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Merewood Stables

Ecclerigg, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1016387)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable property in a great location with an excellent bus service which exceeded our expectations enabling us to enjoy walks and explore villages."

    The owner was also very helpful.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed staying at our property. Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PollyJun 2022

  • "Fantastic stay with family during May Half term."

    Perfect location, walking distance from Brockhole on Windermere with plenty of activities for both adults and kids. Merewood stables was perfect, clean, tidy and very comfortable with a lovely kitchen. The kids loved the rooms and the bathroom was superb. I will be returning here in the future as this such lovely place to plan activities around lake district.

    We really appreciate your comments and support. It is important to us that visitors have a great time at our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MuhammadMay 2022

  • "We found Merewood stables to be of a high standard, comfortable, well equipped, ideal position to explore the area and a pleasure to return to after a day out in the beautiful lake district countryside."

    We will return to this property.

    Thank you for your comments. We pride ourselves in providing a quality property for holidaymakers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weeks holiday."

    The owner was amazing and gave us lots of information re the cottage and recommendations of the area including the best of Italian restaurants!! The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped providing everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely like to return in the future. Thank you.

    Thank you for your comments - we do our best! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Merewood Stables."

    The cottage is beautifully appointed with great attention to detail and is clearly well looked after so we were very comfortable for the week and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with fantastic facilities, we loved the open plan living room ..."

    Excellent cottage with fantastic facilities, we loved the open plan living room and thought the bathrooms and bedroom were incredibly clean and well looked after

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Merewood stables."

    Great accommodation, fantastic communication from the owner and a wonderful location for our needs. We would definitely consider returning when we next holiday in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by JennyNov 2021

  • "Very friendly host Offered helpful insight into the area"

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "We have stayed at many cottages over the years, including some very good ones."

    This was the first one though where I can say the cottage was perfect in having everything you would need, in good quantity and good quality. Obviously the owners have not sought to cut corners. The location is also excellent. It is in the quiet of the countryside but not far from many of the Lake District attractions. The beds were very comfortable and gave both of us restful night's sleep.

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2021

  • "A very well equipped cottage with everything that we needed."

    Very spacious and equally as nice as the photographs. Views of Windermere from the front door. My children enjoyed playing in the communal garden where they frequently spotted red squirrels. Having a private area for BBQs was good too, especially as we had lovely weather. It was helpful that the owner made direct contact via telephone and email before our visit so he could offer advice, answer questions etc. He also made it clear that we could contact him any time during our stay, not that we had to. The huge bonus of this cottage, particularly for those with children/teenagers is it’s proximity to Brockhole. We visited most days, it is a 2 minute walk away. It is also a 2 minute walk to a bus stop making visits to Grasmere, Ambleside, Keswick etc very easy for those who don’t want to drive. We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Brockhole on Windermere excellent place to visit .

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2021

  • "Home is in a great position - quiet, beautiful outlook, excellent location for activities, fabulous roads if you enjoy driving, and the property was amazing."

    We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "No problem regarding the accommodation , or the surrounding area,"

    Reviewed by RaymondApr 2021

  • "Only putting 'met expectations' this year as we were returning to a cottage we have already stayed in because it is great both in location for us and what comes with the cottage and had exceeded expectations last year."

    Children love a day of hiking followed by frothy milk hot chocolate and we love being able to get muddy wet hiking clothes ready over night to go again for the next day. It's toasty warm, great views and plenty of walks on the door step that don't even require us driving anywhere. Kitchen is well kitted out.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "Although the owners claimed to have provided detailed instructions for using all the kitchen equipment I could find none present in the locations indicated."

    Thank you for your comments. The owner of Merewood Stables has confirmed that he did email the instructions for the kitchen equipment to you, we are sorry that you could not locate these during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Given the issues with Covid and the difficulties of the present situation, the housekeeper did an extremely good job of getting the cottage ready for us."

