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 advent of some…

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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 I am desperate to do again.…

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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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48 hours in the Lakes

Before we were lucky enough to move to the Lake District we really enjoyed an annual holiday to Ambleside. We would plan for weeks the places we wanted to visit, the pubs and restaurants we wanted to dine at, and the Wainwrights we wanted to “bag”! So, it’s got me thinking, if I had just…

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Welcome

Nestled in the heart of the English Lake District, Rothay Manor is an elegant country house retreat, the perfect escape from the stresses of modern living. Step into a realm of old-world charm: relax by one of our roaring fires, indulge in our fine dining cuisine, or take a gentle stroll to England’s largest lake.…

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