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Melmerby Hall

Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
1 of 50Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left
Holiday Rental House -
9 Bedrooms , 9 Bathrooms , Sleeps 18
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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 elevat...
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Listing #HL9269200
About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
Interaction with guests
Around 2 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 1 week ago

This was our second long weekend in this beautiful house, which we had in combination with Stag cottage and Kirkbride Hall. It is in a Peaceful, scenic location ideal for exploring the northern lakes but with easy transport links. The spacious and light conservatory just...More

Thank Siobhan G
Reviewed July 2, 2018

What a gorgeous property! I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay in Melmerby Hall in the luxurious Chinese Room. The room and ensuite were well-styled and extremely comfortable, with all necessities already thought of and provided. I particularly love the provided books in case you find...More

Thank Gaby C
christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi, thank you for leaving such a lovely review following your stay at Melmerby Hall. We are delighted you found the Chinese Room so luxurious, what a lovely compliment! It is super you enjoyed the books and had some bed time reading! It was a...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

A comfortable well-furnished house, excellently equipped kitchen, lots of dining space, all bedrooms en-suite. We had a large group of friends and it worked very well.More

Thank Jon1717
christine939, VR Owner at Melmerby Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi, thank you for leaving such a lovely review following on from your stay at Melmerby Hall. We are delighted to hear you and your friends found the kitchen well equipped with lots of dining space. We would be delighted to welcome you all back...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (18)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (9)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (18)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(5)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    9 Attached (ensuite)
    5 Queens
    2 Kings
    2 Fulls
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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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How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 85.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 17.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 105.0 km
Direction for Melmerby Hall, CA10 1HB from the 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, there is a sandstone wall on the left, take the next turn left and then left again

Directly ahead Melmerby Hall is located through the sandstone archway directly ahead
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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