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.
Check-In time: 14:00:00Check-Out time: 10:00:00
Bed and Breakfast
Official Rating: 4 Star
Located centrally in Ambleside
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No smokingWakeup callIroning facilitiesInternet access (high speed) in public areasBeauty/Spa facilitiesBBQ/Picnic areaBaggage storeInternet access (wireless) in public areasDVD/Video/Games rentalAdjoining roomsWireless internet connection (in rooms)Tea and coffee making facilitiesIroning boardIronInternet accessHigh speed internet connection
Additional Information •Free car Park on site. •Digital Colour TV and DVD players in the rooms. •Wireless Internet access point. •Laundry facilities. •Wet clothes and shoes drying facilities in our boiler room. •Free use of the Langdale leisure club. •Tennis court mini-golf available next door. •Lake District Golf courses in Windermere and Kendal. •2 minutes walk to the centre of Ambleside. minutes walk to the Lake Windermere steamer departure jetty at Waterhead pier.Dining Facilities The dining room is modern and can seat up to 30 people in a sitting. We do provide waitress service. In Superior rooms with Dining tables breakfast can be taken by the individual back to their room.Meals Available: Breakfast (Full cooked), Breakfast (Continental)