Cedar Manor

Windermere, Cumbria

‘A true gem in the Lake District. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A true gem in the Lake District.’ Readers this year had a ‘thoroughly enjoyable’ stay at Caroline and Jonathan Kaye’s ‘fabulous’ small hotel. ‘Without being intrusive, the owners made us feel welcome.’ The ‘exceptional and quiet’ bedrooms have ‘lovely touches, from REN toiletries and fine bedlinen to thick robes and chocolates’. Each is individually decorated (some are snug), one has a hand-crafted canopy bed, others fine, ecclesiastical windows overlooking the Himalayan Deodar cedar that lends its name. ‘Our small bathroom was well organised, with reasonable storage space, a decent bath, an effective heated towel rail.’ Afternoon tea is a speciality. And in the evening, there are platters: local cheeses, charcuterie,  home made soup, potted shrimps, and several other bits and pieces.  Come morning, a hearty Cumbrian grill, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, toast with home-made marmalade, hit the spot. ‘We would happily stay here again.’ (Peter Anderson, Margaret Daniel, D Berrington)

Hotel details


Ambleside Road
LA23 1AX


015394 43192


10. 1 split-level suite in coach house.


all year except 17–26 Dec, 3–26 Jan.


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

Background music

‘very quiet’, at mealtimes, in lounge and restaurant.


not under 10.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per room B&B single £125–
£425, double £145–£475, D,B&B double £235–£565. Set dinner £35–£45, à la carte £45. 2-night min. stay at weekends and bank holidays.

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20% discount on stays of 3 nights or more, offer applies to all bookings for the remainder of 2020. Sunday to Thursday bookings only. Must book directly with the hotel and not in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Bookings now being taken from July 1st 2020 with flexibility to change your dates should the crisis continue beyond that date. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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