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Well-lived country life courses through the hallways and across the lawns at Rothay Manor, where a fuss-free taste for the finer things make it a serious contender for larks around the Lakes. And while all the fun of Ambleside and Windermere are mere steps away, days might just as easily be spent curled up on your room’s window seat leafing through the book of the moment and taking in lungfuls of the Lakes’ famous breeze (and that stunning view). After a breakfast of eggs Florentine powered by locally produced artisan coffee, head out with dog in tow (they’re very welcome), safe in the knowledge that there’s a dedicated pooch washroom for your return.
Rothay Bridge Lake District,United Kingdom
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A glass of English sparkling wine and box of chocolates
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CHECK-OUT: 11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
A leisurely breakfast is included and served in the dining room with any dietary needs catered for – whether that be a dairy-intolerance or an inherent desire for a full English with extra bacon.
Free parking, board games, free WiFi. In rooms: Bramley bath products, bathrobes, desk, tea- and coffee-making kit, locally made coffee pods by Farrer’s, drinks and light bites on arrival, Sky TV, laundry service, fridge, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer and fresh milk.
A fuss-free attitude, weathered walking boots, and fully-working taste buds to give chef Dan’s creations the credit they deserve.
Extra beds can be set up in the majority of bedrooms for an additional £25 a night; there’s a children’s menu for dining.
Rothay Manor work with Green Small Business certifiers to ensure the hotel’s energy-saving efforts are up to scratch. Staff use LED light bulbs, careful cleaning products and work alongside local partners to have the kitchen food waste churned into all-important energy.
Dogs are welcomed and encouraged – the most recent renovation made sure of it – bringing with it a brand new dog washroom. Rothay Manor’s restaurant has been awarded three AA rosettes for culinary excellence, and a Michelin Plate. The adjacent Brathay Room is a dog-friendly dining area, where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner together.
Please note that the hotel restaurant gets booked up extremely quickly, so we recommend you book well in advance. It will also be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from the 5 September 2022; breakfast will still be served.
The peachy-pink Colwith room, adorned with a turquoise framed fireplace and walls wrapped in the whimsical Folk Tales wallpaper by Melissa White. Mornings, evenings, and anything in between could easily be whiled away on the garden-facing balcony, or in the roll-top bath tub. There's also a fully accessible bedroom on the ground floor of the Pavilion building.
Lounge and dining room
Classic Plus bathroom - Nan Bield
Pavilion Garden Suite
Pavilion Hot Tub Suite
Classic Plus Room Bathroom
Food & Drink
It’s fair to say that the beating heart of Rothay Manor is its main restaurant; a tranquil space that reflects the manor’s heritage through hardwood floors, wood panelling and grandiose floor-to-ceiling curtains. The menu is dedicated to locally sourced seasonal produce where possible – meat comes from Cumbria, fish from the north east coastline, scallops from Scotland. Dishes draw on Scandi and Japanese influences, so don’t be surprised to see miso, beetroot and coriander on the menu. And when the head chef – Dan McGeorge – brings such gravitas, having been named the Champion of Champions on the 2021 series of BBC Two’s Great British Menu, you can expect the very best of wining and dining, particularly if you opt for Dan’s unmissable tasting menu. The Brathay Room is another in-house dining option, taking a more casual approach to good-food good-mood with simple but excellent seasonal dishes, and is dog-friendly too. Crucially though, you wouldn’t be in the British Isles if there wasn’t an afternoon tea offering – pre-book yours at Rothay Manor and indulge in an all-bells-all-whistles assortment that will make the hills and hiking well worth it.
The hotel’s brown leather bar lounge is lined with spirits and award-winning bottles; including delicate English sparkling wines from Sussex’s South Downs Wiston Estate winery.
Experience the Extraordinary
Getting up-and-at-’em is notably easier when you’re in the Lake District: whether your day is action-packed with hikes or bikes; water-based with wild swimming or sailing; or luxury-lounging with an Ambleside wander and afternoon tea. Having strong connections to local partners, Rothay Manor can arrange a day that’s exactly your cup of tea, with nearby activities including horse-riding, paddle boarding, sailing, off-road driving and cycling. Those with an appetite for adventure might choose to don their best boots and tackle the Fairfield horseshoe; others might don their turtleneck to tackle the hotel’s best Pinot Noir. But don’t forget that the grounds of the manor make for an agreeably mellow minibreak in themselves. Outdoor seating nestled among the landscaped gardens; creamy coffee out on the terrace; a G&T on a balmy summer evening – make use of the hotel grounds that are as much part of your trip as the famed Lakes themselves.
Rothay Manor’s two-acre plot, set among rolling pastures, is both an easy amble into Ambleside and just upstream of Lake Windermere.
The closest airports are Manchester and Liverpool; both around a two-hour drive from the hotel.
For a hassle-free arrival, jump aboard a train to Windermere followed by a 15-minute taxi journey to Rothay Manor. Our in-house travel team will be happy to help you with transfers.
Set off on a Great British road trip and navigate the Lakes’ sweeping roads yourself, making use of the free on-site parking at the hotel. One of the best ways to explore the area is by car, and a vehicle will give you extra freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time here.
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