Cedar Manor

‘From the excellent service, decor and food to the exceptional attention to detail, they’ve certainly got it right. More

Contact details

Cedar Manor
Ambleside Road
LA23 1AX
01539 443192

Hotel information


10. 1 split-level 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

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


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £145–£425, D,B&B £231–£511. Set dinner £32.95–£42.95. 2-night min. stay at weekends preferred.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘From the excellent service, decor and food to the exceptional attention to detail, they’ve certainly got it right.’ There’s a chorus of praise this year for this ‘impressive’ small hotel. A former Victorian country retreat, it is a five-minute walk from the lake shore, and a stroll from town. Caroline and Jonathan Kaye are the owners – nay, ‘the stand-out feature of the place’. ‘Caroline is helpful and charming; Jonathan, a wealth of local information, exuberantly answered all our questions about the area.’ Further admiration: ‘We arrived at 9 pm, hungry and tired, and they provided us with cheese trays that included a variety of local products.’ The ‘superbly appointed’ bedrooms are each different – choose one with a canopy bed or a four-poster, perhaps one with a view of the eponymous ancient cedar. Sandwiches and light meals are served all day in the lounge; in the evening, chef Roger Pergl-Wilson’s ‘first-class’ modern menus, which might include hake in dry sherry sauce, caramelised fennel, sea vegetables, make a ‘wonderful dining experience’. (Jane Brown, Beth Caplan, the Brass family, Rick Fairclough)

Special offers

Winter Two-night Special Offer

Winter offer starting on Sunday 21st January 2018, expiring on Thursday 29th March 2018. Includes: 2 nights bed and breakfast, 3 course dinner for 2 on the first night; a cruise on Lake Windermere, 2 for 1 entry to Rydal Mount (a Wordsworth House) and a voucher pack for the Lakes Distillery. Dinner can of course be added for the second night if required. The rate for the 2 night break is £375 per couple, extra nights are available at £125 B&B per night. Sunday to Thursday only. Does not apply to weekends – Friday or Saturdays. T&Cs: The break is payable in advance, is in one of the double rooms and doesn’t include Suites or Junior Suites. However, an upgraded rate can be offered only for Orrest Head Suite, Bowness Junior Suite and The Coach House Suite: Upgrade to the Bowness Junior Suite for £50 per night; Upgrade to the Orrest Head Suite for £100 per night; Upgrade to the Coach House Suite for £175 per night. Booking is by telephone only 01539 443192 and subject to availability. 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.

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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

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