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Mereview Manor North of England

Georgian gorgeousness in a prime lakeside location

On the shores of Lake Windermere and sheltered by majestic trees which are surely as old as the house itself, Mereview Manor is a picture of stately Georgian symmetry.

As Lake District properties go, this is among the very best – for location, for beauty and for supreme comfort for up 18 guests. The moment you arrive, the welcoming warmth of the manor envelops you. Grab a drink and gather in the handsome drawing room, where the tall sash windows frame lake views and allow the soft Cumbrian light to wash over the room. Breakaway groups will find the library with board games and books or discover the TV room with its 65” TV, Sky Q and funky 70s vibe.

Eventually, everyone will be drawn to the kitchen diner. A designer surprise with a sweep of glass doors onto the lakeside garden, it is luxury in every sense of the word, from the marble tops and wealth of appliances to the panoramic Lakeland views. If you can bear to leave this amazing space, the formal dining room offers a change of internal scenery, drawing respectfully on its Georgian heritage, with a grand table to seat everyone and family portraits hung against rich ruby walls.

Mereview Manor stands in its own grounds within a glorious 5,000-acre estate, a landscape that inspired Wordsworth’s famous contemplation on daffodils as well as Coleridge, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. As you explore the estate, you can’t help but feel a sense of what inspired these gifted writers, poets and artists.

There’s plenty to do here, from picnics and barbecues overlooking the lake to swimming in the estate pool, just a 10-minute walk away, but you may find yourself simply soaking up the views with a feeling of contentedness. Let the feeling carry you to a restful sleep in one of the eight sumptuous bedrooms, all ensuite and with views of the woodlands or the lake. There’s a further double room in the quaint little Coachman’s Cottage.

All in all, Mereview Manor has the location, the charm and the space for some precious, quality time with family or friends.

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What we think

The location of this wonderful manor house sets the scene for a magical stay. Gloriously unspoilt Lakeland panoramas on the outside and a mix of period features and contemporary comforts inside this eco-friendly lakeside manor make for a perfect place to relax and unwind.

Gareth, Big House Experience

What to Expect

Mereview Manor Lake Views

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Mereview Manor just perfect. In all of our country houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a family group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Small welcome hamper of locally sourced treats
  • Luxury bed linen, bath towels and separate pool towels
  • Well-equipped kitchen including ovens, hobs, fridge freezers, microwave, dishwashers and glass washer (Nespresso coffee machine and ice maker in the pantry)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Large dining tables in the open-plan kitchen/diner and formal dining room (both seating 18 guests)
  • TV room with 65” Smart TV with Sky Q and Sonos surround sound
  • Sonos sound system in the house and patio
  • Free Wi-Fi in the main house (no Wi-Fi in the Coachman’s Cottage)
  • Open fire in the drawing room (logs provided)
  • Books, board games and TV in the library
  • Piano in the hallway
  • Shared indoor, heated swimming pool on the estate (private, bookable slots of 45 minutes)
  • Al fresco dining area with a tabletop view of Lake Windermere with outdoor tables seating 18, firepit (logs provided), pizza oven and 2 charcoal BBQs (please bring your own charcoal)
  • Extensive 12-acre private grounds and fields sweeping down to the lake, including semi-circular patio overlooking the lake
  • Lawn games
  • 5,000 acre estate to explore
  • On-site activities available including watersports, 4x4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting and more
  • Kids’ playground on the estate
  • Separate Coach House with table tennis table (space can be set up for larger celebrations and corporate events - details on request)


Set in one of the most picturesque locations in England, on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

House FAQs

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 3pm on the day of your arrival at Mereview Manor, and check out is at 10am.

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There's parking for 15 plus cars.

  • Are children welcome?

    Children are very welcome at Mereview Manor. 2 travel cots and 2 wooden highchairs are available (please bring your own cot linen) as well as children's books and games. There is also a kids' playground on the estate (a 10-minute walk or 4-minute drive from the property). Please note, parents should supervise children at all times due to the proximity of the lake and also around the swimming pool. 

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed in the boot room and kitchen at Mereview Manor. We ask you to keep dogs out of the main rooms and bedrooms and do not leave them in the house unattended.

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Mature hen and stag parties may be permitted, but only by prior agreement with the property owner. Please contact us before booking to discuss. 

  • Are additional day guests allowed at the property?

    Up to 20 additional day guests can be invited by prior agreement, at a cost of £20 per person.

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, you can order online with Tesco or Sainsbury's for a delivery direct to the house. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 3pm on the day of arrival. There is also a farm shop on the estate for essentials.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    There are large dining tables in the open-plan kitchen/diner and the formal dining room (both seating 18 guests comfortably).

  • Can you recommend any local places to eat out?

    Yes, we'd recommend the following pubs and restaurants, all within 30 minutes' drive of the property (click on the links below):


    Cuckoo Brow Inn, Sawrey, LA22 0LQ. Tel: 01593 443425

    Situated in beautiful Beatrix Potter land. Quality, locally sourced beer and food.

    The Drunken Duck Inn, Ambleside, LA22 0NG. Tel: 01539 436347

    Great pub food at lunch, more formal dining in the evening. Good to combine with a walk around the National Trust’s Tarn Hows.

    The Black Lab, Underbarrow, LA8 8HQ. Tel: 01539 568234

    Winner of Cumbria Life Food & Drink 2019 Readers Award, this is a cosy pub offering both relaxed pub and restaurant dining. Everyone is welcomed with a smile, even the dogs. Our favourites include the ravioli to start and the seabass for mains!

    The Queens Head, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS. Tel: 01539 436271

    Traditional pub with great quality food, just 10 minutes' drive from the property.



    L’Enclume, Cartmel, LA11 6PZ. Tel: 01539 536362

    Two Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant run by head chef Simon Rogan. Booking essential (usually booked up well in advance but worth trying for a table).

    Rogan and Company, Cartmel, LA11 6QD. Tel: 01539 535917

    Sister restaurant of L’Enclume. Contemporary brasserie with a comfortable and relaxed feel. 

    The Swan Hotel and Spa, Newby Bridge, LA12 8NB. Tel: 01539 531681

    A boutique hotel with a restaurant and the Swan Inn. Bustling atmosphere and quaint décor. We recommend the food in the Inn (especially the fish and chips and Cumbrian beef burger)!

  • Is the indoor swimming pool shared?

    The indoor swimming pool on the estate is shared with other cottages. A limited number of private bookable slots of 45 minutes can be made for you and your guests. The pool is located a 10-minute walk (or 4-minute drive) from the property. Dimensions of the pool: 10m x 4m.

  • What is the nearest train station?

    The nearest train station is Oxenholme (20 miles). 

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airport is Manchester (92 miles).

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Mereview Manor (£1,500 for hen and stag parties). This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.  

    When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 12 weeks of your stay).

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or call to book 01242 352 747