Yearly Archives: 2018


December 2018

5 of the best – cosy winter pubs

By | December 6th, 2018|

Winter is here, and what better way to warm up from the cold then in a cosy pub?  Nowhere does pubs quite like Cumbria, with chilly fell-walkers warming by open-fires, wonderful local ales, and cheery atmospheres!  It's been a hard task, but I've taken one for the team and visited a number of our local [...]

November 2018

The Art of Giving

By | November 12th, 2018|

I'm not one of those organised types who manages to do all of their Christmas shopping well in advance, in a military-operation of lists and focus!  No, I'm the type to panic internet shop, narrowly making the last delivery date before Christmas! This year, I am hoping things will be a little different, with the [...]

June 2018

What to do in a heatwave

By | June 27th, 2018|

  It seems a little odd to be writing this post, it's not usual that we worry about being too hot in the Lake District!  While I have been sat on the Reception desk this morning, so many guests have asked me for recommendations on how to escape the heat, so it got me thinking, [...]

Rothay Manor Focus: Walking Holiday

By | June 14th, 2018|

We have recently been given the itinerary from our walking guides Anne Strange and Pip Line for our walking holiday in the Autumn, and it has inspired me to get out on some jaunts. I've been living in Ambleside for over 2 years, and there are still walks that I haven't discovered, and walks that [...]

March 2018

Lights, Camera, Action

By | March 24th, 2018|

The life of a hotelier is certainly interesting and varied.  Yesterday we became a mini production team when we visited the ever-charming Nicholas Merchant at his home near Harrogate for a short interview.  Luckily we were joined by the talented Polly Baldwin ( who is skilled at not only photography, but also videography, and she [...]