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Brathay Lodge

Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE England
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#15 of 63 B&Bs in Ambleside
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Brathay Lodge was built in 1890. This family-run Ambleside bed and breakfast (since 2007) offers free on-site parking when BOOKING DIRECT. We also have an EV charger with 2 ports available for residents ONLY. There is free Wi-Fi and all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. We have a variety of rooms, Small Doubles (upper floors), Twins / Doubles (Ground Floor), Superior Deluxe Twins / Doubles, Triples (Top Floors), Quadruples and Family Rooms. Rooms are located over 4 floors with access using stairs. A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning in the warmly decorated dining room overlooking the garden. Fair Trade tea and coffee with biscuits are available in all he rooms. Some rooms have Lakeland views and balconies. There are scenic views over Wansfell and Loughrigg. Brathay Lodge is very well located for walkers, mountain bikers and golfers visiting the Lake District. Ambleside has many eateries and bars offering different types of cuisine. The bed and breakfast is close to the centre of Ambleside and scenic walks. Lake Windermere is about 10 minutes' walk away.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
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Flatscreen TV
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Leigh H wrote a review 25 Feb
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Hi, The room was lovely but the stairs were challenging 😂 We all loved the views from our room and my son loved the different breakfast choices. Would definitely return. Great place to stay. Thanks for having us. We will be back The hall family
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent stay with us and that you enjoyed the lovely room and the stunning views from it. It's great to hear that your son enjoyed the variety of breakfast choices as well. We apologize for any challenges posed by the stairs but are glad to hear that it didn't overshadow your overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another great stay in the future! Thank you for choosing us.
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Jane G wrote a review 25 Feb
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Very warm welcome. Room was perfectly turned out, super clean and warm. Another lovely welcome from the morning shift staff, everything you could want on offer for breakfast, all very fresh. We only stayed for one night, it was a last minute thing but would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from the warm welcome to the cleanliness and comfort of your room. It's fantastic to know that our breakfast selection met your expectations and that our staff made you feel so welcomed throughout your stay. We truly appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable stay soon!
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Stuart R wrote a review 23 Feb
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Lovely, warm and comfy room; comfy bed and good sized bathroom; decent continental breakfast; good sized car park; fantastic location in the heart of Ambleside; lovely welcome; we have stayed here on several occasions and will be back next time we’re in the Lake District.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 days ago
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, the combination of a superb location, comfortable amenities, friendly service, and tasty breakfast surely made your stay memorable. Its always nice to have you stay with us and that you plan to visit again in the future. Ambleside's charm, indeed makes for a delightful getaway in the heart of the Lake District.
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David B wrote a review 16 Feb
Seaton, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Brilliant location, very good value for money, just a short walk to shops and restaurants, massive rooms recently updated, with everything you need, reception very friendly, third time staying here and will definitely be back again next year.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our location brilliant and our rooms spacious and well-equipped. It's wonderful to know that you've had such positive experiences with us that you keep coming back. We truly appreciate your loyalty and can't wait to welcome you again next year! If there's anything specific you'd like to see improved or any additional amenities you'd like to suggest, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're always looking for ways to make our guests' experiences even better. Regards
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George D wrote a review Jan 2024
Dunfermline, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a surprise weekend away for my partner for me to propose to her. I spent ages mulling over where to stay and I'm so glad I booked Brathay Lodge. We had a second floor room which was the superior deluxe room with views over the green and mountains in distance. It was a great room which was so much bigger than the average hotel room. It was very clean and we couldn't fault it. Breakfast is continental style and there was a huge amount to choose from and it was fresh and tasty. The staff were very helpful and always courteous. Location is great too and only a couple of mins walk away from the bars and restaurants in town. Thank you for helping me make my fiancee's weekend an amazing experience. We will definitely be booking again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Brathay Lodge. We're thrilled to hear that your surprise weekend getaway and proposal were a success, and we feel honored to have played a part in such a special moment for you and your now-fiancée. It warms our hearts to know that you enjoyed the superior deluxe room with its stunning views of the greenery and mountains. We strive to provide spacious and comfortable accommodations, and we're delighted that the room exceeded your expectations. It's fantastic to hear that cleanliness was up to your standards, and we appreciate your kind words about our continental-style breakfast. We aim to offer a variety of fresh and tasty options to start your day on a positive note. Our staff takes pride in delivering excellent service, and we're pleased to hear that they were helpful and courteous throughout your stay. We understand the importance of a friendly and accommodating team to enhance the overall experience. It's great to know that our location, just a short walk from the bars and restaurants in town, added to the convenience of your stay. We aim to provide a perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility for our guests. Thank you once again for choosing Brathay Lodge for such a significant occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and being a part of more special moments. Warm regards,
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Donna O wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked as a last minute overnight stay. Really pleased we chose to stay here it’s a good location, lovely helpful staff (and owner was very friendly at breakfast) the room was very clean and there is no doubt we would stay again and we highly recommend the lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that your last-minute stay with us exceeded your expectations. Our team takes great pride in providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and it's wonderful to know that the team made a positive impression. We're delighted that you found our location convenient and that you enjoyed a clean and comfortable room. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we truly appreciate your kind words. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another stay whenever your travels bring you to the area. If there's anything specific you loved about your stay or any additional feedback you'd like to share, we'd love to hear it. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your excellent experience. Safe travels!
