Rothay Manor – Ambleside, Cumbria

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Dating back to 1823, this handsome white stucco Regency house sits in the heart of the Lake District, at the northern tip of Lake Windermere. Husband and wife duo, Jenna and Jamie Shail, have breathed new life into the property, completing extensive stylish renovations over the last three years on the main house’s 15 rooms, some with private terraces, others with balconies overlooking the landscaped gardens and wooded grounds. Next up is The Pavilion, which launched in April: eight beautiful garden suites, designed with a colour palette of deep, luscious greens, peppered with opulent fabrics, sumptuous furnishings, and luxury amenities. In the restaurant, Head Chef Dan McGeorge draws inspiration from Scandinavian and Japanese cuisine, while ensuring that foods are sourced locally and seasonally, where possible. Already a culinary hotspot, there’s now even more excitement, Dan was crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the final of the BBC’s Great British Menu TV series last year. A bucolic, boutique bolthole, perfectly situated for easy lake walks and hilly hikes, and a 10-minute walk from the pretty village of Ambleside.

Doubles from £200

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