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

Midweek Break Special Offer

Stay 3 nights or more between Sunday and Thursday inclusive, taking a 3 course dinner for 2 at least once during your stay and receive a £20 per night reduction on your room rate. Don’t forget to claim your complimentary Bottle of Prosecco or Lake Cruise for all bookings made directly with the hotel. Offer runs until 1st November 2018 and cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offers packages and only for bookings made directly with the Hotel. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Guide 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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