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  • VisitEngland 4 Star Guest Accommodation
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms £63-£134 prpnb

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth

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Rothay Garth sometimes limits bookings to 3 or more days.

Rothay Garth has availability from 1 May 2020.

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Children of any age are accepted.

Due to Covid-19, bookings may be subject to restrictions.

Room 1
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 10
(flexible room sleeps 2)

Room 11
(flexible room sleeps 2)

Room 12
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 14
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 15
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 16
(flexible room sleeps 2)

Room 17
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 18
(flexible room sleeps 2)

Room 2
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 4
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 5
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 6
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 7
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 9
(double room sleeps 2)

Availability last updated 28 Mar 2020 10:24

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Guestlink Reviews Silver Award
Young Couple L H
United Kingdom
16 March 2020
Rated as 5 out of 5

“3 night short break”

Excellent accommodation
Excellent service
Excellent staff
Excellent breakfast

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Rothay Garth has a superb position combining glorious mountain views with easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside. Ambleside village is one of the best known and visited due to its ideal location, a perfect base at the Heart of the Lake District. Rothay Garth at Ambleside is a beautiful traditional Victorian Lakeland slate building set in its own landscaped grounds. Whilst retaining its character and many original features, Rothay Garth offers en suite rooms all with tea and coffee making facilities, colour TV and radio and hairdryer, a comfortable spacious residents lounge, conservatory looking out to superb mountain scenery, elegant breakfast room and a large private car park. There is also free Wi-Fi available in the lunge area.

Here at the Rothay Garth at Ambleside we pride ourselves on our friendly and personal service. The Dixon family and staff invite you to share our wonderful heritage that is the Lake District. A warm welcome awaits.

Drying room for wet boots and jackets
Mountain bike lock up
Non-smoking rooms, designated areas for smoking outside the building
A few hundred yards from village restaurants and bars
Classic fell walks possible from the front door


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • Designated smoking areaDesignated smoking area
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available

Conservatory for residents use, locked cycle storage, tennis courts and bowling green nearby. Children welcome at any age only by prior arrangement and staying in a family/ Twin room with full paying adults.


Rothay Road,
LA22 0EE


Plan route to Rothay Garth using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 374041  Lat: 54.42844 Long: -2.96642

From M6 jct 36, follow A590/A591 for 19 miles to Ambleside. Continue on main road through Ambleside, at the bottom of Wansfell Road turn right, keep in right-hand lane, entrance to Rothay Garth car park in 50yds on the right.
By train to Windermere station then either take a taxi direct to Rothay Garth or get 555 bus to Ambleside. At main bus stop go right down the hill onto Rothay Road, walk for 100 yards, Rothay Garth is on the left-hand side.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

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