- At a Glance
- Our Review
SURROUNDED BY SOARING Lakeland fells, Rothay Garden is set in two acres of Lake District parkland in Grasmere village. You’d be hard pushed to find a prettier spot.
Poet William Wordsworth described Grasmere as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever known”, and he’d probably still say the same today. This pretty Lakeland village is packed with olde worlde charm and is one of the Lake District’s jewels.
Rothay Garden is a luxury hotel with impeccable credentials. Originally built in the 1850s as a private home, this Lakeland stone manor house on the banks of the river Rothay now boasts a swish little riverside spa and two-rosette restaurant, as well as some of the Lake District’s best bedrooms.
Top suites have private terraces with sun loungers overlooking the river or gardens. Many are named after the surrounding fells and enjoy stunning views. All are decorated in contemporary classic style with a pleasing mix of stripes, florals and pastels. Most have tall French doors leading to an outside terrace where you can enjoy the views.
Rothay Garden is also a gastronomic gem – quite some achievement in a region studded with more good restaurants than your average city. Chef Andrew Burton – one of only 300 Masterchefs of Great Britain – has made a name for inventive and delicious cooking that looks as good as it tastes. Expect hearty Lakeland breakfasts, too.
The hotel’s glass-walled Garden Restaurant is an attraction in its own right, with clean and elegant lines and great views overlooking the two acres of gardens. Light and airy by day, it is softly candlelit by night.
Over indulged? No worries – with its floor to ceiling windows, steam room and bubbling Hydrospa, Rothay Garden’s Spa is just the place to de-stress, relax and revive.
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Rothay Garden was reviewed for Room for Romance by Mairiona Cotter