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

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.

Other reviews

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

Midweek Offer

Take a three night break between Sunday and Thursday and you will get a £20 per night discount on your final bill. All that is asked is that you enjoy dinner for two in the restaurant on one night of your stay. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Good Hotel Guide 2017Guide Book Vouchers

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.

Buy the guide


Cedar Manor
Ambleside Road
LA23 1AX

Guest comments

'We stayed in the newly renovated Windermere Room which was stunning. The four- poster bed was luxurious and the room was beautifully decorated . The whole hotel was gorgeous and in a perfect location being only a five-minute walk into town. Jonathan was a charming host. Breakfast was delicious - I recommend the pancakes! ' - Stephanie Dawson - April, 2017
'I wanted peace, good food and a romantic luxurious setting. It had a stylish vibe. Our room (Bowness) was amazing, newly done, 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 excellent staff. The interior cleverly combines period features with a pleasing modern design providing a high end luxury feel. Breakfast was served - a pleasant change from ubiquitous buffet. Dinners 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. ' - 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

Have you stayed here?
Submit a review