Rothay Manor in the Lake District

A perfect destination for mature travellers who want to learn a new skill

Rothay Manor is located in the heart of the Lake District, beside England’s largest lake in Ambleside. The picturesque surroundings make the hotel’s overall feeling of escape complete. The manor has been described as the perfect getaway from modern life. First built in 1823, it was converted just over 100 years later to the hotel that stands today.

Keeping the olde-world charm of Rothay Manor was a high priority of new owners Jenna and Jamie Shail. The peace and quiet of the surroundings is unparalleled anywhere else in the UK, making it the best location for a late summer staycation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Inside is homey with the fluffiest towels and bathrobes. To make it feel more like home well behaved dogs are welcomed. Each room is individually decorated, many with their own personal balcony included. Accessibility rooms are available on the ground floor complete with large bathrooms.

It’s the perfect location to get outdoorsy. Whether it be a stroll with the dog or a trip of Lake Windermere. Frequent ferry trips and beautiful mountain scenery are not to be missed. A nearby forest is home to the only group of Red Deer left in the UK.

If staying in sounds more appealing, during November many feature holidays are available. Antique, Bridge playing and photography themed getaways can be booked in groups or for one. A brilliant way to escape and learn a new talent or two.

At meal times, head chef Brandon Shephard will cater to your every need. A double AA rosette awardee, mixing the best of Britain and France throughout the menu. With locally sourced ingredients including this season’s game he manages to make a truly unique dining experience. A full and varied wine menu ensures there is a wine to accompany every flavour.

What makes Rothay Manor a stand out is the overall experience, like being transported to a whole new world of luxury and calm.