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Merewood Stables

(Ref. 1016387)

Ecclerigg, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great holiday thank you."

    It was a nice quiet spot and within a short walking distance to Brockhole activity centre with all the facilities they have to offer there and access to the lake/boat trips allowing for some car free days. The only thing I would have liked was a non-stick frying pan for cooking eggs! Otherwise, it was clean, comfortable, plenty of space and there were board games to play which we enjoyed. There is parking for one car in the designated space then a visitor space for a 2nd car which was great and we could always park in the visitor area so there was no worry about parking at the property. We would visit again, there was 5 of us (4 adults, one child) so we had plenty of room.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

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

    The house was extremely well equipped and very clean. The location is great with easy access by foot, bus, boat or car to all the main attractions around Windermere. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "Pleasant , quiet but well situated cottage for getting around the S Lakes."

    Very good access to Brockhole and it’s many activities for all ages . Tried several and enjoyed good food at the cafe. In the property we found door handles tended to be very stiff, especially the bathroom. (One of us got locked in). Also the washer dryer didn’t seem to get hot enough to dry clothes. We relied on the heated radiators rather a lot, even in warm weather. Granddaughter aged 11 said it was fabulous!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Merewood Stables and it did not disappoint, in fact there were brand new settees and new blinds in the lounge/dining area."

    The property had everything we could possibly need for a very comfortable stay in the Lakes. We also loved the location, situated two minutes walk from Brockhole on foot. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. As I said last time, we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent situation for exploring by car or bus."

    Accommodation very suitable for two families and a child the beds were very comfortable, the cottage well equipped. We would certainly return thankyou

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "The door knob to the double bed room could be difficult to turn for a person with weak grip."

    The double bedroom shower door was catching at the bottom. I was nervous about pulling, or pushing it open in case it shattered the glass. Otherwise this property is top dog to stay at !

    Thank you for your feedback, to our knowledge we’ve not had this mentioned to us in the 20 years we’ve been letting the property, nether-the-less we will have the handle checked out to ensure there are no issues. As for the shower door it is a snug fit to ensure a decent seal from water. Thanks again for your kind words about the property and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our fourth visit to Merewood Stables."

    It's become a home from home holiday for our family. It is a well equipped cottage, kept in great condition, with all that you need for whatever the weather outside holds. We love the fact we can walk out the door straight onto the hills and don't have to drive places everyday. Highly recommend Merewood Stables and the owners have always been very helpful.

    Surprised to learn that there was an issue about cleanliness. All customers have my telephone number and had I known about this I would have had it rectified it as a matter of urgency. Apologies, nonetheless! If you could call me or email me details of the problem(s) I can ensure that this doesn’t happen again. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Merewood Stables."

    It was warm, the beds very comfy, the kitchen was very well equipped and it was thoughtful of the owners to leave us a few dishwasher and washing machine tablets. We have kids so having Brockhole across the road was amazing - the playground and nets were a godsend, and we caught the ferry from there up to Ambleside and down to Windermere one day. Great spot for a family holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to give our guests a memorable holiday. We have a policy of continually updating the property each winter. As you say, it’s a great location and having the multi activity Brockhole Centre close by is a huge bonus. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "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 Polly5.0Jun 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 Muhammad5.0May 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 Sue5.0May 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 Kate5.0Apr 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 Andrew5.0Apr 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 Christopher5.0Mar 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 Jenny5.0Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 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 Garry5.0Sep 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 Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Brockhole on Windermere excellent place to visit .

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 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 Andrew5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Apr 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 Rosalind5.0Oct 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 Michael4.1Sep 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 Alma5.0Jul 2020

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 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.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso machine (some capsules provided), fridge and freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and well equipped kitchen
  • Gas central heating
  • 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


  • 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. Nestled 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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