Photo: Rydal Hall, Ambleside

Spring Saver

Take advantage of the special offer we have for you during the month of March! Be surrounded by beautiful scenery, enjoying the hospitality, tranquillity and spirituality of Rydal Hall :)

2-5 night stays available on the following dates:

Monday 25th to Friday 29th March

Prices start at £135 per person for a 2-night break in a standard room.

TO BOOK email us at or ring us on 015394 32050

A free six day buss pass is available if you book in the hall for 7 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Rydal Hall

The main Hall has 30 bedrooms, sleeping up to 50 guests. Most choose to stay full-board, but for those who prefer, we also take bookings for Dinner Bed & Breakfast or simply B&B. Bookings can be made by groups or just private individuals looking for a break.

Each room offers simple but comfortable accommodation complementing the surroundings and character of the Hall. All rooms are supplied with bed linen, towels, toiletries, hospitality trays and free wifi. Hairdryers are available to borrow from Reception. In keeping with our primary purpose as a retreat house, bedrooms do not have televisions or telephones, but there is a television and DVD player in The Library for houseguests to use.

Rydal Hall is in a lovely setting with the Fairfield Horseshoe and Nab Scar as a backdrop. All bedrooms have at least a limited view of the surrounding landscape. Rooms at the front of the Hall have fantastic views over the formal gardens and down the Rothay Valley and we charge a £5 per person per night supplement for these rooms.

Most bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms; 3 rooms have private bathrooms adjacent to the room and 2 rooms share a bathroom. Guests in the 5 rooms without en-suite bathrooms are provided with a bathrobe to use during their stay.

Single and double rooms are available; in addition, we have a few rooms for 3 to 4 people.

Accommodation options:

"Full board" includes 3-course dinner, full breakfast, lunch and mid-morning and afternoon refreshments with tray bakes.

"Half board" includes 3-course dinner and full breakfast.

Breakfast includes bacon, fried or poached egg, tomato, hash brown and beans. A variety of fruit juices (orange, apple and blackcurrant), prunes, grapefruit, yogurt and cereals. Tea & coffee with toast with different types of spreads and croissants. Cow’s and soya milk.

Lunch could vary from soup and sandwiches to a salad, cold meat buffet or a 2-course hot lunch.

Meals in the dining room include vegetarian and gluten-free options; other dietary requirements can be catered for but please let us know in advance.

Please note that as Rydal is a retreat house, our dining room is set up a little differently from a standard hotel. We have set mealtimes, and guests sit together around four communal tables.

Sample breakfast menu

Sample lunch menu

Sample dinner menu

Our bar is usually open from 6pm until 10pm and other times by arrangement. If you would like service outside these times, please ask at reception and if you are planning to bring a group please let us know what bar times you require. Our licence hours are between 10.30 am until 11pm.

We serve a wide range of drinks including: bottled local beers, bottled cider, bottled lager and wine by the glass or bottle, spirits and soft drinks. Drinks can be taken through to the dining room to accompany your meal.

For guests who wish, our chaplaincy team can be available by prior arrangement and we can provide areas for quiet contemplation, including our chapel where simple services are held daily.

There is one wheelchair-accessible bedroom on the first floor with level access to an en-suite wet room. First floor rooms are accessible via a chairlift for guests with reduced mobility.

If you have any queries or any particular requirements, please let us know when making an enquiry and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Many thanks to Robert Duncalf, who took this video using a drone and kindly gave us permission to use it.


Tariff 2019

per person per night
24 Hours Full Board  £95
Dinner Bed & Breakfast £79
Bed & Breakfast £60
  • We have 2 dog friendly rooms and an easy access bedroom with wet room and emergency pull card. Dogs: £5 per night.
  • There is an extra charge of £5 per person per night for front view rooms.
  • We offer a 10% discount for churches and registered charities. Proof of eligibility should be provided when booking residential accommodation in the Hall and the Youth Centre.
  • Discounted rates:
    • children under 4 years: No charge
    • ages 4-9 years: 25% of adult rate
    • ages 10-14 years: 50% of adult rate
    • ages 15-17: 75% of adult rate

  • A very comfortable room, the food was excellent. The facilities all conducive to a spiritual retreat in the midst of the Lakes. I will come again!
    February 2019

  • Wonderful 4 days! Warm, comfortable with all help available when needed. Thank you for making the visit so memorable for me at this time. Planning to come back.
    January 2019

  • Spent a wonderful Christmas this year. one of the best times I’ve had in a while. The staff where so attentive and helpful.
    J. Buckley December 2018

  • Warm, friendly welcome. Enjoyed being able to sit in the chapel, library and Bishop’s room. Really appreciated the 1 : 1 with the chapel and his wisdom. Good to be able to make cups of tea with fresh milk at any time in...
    December 2018

  • Excellent service and staff. Feeling of welcome and help was great. Lovely surroundings and accommodation. Food exceptional standard.
    October 2018

  • Lovely welcome and very good relationship with guests. Great accommodation and general facilities. Food really good and well served. Overall a good, very good experience.
    October 2018

  • Could not fault the facilities. The staff were superb. Would def use this again.
    October 2018

  • Beautiful room with all needs catered for. Helpful staff at all times. I would certainly come again.
    October 2018

  • Very comfortable room. Great opportunities for prayer, walking and general reflection. Fantastic food. Thank you for all you do.
    October 2018

  • Comfortable. Good food.
    October 2018

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