Awarded Cumbria's Small Hotel of the Year this summer...
With the Lake District being announced last year as the Britain's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, you may well be considering a short break or longer holiday in this lovely region. Well, if you’re searching for that perfect Lake District break, then look no further! Situated on the edge of picturesque Grasmere village, and nestling in two acres of riverside gardens surrounded by majestic fells, the 2018/19 Cumbria Tourism Small Hotel of the Year, Rothay Garden is the perfect choice for a relaxing Lakeland break.
Owned and operated by Chris Carss and his dedicated team for over 25 years, 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.
For many, Rothay Garden is a secret they want to keep to themselves, for others it’s a secret waiting to be discovered. Whatever the time of year, you can enjoy a special short break or holiday here in Grasmere – the jewel of the Lakes.
Tom Hall December 18 2018
Winter, the dark months. The seasonal closing of door. Our time for hibernation, sniffles and moaning about the weather.Summer, as lovely as it is, has a monopoly over staycations. This isn’t news. The moment summer hits we dart from our hidey holes, millions of us jostling for our patch of wilting sun. The hotter we get, the better. The sun, our ruler. It’s understandable – considering
Tom Hall October 15 2018
There are few people who haven’t heard this verse –“I wandered lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o'er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”This is taken from William Wordworth’s poem ‘I wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ – a celebrated poem and one of our national favourites
Daniel Twigg August 31 2018
Of all the Lake District hotels, four star, Rothay Garden has to be one of the best placed for the exciting activities that people want to experience in the high peaks. Walking and climbing at Helvellyn, Langdale Pikes, Fairfield Horseshoe and Scafell Pike are easily accessible without a car, and other popular routes at Coniston Old Man and Skiddaw are just a short drive away.Grasmere, where
Tom Hall June 01 2018
Call us biased, but at the Rothay Garden Hotel in The Lake District… we can’t get enough of The Lake District and its literary and film connnections.On the coat tails of director Will Gluck’s latest film, Peter Rabbit (Rascal, Rebel, Rabbit) we thought we’d explain what Beatrix Potter has to do with our neck of the woods, in Cumbria. Beyond stunning scenery, one of the main reasons people
Dominic Garnett April 24 2018
When it comes to classic small villages in England, the Lake District has some of the loveliest you could lay eyes on. Indeed, while many Brits wax lyrical about rural France or Italy, it’s a shame we sometimes overlook such delightful places much closer to home. Besides, if you visit Grasmere or Cartmel, you won’t need a phrasebook. Nor will you get a cracking pint of real ale or the ultimate
Rothay Garden February 27 2018
The very words “UNESCO World Heritage Site” tend to conjure up images of Egypt’s pyramids, The Grand Canyon and Hadrian’s Wall. However, as of 2017, the Lake District now has official status as one of the globe’s great historic treasures. Understandably, we're delighted with the recognition. But what does the award mean for the future of the National Park? And where should you visit to experience
Dominic Garnett January 02 2018
As we reach the new year, it is a great time to think about new experiences and things to try for 2018. Should you find yourself in Lake District, there has never been a better selection of things to experience these days. So what would be on our list of essential things to do and see in the region? Here are some recommendations to make your next trip truly memorable. Conquer a FellEven if you
Rothay Garden November 01 2017
For anybody wishing to spend a less hectic, more relaxing Christmas this year, The Lake District offers a flavour of festive celebrations as they used to be. Whether it’s a traditional craft market, classic festive food and drink, or the sound of a real choir, we love the season of good cheer here in Grasmere and Ambleside. Here are just some of the reasons to come and enjoy it with us in 2017,
Rothay Garden September 19 2017
From fiery autumn colours and rutting stags to great seasonal events, autumn is a wonderful time in the Lake District. Here are some highlights to look forward to for October and November 2017, from right on our doorstep in Ambleside and Grasmere, to the wider area. Guided walks and autumn wildlifeWith fewer tourists and the rigours of winter ahead, much of the local wildlife is active during the
Rothay Garden August 07 2017
How well do you know the region of Wordsworth and Windermere? Whether you’re a regular visitor to the Lake District or not, we’ve put together this fun quiz to see how well our visitors know the Lake District. Go on, give it a try!
Rothay Garden June 12 2017
You could easily spend weeks on end exploring the pretty towns and epic scenery of the Lake District. But if you only have a short break, what would we recommend? Here are a selection of our favourite activities and things to see on your next visit.Discover some of England’s prettiest villages and townsFor anyone who dreams about simpler living, with less traffic, more space and more time to relax
Dominic Garnett April 18 2017
Besides taking to Cumbria by foot or paddle, one of the best ways to experience The Lake District is with your taste buds. Indeed, with a vibrant local scene for markets, producers and events, our food and drink scene is in rude health at present. Guests can always get a fresh taste of the best local and seasonal ingredients in our Garden Restaurant, or even indulge in one of our dedicated gourmet
Dominic Garnett January 03 2017
As 2017 kicks into gear, many of us will already be thinking of the new experiences and travels this year. Indeed, there is no time like the present to plan a fresh adventure or perhaps even learn a new skill. So what will you try this year? Here in Cumbria it could be a journey into wild waters or even a completely new craft or hobby. Below are some great ways to experience another side of the Lake
Rothay Garden November 01 2016
For a flavour of traditional, crafty and distinctly Cumbrian Christmas fare, a trip to the Lake District is a great way to capture a more authentic festive experience. From gift shopping and Christmas markets to crafting workshops, family and festive food events events, it can be a wonderfully different way to get ready for Yuletide. So where do we start?Crafts and Carols at Allan Bank (Various dates
Rothay Garden September 21 2016
With the shorter days and rich colours of autumn reaching Grasmere, we welcome in one of the very best times of the year to visit the Lake District. Whether you are a fan of the arts, a keen collector or simply looking to do some early Christmas gift shopping, there is an awful lot going on as we approach the end of 2016!Whatever your tastes, Rothay Garden Hotel is a beautiful location to stop and