Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor Ambleside, Lake District

Independent luxury country hotel in the heart of the Lake District

Member since 2017

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Nestled in the heart of the English Lake District, Rothay Manor is an elegant country house retreat.  Built in 1823 and steeped in history it retains many original features.  With an award winning restaurant and extensive wine list, Rothay Manor is the ideal place for your memorable stay in Ambleside.

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2 Special Offers for this hotel.

Food & Wine Lovers Break

From £156.72 pppn for a 7 night stay, to £161 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Superior room and receive:

  • Complimentary upgrade to the 5 course Tasting Menu on the first evening (value £10 pp)
  • Dinner for two each evening (value £55 pp)
  • A £10 credit each evening towards your favourite bottle of wine from the extensive wine list*
  • Full English breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary late check out (subject to availability)
  • *Subject to a minimum spend of £35. Credit is per night and cannot be carried forward.
  • Bookings are non refundable within 14 days of arrival

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  • 3 AA Rosette Restaurant
  • 4* AA rated
  • Extensive and reasonably priced wine list
  • Recently refurbished bedrooms
  • Unrivalled location close to Ambleside centre but also in the country
  • Individual character bedrooms
  • Friendly, welcoming service

Home truths

Rothay Manor is actually a 5 or 10 min walk from the centre of Ambleside. We think that provides the best of both worlds. Should you want to amble in to town you can do so, and for the evening retreat back to your cosy country home for dinner. There really is no better place locally to dine.....

19 Bedrooms 19 Bedrooms
riding Riding
children welcome Children Welcome
wheelchair access Wheelchair Access
Golf course nearby Golf Course Nearby
satellite TV in rooms Satellite TV in Rooms
Internet Connection in rooms Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs may be accepted by prior arrangement Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
3 AA Rosette Dining

How to find Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor
Rothay Bridge
LA22 0EH

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

2:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times


8 am to 10 am


12 to 2 pm

Afternoon Tea:

14.00-17.00 Monday to Saturday and Sunday 15.30 – 17.00


7 pm to 9 pm

Parking Facilities

Complimentary on site parking is available

Disabled Access

There are 2 accessible bedrooms (one on the ground floor in the hotel, and one 2 bedroomed suite in the  grounds)

There is no lift at the hotel

Child Policy

An extra bed can be accommodated in most rooms with an additional charge of £20 per child per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Cots are free of charge.

A children's menu is available although are not allowed in the main restaurant after 7 pm

History of the hotel

Built in 1823 by a wealthy merchant from Liverpool, and converted to a hotel in 1936, Rothay Manor is steeped in history, and still retains many delightful Regency features.

Dogs Policy

There are 4 dog-friendly bedrooms, all with either external access or a small enclosed courtyard, for your dogs' enjoyment. For the comfort of other guests they do ask that your Best Friend is not to be brought into the Restaurant and refrain from allowing them on furniture or beds. If there is any excessive damage such as chewing, or fouling in the bedrooms/public spaces then there will be a fair charge for the cost of deep-cleaning.

There are 2 lounges that you are welcome to relax in with your pooch, either the comfortable Drawing room or the welcoming Brathay lounge, where you can dine with your dog for breakfast and dinner if you wish.

You are welcome to exercise your dog (on a lead) in the beautiful gardens and doggie waste bins are provided for your convenience. There are more walks then we can mention from the doorstep of Rothay Manor so please do ask if you need any advice on where to walk.

The price for your dogs to join you on your wonderful break in the Lakes is just £20 per dog per stay, and this is limited this to 2 dogs only per room.

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