road Windermere
94 out of 100% 11 votes


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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Golf in Local Area

Merewood Country House Hotel offers a historical charm within an oasis of comfort, warmth and relaxation plus beautiful views overlooking Lake Windermere. 

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 20

Parking Spaces: 50

Steps into Hotel: 4

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Merewood Country House Hotel in the Lake District dates back to 1812 and retains many of its original features such as the panelled hall and reception area. With an elevated position, this 4-star country house hotel in the lakes has commanding views over England’s longest and most beautiful lake – Lake Windermere.

From the comfy beds, and crisp linen to the deep baths, aromatic toiletries and fluffy towels each of the 20 bedrooms at Merewood Hotel has been designed with no one else but you in mind. Many of the bedrooms also enjoy stunning views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells.

In recognition of the food served at the Merewood Country House, the hotel has been awarded two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. There are two delicious dining options at the Merewood. The Arboreal is for diners who desire a gourmet experience, whilst The Grill delivers fantastic food with friendly service and is for guests who are seeking an informal, relaxed style of dining.

The Merewood Country House Hotel offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.




tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3

Each of the 20 ensuite bedrooms at the Merewood Country House Hotel is unique in character and has been designed with luxury and relaxation in mind. Naturally, all have comfy beds and crisp linen to guarantee a perfect night's sleep.

There are five types of bedrooms to choose from Ultimate Lake View, Lake View, Four Poster Lake View, Family and Classic. Many of which have stunning views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells


Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

Dining out is one of life’s simple pleasures, especially when it’s with friends and loved ones.

At Merewood you may choose to discover fine dining with the seven-course taster menu, indulge in one of the finest British traditions and take Afternoon Tea or enjoy a leisurely lunch with a casual bite.

Head chef, Carl and his team relish opportunities to experiment with new culinary combinations and techniques and love the challenge of coming up with new and exciting recipes that use the best local produce in delicious and imaginative ways.

Sample Menus
Merewood Arboreal Menu
Merewood Grill Menu

Once you've freshened up for dinner after a great day out in the Lake District, come and join us for a drink in the stunning Edwardian Conservatory Bar.

Sit back and take your pick from the menu of +60 gins, enjoy a Merewood cocktail, or a glass of fine wine, or maybe you're celebrating and want to pop the cork and enjoy a glass of bubbly.

There is an extensive drinks menu to choose from so whatever your tipple, you're sure to find something that takes you're fancy!


Location & Directions

Directions to Merewood Country House Hotel near Windermere

Merewood can be reached by leaving the M6 at junction 36 (Kendal, South Lakes) and following the A591 for 15 miles, past Kendal and Windermere, until you see Merewood signed on the right. Merewood is opposite the National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole which is well signposted.

Parking: Yes

Airport: Manchester

Railway Station: Windermere

Latitude N 54:24:13.6 (54.40377),
Longitude W 2:56:17.1 (-2.93809)

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Dinner Inclusive:
Unless otherwise stated guests staying on a rate inclusive of dinner will receive a seven-course taster menu in the Arboreal restaurant or an allowance of £49pp from the Grill Menu. Pre-booking dinner time essential: It is important that guests pre-book their dinner times in advance so that you can get the times you prefer.

Dog Friendly
On arrival your dog will receive a bowl, a blanket to sleep on, poo bags and some scrummy treats. We have a small charge of £20.00 for your dog's stay. Your dog is welcome in any of our bedrooms and lounges, excluding the dining room for health and safety reasons, which we are sure you will understand.

Children's Rates
Children from 2 - 15 years: £20 per night BB (pay for all other meals as taken) This will be added on at the hotel. 

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Horse Riding
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Water Sports
tick Climbing
tick Canoeing

Your pets deserve a well-earned break as much as you do and Merewood is the ideal hotel to bring your four-legged friend. With so much open space and lakes and rivers to explore, the tough decision will be narrowing down your choice of where to go.

One of the most popular attractions in the Lake District is the beautiful Lake Windermere and the Merewood Hotel is nestled on its shores.

The picturesque village of Ambleside is also only a short 5-minute drive from the hotel.

For those who enjoy an active short break in the UK then the Long Wood Bay Waterports Centre is within a 5 minutes walk from the hotel

Popular things to see and do in the area.
Lake Windermere
World of Beatrix Potter
Grizedale Forest
Rydal Mount & Gardens
Hill Top
Tarn Hows & Coniston Water
Lakes Aquarium
Scafell Pike
Muncaster Castle
Brougham Castle

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide.

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