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.

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 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

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

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

The Lake District by Water, From Cruises to Kayaking

Rothay Garden July 13 2016

The Lake District by Water, From Cruises to Kayaking

From the grandeur of Lake Windermere to the sparkling River Rothay, the waters of the Lake District provide some of the UK's most classic scenery. But as pretty as the views are, there is little to beat getting afloat for a completely different way to experience the region. Depending on your taste, you could discover anything from adventure kayaking to fly fishing; you could try waterskiing thrills

Lake District Festivals, Traditions & Annual Summer Events

Dominic Garnett June 20 2016

Lake District Festivals, Traditions & Annual Summer Events

Aside from the beautiful scenery and seclusion of the area, one of the best reasons to visit Grasmere in the summer holidays is the busy calendar of local festivals, shows and events. In the Lake District, you will find both centuries old traditions but also far more recent events to celebrate the food, arts and culture of the region. Here are some key gatherings each year: Cumbria Steam Gathering

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

Great Lake District Galleries and Art Attractions

Dominic Garnett March 17 2016

Great Lake District Galleries and Art Attractions

From breath-taking landscape photography to oil paintings and original Beatrix Potter drawings, The Lake District has always been a fantastic place for visual creativity of all kinds. Here are five places to visit within easy reach of Grasmere that are especially easy on the eye, whether you’re looking for a beautiful piece of art, some nostalgia or just an enjoyable and stimulating detour: Rare

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