Posts by Jenna

A Great British Tradition

We certainly are a nation of tea lovers. There’s nothing that a nice cup of tea can’t fix. Catch up with friends? Have a nice cup of tea. Need a boost? Have a nice cup of tea. Bereavement? Have a nice cup of tea. Some say that it was Britain’s Secret Weapon during the war…

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5 of the Best Wild Swimming Spots

I’m not a natural swimmer, but I do like a little bit of natural swimming! The Lake District has the most amazing swimming spots to take a quick dip, from small pools high in the fells to the larger meres right on our doorstep. If you haven’t tried wild swimming I urge you to give…

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Being a Tourist

This past weekend we decided to visit some of the local tourist sites.  Normally I’m more focused on getting out on walks, runs and bike rides, but with an injured husband, an injured dog and the threat of Storm Freya, it seemed like an ideal time to do something a little more leisurely. First port…

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Just a “little” spruce up…

It all seemed like such a good idea at the time, but now we’re in the middle of complete and utter devastation I’m wondering what on earth we were thinking!! As is usual these 1st few weeks of January Rothay Manor closes for a short break, which is always a good time to get some…

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5 of the best – cosy winter pubs

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…

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The Art of Giving

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…

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What to do in a heatwave

  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,…

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Rothay Manor Focus: Walking Holiday

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…

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Lights, Camera, Action

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 (www.dynamicpictures.co.uk) who is skilled at not only photography, but also videography, and she…

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Rothay Manor’s Focus: Photography Special Interest Holiday

Do you ever try to capture the scenery when you’re out and about and always end up disappointed with how the photos turn out?  Me too!!  We are so lucky to be in the heart of the Lake District and to be surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the world, but the…

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