Rothay Manor

Independent luxury country hotel in the heart of the Lake District

Member since November 2017

1 to 7 night stays
From £152 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £156 pppn
£152 per night for a 7 night stay
to £156 per night
for a 1 night stay

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Nestled in the heart of the English Lake District, Rothay Manor is an elegant country house retreat.  Built in 1823 and steeped in history it retains many original features.  With an award winning restaurant and extensive wine list, Rothay Manor is the ideal place for your memorable stay in Ambleside.

  • 3 AA Rosette Restaurant
  • 4* AA rated
  • Extensive and reasonably priced wine list
  • Recently refurbished bedrooms
  • Unrivalled location close to Ambleside centre but also in the country
  • Individual character bedrooms
  • Friendly, welcoming service

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Stay in a Superior room and receive:

  • Complimentary upgrade to the Tasting Menu on the first evening (value £10 per person)
  • Dinner for two each evening (value £45 pp)
  • A £10 credit each evening towards your favourite bottle of wine from the extensive wine list*
  • Full English breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary late check out (subject to availability)
  • *Subject to a minimum spend of £25. Credit is per night and cannot be carried forward.
  • Bookings are non refundable within 14 days of arrival

1 night stay

Package Price: £156 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £312 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £307 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £614 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £458 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £916 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £609 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,218 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £760 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,520 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £911 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,822 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,062 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,124 per room

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Facilities at Rothay Manor

Enjoy modern amenities in charming comfort with all that you require for an indulgent break in a peaceful country house hotel.

Relish restful nights in one of the 19 unique bedrooms.  Slump into huge beds, with Egyptian cotton bed linen and feather pillows and duvets.  

With an award winning restaurant an extensive wine list and open roaring fires, Rothay Manor is an ideal place for a relaxing break in the Lakes.

 

A stay also includes use of a nearby leisure centre, so you can take shelter and relax when the weather is bad or sooth aching muscles after a hard day on the fells.

Facilities included at the leisure centre:

World class Techno gym equipment, sauna, steam room, 13m indoor pool, tropical shower crushed ice fountain, poolside Jacuzzi and deluxe Fountain Spa situated in the serenity garden. 

Rothay Manor
  • 19 Bedrooms
  • Riding
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 3 AA Rosette Dining

Home truths

Rothay Manor is actually a 5 or 10 min walk from the centre of Ambleside. We think that provides the best of both worlds. Should you want to amble in to town you can do so, and for the evening retreat back to your cosy country home for dinner. There really is no better place locally to dine.....


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Complimentary on site parking is available

Disabled Access

There are 2 accessible bedrooms (one on the ground floor in the hotel, and one 2 bedroomed suite in the  grounds)

There is no lift at the hotel

History of the hotel

Built in 1823 by a wealthy merchant from Liverpool, and converted to a hotel in 1936, Rothay Manor is steeped in history, and still retains many delightful Regency features.

Child Policy

An extra bed can be accommodated in most rooms with an additional charge of £20 per child per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Cots are free of charge.

A children's menu is available although are not allowed in the main restaurant after 7 pm

Dogs Policy

There are 4 dog-friendly bedrooms, all with either external access or a small enclosed courtyard, for your dogs' enjoyment. For the comfort of other guests they do ask that your Best Friend is not to be brought into the Restaurant and refrain from allowing them on furniture or beds. If there is any excessive damage such as chewing, or fouling in the bedrooms/public spaces then there will be a fair charge for the cost of deep-cleaning.

There are 2 lounges that you are welcome to relax in with your pooch, either the comfortable Drawing room or the welcoming Brathay lounge, where you can dine with your dog for breakfast and dinner if you wish.

You are welcome to exercise your dog (on a lead) in the beautiful gardens and doggie waste bins are provided for your convenience. There are more walks then we can mention from the doorstep of Rothay Manor so please do ask if you need any advice on where to walk.

The price for your dogs to join you on your wonderful break in the Lakes is just £20 per dog per stay, and this is limited this to 2 dogs only per room.

