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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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 renovations done.  This…

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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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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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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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