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What We Love

  • A peaceful, Grade II listed country stay at the head of Lake Windermere, with award-winning diningTaking long walks to explore the enchanting lakes, mountains and woods that surround you
  • Homely and traditional accommodation in the heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Acquainting yourself with the small but charming village of Ambleside 

What To Know

  • Located in the heart of the Lake District of England
  • Don't miss the decadent afternoon tea
  • The historic hotel was built in 1825
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A traditional, Grade II listed country hotel in a spectacular Lake District location, near Lake Windermere - breakfast and dinner included

The Lowdown

The historic Rothay Manor is a Grade II listed country abode in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. With a cosy, traditional vibe, it offers a homely retreat set in well-tended gardens and views that will have you reaching for your walking boots.
Exploring the world-famous Lake District and the many historic sites nearby is sure to work up an appetite, which is lucky because this hotel offers seriously impressive gourmet dining with award-winning breakfasts, three-course dinners and decadent afternoon teas.
This simple and charming retreat couldn’t have a better setting – you’ll find yourself on the edge of the lovely village of Ambleside, just moments from the tip of the stunning and vast Lake Windermere. If you’re looking for natural Britain at its most beautiful, you’ll certainly find it here. Rothay Manor earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

How to Get There

Rothay Manor
Rothay Road
Ambleside, United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 759 Reviews
Poor service!

We had booked one night and when we checked in we were showed to a room underneath the stairs - behind(!) the front desk.. It was the handicap friendly room which we in no way needed or had booked. This meant the bed was extremely low and the same for the sink in the bathroom. Looking out from the window the room were underground.
We complained to the front desk but were told there was nothing they could do. They were not very service minded and unkind.
After half an hour of discussing back and forth, it turned out they had another room on the first floor. This room was a regular room, which was fine, but it was facing the back entrance and the hotel's garbage disposal. We were glad we only stayed one night!
The breakfast though was incredible, but the service from the front desk staff was so poor, I would not recommend staying at Rothay Manor.

Another wonderful stay
Patricia B

My husband Tony and our dog Jensen visited at end of September.
We cannot praise this hotel and the staff enough.
The room was excellent, the setting ideal and all the staff were friendly and helpful.
Daniel the Chef went out of his way to prepare delicious meals for this awkward vegetarian. Craig, the restaurant manager was helpful and went out of his way to ensure that ourselves and Jensen were looked after. All the staff were friendly and helpful..
We will return next Spring and look forward to it.
Thank you Rothay Manor.
Tricia Button and Tony and Jensen


Stayed at Rothay for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Staff friendly and attentive and our room (11) was beautiful.
Ate in lounge bar due to late arrival and the food was great. On the 2nd night we ate out.
Lovely small hotel with beautiful interior and grounds and a personal feel.
We will definitely return.

Many thanks

Nicky and Steven Gardner