The Rooms at Rothay Manor

Classic room

There are two classic bedrooms, both recently refurbished and styled with a country-house feel with feature wood-panelling, Sanderson wallpapers and Farrow & Ball paints. The super-king sized beds are handmade in Yorkshire by Harrison Spinks.

The accessible bedroom, located on the ground floor, has a bathroom with large walk-in shower and a spacious sitting area. The other classic bedroom, also on the ground floor, has a small courtyard garden, and a bathroom with bath and separate shower (please note this room is located next to Rothay Bridge, so may be affected by some traffic noise). Both of our classic rooms are dog friendly.

In your room:

Flat screen TV with SKY
Complimentary WiFi
In-room safe
Mini-fridge
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee
Luxurious Noble Isle toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

Classic room, Rothay Manor

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Superior room

The newly renovated Superior rooms feature luxurious bathrooms with baths and separate showers, bespokely designed by Stonewood Bathrooms. Each room has been individually styled with love and care. The walls are decorated in Morris & Co and SandBerg wallpapers, and Farrow & Ball paints. Sleep in sweet slumber in our luxurious beds, handmade in Yorkshire by Harrison Spinks. These rooms have large balconies over-looking our delightful gardens, perfect to enjoy a G&T when the weather is fine!
In your room:

Flat screen TV with SKY
Complimentary WiFi
In-room safe
Mini-fridge
Nespresso coffee machine
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee
Luxurious Noble Isle toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

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Superior room, Rothay Manor

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Superior Plus room

The newly renovated Superior Plus rooms feature luxurious bathrooms with feature baths and separate showers. Each room has been individually styled with love and care. The walls are decorated in Morris & Co and Sanderson wallpapers, and Farrow & Ball paints, the carpets are Herdwick wook from Wools of Cumbria, and the bathrooms are bespokely designed by Stonewood Bathrooms. Sleep in sweet slumber in our luxurious beds, handmade in Yorkshire by Harrison Spinks. These rooms have large balconies over-looking our delightful gardens, perfect to enjoy a G&T when the weather is fine!

In your room:

Flat screen TV with SKY
In-room safe
Mini-fridge
Nespresso coffee machines
Complimentary WiFi
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee
Luxurious Noble Isle toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

Suite

The are  two spacious suites. Fairfield is situated within the hotel and features a large bedroom with bathroom, a separate lounge and a small bedroom with a cabin bed and a single bed, perfect for families with young children.

A small cottage within the garden houses the Loughrigg suite, with private parking and shared garden, ideal for a romantic escape or a family get-away. Loughrigg boasts 2 bedrooms, a contemporary bathroom and a separate lounge with electric feature fire.

Flat screen TV with SKY
Complimentary WiFi
Mini-fridge
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee
Luxurious Noble Isle toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

Suite room, Rothay Manor

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Garden suite

For the upmost in luxury look no further than the stunning Garden Suite. Beautifully designed with Sanderson wallpaper, Farrow and Ball paints, and sumptuous furnishings. The super-king sized bed is handmade in Yorkshire by Harrison Spinks, and the bathroom bespokely designed by Stonewood bathrooms. This room comes complete with a cozy stove to snuggle up in-front of after a day on the fells, and your own private hot tub to relax in

Garden room, Rothay Manor

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Fine Dining Restaurant

Rothay Manor are passionate about food, and creating wonderful, memorable dining experiences. Whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two or to while away an evening catching up with family and friends, the restaurant is perfect for all occasions.

There are two dining experiences for you to enjoy.   Spend a leisurely evening in the fine dining 3 AA rosette awarded restaurant where Head Chef Dan and his team work hard to create beautiful, seasonal dishes. Here you can choose from our A La Carte menu, our “Discovery" 5-course tasting menu, or our “Gourmet" 9-course tasting menu. A vegetarian alternative to both of these menus is also available.

For a simpler, more laid-back evening enjoy dinner in the Brathay Lounge, by a cosy wood-burning stove, where you can enjoy classic fayre such as pasta dishes and steaks.

