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Merewood Stables

Ecclerigg, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1016387)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Very friendly host Offered helpful insight into the area”

    - Mr Smith, October 2021

The property

Resting directly between Windermere and Ambleside on the private Merewood Lodge site in Ecclerigg is this fantastic stone-built cottage, Merewood Stables. Perfect for a family retreat, explore this wonderful area of the Lake District amidst your loved ones, before returning for an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation. The cottage is ideal for families, perhaps travelling with a grandparent, or for two couples.

Set in a reverse level layout, you enter the cottage onto the first-floor entrance hall where you can leave your boots and coats before ambling on inside. The owners pride themselves on continuous improvement and in early 2021 the two bathrooms have been refitted and other improvements made.

The bright and airy open-plan living area is where you will spend most of your time, whether it be lounging on the sumptuous leather settees or taking advantage of the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up some tasty grub. Head downstairs to find three tastefully presented bedrooms, including a king-size double with en-suite, with the twin and single, served by the family bathroom. There is a private walled patio at the rear of the property with table and chairs for dining alfresco, a small private patio at the front and large communal lawns for family games and sitting out.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the immediate area with several 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.

There are bus stops at the end of the lane serving destinations including Windermere, Kendal, and Bowness to the south and Ambleside, Grasmere, and Keswick to the north.

The cottage benefits from being just a few minutes’ walk to Brockhole on Windermere, the Lake District Visitor Centre where the amazing facilities 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 orienteering and the boat pier for Lake Windermere. Nearby the bustling hubs of Ambeslide and Windermere are worth visiting, offering several attractions and amenities from toffee shops to the wonderful World of Beatrix Potter. A superb base for families wanting to make the most of the Lake District or for walkers.


  • 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
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso machine (some capsules provided) Lavazzo milk frother, fridge and freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and well equipped kitchen
  • Bedding and towels inc in rent
  • Lounge TV and DVD player 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • 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

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. Nestling 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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