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1 / 69 Melmerby Hall - the front entrance showing the 'Archery Lawn' to the left

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Description from manager

Description from manager

Bedrooms 9 / Bathrooms 11 / Sleeps 18 / Villa
Bedrooms: 9  Bathrooms: 11   Sleeps: 18  Type: Villa

6 Full baths, 2 Half baths, 3 Showers

Melmerby Hall
TripAdvisor property ID 3260079

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Book this 9 bedroom villa in Lake District today! A total of 18 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 67 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $5472 to as high as $9240, depending on travel dates.

The manager responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 21, 2018.

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About the manager

About the manager

Christine And Charles Rowley
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Calendar last updated:
21 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($700.00) £500.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Lake-district-national-park Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Games room
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 6 Full baths
  • 2 Half baths
  • 3 Showers


Reviews (67)

Excellent – based on 67 reviews Excellent
67 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 28 Jul 2015

We hosted our wedding at the beautiful Melmerby Hall, what an amazing place to create new memories with all our friends and family. Everyone enjoyed using the House and Stag Cottage next door, the atmosphere was relaxed and the sun shone, I realise that our booking did not include guaranteed sunshine but it did add to the fun, we were able to use the garden all afternoon and even got some beautiful pictures within the wooded grounds. thank you to the Rowley Estates for thinking of everything, a lovely welcome hamper and well equipped kitchen meant we were able to make and serve a wonderful buffet. we actually live across the road in Melmerby but staying in the luxurious yet homey Hall made us feel like we were all on holiday. The last night we stayed we had a mass game of hide and seek, adults and children all loved this game which gave us lots of laughs and wonderful memories to take away with us.

Response from the manager Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review it is very much appreciated and I will share it with our team. We are all so pleased that you had a beautiful wedding at Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage and the sun shone as well! Thank you also for posting a couple of photographs on our Facebook page we really enjoyed looking at them. We would love to welcome you and any of your guests back anytime in the future. Kind Regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.

“Everything we hoped for.........and a lot more!”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2015

We rented the property for our daughter's enormous and extended wedding after deciding that it offered everything we required-space, beautiful grounds, stunning ground floor rooms and spacious attractive bedrooms with ensuites. The wedding was a complicated occasion which required considerable organising, but throughout the whole process the entire team involved with Melmerby Hall were helpful and answered queries and requests extremely promptly. Special thanks should go to all the housekeeping staff who keep the Hall in an exemplary manner, the groundsman Gavin, Helen who observed the registry part of the marriage in an unobtrusive manner, Charles and Christine, who dealt with our many questions and lastly Gilly who has been incredibly helpful and a fantastic advisor throughout the wedding planning and actual wedding. Melmerby Hall was described by one wedding guest as a magical kingdom, it certainly was for our special occasion.

Response from the manager Hi, Thank you writing this very complimentary review for your time spent at Melmerby Hall and that you found it to be "everything you had hoped for...and a lot more!" We are so pleased that the wedding went smoothly and to plan, especially after all the extensive organisation. I will pass on all your kind comments to our team. We would love to be able to welcome you back to Melmerby Hall or any of our other properties, sometime in the future either for another celebration or maybe even for a little rest & relaxation! Best regards, Charlie, Christine and Jilly.

“Great location for a perty”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2015

14 friends helped me celebrate my 50th birthday at Melmerby Hall and a great time was had by all. This is a great perty house. The house is both spacious well equipped with anything you might need the house has a comfortable feel to it and all the bedrooms were of a good standard Jilly provided dinner on the Saturday night. The food was both plentiful and to a high standard On recommendation from Christine we went for a lunch to the Crown at Kirkoswald and again found a great welcome and good food

Response from the manager Hi thank you so much for taking the time to help with a Trip Advisor review following your visit to Melmerby Hall. We appreciate your kind comments and compliments regarding Jilly's great cooking! We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you all back for another x0 birthday weekend! I have heard that 50 is the new 30!! Thank you again and best regards from us all, Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“Absolutely amazing”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2015

We recently returned from Melmerby Hall as a wedding party of 16, and we couldn't have asked for a nicer gathering. The hall and it's grounds are absolutely breathtaking, with walks leading from the gardens (There is a large boot room for any heavy duty walkers/people with pets) The house is finished and dressed to such a high standard, it's truly mesmerising taking your first tour. Jilly, Christine and Charlie were fantastic! Constantly In touch to make sure our visit ran smoothly - and that it did, so much so we've all agreed we're thoroughly depressed after leaving. We were met with a lovely welcome hamper which was greatly appreciated by all and we were so impressed with the Billiards room! Our evenings were spent in the beautiful kitchen/dining extension - the perfect communal space. I couldn't recommend Melmerby Hall enough and we all hope to visit again. Thank you Jilly, Christine and Charlie for making our wedding party so memorable - it's really made an impression on everyone.