All of the menus can be adapted for special diets and use the very best of fresh, seasonal ingredients.


Opening Times

Breakfast:

8 am to 10 am

Lunch:

12 to 2 pm

Afternoon Tea:

14.00-17.00 Monday to Saturday and Sunday 15.30 – 17.00

Dinner:

7 pm to 9 pm


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Rothay Manor Location

Map & Directions

Address

Rothay Bridge
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EH

Complimentary on site parking is available


How to get here

From the South: Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A591 through to Ambleside. On reaching Ambleside, follow the signs for Coniston by turning left at the traffic lights, and left again in 1/4 mile. The hotel is on the right hand side with the Car Park entrance just around the next bend. From the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and follow the A66 in the direction of Keswick, picking up the A591 to Ambleside. (The B5322 can be taken as a short cut from the A66 to the A591.) On reaching Ambleside keep following the signs for Coniston (A593). This will take you through Ambleside on the one way system, and you will find us on the other side of the village on your right. (If you come to a little hump- backed bridge, you've just gone too far!)


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Location & Local Attractions

Rothay Manor is ideally situated in the heart of Central Lakeland making an excellent base from which to explore the Lake District from north to south and east to west.

The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside with it's famous Bridge House, and also 5 minutes walk from the head of Lake Windermere where you can take a cruise to Bowness, or Lakeside at the southern end of the lake.

As well as cycling, rock climbing, horesback riding and enjoying the Lakes, there are plenty of activities in the local area.

Rydal Mount – the historic home of William Wordsworth, its beautiful garden remain very much as Wordsworth designed them with fell-side terraces, rock pools and an ancient mound.

Stagshaw Gardens – Just a short stroll from Ambleside you will come across this informal woodland garden, which in the spring and summer burst into life. Follow rambling paths into Skelghyll wood and look out for the tallest Grand Fir in England!

Hill top – Beatrix Potter's former home is situated near Hawkshead, and is just as she left it! It houses many events throughout the year, and is a great attraction for young and old.

Townend – A 400 year-old farmhouse bought to life. Step back in time to discover how a regular Cumbrian family lived over the centuries.

Armitt Museum – Founded by poets, artists and writers the The Armitt Museum is one of Britain's rarest small museum, and currently hosts a Beatrix Potter exhibition.

Wordsworth Museum – Discover the life of William Wordsworth at the home where he wrote his greatest poetry, and where you can still find the family's belongings. In the museum you will find a huge collection of manuscripts, painting and artefacts.

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Fantastic staff

Stephen, County Durham, stayed: March 2019

We stayed at the hotel for one night with our dog, included in our package was the ala carte menu. The staff were excellent the room was fantastic with fresh milk for the tea. The room had outside space with table and chairs that was well appreciated. My only criticism was the food, and the speed of service. We booked a table for 19.15 and were still at our table three hours later. The desert was great but the other courses were poor in my opinion. I would definitely stay at the hotel again but would walk into town for a meal.

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BR, Cumbria, stayed: February 2019

The food was delicious and staff very knowledgeable about food and wine. Dog friendly which was a plus!

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Lovely hotel for a relaxing break.Traditional, stylish and peaceful

Suzan, Cheshire, stayed: December 2018

Room was a little cold on arrival,though otherwise very comfortable
Food was excellent, quality rather than quantity which is perfect for me (but might not suit others)
Staff professional and very helpful
Really enjoyed our stay

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Excellent

Anon, stayed: October 2018

Enjoyed the stay very much for my partner's birthday.

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SA, Lancashire, stayed: September 2018

A very comfortable stay with superb food

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A brilliant break

Andrew B, Suffolk, stayed: September 2018

Our superior room was extremely comfortable, including a super kingsize bed, plus two armchairs, and had a real country house feel to it. The restaurant's d cor was more contemporary and the food, very gourmet, was delicious. The bar has a superb range of gins.

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wonderful restful stay at Rothay manor

MA, Cleveland, stayed: September 2018

We had a lovely overnight stay with a very good evening meal. Our room was first rate with a super view over the garden and surrounding fells. Will come again.

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