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

Beatrix Potter Lake District Attractions: The House, Potter World, Gallery

Tom Hall June 01 2018

Beatrix Potter Lake District Attractions: The House, Potter World, Gallery

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

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

Take our Lake District Quiz

Rothay Garden August 07 2017

Take our Lake District Quiz

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!      

Top 10 Must Try Lake District Activities and Experiences

Rothay Garden June 12 2017

Top 10 Must Try Lake District Activities and Experiences

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

The Road re-opens!

Rothay Garden May 17 2016

The Road re-opens!

We're delighted to say that, ahead of schedule, the main A591 Grasmere to Keswick road has re-opened following a three mile section of the road being closed since Storm Desmond and December's floods. For months, the landslip between Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere has meant that only pedestrians could move through, and that, whilst this became a bit of a tourist attraction in its own right, it obviously

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

Important Update

Chris Carrs December 07 2015

Important Update

Dear AllYou will no doubt have heard about the floods that have affected the Cumbria region over the weekend, especially outlying areas like Carlisle. I’m pleased to say that the central Lake District is relatively untroubled today, with Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere mostly returning to normal. The local roads are dry. For info - the A591 is closed north of Grasmere at the north end of Thirlmere

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

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