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A charming country retreat in the heart of the Lake District

When your backdrop is the magnificent Lake District, you’re hard-pressed to leave an impression. But Rothay Manor in Ambleside manages to do this effortlessly. This luxurious Cumbrian escape steals your heart from the moment you arrive with both its charming country house setting and its views of the rugged fells beyond. 

Each of Rothay Manor’s rooms and suites is individually designed in chic country style. Sumptuous beds, cosy dressing gowns and comfortable seating areas make you feel right at home, as do the bright and airy lounges downstairs, complete with squishy sofas and crackling fires. Relax over a decadent afternoon tea of finger sandwiches and homemade scones. Grab a snack from the bar, or plan your Lake District adventures over a delicious meal in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. The friendly staff are always on hand to help with in-the-know recommendations, and with any little ones and dogs you may have in tow. 
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When you’re ready to experience what Ambleside and the wider Lake District have to offer, there’s a dizzying array of activities to enjoy. Fell walking comes top of the list, but the hotel is also a short distance from iconic Lake Windermere, as well as picturesque villages, literary museums, historic houses and tranquil gardens. Decisions, decisions. 
 

Enjoy your stay!


23 Rooms |  2 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.7 /5

240 reviews

Adventure

Adventure and Activity

Country

Country House Hotel

Fine

Fine Dining

Pet

Pet Friendly

Rothay Manor

Give a dog a room

Well-behaved dogs are warmly welcomed at Rothay Manor. With several dog-friendly rooms, your four-legged friend is set to enjoy the hotel’s creature comforts as much as you. What’s more, the surrounding fells, lakes and tarns make the perfect canine playground. Take to the hills, then rinse off muddy paws in the hotel’s dedicated dog washroom before drying your pooch with Ruff and Tumble dressing gowns. Dogs are welcome in the drawing room, and in the snug Brathay Room if you’d like their company for dinner. 

 
Rothay Manor

A chef for all seasons

Food and drink at Rothay Manor come courtesy of executive chef, Daniel McGeorge – whose dining and tasting menus are designed to excite all the senses. Taking inspiration from the wild local landscape, as well as Japanese and Scandinavian-style cuisine, Daniel crafts plates that showcase unusual flavours and vibrant colours. From fresh oysters to local Dexter beef, Japanese chawanmushi (umami savoury custard) to hibiscus-infused rhubarb, each mouthful at Rothay Manor is a transformative experience. 

 
Lake District

Adventures in Ambleside

Rothay Manor is a rare thing: a boutique hotel with lakes, mountains, forests and culture on its doorstep. Learn to sail on beautiful Lake Windermere, tackle the region’s famous fells (with or without a local guide), or spy shy red deer amidst the wildflowers of ancient forests. There’s also indoor rock climbing and outdoor mountain biking, horse riding on windswept beaches, and sustainable foraging in spring and autumn. If you’re in a more poetic mood, see Wordsworth’s original manuscripts in the Wordsworth Museum, or wander round Hilltop, the charming former home of Beatrix Potter.

 
Jamie and Jenna Shail

Independent Minds: Jamie & Jenna Shail

Long drawing ramblers and dog walkers to its poet-praised landscape of rugged fells, soaring peaks, and twinkling tarns, the Lake District is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for back-to-nature breaks in the UK – though has been a little on the ‘rough and ready’ side, until now. The recently renovated, Grade II-listed Rothay Manor is bringing country chic to the Lakes’ camping and ‘pubs with rooms’ scene, putting the picturesque village of Ambleside firmly on the map for boutique hotel lovers. Husband and wife hoteliers, Jamie and Jenna Shail, have created a relaxed, ‘put your feet up’ atmosphere for guests to luxuriate in the Lakes – think crackling fires, free-standing bathtubs, and impossible-to-leave beds.

 

Our rooms

Classic Room


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King
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Classic Room Plus


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Superior Room


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Superior Room Plus


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1 Bedroom Suite


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Garden Suite with Hot Tub


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Pavilion Junior Suite


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Pavilion Garden Suite


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Pavilion Junior Suite with Balcony


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Pavilion Garden Suite with Hot Tub


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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.7 /5

4.7

240 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

892 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Lovely hotel! Great location. Fabulous breakfast. Helpful welcoming staff!

Breakfast was a treat. Staff helpful, knowledgeable and friendly

By Greg Oct ’22 Trip Type Couple


Rothay Manor, United Kingdom

5

(based on 1 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Lovely hotel! Great location. Fabulous breakfast. Helpful welcoming staff!

Breakfast was a treat. Staff helpful, knowledgeable and friendly

By Greg Oct ’22 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Bar
Bar
Free
Free parking
Pet
Pet Friendly
Free
Free Wi-Fi

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Whirlpool

Food And Drinks

The restaurant at Rothay Manor embodies the spirit and heritage of the hotel. Hardwood floors, wood panelling and Lewis and Wood wallpaper make it a characterful space, while the à la carte, tasting and Sunday lunch menus only add to the elegance – and choice. Start the evening with aperitifs and nibbles in the comfortable drawing room, or opt for the cosy Brathay Room for more laidback meals. Rothay Manor also serves a classic afternoon tea – the perfect pick-me-up after a day of exploring.  

Rothay Manor

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The interiors of the restaurant are designed to reflect the heritage of Rothay Manor with wood panelling- stunning Lewis and Wood Wallpaper and hard wood floors. The restaurant overlooks the well-maintained gardens and terrace. Rothay Manor Hotel Restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch and dinner.

Brathay Restaurant

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner With a cost fire the Brathay rooms offers casual dining. Decorated in the same style as the main restaurant. This space is also dog and child-friendly.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Rothay Manor

Rothay Bridge

Ambleside

LA22 0EH

England

United Kingdom

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1100

Where is it?

92 kms to airport Ringway International Airport

93 kms to airport John Lennon Airport

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