Windermere, United Kingdom

Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • Top Windermere hotel on TripAdvisor & Cumbria Tourism’s Best Small Hotel of the Year
  • It's a short stroll to Lake Windermere & the town centre
  • Privately owned & with only 10 rooms, you'll feel well looked after
  • The restaurant has two AA Rosettes & serves modern British fare, plus there’s local ale in the bar

"Warm and sincere" -- The Good hotel Guide

100% (5 Member Ratings)

"Friendly and courteous service"
Sep 06, 2016
Chorley, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is less than a 5-minute drive from Windermere train station. For those driving, parking on site is free.

Rooms & Rates

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There is no shortage of hotels in the Lake District but few boast as many awards as the Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant. Cumbria Tourism voted it Best Small Hotel of the Year in 2014, VisitEngland bestowed its coveted Award for Excellence in 2015 and it has been voted best in Windermere by past guests on TripAdvisor. Add to this a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, an outstanding customer service award and picturesque location near the iconic Lake Windermere, and there aren’t many reasons not to stay here.

The 1850s stone manor has 10 good-size rooms, named after the hills that they overlook from large windows – Coniston, Bowness and Langdale to name a few. The décor is pretty, with furniture made by local craftspeople, and you can expect fresh milk in the fridge for tea and coffees. Upgrade to the Coach House Suite for a real treat. There’s a super king-size bedroom, lounge with a Juliet balcony, and a double spa bath. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

In the mornings, a cooked breakfast is whipped up by owner Jonathan to order. Past guests rave about the pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, and there’s a wide choice of homemade jam. Later on, the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant serves modern British fare, such as avocado, artichoke and apple salad, pan-fried chicken with thyme risotto, and rich dark chocolate and raspberry tart with salted popcorn. The restaurant is also open to non-residents so pre-booking is recommended, and (unusually for a small hotel) room service is available. The bar is a pleasant spot for an afternoon or pre-dinner drink and has a good selection of local ales, whisky and gin.

You’ll be staying in an excellent spot for walking – Lake Windermere is less than a quarter of a mile away via a nearby bridle path and the town centre is a 15-minute walk. Ambleside town is a 10-minute drive in the other direction, and the bus stops right outside the hotel gates. The property also has two electric bikes to rent (£25 for a full day including maps), plus storage for bikes if you are bringing your own. 

From the press:

  • "Unostentatiously luxurious, it has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with superb food and faultless service" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "A hint of church splendour among its secular delights" -- Manchester Evening News

  • "Peaceful location" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Hotel is closed from mid December to the end of January.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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5 Member Reviews
(100% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Friendly and courteous service
Howard Sep 06, 2016 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The location ans the building
Hamish Jun 01, 2016 manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The whole experience
Other Comments: The hotel was very cosy and welcoming, could not fault the staff they were friendly and helpful and the owners where very accommodating.
Philip Apr 28, 2016 Ranskill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The whole experience was wonderful. The Langdale room was so beautiful and the service was fantastic.
Other Comments: The hotel is beautiful and in a great location. All the staff were lovely and breakfast was so well presented. I would most definitely return and recommend.
Amelia Apr 12, 2016 Maryport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The service was exceptional and the decor was outstanding. The owners Jonathan and Caroline could not have been more friendly/helpful.
Other Comments: The location of the hotel could not have been better within the locality of Windermere
karen Apr 09, 2016 EYE, United Kingdom

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