Rothay Garden Hotel
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Rothay Garden Hotel Rothay Garden offers style, comfort, relaxation and award-winning food and professional hospitality to all its guests. Thirty beautiful bedrooms and suites, a stylish Garden Restaurant and the delightful Riverside Spa all combine to ensure you have the Lake District break that you wish for. Throughout the year, many different types of short break are available at Rothay Garden.

Most of our breaks are now bookable online, but if you have special requirements or just want to check our best available rate or the availabilty of a favourite bedroom or suite for any particular date, please telephone us on 01539 435334.

read more › From the north, take the A591 Keswick to Ambleside road, and turn right opposite the Swan Inn just after you enter Grasmere, into Swan Lane. Rothay Garden is situated 400 metres on the left, just over the bridge. From the south, take the A591 Windermere to Keswick road, continue past the first turn-off to Grasmere on your left, and after another 800 metres take the next turning left (Swan Lane) opposite the Swan Inn.

read more › Rothay Garden is an ideal base for your next Lake District short break or holiday. Following multi-million pound redevelopments, the hotel now offers 30 beautiful bedrooms and suites, a stunning Garden Restaurant and a small but delightful Riverside Spa. This investment has ensured that Rothay Garden has remained one of the highest rated of all hotels in Grasmere and Ambleside, challenging the very best luxury Lake District hotels. Visitors to Rothay Garden can enjoy their own sun lounges and private patios (on the ground floor) and balconies (on the first floor) as enhancements to their bedrooms and suites.

read more › Rothay Garden can be your perfect year-round retreat in the Lake District. One of the area's most intimate and stylish hotels - and proudly independent - Rothay Garden provides an outstanding welcome, superb service, great facilities and those little touches which make the difference between an ordinary break and an experience to remember. Rothay Garden is a true bolt-hole from the hustle and bustle of busy life, providing a sanctuary for those who want to come and relax and explore the Lakes at their leisure.

read more › Do you know someone who would enjoy a delicious food experience at Rothay Garden? It could be An English Afternoon Tea for two, or a fine evening meal to mark a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary celebration. Regardless of the occasion, our gift vouchers are the perfect way to treat someone you love. Ideal Lake District gift ideas for foodies! Our gift voucher shop is now available, see our online shop or alternatively contact our hotel reception on 01539 435334. They will be happy to help.

read more › Rothay Garden provides the comfort, quality, peace and quiet that you're looking for. Many guests choose to stay two or three times a year, taking the chance to see the Lake District, including Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere, in different seasons, and to enjoy the comfort and excellent food that marks the difference between a simple break away from home and a memorable holiday to treasure. Take a few minutes to browse our Photo-Gallery, below - and see just why your next short break should be to Rothay Garden, Grasmere.

read more › First and foremost, guests come to Rothay Garden to relax - and our team of dedicated staff know that. Here at Rothay Garden, looking after the individual is what we do best. Our two lounges and cosy bar ooze comfort and warmth - and, having been stylishly redecorated at the end of 2017, they're the ideal places to relax after a day's walking on the fells, or some specialist "retail therapy" in the unique shops and galleries of Grasmere and Ambleside. Enjoy our popular all-day lounge and bar menu - or our special Afternoon Delights - as you read a newspaper or a novel and feel the stresses of the world slip away!

read more › We're not called Rothay Garden for nothing! Nestled in the vale of Grasmere and surrounded by majestic fells, the hotel lies in two acres of beautiful gardens just on the edge of the world-famous village of Grasmere - a perfect setting for those who want peace, quiet and a real "back to nature" break. Our gardens are full of wildlife and we even have two resident friendly Red Squirrels! Sit in the garden and enjoy a snack and a drink from our all-day menu - or relax over a cup of tea or a cool beer.

read more › Luxury and romance are alive and well at Rothay Garden. Our bedrooms and suites have won numerous awards and are some of the finest in the Lake District. There are five different tiers of superbly spacious bedrooms and suites all individually interesting with their own beautiful vistas, making each stay unique and personal to you. Beds are wrapped in crisp cotton linen in rooms decorated with relaxing heritage hues. Enjoy refreshment from your complimentary welcome tray whilst enjoying the stunning scenery of the Lake District - many of our rooms have a balcony, french doors or private patio offering truly magnificent panoramic views.

read more › The Garden Restaurant at Rothay Garden is one of only a few Lake District restaurants with 2 AA rosettes. Far removed from a traditional hotel restaurant, the two-rosette Garden Restaurant at Rothay Garden is an attraction in its own right, with its contemporary furniture, clean elegant lines and great views overlooking the hotel's two acres of gardens. The hotel's kitchens are managed by our Head Chef Adrian Kneeshaw who trained under our former Head Chef Andrew Burton. Andrew has been at the hotel for over 25 years, is one of only 400 Masterchefs of Great Britain and continues to wield a pan at Rothay.

