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“Perfect place to celebrate my 50th!”

Review of Melmerby Hall

Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
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Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
The arched entrance to Melmerby with the the Pennines behind Melmerby Hall in the early springtime with daffodils under the beech trees
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Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
The arched entrance to Melmerby with the the Pennines behind
Melmerby Hall in the early springtime with daffodils under the beech trees
Chess in the Library
The fireplace in the Library
The Georgian Drawing Room at Melmerby Hall with one of the four working fireplaces (free logs incl!)
The Drawing Room
Tea in the Drawing Room
The Drawing Room from the hallway
The Dining Room
The Family Living Room
The Family Living Room
The Kitchen from the breakfast table
The Kitchen
The Breakfasting Kitchen opening onto the patio
The Breakfasting Kitchen
The Jacobean Bedroom
The Jacobean room ensuite
The Master Bedroom
The cast iron roll top bath in the Master Bedroom ensuite bathroom which also has a separate shower
The Chinese Bedroom
The Chinese Room ensuite
The Victorian Bedroom
The Victorian room ensuite
The Edwardian Bedroom
The Edwardian room ensuite
The French Empire Bedroom
The Nursery
The Nursery ensuite
The Billiards room
The Billiards room
Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage on the right hand side
Melmerby Hall from the Archery Lawn
Our beautiful ancient beech tree in the garden
The formal gardens
Melmerby Hall gardens and the Castle Folly
The walled orchard gardens at Melmerby Hall with traditional herbaceous borders
Summertime flowers in the gardens
St John's Church Spire rising above the garden
The private woodland of Melmerby Hall carpeted with bluebells in April and May
The private woodland offers wonderful walks and a stream to explore
Coming through the archway entrance to Melmerby Hall, the pub is within walking distance!
The grounds of Melmerby Hall are surrounded by a traditional sandstone parkland wall
Walking distance from Melmerby Hall is The Shepherd's Inn Pub, a villlage shop & tea room and bakery
One of the Pennine walks in the fells above Melmerby, One of the designated AONBs in England
An antique map of the local area
Early morning calm
Looking over Ullswater towards Glenridding
Great hiking
Dalemain country house and award winning gardens
golfing in the Lake District
Sailing at Glenridding
Ullswater view
Fishing in the Eden Valley
Daffodils in the Lake District
The top of Honiston Slate mines in the winter
The famous Ullswater Steamers
Hutton in the Forest historic home and parkland
Levens Hall has amazing ancient topiary gardens
Our son quad biking at Rookin House Farm
Roaming Herdwick sheep !
Summer surrounds Lake Ullswater
The Lake District National Park
Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick
Vindolanda Roman Ruins
Biking in the Lake District !!!
Melmerby Hall Ground Floor Plan
Melmerby Hall First Floor Plan
Melmerby Second Floor Plan
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9 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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517chris
Richmond, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect place to celebrate my 50th!”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed at Melmerby Hall for my 50th Birthday celebrations with close family and friends in May. It was absolutely perfect in every way and I can't wait to go back. We had 30 for a meal on the Friday, 35 for a sit down dinner on the Saturday and 50 for afternoon tea on the Sunday and there was enough equipment in this extremely well equipped house and adjoining cottage to cater for it all.
We decided to cater for ourselves which worked brilliantly from the Tesco's delivery when we got there to the fabulous 4 oven AGA for vast quantities of breakfast bacon and sausage!
Jilly and the housekeeping team could not have been more helpful and all our needs were met.
The area is lovely with plenty to do if you can tear yourself away from the house!
As for the house its self, it certainly is the star of the show. Each room has been individually and sympathetically furnished and you feel that you have stepped back in time but with more comfort and better plumbing!
I can't recommend the hall and cottages on the Rowley estate enough, it all helped to make the perfect weekend

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Cant think of a single thing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
11 Jun 2016
Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to get in touch following your visit at Melmerby Hall. I have totally heard that 5x is the new 4x these days (at least that is what I am hoping!). We will share your kind remarks with Jilly and her hard working team. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back for another visit sometime soon. Thank you again for coming to Melmerby Hall for your birthday celebration weekend! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Silverhil...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous venue full of character”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We hosted my daughters hen party at Melmerby Hall and could not have chosen a more perfect venue. We were greated by the housekeeper Jilly who arranged for non-allergic quilts to be changed for a couple of our guests. Nothing was too much trouble. The house is, without doubt, very beautiful and spacious enough for our 15 guests. There are some lovely walks throught the Bluebell Wood at the end of the well cared for gardens. Every room is of the highest standard and the house is very well equipped for such an event. There were numerous reception rooms to host the different aspects of our party. With hot tub hired for the weekend, relaxing therapy treatments by Personal Sanctury and a delcious dinner prepared for us by Lynn Hilditch Catering, and service provided by Elite Butlers this was, without doubt, the most perfect place and I'm sure we will be returning ! Highly reccommended !

