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‘Last night I dreamed I went to Melmerby again...’ ~ with apologies to Daphne Du Maurier

Melmerby Hall

Live like lords and ladies in achingly beautiful Melmerby Hall, the historic manor house to this dreamy Cumbrian village.

  • Sleeps: 18

Relive the Golden Age in this stunning country mansion

Throw the house party of a lifetime as you recreate the golden age of English country life. Celebrate in the elegant buttermilk drawing room overlooking the gardens then throw open the doors to the adjoining family room and dance. Gather for dinner by flickering candlelight in the oxblood dining hall and for breakfast in the sunny orangerie overlooking the knot garden. In your wood-panelled library, curl up and lose yourself in a book or nurse a glass of brandy in front of a blazing fire. Ditch screens to catch up over a game in the billiards room.

Gardens and grounds

Spill out onto long lawns for a game of croquet or tennis. Your cobbled courtyard’s a great place to spark up the barbecue; your sunny walled garden an ideal spot to daydream in seclusion. Let children and dogs run free, creating memories of endless days, building dams and dens in your private stretch of woodland that leads down to a tributary of the River Eden. Why not set up targets on your archery lawn or pick sun-sweetened raspberries for tea in the grounds of the estate?

Bedrooms and bathrooms

At night, if you can pull yourself away from the starlight and hooting of owls, choose from the four-poster splendour of the Regency or Victorian bedrooms, the evocative silk drapes of the Chinese room or the privacy of the Jacobean with its own garden entrance. With options for family suites, twins and doubles, everyone’s happy as you sink into blissful sleep under feather duvets encased in Egyptian cotton.

If you can bear to leave...

A short stroll through the manor’s archway takes you to Melmerby village for homemade cakes and scones at the Old Village Bakery. Sup a local brew at the Shepherd’s Inn or potter around La Brocante antiques, Hollberrie’s sumptous homeware and ladies’ clothing, all discreetly squirrelled away behind the rosy sandstone walls. For biking, hiking, riding, sailing, shooting and fishing, strike out into the glorious Lake District and Pennine Hills – they’re all on your doorstep. Then return to the sweet comfort of roaring fires, claw-footed baths and a generous wicker hamper of local delicacies and treats.

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American style fridge freezer
Billiards table
Broadband wifi
Games room
Gas hob
Licensed for Weddings
Log fire
Onsite parking
Outdoor dining
Private gardens

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Rates range from £44 per person per night based full occupancy of the double bedrooms for a 3 night stay in the early spring season.

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The Bedrooms

Melmerby Hall has nine double bedrooms and ten bathrooms. offering luxurious and flexible accommodation for groups of friends and families.

Accommo­dation & Features

Melmerby Hall’s reception accommodation includes a Drawing Room, Oak Panelled Library, a formal Dining Room, a relaxed sitting room, Billiards Room and Breakfasting Kitchen.

Melmerby Gardens

Beautiful sandstone walled grounds with garden paths leading into the village. A natural adventure playground for all to enjoy.

Melmerby Hall Restoration

After a turbulent architectural history, the hall has now been nurtured back to former glories Melmerby Hall’s history stretches back...

Weddings at Melmerby Hall

A warm, elegant country manor and grounds with a C13th church linked to its gardens

Latest Reviews

We stayed in Melmerby Hall for a 60th Birthday party with the whole family and friends. It had everything. Spacious,…


This was our second stay at a Rowley Estate venue and certainly will not be our last. Melmerby Hall lived…


We have not yet stayed at Melmerby Hall but I needed to write a review on our experience of booking…


Need more space for your group?

Kirkbride Hall (sleeps 8) and Stag Cottage (sleeps 6) are nearby

Things to Do & Services

Walks and Runs from Melmerby

In addition to exploring the paths within its private 25 acre wooded grounds, Melmerby offers exceptional walks and runs nearby.

Pick Your Own Raspberries

Rowley’s Raspberries grow beautiful traditionally reared raspberries in the heart of Cumbria. Pick your own or have them delivered fresh to your door.

Fishing in the Lake District and the Eden

The Lake District is a mecca for anglers and the Rowley Estates lie in the heart of some of its top fishing spots.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Cumbrian Adventures offer clay pigeon shooting for all abilities, including coaching for novices to experienced shots within the grounds of Melmerby Hall and Blencowe Hall.

Visit the Old Village Bakery

The Old Village Bakery is located in the village of Melmerby and serves delicious breakfasts, lunches, coffees, homemade bread and cakes and much more.

Guest catering: Rowley Recommends...

While you’re away, rediscover the pleasure of entertaining at home. Celebrating with friends, family and colleagues is easy at the Rowley Estates.