read more › Adrian, and his kitchen brigade believe in utilising the abundance of high quality local produce, from handmade cheese and home cured meats to Lakeland's famous lamb and salmon. The team harmonise traditional produce with innovative influences to meet each new season. During your stay you can enjoy our seasonal menu, which offers wonderful fresh and locally sourced dishes and guests who have a food-intolerance or other dietary requirements eg.

read more › Discover one of Rothay Garden Hotel's secrets - its extensive wine cellar which offers guests a range of wines for all tastes and pockets. The hotel's wine list is well laid out, with personal commentaries on many favourites from vineyards across the world. A superb facility at Rothay Garden is the "Cruvinet", a 10,000 investment which enables a wider selection of wines to be opened while maintaining their freshness and flavour. The large variety of wines are on offer by the glass. The Cruvinet's nitrogen system displaces oxygen from the open bottle thereby enabling wines to remain as fresh as the time they were opened!

read more › Head Chef Adrian Kneeshaw - with over 25 years' service at Rothay Garden - believes passionately in offering our guests fine food, locally sourced from the "larder" that is the Lake District. With Adrian appointed as Head Chef, this means that our standards are always consistently high, no matter which day of the week you stay.

read more › With our beautifully located Riverside Spa, we've brought the outside in, with amazing floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding fells whilst soaking away the strains of aching muscles or stressed minds. The Riverside Spa (number one in "Spa Secrets" magazine's "Cool List of Worldwide Spa Openings" when it opened) is small but perfectly formed. It offers all hotel guests a HydroSpa which enables you to watch the river flow by whilst being caressed by warm water jets and bubbles, a cosy Herbal Pine Sauna with views of the gardens, an Aromatherapy Room with under-tile heating and essential fragrances, two Monsoon Showers, Heated infra-red Loungers, and a sensual Reflexology Walk.

read more › When we first launched The Riverside Spa, many guests enquired about the possibility of providing in-room massages, and so we put arrangements in place with excellent local therapists for them to come into the hotel and provide massages and other treatments, including sports physiotherapy, exclusively to hotel guests. These treatments are given in the privacy of your own hotel guestroom, and can be taken before or after a relaxing visit to The Riverside Spa, where you are able to enjoy our Hydrospa, Herbal Pine Sauna, Aromatherapy Room, Monsoon Feature Showers, Infrared Loungers and Reflexology Walk.

read more › Originally built in the 1850s as a private house, the six-bedroom and one bathroom property that was to become Rothay Garden hotel was originally named Rothay Bank, being on the banks of the river Rothay. Like most grand houses of the day, this country house was built as a home for one of the landed gentry, presumably one of the wealthy landowners or mine owners, as this was a wealthy time for the Lake District, with copper, lead and slate being in big demand and tourism just beginning. Rothay Bank first became a hotel or guest house in the 1960's and went through many guises before becoming the property before you today.

read more › The Lake District and Rothay Garden offer some great photo opportunities. Here are some great shots from some of our previous guests to wet your appetite for Cumbria! As a unique aspect to our new website, we're inviting all our guests to share their photos of their Lake District break by emailing them to us (at and we'll post a "Guest Photo of the Week" to the website. In this way, we'll develop a unique and exciting resource for all future guests, featuring great places to visit, superb views and other fantastic memories!

read more › This delightful village has withstood the changing times and still personifies charm and "olde worlde" English heritage. The home of Wordsworth for many years, his home is now open to the public and includes a fascinating museum. The village also offers a variety of galleries, outdoor pursuits shops, Sarah Nelson's famous Grasmere Ginger Bread and much more! There is much to see and do around the village with so many famous and picturesque walks which encircle the vale of Grasmere. The area is a veritable paradise for experienced as well as novice walkers!

read more › As well as the most breathtaking scenery in England, the Lake District has also been home to many famous names through the ages. You too can discover where they lived and worked, and the part they played in making the Lake District the great destination that it is. GRASMERE'S MOST FAMOUS SON - William Wordsworth - perhaps the man who epitomises the Lake District more than any other, Wordsworth lived in and around Grasmere for most of his life. Nearby Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount are Wordsworth attractions, as are the main fells which inspired his immortal poem, beginning "I wandered lonely as a cloud."

read more › Grasmere offers visitors an abundance of speciality shops, including crafts, gifts, deli's, bookshops, coffee shops, outdoor specialists and art galleries. Perhaps the most famous is Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop, which is situated at the heart of the village and has been producing gingerbread to Sarah Nelson's original recipe since the nineteenth century. Other popular shops include the Heaton Cooper Art Gallery, the Lakes Crafts and Antiques Centre, and Barney's Newsbox - one of the best shops in the lakes for maps, jigsaws and magazines - just along the road from Rothay Garden.

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