Response from the manager H, thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a nice review about Melmerby Hall and we were delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you all for your post wedding celebration weekend. We hope you all will come back again sometime soon! With all our best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“5* professional service and venue.”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2014

Having looked for a venue for my 40th birthday, I was incredibly impressed with the properties on the Rowley Estates portfolio. I was unfortunate to be pipped to the post in booking Melmerby Hall, but may I say the professionalism and efficiency of contact with Christine and Jilly throughout was second to none. I went to view both Melmerby Hall and Blencowe Hall. They are both stunning properties and beautifully presented. I will be more organised in my approach next time. They will surely be truly wonderful places to stay in and celebrate with friends. Thank you Christine. We will book a stay in the future.

Response from the manager Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for Melmerby Hall and Blencowe Hall. We appreciate your kind feedback and we are really sorry that we were unable to offer you a stay for your birthday due to Melmerby Hall already being reserved. We hope you have a great birthday and we send our best wishes to you and hope to be able to welcome you to one of our properties on another occasion. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“Weekend to remember”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2014

Melmerby Hall is a perfect place for a family gathering or as we had a large group of friends,the attention to detail in all the many rooms was a perfect balance of comfort and elegance.The whole house is so very well equipped ,with games for the garden to every kitchen item you could wish for.The beautiful gardens to wander in and lots of easy accessible walks near by just add to the perfect get away for a mixed crowd of all ages.A big thank you for the very generous hamper waiting for us in the kitchen , which was such a lovely surprise .The jewel in the crown must be Jilly , who cooked us a most amazing meal on the Saturday night ,served up by a most helpful and cheery lady .The two lady's gave us a wonderful evening and left the kitchen sparkling.I would recommend Jilly and her team to anyone who stays at Melmerby ,who would like a treat of a wonderful meal cooked and served to perfection.

Response from the manager Hi, Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review of your weekend stay at Melmerby Hall last month. We are delighted that you and all your friends had such a great time, enjoyed the house and gardens and of course Jilly's cooking! Your kind comments will be passed on to Jilly and her team. We hope to be able to welcome you all back to Melmerby Hall another time soon. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly

“absolute perfection in every way”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2014

We booked this for a mixed group of adults for my 60th birthday and its difficult to find somewhere which will fit with everyones budget yet has the amenities everyone desires whilst away. We also booked the adjoining Stag Cottage to extend the group This fitted the bill on paper however on arriving it was instantly apparent that this was far better than descirbed in the brochure, all the rooms are very spacious and well equipped, the kitchen is amazing and the property lacks for nothing. Set in glorious grounds and both the house and gardens were immaculate. Jilly the manager for Rowley Estates had been most helpful prior to our stay providing details of butchers etc, she also does catering and prepared a marvellous dinner for our last night, we went for the full srevice option including the clearing up and it was well worth it. Its difficult to put into words how magnificent this was and was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole party none of us were ready to leave and I am sure we will return.

Response from the manager Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of your stay at Melmerby Hall and Stag Cottage. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed celebrating your 60th Birthday at Melmerby Hall and hopefully we will have a chance to welcome you all back again soon. Best Regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.

“Fantastic Weekend in Fantastic Surroundings”

Reviewed 18 Dec 2013

Our group of special friends get together every year for a Christmas weekend; this is our third visit to Melmerby and a wonderful time was had by all. The beautiful orangerie is a wonderful addition to the property and bedrooms were all immaculately clean. We will definitely be back for another visit in the future, thanks to Jilly and wonderful team of caterers who provided a beautiful Christmas dinner on Saturday night.

“Special Christmas weekend with friends”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2013

The refurbishment has added a new and spectacular dimension to Melmerby Hall and the kitchen and conservatory make a wonderful gathering place.The grounds are wonderfully kept and the setting is almost perfect. Overall a great weekend and cannot wait to go back.

“Everything you could want and more”

Reviewed 14 Dec 2013

We are a group of 16 friends who get together for a christmas weekend, this is our 3rd visit to Melmerby, and we will back again in the future, the house is large and spacious, very clean and warm as the house is large, the kitchen has all the utensiles you could need, beds were comfortable and the bedding was very good quality, a lovely welcome basket awaited us, which we did not expect. Special thanks go to jilly and her team who catered for us one evening, the food was excellent quality and jilly is a real asset to Melmerby Hall,

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