The Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, which has a picturesque location near the iconic Lake Windermere, holds three Red Stars -- indicating that the property has Inspector's Choice status and that The AA considers it "one of the best hotels in the British Isles". The hotel is the highest ranked in Windermere on TripAdvisor, while its AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant is described by The Daily Telegraph as having a "classy, contemporary edge".
This is 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 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.
This 1850s stone manor has 10 good-size rooms, named after the hills and lakes that are visible from their large windows, including Coniston, Windermere and Langdale. The décor is pretty, with furniture made by local craftspeople, and you can expect fresh milk in the fridge for tea and coffee.
In the mornings, a cooked breakfast is whipped up by owner Jonathan to order. The restaurant serves modern British fare and "seasonality leads the kitchen, which turns out modern country-house dishes", according to The AA. It 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. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
Newspaper / magazines
No pets allowed
No elevator / lift
Express check-in / checkout
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathtub or shower
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 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: Please make sure you pre-book your dinner reservation with the hotel directly to avoid disappointment as it is very busy. Hotel is closed from mid December to the end of January.
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