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Melmerby Hall

90 reviews
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Overview
9 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
18 guests
Minimum stay varies
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5* Rated by Visit England, Gold Award for overall quality and customer service. Accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status by Visit England which means we provide additional facilities, equipment and information for our guests as well as recognising that the large private parkland and woodland gardens provide plenty of room to run around outside! Melmerby Hall is a Grade II listed mansion in the heart of the Eden Valley located close to the Lake District and set within its own extensive walled gardens surrounded by 20 acres of private woodland with walks down to a small tributary to the River Eden. The earliest mention of Melmerby Hall dates back to the 1300s with the Hall extended and added onto a number of times over the last 700 years with notable additions including the Geor...5* Rated by Visit England, Gold Award for overall quality and customer service. Accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status by Visit England which means we provide additional facilities, equipment and information for our guests as well as recognising that the large private parkland and woodland gardens provide plenty of room to run around outside! Melmerby Hall is a Grade II listed mansion in the heart of the Eden Valley located close to the Lake District and set within its own extensive walled gardens surrounded by 20 acres of private woodland with walks down to a small tributary to the River Eden. The earliest mention of Melmerby Hall dates back to the 1300s with the Hall extended and added onto a number of times over the last 700 years with notable additions including the Georgian Wing on the main front elevation, the Victorian ballroom on the archery lawn garden (removed in the 1940s) and a more recently added breakfasting kitchen. Melmerby Hall has been within the Rowley Estates for four generations and the recent renovations retain the character of this traditional country house including the oak panelled library, the dining room with an enormous stone fireplace, the Georgian drawing room with an open fire and the billiards room with a full size snooker table whilst accommodating modern use with newly refurbished ensuite facilities and breakfasting kitchen. Eight of the nine bedrooms are ensuite and the ninth twin bedroom has access to a private shower room & wc up the hall. If Melmerby Hall is already reserved, please consider our other halls, Blencowe Hall and Hause Hall Farm which also offer extensive accommodation and may well be available. The Bedrooms at Melmerby Hall The Master Bedroom - 6' double bed - ensuite The Jacobean Bedroom - 5' double bed (which can convert to singles) - ensuite The Chinese Empire Bedroom - 4'6' double bed - ensuite The Regency Bedroom - 5' four poster double bed - ensuite The Georgian Bedroom - 5' double bed (which can convert to singles) - ensuite The French Empire Bedroom - 5' double bed - ensuite The Victorian Bedroom - 5' four poster double bed - ensuite The Edwardian Bedroom - 4'6' double bed - ensuite The Nursery Bedroom - 6' double bed (which can convert to singles) - ensuiteMore
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About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
Around 3 weeks prior to arrival guests will receive a pre-arrival message which includes details regarding key collection. We also send our guests local information about 'what's on' in the area during their stay. Guests have sole occupancy of the property during their stay and our Manager is available by telephone at all times.
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Your every whim is catered for at this gorgeous property. We were a group of 16 with 3 dogs, clearly the owners have been doing this a long time and know their stuff. The property was immaculate on arrival with a well stocked welcoming hamper...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Hi Thanks for your comprehensive and glowing review. Your 50th birthday celebrations sound fabulous and it's great to hear that you had everything you needed. We would be delighted to welcome you back for a week next time! Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Reviewed 5 July 2019

Melmerby Hall provided the perfect location for our family celebration. From start to finish of our week-end stay, our expectations were consistently exceeded. Beautiful rooms and grounds meant that everyone in our party (ranging in age from 7 to 81) had a superb time. Lots...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Hi, thank you for your glowing review about your stay at Melmerby Hall. We are delighted everyone in your party enjoyed their stay and that you got out and about exploring the Lake District too. It is wonderful to hear that Melmerby Hall exceeded your...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2019

We can't speak highly enough regarding the Rowley Estate Properties - we rented Melmerby Hall, Kirkbride hall and Stag Cottage for a family wedding. The rooms are beautifully historic with the addition of modern bathrooms. The property was equipped with everything we needed to host...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Hi Thanks for your glowing review. We are delighted to hear that the wedding was a great success and so pleased that you found everything you needed in Melmerby Hall and cottages. I hope we can welcome you back to The Rowley Estates in the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2019

This magnificent Country House, cottage, gardens and estate was a perfect venue for 24 of our friends to jointly celebrate 40th birthdays in May 2019. The house is perfectly located, near Penrith and close to the Lakes District, Durham Dales and easily reached via the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Hi Thanks so much for your glowing and comprehensive review. We will make sure to pass your comments on to Lynn Hilditch and we are delighted that you had such a great stay. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Reviewed 8 May 2019

What a wonderful birthday weekend we have just spent at Melmerby - the Hall is amazing, the setting sublime, and we really appreciated how cosy and warm we were in such a big house. The kitchen is so well appointed, the bathrooms spotless, and the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

Hi Thanks for leaving such a super review. Your stay at Melmerby Hall sounds terrific and we're so pleased that you found everything to be so comfortable. We will pass on your comments to Lynn who will be delighted. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Melmerby Hall is a large holiday house is walking distance from the award winning Village Bakery (great lattes & lots of gluten free choices as well as super fresh bread, cakes and snacks), the Shepherd’s Inn Pub, a super antique shop (the Brocante Emporium), the Village shop & tea house which serves locally blended roasted coffee and the Pennine Fells. The shallow tributary of the River Eden running through its 20 acres of wooded grounds provides hours of fun for kids. Melmerby Hall is pet friendly and there is plenty of room in the 20 acres of gardens and grounds for them to run around!
Getting around
Melmerby Hall is situated just off the A686 which is a beautifully scenic route from Penrith and crosses the River Eden. From Melmerby the road climbs the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where you will find magnificent views across the Eden Valley to the Solway Firth and Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Langwathby which is only 4 miles from Melmerby Hall. The railway has some of the most attractive scenery and is world famous for its Victorian architecture and huge stone viaducts. Penrith train station is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Melmerby offers many enjoyable walks and beautiful scenery.
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