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Liked best: Peaceful location
Liked least: Needs some hooks on back of doors for hanging dressing gowns
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
22 May 2016
Hi thank you very much taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor following your daughter's "hen weekend" at Melmerby Hall & for your compliments to Jilly, Lynn and the teams at My Personal Sanctuary and Elite Butlers. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all for a visit again sometime soon! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Audrey C
Appleby, United Kingdom
1 review
“A warm, welcoming, spacious home for a family celebration”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was a four night visit by extended family members of ages from 11 - 80, and it suited us all! We loved how easy it was for bedrooms to be adapted for various family configurations with the use of camp beds, split beds and non allergenic bedding. The large gracious home expanded well for casual dining, formal dining, lots of conversations, teenage billiards, movies and even some dancing. Everyone was warm and comfortable and we loved walking round the interesting garden and the easy access to the village football pitch, pub and the fells. It was great to have our supplies delivered from the local supermarket as we moved in and local caterers purple sage provided a delicious meal on the Saturday night. Memorable. Thank you!

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Liked best: Warm and welcoming. Ease of booking and friendliness of staff.
Liked least: Suggest glasses for water by the bedside.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
Hi,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your recent family celebration stay at Melmerby Hall. It's great to hear that you all had a really memorable weekend, enjoying the house, grounds and village amenities.
We will pass your feedback onto Purple Sage regarding the lovely meal they provided for your family celebration.
Many thanks again and I hope that we will be able to welcome you to one of our halls or cottages on another occasion.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Tomandjer...
Northwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Melmerby”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

As soon as we drove through the stone archway I knew Melmerby Hall was going to be somewhere special to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday. The comfort and attention to detail in the hall and Stag cottage was first class and ensured our stay was a memorable one.It was without doubt the best equipped holiday home we have experienced.Our extended family of 16 adults and 6 children aged between 6 months and 3 years enjoyed the spacious downstairs rooms. Being able to dedicate one of the rooms as a playroom for the children was a bonus.The grounds and adjoining woods which were full of snowdrops and daffodils were perfect for leisurely walks and an Easter egg hunt. Thanks to Lynn Hilditch the caterer who cooked a lovely meal on Saturday evening it was most enjoyable. Lookin at the website I thought mmmm that looks good but I was wrong it was superb and exceeded all our expectations. Thanks to Jilly and her team for all their help .We didn't, want to go home.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Hi thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review following your husband's 80th birthday party weekend! It is great to hear that Melmerby Hall was able to comfortably accommodate all ages in your group for your celebration weekend. Thank you also for the kind comments regarding Lynn's catering which we will share with her and her team. Please feel free to get back in touch if we might be able to help with another celebration weekend again in future. Happy birthday one more time!! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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WilliamPA
UK Lincoln
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Catered meal was a real treat.”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed at the hall as a large family with 16 adults and 6 young children. A great time was had by all!
The previous reviews say everything, but we thought we would give Lynn Hilditch catering a special mention.
We chose this caterer fairly randomly, as we didn't know any in the area. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent and everybody enjoyed the fayre. The sticky toffee pud is a real winner!
The meal was superb, only enhanced by the fact that all of the washing up was sorted out by the two hard working lasses.
Thanks Lynn! Hope we can repeat this at some time in the future.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Hi thank you for taking the time to provide a Trip Advisor review following your stay at Melmerby Hall. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Lynn's catering. We will pass your compliments to her and her hard working team! Guest referrals make a tremendous difference to our small businesses and it is super kind of you to provide this feedback after your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you for a visit in future if your travels bring your extended family back to Cumbria and the Lake District! Thank you again for choosing to come to Melmerby Hall for your holiday. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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