Rothay Manor – Ambleside, Cumbria
Dating back to 1823, this handsome white stucco Regency house sits in the heart of the Lake District, at the northern tip of Lake Windermere. Husband and wife duo, Jenna and Jamie Shail, are breathing new life into the property, completing extensive stylish renovations on the main house’s 15 rooms, some with private terraces, others with balconies overlooking the landscaped gardens and wooded grounds. Next up is The Pavilion: eight beautiful garden suites designed with a soft, country-inspired, colour palette, peppered with opulent fabrics, sumptuous furnishings and luxury amenities. Already a culinary hotspot, even more excitement now surrounds Dan McGeorge’s hotel restaurant, after he was crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the final of the BBC’s Great British Menu TV series. A seven-course tasting menu inspired by the show, and his triumphant dessert dish, is on offer throughout the summer. A bucolic boutique bolthole, perfectly situated for easy lake walks and hilly hikes, and a 10 minute walk from the pretty village of Ambleside.
Doubles from £200
+44 (0)15394 33605; rothaymanor.co.uk