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.

The Lake District: Wordsworth’s Romantic Landscape

Tom Hall October 15 2018

The Lake District: Wordsworth’s Romantic Landscape

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

6 Top Lake District Activities & Things to Try in 2018

Dominic Garnett January 02 2018

6 Top Lake District Activities & Things to Try in 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

Lake District Events, Activities and Special Offers for Autumn 2017

Rothay Garden September 19 2017

Lake District Events, Activities and Special Offers for Autumn 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

Top Lake District Activities & Experiences to try in 2017

Dominic Garnett January 03 2017

Top Lake District Activities & Experiences to try in 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

Swallows & Amazons stars stayed at leading Grasmere hotel during filming

Rothay Garden August 19 2016

Swallows & Amazons stars stayed at leading Grasmere hotel during filming

With the release today in cinemas nationally of the new film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s book, Swallows and Amazons, there is great excitement in Grasmere as the film’s stars stayed at one of the village’s leading hotels, Rothay Garden, during filming.The film’s stars, including Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes, Harry Enfield and Andrew Scott, stayed at Rothay

Andrew celebrates 25 years as Head Chef at Rothay Garden

Rothay Garden August 11 2016

Andrew celebrates 25 years as Head Chef at Rothay Garden

Today sees the Head Chef at Rothay Garden – the award-winning 4-star hotel in Grasmere – celebrate 25 years at the hotel, working for owner Chris Carss all that time.  Head Chef Andrew Burton arrived at Rothay Garden in 1991 with a CV which included time spent in the kitchens of the Savoy, the Connaught and the Berkeley hotels in London.  Initially mistaken at his interview for

Explore the breath-taking filming locations for Swallows and Amazons

Rothay Garden Team August 01 2016

Explore the breath-taking filming locations for Swallows and Amazons

Call us biased, but we can’t imagine a more picturesque setting for a film than the Lake District, so we’re eagerly awaiting the new Swallows and Amazons adaption, filmed just minutes from Rothay Garden Hotel.Arthur Ransome’s iconic 1930 adventure novel; Swallows and Amazons is the first in a series of books by the author, which follows the exploits of characters, John, Susan, Titty and

Summer Events & Offers

Rothay Garden Team May 24 2016

Summer Events & Offers

Of course there’s never a shortage of activities and places to explore in the Lake District as a whole, but we’re also very fortunate to have a jam-packed calendar of events on our doorstep in Grasmere, and with our Summer Saver Breaks, you can enjoy all that there is to offer, for less. Here are just a few of the upcoming events this June and July:Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday in

A Guide to Lake District Tarn Fishing

Scott Winstanley April 15 2016

A Guide to Lake District Tarn Fishing

Our guest blogger this month is passionate Cumbrian angler and artist Scott Winstanley, who has a wealth of fantastic tips and reflections on exploring and fishing the Lake District Tarns. “The word ‘tarn’ comes from the Norse word tjorn meaning a small lake or pond.  It’s a term used quite extensively in Northern England and refers not only to the high corrie lakes of the Cumbrian Mountains

Lake District Shopping & the Best Grasmere Gift Stores

Dominic Garnett December 15 2015

Lake District Shopping & the Best Grasmere Gift Stores

For those who like their shopping crafty, quirky and independent (who doesn’t?), Grasmere represents a refreshing break from the high street. From designer gifts to traditional products and Lake District crafts, there are some fantastic shops in Grasmere to provide that special present or an authentic keepsake to remember your stay at our hotel in cumbria. Here are some great local stores you simply

Lake District Attractions: Places to visit in Grasmere & Beyond

The Rothay Team August 10 2015

With such an irresistible blend of natural beauty and English heritage, the Lake District is a truly captivating corner of Britain. Indeed, while other areas change rapidly, the epic scenery that stirred the likes of William Wordsworth often remain wild and unchanged. Our idyllic hotel in the village ofGrasmere is ideally positioned to explore this stunning region of lakes, mountains and British heritage

Summer Saver rates start 1st April

Rothay Garden April 17 2015

Summer Saver rates start 1st April

From the beginning of April, Rothay Garden offers great Summer Saver discounts for stays of three or more nights on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.Stay three or four nights and enjoy £10 off per person per night.  For five or six nights, the saving is raised to £15pppn, and if you'd like to push the boat out and stay seven nights or more, we'll give you £20 off per person per night.  This

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