Rothay Manor

New brooms Jamie and Jenna Shail have refreshed this Georgian manor house since taking over in 2016, but traditional values have not been swept away. More

Contact details

Rothay Manor
Rothay Bridge
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EH
England
015394 33605

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except 3 weeks Jan.

Facilities

lounge, drawing room, bar, 2 dining rooms, meeting/conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 1-acre garden (croquet), free access to local leisure centre.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 4 rooms and drawing room, not in bar or restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £135, D,B&B from £215. À la carte £42.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at busy times.

Good Hotel Guide Review

New brooms Jamie and Jenna Shail have refreshed this Georgian manor house since taking over in 2016, but traditional values have not been swept away. ‘We were impressed,’ say regular Guide correspondents in 2017. ‘It’s good to see this long-established hotel being maintained at a high standard, and updated with significant investment.’ Some of the ‘comfortable, well-equipped’ bedrooms have a balcony with views to Wansfell Pike across landscaped gardens. In the refurbished dining room, new chef, Daniel McGeorge builds menus around seasonal and local ingredients; there is a fine vegetable garden. ‘The food here has always been good, but this time it was exceptional: modern, delicious, stimulating.’ Recently praised: lamb with peas puréed, foamed and au naturel; a ‘stunning’ lavender and vanilla panna cotta. By day there may be a hum of cars on the nearby road, ‘but by night all is quiet’. Besides, ‘you can easily escape the traffic and walk along the river, past the remains of a Roman fort, to the top of Lake Windermere’. (Stephanie Thompson, Keith Sutton, Pauline and Stephen Glover, and others)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of 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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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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