Cedar Manor

‘We arrived hungry and tired, and came away feeling relaxed, recharged and utterly spoiled. More

Contact details

Ambleside Road
LA23 1AX
015394 43192

Hotel information


10. 1 split-level suite in coach house.


all year except 17–26 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.


not under 10.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2018] per room B&B £145–£475, D,B&B £235–£565. Set dinner £35–£45, à la carte £45. 2-night min. stay at weekends preferred.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We arrived hungry and tired, and came away feeling relaxed, recharged and utterly spoiled.’ Visitors celebrating a special occasion in 2018 at Caroline and Jonathan Kaye’s ‘impressive’ small hotel ‘felt welcome from the moment we walked in’. ‘The room was exceptional, the meal superb; the hosts made our stay memorable.’ ‘Caroline and Jonathan always go the extra mile’. Pleasing touches return their small Lake District hotel to its roots as a Victorian country house retreat, from the locally crafted furniture to replacing used water glasses in the bathrooms (‘a dying service’). Local produce feeds long-serving chef Roger Pergl-Wilson’s ‘imaginative menus’, which might include beetroot-and-liquorice-marinated gravlax with kohlrabi-fennel coleslaw; aubergine and chestnut tagine. Each of the ‘superbly appointed’ bedrooms is different, with a canopy bed here, a four-poster there; some overlook the eponymous Lebanese cedar through ecclesiastical windows. Morning is welcomed by a sturdy Cumbrian grill; locally smoked haddock with hollandaise and a poached egg; American-style pancakes – all cooked to order. (Pauline and Stephen Glover, and others)

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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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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide