Rothay Manor Hotel

Ambleside, Cumbria
Hotel


Grade II-listed country hotel with lovely gardens and a fine dining restaurant, a short walk from Ambleside and the top of Lake Windermere

Bedroom

18 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

The
Experience

This tranquil 1820s country house has retained much of its original character, and is surrounded by mature gardens with no immediate neighbours so feels private. Jamie and Jenna run the place along with their team of friendly staff.

Bedrooms are comfortable and generous in size, and all include seating areas – one room has a hot tub. This is the kind of place where dogs aren’t just tolerated but welcomed, and there are several dog-friendly rooms with wooden floors and private garden areas.

Settle next to a roaring fire in the lounge with a good book and a drink from the bar, head to the Brathay Lounge for a light lunch or casual dinner, or treat yourself to a lavish afternoon tea or a tasting menu in the fine dining restaurant, which has three AA Rosettes. Ambleside is a 10-minute walk for a wide selection of shops, restaurants and art galleries, and Lake Windermere is just a short stroll further.

Rothay Manor Hotel - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sampling a tasting menu at the fine dining restaurant
  • The peaceful, comfortable bedrooms
  • The great sightseeing right on the doorstep
Rothay Manor Hotel - Gallery

You should know

  • Traffic in and around Ambleside can be hectic

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Closed
Start of January.
Dogs

Advice on walks.

Dogs £20 per dog per stay. Max. 2.

Eight rooms dog-friendly, all with external access or small enclosed courtyard. Gardens & masses of walks from the door; lake swims.

Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, £55. 5-course tasting menu, £65. Afternoon tea, £21.50.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £155
2 Suites for 2
From £260
1 Single
From £155
16 Twin/doubles
From £155

Reviews

Love the ambiance of the places - the bedrooms have style and great comfort. I would wish for nothing more than what is offered at this timeless hotel.

Colin, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

There are easy walks leaving from the hotel, Ambleside is a 10-minute stroll and it's about 15 minutes walk to the pier for cruises on Lake Windermere. Outdoor activities abound, from paddle-boarding on Coniston and wild swimming in smaller lakes and hiking or biking in Grizedale Forest, half an hour away.

Local points of interest from Jamie & Jenna Shail

  • Lake Windermere is just a 10minute walk along a beautiful stretch of the River Rothay.
  • Ambleside town centre is just a 5-10minute walk, here you will discover historical sites, beautiful areas of woodland and astonishing waterfalls.
  • For us the Lake District is all about getting outside, and there are so many amazing walks from the doorstep, from short ambles to all-day expeditions.
  • Ambleside is a food-lovers dream. At Rothay Manor you can dine in our 3 rosette awarded fine-dining restaurant or our Brathay lounge for a more casual experience.
  • Literary and Art history - from Beatrix Potter to Wordsworth the Lakes has inspired so many people, even Virginia Woolf once stayed at Rothay Manor!
  • The un-spoilt English Heritage, and sheer beauty of our surroundings. Come rain or shine, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, there is never a bad time to be in the Lake Distict!

Introducing

Jamie & Jenna Shail

Jamie and Jenna used to run skiing holidays in France, but returned to the Lake District as they are passionate about the area and love to spend as much time as possible outdoors with their two spaniels. They’re also passionate about good food, and always dreamed of owning a fine dining restaurant. They aim to make their guests feel at home as soon as they walk through the door, and achieve this by having a friendly team who have the same dreams and goals.