Cedar Manor

‘Gracious’, ‘sincere’ owners Caroline and Jonathan Kaye run their well-liked small hotel with warmth and personality, agree guests in 2016. More

Contact details

Cedar Manor
Ambleside Road
LA23 1AX
01539 443192
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Hotel information


10. 1 suite in coach house.


all year except 18–26 Dec, 3–19 Jan.


2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, ¼-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘quietly’ in lounge and restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B £135–£425, D,B&B £214–£504. Set dinner £39.95. 2-night min. stay at weekends preferred.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Gracious’, ‘sincere’ owners Caroline and Jonathan Kaye run their well-liked small hotel with warmth and personality, agree guests in 2016. ‘They’re an energetic, hands-on couple who work well and closely with their small team of excellent staff.’ The 19th-century country retreat ‘cleverly combines period features with a pleasing modern design’. There’s ‘a high-end luxury feel’ throughout, and a ‘relaxed’ atmosphere where ‘everyone mingles over cocktails for hours’. ‘Superbly appointed’ bedrooms have ‘plenty of thoughtful touches – chocolate eggs over Easter weekend; an elegantly typed note about the clocks changing’. In the candlelit restaurant, Roger Pergl-Wilson’s modern dinners, with ‘generous’ servings of ‘varied home-baked breads’, are ‘excellent’ (leave room for the ‘imaginative desserts and home-made petits fours’). Wake to a heartening breakfast, served at table: home-made jams and marmalade; ‘delicious’ prunes soaked in brandy and Earl Grey tea; a good choice of cooked dishes. Pack a lunch of ‘generously filled sandwiches’ for a walk through woodland to the lake. (Pauline and Stephen Glover, John Firrell, and others)

Special offers

Winter Special Offer

£329 for a two-night break in a double ensuite room, which can be taken Sunday to Thursday inclusive from Jan 22nd to April 13th. A three-course dinner in our two AA rosette restaurant is included on the first night evening, breakfast on both mornings, a cruise on the lake and two for one entry to Blackwell House (Arts and Crafts) or Rydal Mount (Wordsworth). To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Cedar Manor
Ambleside Road
LA23 1AX

Guest comments

'I wanted peace, good food and a romantic luxurious setting. It had a stylish vibe. Our room (Bowness) was amazing, newly done, s stunning, with lake views and a huge, comfy bed. A walk-in shower with mood lighting and a spa bath. The candlelit dinner was the best meal we've had out and our table was decorated with happy birthday and anniversary confetti. The staff and owners were lovely. ' - Katey Martin - April, 2016
'The very nice, hands-on owners were always about and clearly work well with their small team of excellent staff. The interior cleverly combines period features with a pleasing modern design. This was done before the modern fashion for dark, hard, noisy, minimalist surfaces, so a high end luxury feel pervades the interior. Breakfast was served - a pleasant change from ubiquitous buffet. Dinners were excellent, with a good choice of seasonal dishes and locally sourced produce. Exceptionally good sandwiches for a day’s walking. The bedroom had excellent bright lights for reading. Thoughtful little touches, eg a surprise chocolate Easter egg. ' - Stephen Glover - March, 2016
'An excellent small hotel. Very comfortable room with an excellent shower and bath. Excellent food and excellent service. ' - Richard Ward - February, 2016
'We stay here regularly -always a warm welcome and beautiful rooms which are continually being updated. Excellent food which is locally sourced wherever possible. ' - Kay Gordon - February, 2016

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