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We do now have an online booking system but feel free to still give us a quick call, or text, so we can have a chat with you. This is to ensure your stay with us is perfect!

Whether you're attending a local wedding and need an early check in or whether you are staying for a business trip & you need an early breakfast time.

You can contact Lorna at anytime on 07713189949 or email her at lorna@merebrookhouse.co.uk for an immediate response. We look forward to speaking to you soon.

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Mere Brook House, Thornton Common Road,
Thornton Hough, Wirral, CH630LU

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History and Heritage

Mere Brook is perfectly situated for those wishing to explore both local and wider heritage – situated just minutes form the historical towns of Port Sunlight and Thornton Hough, and short journey from the culturally rich Liverpool and Chester Highlights are outlined below and you can find out more on the Visit Wirral, Visit Liverpool and Visit Chester websites.

Local to Mere Brook – Port Sunlight and Thornton Hough

Port Sunlight was developed by the first Lord Leverhulme as it was the site where he established his soap factory and provided homes for his factory workers. He used over 30 different architects in designing the village to ensure that the house were not all the same and took a personal interest in their design. The village had large open spaces but no pub. It is still controlled by the Port Sunlight Village Trust although many of the houses are in private ownership.

It is a must place to visit - first go to the Port Sunlight museum which is housed in a cottage opposite the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Here you will get an insight into what it was like to live in the village and work in the factory - there is a 10 minute film shown once an hour which is excellent. You will also be inspired by what Lord Leverhulme achieved. Then visit the gallery which you will find more interesting having visited the museum first.

Thornton Hough is the nearest village to Mere Brook House – this really is a “picture postcard” village with its traditional green surrounded by cottages, a village shop, blacksmith, village school, two churches and in the centre, the Seven Stars pub.

Thornton Manor was the home of William Hesketh Leverhulme who came to the Wirral in 1887 to begin soap manufacture at Port Sunlight. Lord Leverhulme and his descendants developed both the Manor and the village providing houses for their family and personal staff. The first Lord Leverhulme was very interested in architecture and took a personal interest in the design of the houses in Thornton Hough and Port Sunlight.

Where better to start your tour of the city’s maritime heritage than the famous and historic Liverpool Waterfront. The area is a key part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. You'll find museums, galleries and a huge range of venues to eat and drink amid the lofty colonnades of this architectural splendour - the country's largest group of Grade I listed buildings. If your passion is boats and ships the Cruise Liner Facility at Princes Dock is a must see when the ships are in port. Be sure to check the itinerary so you don’t miss out on the fine liners or the many visiting naval ships that moor here every year.
Find out more about activities and things to see in Liverpool here!

Chester

Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. It is also a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls and rows.
Chester Cathedral is located within the heart of the city centre. It is a truly remarkable Grade 1 listed building, with a history spanning almost two thousand years. Originally a Saxon Minster, then rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey, this magnificent building is a national treasure in the heart of the city and has been the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Chester. Walking the Chester Wall is a must-do for every visitor to this city. The walls enclose the centre of Chester and have been standing here since the Romans. The walls provide a great way to see many of the historical sites in the city centre including the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Gardens, the Chester Cathedral, the river Dee, The Eastgate Clock and Chester Race Course.
Find out more about activities and things to do in Chester, here!

Check Availability

We do now have an online booking system but feel free to still give us a quick call, or text, so we can have a chat with you. This is to ensure your stay with us is perfect! Whether you're attending a local wedding and need an early check in or whether you are staying for a business trip & you need an early breakfast time.

You can contact Lorna at anytime on 07713189949 or email her at lorna@merebrookhouse.co.uk for an immediate response. We look forward to speaking to you soon.

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National B&B Week 2019 - 18th-24th March 2019

Did you know that there are over 20,000 B&Bs in the UK, and that they generate over £2 billion annually to the UK economy? This is something that we think is worth celebrating, that’s why we are participating in National B&B Week 2019!

Mere Brook House has recently celebrated it's 10 year anniversary, and in this past year alone we have hosted countless weddings, celebrations and business meetings and welcomed hundreds of guests, including The Great British Bake Offs Prue Leith. We have also opened our doors to a BBC film crew, who used the house to film a 90 minute drama named "Care" which starred Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman. 

In October 2017 the Mayor of Wirral unveiled a blue plaque in recognition of the incredible Ann Davison, the first female to sail the Atlantic single handed. Ann lived at Mere Brook for four years and the house features in one of her books – in fact she refers to living at Mere Brook as some of her happiest times.

Over the past 10 years we have been honoured to win numerous awards including Bed & Breakfast of the Year and The Independent Business Award at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2017 and after taking a year out we are delighted to be shortlisted at The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2019 in two categories, Hotel of the Year and Independent Tourism Business of the Year. In 2015 we were shortlisted for The National Tourism awards run by Visit England in the bed and breakfast category. Last year we were also awarded a Special Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor to celebrate 5 years of consistently excellent reviews! 

So from the 18th to the 24th of March 2019 I hope you will join us in applauding all the great things that independent hoteliers contribute to the hospitality industry!

 

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Wirral Borough of Culture 2019

BE PART OF WIRRAL'S BOROUGH OF CULTURE YEAR

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I hope you are all aware by now that Wirral is the Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region in 2019. This is a relatively new initiative where the spotlight will be put on a different borough of the region each year highlighting existing and new cultural events. St Helens was the first borough in 2018 to lead the way and this year is Wirral's turn.

I am delighted by the amazing programme of events, many of which are new, that are planned for 2019 some of which are listed below - and how amazing it is that Tour of Britain cycle race have also chosen Wirral to be involved in their internationally renowned race.

2019 gives us a real opportunity to showcase Wirral to visitors and put this wonderful place on the map.

There will be many ways that those businesses and organisations involved in offering services and facilities to visitors can get involved and a meeting will be arranged in early March when more of the practical and operational details can be shared which I urge you to attend.

Lorna Tyson,
Chair of Wirral Visitor Economy Network

The first event is 'Animated Square' in Hamilton Square on Saturday 23rd March, for more information see here.
  

 

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