Lake District hotel luxury as guest suites undergo deluxe revamp after Covid setbacks

A new luxury guest suite has been created at Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside.

Jamie and Jenna Shail created the new suite concept called The Pavilion – a contemporary building, utilising natural materials, mirroring many of the elements from the landscape that surrounds it. Inside there are eight exquisite guest suites.

Each suite has been individually designed, featuring enormous beds, individual seating and relaxation areas, and ultra-stylish en-suite bathrooms. It was architect Ben Cunliffe who helped the couple bring together their vision for the new area.

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To define the interiors for the space, they worked with interior designer Matt Hulme, director of Dynargh Design, whose Cornish based practice has previously worked on numerous aspects of the main building at Rothay, including the remodelling of the restaurant and the Fairfield suite. The build works were undertaken by local building company J.T. Construction, based in Carnforth, who have worked on numerous prestigious projects across the region in the hospitality sector, including previous work for Gilpin Hotel and Lake House and Lindeth Howe.

The project got underway in early 2020, beginning with the demolition of a former bungalow located in the hotel’s extensive gardens. This work enabled the creation of a brand-new entrance to Rothay Manor from the main road, the creation of a new guest car park and provided space for the footprint of the new building. After lots of hard work by everyone involved, a pandemic and several severe storms, nearly two years later The Pavilion is now complete and welcoming guests.

The Pavilion is now complete and welcoming guests
The Pavilion is now complete and welcoming guests
(Image: Jake Eastham)

The interior décor utilises is inspired by natural colour palette, with colours and tones taken from the fells, fields and woods that surround the hotel, mixing classic country house design with lavish mid-century detailing inspired by some of our illustrious private members clubs. Within the building, there are four Pavilion Garden Suites, all located on the ground floor.

These spacious suites feature super-king / twin beds, large comfy seating areas and bathrooms complete with individual free-standing baths, walk-in monsoon showers and double sinks. Buttermere boasts a large private garden, complete with its own secluded hot tub, providing the perfect place to relax. Grisedale, Blelham and Esthwaite boast private courtyard gardens with direct access to the hotel’s main gardens, should guests wish to explore. All of the suites are dog friendly and Blelham is also fully accessible.

Located on the first floor are the Pavilion Junior Suites, which boasts delightful views over the hotel’s gardens. These suites come complete with super-king / twin beds, a large seating area and luxurious bathroom furnished with free-standing bath, monsoon shower and twin sinks.

Moss Eccles boasts dual aspect views towards Ambleside and over the extensive gardens. Easedale and Codale feature Juliet balconies and garden views and Crummock boasts dual aspect views and a large private balcony, with magnificent vistas looking out towards Wansfell Pike.

Jamie Shail, owner of Rothay Manor, said: ‘’Completing The Pavilion has been a real challenge, especially as we began just as the pandemic started to rear its head. For obvious reasons that then impacted on our intended schedule, but thanks to the dedication of all of those involved, we’ve realised our ambitious plans and have managed to complete the project. We are all immensely proud of what we’ve achieved, it’s taken a great deal of hard work to draw everything together, but it is more than worth it, and we are sure that our guests will genuinely appreciate what we have achieved in creating The Pavilion.’’

For more information or to book visit: https://rothaymanor.co.uk

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