Rothay Manor

Jamie and Jenna Shail continue to make improvements to their 19th-century manor house. More

Contact details

Rothay Manor
Rothay Bridge
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EH
England
01539 433605

Hotel information

Bedrooms

19. 2 in bungalow in the grounds, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 3 weeks Jan.

Facilities

lounge, drawing room, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 1-acre garden (croquet), free entry to local leisure centre, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 4 bedrooms, in 2 lounges, not in bar or restaurant, £20 per dog per stay.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £130-£275, D,B&B £215-£365. Dinner £38-£45 (2 or 3 courses), 9-course tasting menu £65. Normally min. 2-night bookings Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Jamie and Jenna Shail continue to make improvements to their early 19th-century manor house. It stands in wooded grounds on the edge of Ambleside, with views to Wansfell Pike. ‘Comfortable, well-equipped’ bedrooms have modern decor, seating area, smart toiletries; the best balcony rooms have an espresso machine, mini-fridge, Herdwick wool carpet, handmade bed, bespoke bathroom. In the ‘modern grey, minimalist, smart and cool dining room’, new chef Daniel McGeorge works with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create such dishes as Herdwick lamb loin and shoulder, Jerusalem artichoke, Cévennes onion, globe artichoke, cured spinach; turbot, fennel, haricots blancs, bitter lemon, camomile beurre blanc. Simpler fare – burgers, salads, sandwiches – and afternoon tea are served in the lounges, while dogs can join owners chowing down at breakfast and dinner in the Brathay lounge. Under the steady management of Peter Sinclair, service remains ‘attentive and friendly’. Outside, a murmur of traffic can be heard from the road, but it dies down at night. Special-interest breaks – bridge, chess, painting, garden visits – are a regular feature. (P and SG)

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Rothay Manor
Rothay Bridge
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EH

Guest comments

'We went for their very good New Year package. We were impressed and had an excellent stay. The food was exceptional. Very modern, delicious, much local produce. Our room was comfortable and well equipped but dated. Likewise some of the public areas. The dining room however has been made over in modern grey minimalist style. Smart and cool if a little noisy due to the minimal soft furnishings - the carpets have been replaced with hardwood flooring. Service was attentive and friendly. Good to see this long established hotel being maintained at a high standard and updated with significant investment. ' - Pauline & Stephen Glover - December, 2016

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