Rothay Manor – Ambleside, Cumbria

By CTH Editors

1 year ago

Dating back to 1835, 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 on the main house’s 15 rooms, some with private terraces, others with balconies overlooking the landscaped gardens and wooded grounds. You can also stay in The Pavilion, which has 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 was even more excitement when Dan was crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the final of the BBC’s Great British Menu TV series in 2020. A bucolic, boutique bolthole, perfectly situated for easy lake strolls and hilly hikes, and a ten minute walk from the pretty village of Ambleside.

Doubles from £200 

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Bedroom at Rothay Manor