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Colette E wrote a review Jan 2024
Darwen, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel in the centre of Ambleside. We stayed in room 3 next to the car park. Felt like a brand new room, huge bathroom, comfy beds. Continental breakfast was good, lots of choice. Parking was £12 but was on site so easier than walking to the main car park.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us, the continental buffet style breakfast and one of the newly refurbished bathrooms. We hope to see you again. Kind regards
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Fiona wrote a review Jan 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
We were kindly granted a late check in due to the nature of our stay Room was nice and warm upon arrival at 1am and very very clean. Bedding was fresh and pillows nice and fluffy. Best nights sleep before an entire day of hiking ahead Continental breakfast did not disappoint either Carol is a great host and does a brilliant job keeping up standards
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a great night's stay and that our team could accommodate a late check-in for you. We understand the importance of flexibility in certain circumstances and are glad we could assist. It's fantastic to know that your room was warm and inviting upon your late arrival, and we take pride in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness. A good night's sleep is crucial, especially before a day of hiking, and we're thrilled to hear that you found our bedding fresh, and the pillows nice and fluffy. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our continental breakfast – it's always rewarding to know that our efforts in providing a satisfying start to the day are appreciated. Thank you for your kind words about Carol. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to her. We believe in the importance of great hospitality, and it's clear that Carol made a positive impact on your stay. Once again, thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards
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rhiannon r wrote a review Jan 2024
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Lovely 1 night stay, the rooms are spacious and clean, and the lady on the front desk was lovely and very helpful, especially with my young daughter who she chatted to for ages. The location is great and central for everything you need. Breakfast is continental, my partner and daughter would have preferred a full English but was fine for me. All in all a great stay and will definitely book again for walks etc.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely 1-night stay and that you found our rooms to be spacious and clean. It's wonderful to know that our front desk staff, especially the lady you mentioned, was able to make your experience even more enjoyable by being lovely and helpful, especially with your young daughter. We strive to create a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere for all our guests. We're also delighted that you found our location to be great and central to your needs. It's fantastic to hear that you're considering booking with us again for future walks and other activities. Regarding the breakfast, we appreciate your feedback. We understand that preferences can vary, and we're glad it was fine for you. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another enjoyable stay. Kind regards
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Stewart F wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom31 contributions10 helpful votes
B&B very clean & tastefully decorated. All the staff very friendly & helpful. Breakfast very enjoyable. Plentiful pastries, fruits, meats etc.. Car parking a plus. Perfectly placed for exploring Ambleside. Our 3rd visit & will definitely return
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely New Year break at our B&B. It's wonderful to know that you found the accommodation to be clean and tastefully decorated. Our team takes great pride in providing friendly and helpful service, and we're delighted to hear that reflected in your review. We're glad you enjoyed the breakfast with a variety of pastries, fruits, meats, and more. It's fantastic to hear that our location was convenient for exploring Ambleside, and we're pleased to be a part of your memorable experiences. Your loyalty as a returning guest means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your 4th visit. If there's anything specific you'd like us to improve or add for your next stay, please feel free to let us know. Thank you again for choosing us, and we can't wait to have you back!
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£100 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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BRATHAY LODGE - Updated 2024 Reviews (Ambleside)

Frequently Asked Questions about Brathay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Brathay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.2 miles), Ambleside Climbing Wall (0.1 miles), and Golden Rule (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Brathay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include breakfast buffet, breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Brathay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Brathay Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brathay Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Tacos Del Sol Ambleside, and Fresher's Cafe.
Is Brathay Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Ambleside.
Are there any historical sites close to Brathay Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.3 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.7 miles), and Bridge House (0.1 miles).
Does Brathay Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.