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Guest Rating: 3.9
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Ambleside Lodge, Rothay Road

Ambleside, 

Cumbria, 


LA22 0EJ,  England
Our Lake District bed and breakfast, Ambleside Lodge, was originally built circa 1875 as a Gentleman‘s residence, and was named “Rothay Holme“ after the River Rothay which flows from Grasmere into Lake Windermere. Owning most of the land surrounding the church, both sides of the river and down to the lake, it commanded a respectable and enviable position in the community.
  • Friendly Atmosphere
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • free leisure passes
  • family run
  • Full Central Heating
  • Good for Walks
  • cooked to order Breakfast
  • Local Amenities Nearby
  • Digital t.v
Check Prices and Availability
Oak Paneled SuiteOak Paneled Suite
from£150.00
Kingsize Four Poster - Bath/showerKingsize Four Poster - Bath/shower
from£135.00
Kingsize four poster - Jacuzzi bath/showerKingsize four poster - Jacuzzi bath/shower
from£110.00
Kingsize four poster - Jacuzzi bath/shower (Pet Friendly)Kingsize four poster - Jacuzzi bath/shower (Pet Friendly)
from£130.00
Kingsize Bed - Jacuzzi Bath ShowerKingsize Bed - Jacuzzi Bath Shower
from£120.00
Kingsize En-Suite Kingsize En-Suite
from£95.00
Double Room with JacuzziDouble Room with Jacuzzi
from£100.00
Double Jacuzzi bath/showerDouble Jacuzzi bath/shower
from£120.00
Double Jacuzzi bath & separate showerDouble Jacuzzi bath & separate shower
from£120.00
Kingsize - Four Poster En-suite Bath/showerKingsize - Four Poster En-suite Bath/shower
from£135.00
Double Jacuzzi Bath showerDouble Jacuzzi Bath shower
from£120.00
Kingsize Four Poster - Jacuzzi En-suite Bath/showerKingsize Four Poster - Jacuzzi En-suite Bath/shower
from£135.00
Large Twin en-suite Bath/showerLarge Twin en-suite Bath/shower
from£110.00
Twin en-suite Bath/showerTwin en-suite Bath/shower
from£95.00
kingsize Bath/showerkingsize Bath/shower
from£100.00
Kingsize Four Poster Bath/showerKingsize Four Poster Bath/shower
from£110.00
Double Room - With double walk in showerDouble Room - With double walk in shower
from£95.00
Single En-suite showerSingle En-suite shower
from£45.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Ambleside Lodge, Ambleside are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
3.9
Value:
3.7
Friendliness:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.2
Facilities:
3.7
Staff service:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.1
Guest Rating: 3.9
See all 201 reviews
Davina
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
2
Friendliness:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
1
Staff service:
1
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"fair"
two nights b& b… Read more
"fair"
two nights b& b Read less
Likes:
location
Dislikes:
no staff on site , just like room only guest house.
Guest Review for Ambleside Lodge, Ambleside
John
Alone
Stayed: Aug '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Homely and very friendly, both staff and guests."
Short stay on the way to a family wedding. The Lakes are extremely special to me and Ambleside Lodge was recommended. Unlike most hotels, it has single rooms.… Read more
"Homely and very friendly, both staff and guests."
Short stay on the way to a family wedding. The Lakes are extremely special to me and Ambleside Lodge was recommended. Unlike most hotels, it has single rooms. Read less
Likes:
Friendly and welcoming in a true 'northern' spirit.
Dislikes:
No
Guest Review for Ambleside Lodge, Ambleside
Henk and Maureen
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '14
1
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
1
Value:
1
Friendliness:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
1
Staff service:
1
Location
5
Breakfast:
3
"Not to be repeated"
Elderly couple that served breakfast was friendly.
Younger couple not interested.… Read more
"Not to be repeated"
Elderly couple that served breakfast was friendly.
Younger couple not interested. Read less
Likes:
The weather
Dislikes:
The guesthouse looked shabby, only to bathtowels, lamps did not work, onfriendly people, no biccuit or spoon with teacups, no bedlamps, smelly toilet.
Guest Review for Ambleside Lodge, Ambleside
More Information
AA 4 Stars Guest House

4 star award
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking, Long-term parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Ambleside Lodge
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
Our Lake District bed and breakfast, Ambleside Lodge, was originally built circa 1875 as a Gentleman‘s residence, and was named “Rothay Holme“ after the River Rothay which flows from Grasmere into Lake Windermere. Owning most of the land surrounding the church, both sides of the river and down to the lake, it commanded a respectable and enviable position in the community.

In 1912 it was then bought by the local council, and used primarily as council offices until 1978. The field was used for the local sheep auctions on the last Friday of every month, and one of the ground floor rooms was occupied by the local dentist.

The third owner of the property was the National trust, whom for 14 years used the building as their offices, and then finally after being empty for two years Rothay Holme was returned to private ownership. Beautifully restored, and tastefully decorated, it reopened its doors to provide quality and elegant Lake District accommodation to those visiting the National Park.

Featuring some exceptional examples of original oak panelling, dating back to 1654, and brought here in 1875 from local churches, the skills and craftsmanship that were used, can now be shared by all, in the different rooms throughout the building. Most of the walls are between 2 and 3 feet thick and are primarily constructed from Lakeland stone.

Facilities too are good and new for this year are DVD players. Bathrooms are all pleasant, with several having been effectively upgraded and some also have spa baths. The standard of housekeeping and maintenance throughout are to a generally good standard.

We also provide a dog sitting service at the very reasonable rate of £10 per day. Please take note that only specific rooms at the property are dog friendly and this is clearly stated in the descriptions of our rooms.
Style of property
Comfortable, Elegant, Homely, Stylish, Unique
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