Rothay Manor

Independent luxury country hotel in the heart of the Lake District

Member since November 2017

1 to 7 night stays
From £96 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £100 pppn 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.

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

Special Offers

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Available: Now to 31 Mar 2019

Sparkling Winter Escape

Exclusive to Off Peak Luxury

Stay in a Classic room and receive:

  • Complementary room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival)
  • A pre-dinner glass of Prosecco each evening
  • 5 course dinner for two each evening
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Package is non refundable

1 night stay

Package Price: £99.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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  • Saturday night premium of £25 per person will apply

2 night stay

Package Price: £196.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

Package Price: £292.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £387 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £481.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £576 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £670.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Food & Wine Lovers Break

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Stay in a Superior room and receive:

  • Welcome drink on arrival (house wine, local beer, teas and coffees)
  • 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
April to October
1st Apr  to  31st Oct
November to March
1st Nov  to  31st Mar

1 night stay

Package Price: £115 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

Package Price: £225 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

Package Price: £335 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £445 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £555 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £665 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £775 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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* Offers showing provisional availability are subject to confirmation with the hotel and availability is not guaranteed. No funds will be taken from your card until the booking is confirmed, which will usually be within a few hours.

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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
  • 2 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

Each of the classic rooms are individually decorated and feature large bathrooms with separate baths and showers (with the exception of our Ground Floor accessible room and Room 10 which have large walk-in showers)  The majority of classic rooms have super-king/twin beds.

In your room:

Flat screen TV with SKY
Complimentary WiFi
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee and bottled water
Luxurious Molton Brown toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

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Classic room, Rothay Manor

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Superior room

Superior rooms offer generous accommodation in beautiful light-filled rooms.  The majority have balconies over-looking the delightful gardens.   Featuring spacious bathrooms with separate baths and showers.Beds are super-king/twin.


In your room:

Flat screen TV with SKY
Complimentary WiFi
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee and bottled water
Luxurious Molton Brown toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

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Superior room, Rothay Manor

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Superior Plus room

Superior Plus rooms are both on the ground floor with either their own private courtyard or a shared garden. Both have large seating areas within the bedroom, and en-suites with baths and separate showers.  Beds are super-king or twin.


In your room:

Flat screen TV with SKY
Complimentary WiFi
Complimentary selection of fairtrade tea and coffee and bottled water
Luxurious Molton Brown toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

Superior Plus room, Rothay Manor

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Suite

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 our garden houses our 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 and bottled water
Luxurious Molton Brown toiletries
Large, fluffy towels and bathrobes
Comfortable seating areas

Suite room, Rothay Manor

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Fine Dining Restaurant

The 2 Rosette award winning restaurant boasts innovative fine dining cuisine in the relaxed restaurant surroundings. 

Rothay Manor's wine list is both extensive and reasonably priced, perfect to compliment your meal or celebrate a special occasion.

A splendid afternoon tea is available, the hotel have collaborated with tea expert Angela Pryce to offer you a variety of traditional, flavoured, fruit and green teas, all from the Best of British purveyor of tea, Twinings, who have blended the finest teas for over 300 years. You will savour a delicious selection of contemporary sandwiches, home-made scones with clotted cream and home-made jam and a delectable assortment of mini cakes and desserts.

Relax after a day on the fells, or after visiting the Lake District's honey-pot villages and enjoy your afternoon tea in one of the comfortable lounges over-looking the beautiful gardens (you may even spot one of the resident deer!)

Afternoon tea is available from 14.00-17.00 Monday to Saturday and Sunday 15.30 – 17.00, at the price of £18 per person. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

Make your afternoon tea extra special with a chilled glass of our House Champagne, a perfect way to mark a special occasion, priced at £24.


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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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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Swimmers retreat

Anon, stayed: September 2018

We used Rothay Manor as our base whilst doing an endurance swim in Lake Windermere.

Not only did we have a warm welcome, but so did our dog, with his own welcome pack and letter from the resident spaniel!

The food was fantastic and the staff friendly and approachable. We wouldn't hesitate in booking again.

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GS, lancs, stayed: April 2018

Price of a bottle of wine a bit over the top. I purchased a bottle of wine for 29.95 only to discover it retailed for 9.95. I can't see how they can justify charging three times the price for a mediocre wine.. I know they have to make a profit but?

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