    Well done and thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by AlmaJul 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with entrance hall and private patio outside
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso machine (some capsules provided), fridge and freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and well equipped kitchen
  • Bedding and towels inc in rent
  • Lounge Smart TV and Hi-Fi with Bluetooth connectivity and CD, DAB FM and internet radio with over 20,000 stations
  • Each bedroom has TV and DVD and FM and DAB alarm clock radio with Bluetooth
  • WiFi, selection of books, maps, games and DVDs
  • Highchair and travel cot are stored in the cupboard in the single bedroom (please bring your own bedding)
  • Dedicated parking space and additional off road parking in "visitor" spaces
  • Enclosed private rear patio with furniture, and garden to the front with bench
  • Bicycle rack on rear patio for five bicycles (please provide your own locks)
  • Shared communal grounds
  • A short walk to Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre and all their activities and lake access
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub at Troutbeck Bridge 1 mile, daytime café at Brockhole and five local hotels a short walk away
  • Numerous restaurants in the area; details and recommendations in the house

The property

This lovely cottage is a wonderful base for a family holiday on the private shared Merewood Lodge site at Ecclerigg, equidistant between Windermere and Ambleside.

Steps lead up to the property, and inside to the entrance hall where you will feel the warmest of welcomes, that leads through to the wonderful open-plan sitting room.

Sit back and relax in the comfortable leather sofas.

The dining area is situated in the corner of the layout, and a stylish kitchen lies off from this.

From the hall, stairs take you down to the ground floor, with three bedrooms; a twin, a single, and a king size with an en-suite and a family bathroom.

Spend time outside on the secluded private walled patio, perhaps with a cold drink, or dine there in the warmer weather as you plan your day ahead.

There are numerous local walks from the property including those via the bridle path next to the site leading towards Troutbeck for walks on Wansfell, and to Kirkstone, Ambleside, Holehird Gardens and Orrest Head, to mention just a few.

The property benefits from being just a few minutes' walk to Brockhole on Windermere, the Lake District Visitor Centre.

The facilities at Brockhole include, a day time café, gardens, exhibitions, watersports, pony rides, gift shop, Treetop Trek zip wire and Treetop Nets, archery, boat hire, bike hire, mini golf, adventure playground and trails and orienteering.

There is a ticket office at Brockhole Pier and boats call there to take you to and from Ambleside and elsewhere on the lake.

There are convenient bus stops at the end of the lane to take you North to Ambleside and beyond and South to Windermere and beyond.

Having bus and boat transport on the doorstep allows you to leave the car, avoid finding parking spaces and enjoy your holiday using public transport.

What's more, Lake Windermere boasts a range of activities, including trips to the famous aquarium and the renowned Grizedale Forest Park, whilst Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

The bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are close by, providing a range of amenities including shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Children will enjoy the World of Beatrix Potter in nearby Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life.

With all these facilities nearby this is an ideal location for exploring all that the region has to offer.

For bookings arriving before October 2022 and only having a party of 2, a £100 discount can be applied. Please call the reservations to book.

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About the location

ECCLERIGG

Windermere 2.3 miles; Ambleside 2.7 miles.

The small hamlet of Ecclerigg lies between the famous towns of Windermere and Ambleside, within the Lake District National Park. Nestling peacefully off the A591 between the fells to Wansfell Pike and the shores of Lake Windermere accessible at the renowned Brockhole Visitors Centre, Ecclerigg is made up of a scattering of Lakeland cottages. This rural hamlet has some of the area's best known hotels serving fine food within walking distance. The bustling towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are close by, providing a range of amenities including shops, pubs and cafes. Lake Windermere boasts a range of lakeside activities, including trips to the famous aquarium and the renowned Grizedale Forest Park. Destinations such as Langdale, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House at Sawrey, Grasmere, Coniston Water, mountain biking at the Go Ape adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, including England's highest mountain Scafell Pike, are all within easy reach. Ecclerigg near Windermere is an ideal location for exploring all that the region has to offer.

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