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Stag Cottage

Stag Cottage; three ensuite bedrooms, private front and gated rear gardens, open fire and terrace.
36 reviews
Stag Cottage; three ensuite bedrooms, private front and gated rear gardens, open fire and terrace.
The arched entrance to Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage.  The access to Stag Cottage is to the left.
The spacious sitting room at Stag Cottage with views over the front garden and woodland.
The cosy sitting room at Stag Cottage.
The cast iron open stove in the sitting room at Stag Cottage.
The fully equipped kitchen houses modern appliances and all the accessories of an everyday home.
A cosy breakfasting area adjoins the main kitchen.  French doors also lead out onto the rear garden.
Stag Cottage has a handmade, beech kitchen with granite worktops.
The Dining Room adjoins the kitchen and  opens to the gated front garden.
The Master Bedroom with a 5ft carved oak bed.
The sumptuous handmade décor in the Master Bedroom.
The Master Bedroom looks out onto the front gardens and woodland of the Melmerby estate.
Hand picked by Christine Rowley; restored antique furniture compliments the décor throughout.
The dressing area between the Master Bedroom and the en-suite with built in wardrobes.
A full size bath completes the master en-suite.  Perfect for relaxing in after a day in the Lakes.
The Threlkeld en-suite bathroom at Stag Cottage.
Locally sourced toiletries are supplied in all our bathrooms.
The Threlkeld en-suite also has a full sized bath with shower mixer tap.
The gated rear garden. A Weber barbecue is provided for guest use along with complimentary charcoal.
Stag Cottage floor plan, access statement available on our website, The Rowley Estates
The sandstone archway in the parkland wall leading from Stag Cottage into the village of Melmerby
Melmerby Hall looking up the archery lawn to the 20 acres of woodland surrounding the Hall
The walled gardens of Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage looking towards St John's Church over the walls
The gardens at Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage in the autumn
Traditional Victorian walled gardens including pleached pear trees and a fruit orchard
Some of the herbaceous borders at Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage
The castle folly at the end of the archery lawn of Melmerby Hall, converted to a play area
Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage.  Stag Cottage has a private entrance, parking and gardens
An old local map showing the location of Melmerby next to the Pennines
A view up into the Pennines from the village green of Melmerby.  Stag Cottage is a 5 min walk
One of the fell walks in the Pennines above Stag Cottage
The view over the lake and fells
Golfing in the Lake District
A view towards Glenridding across Ullswater
Amazing hiking
Dalemain Country House and Gardens
Super fishing in the local areaw
Ullswater in the early morning
Daffodils in the Lake District
Our son quadbiking at Rookin House
Winter at the top of Honister Slate mines
Sailing at Glenridding
The Ullswater Steamers
Levens Hall amazing ancient topiary gardens
Hutton in the Forest historical home and gardens
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Lake District, Cumbria, England
Stag Cottage is a very peaceful self-contained 17th century sandstone holiday cottage in Cumbria set in the private grounds of Melmerby Hall. Though it adjoins Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage has separate private front and rear gardens, parking and entrance way from the stable garden which are not overlooked by Melmerby Hall.

Stag Cottage is a 5* Gold Award Winning property within the Visit England programme and has also been accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status meaning we provide additional facilities, information and equipment for our guests and also recognising that there is plenty of room to run around in Stag Cottage's enclosed and wicket gated private rear and front gardens.

Stag Cottage’s Master Bedroom has a five foot antique oak bed and an ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and a cast iron...
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About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

Stag Cottage, melmerby is a beautiful character cotttage, lots of atmosphere with modern kitchen. Lovely private garden. Situated in village with tasty cafe/bakery and friendly pub serving excellent food. Walks nearby. Welcome hamper with all local produce was really appreciated. Would definitely stay here again. This property has an internal adjoining door to melmerby Hall so ideal if your party...

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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Just got back from a fantastic weekend at Stag Cottage with my friends. Booked as an easter weekend break for us. The location is absolutely beautiful. Rural but within an easy drive of Penrith if you need anything. The cottage has everything you could need for 6 people! The kitchen is more well stocked than my own home! The 3...

Management response:

Hi Thanks for your super review. We're delighted to hear that you found Stag Cottage to be so well equipped and that you had everything you needed for yourselves and for your dog. We will be very pleased to welcome you back for a fourth stay next time your travels bring you to Cumbria and The Lake District. Best Regards...


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Colin L
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We had a wonderful time at stag cottage...lovely location..village very friendly and a brill pub... beautiful cottage..this cottage is excellent...very clean... welcome hamper on arrival... plenty of reading matter and board games...basics are provided...lovely wood burner...when we stayed it was snowing and blowing a blizzard but the cottage was very warm..plenty of wood for the fire..beds very comfy...lovely bathrooms..wood differently...

Management response:

Hi Thanks for your super review. It's great to hear that you were warm and cosy in Stag Cottage even when the snow was doing its worst outside! The board games and books really come into their own when the weather is so awful! I hope you will make a return visit when the sun might be shining! Best Regards...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Shower
    3 Super Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 5 852
8 May 2018 -
23 May 2018
3 nights
R 3 873
R 20 051
£1 165
24 May 2018 -
28 May 2018
3 nights
R 5 043
R 24 164
£1 404
29 May 2018 -
12 Jul 2018
3 nights
R 3 873
R 20 051
£1 165
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 3 442 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rate is for Stag Cottage per night. Stag Cottage accommodates 6 guests in 3 ensuite bedrooms. Rates vary through the year. Please enquire for specific dates. Thank you.
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About the neighbourhood
The Village of Melmerby is in the Eden Valley, lying between the Pennines and the Lake District, 12 miles from Ullswater and 9 miles from the historic market town of Penrith. There are a number of outstanding walks along the edge of the River Eden and in the Pennines which can be reached out of the front door of Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage. One of England’s largest Druidic stone circles – Long Meg and her Daughters – is also close by and in the ownership of the Rowley Estates.

Melmerby is the home of the Egon Ronay Award winning organic Village Bakery and shop which also serves fantastic meals and Lavazza take away coffee & baked goods. The Shepherd’s Inn Pub in Melmerby has strong links with Sir Christopher Bonnington and serves great food and local ales. The nearby villages of...
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How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 85.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 17.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 105.0 km
Direction for Stag Cottage CA10 1HB, Melmerby, Penrith from M6 Motorway

Leave the M6 Motorway at J40 sign posted Penrith

At the roundabout take the A66 exit heading East towards Appleby/Scotch Corner

After 0.9 miles at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A686 sign posted Alston

After approx 5 miles you will reach the metal bridge, over the bridge is the village of Langwathby

Continue on the A686 and you will enter the village of Melmerby

As you enter the village and after the sandstone wall on the left, take the next turn left and then left again

Stag Cottage is located through the sandstone archway directly ahead. After passing through the archway turn right for Stag Cottage.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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