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Rydal Hall

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The main Hall has 30 bedrooms, sleeping up to 50 guests. Guests can choose their board basis from Bed & Breakfast, Dinner Bed & Breakfast or Full Board. 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. Limited number of 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 guests to use.

Rydal Hall is in a lovely setting with the Fairfield Horseshoe and Nab Scar as a backdrop. Some rooms have a woodland view or views of the mountains but the front rooms have uninterrupted views of the famous formal gardens and valley beyond. These rooms have a small supplement per person per night.

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, twin  and double rooms are available. In addition, there is a family room for 4 people to stay.

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.

Accommodation options:

"Full board" includes 3-course dinner, full cooked and continental style 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 varies 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

Rydal Hall's Bar

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.

Guests are welcome to enjoy their own wine in the hall for a small corkage fee. 

We offer a selection of vegan, vegetarian and organic wines from a local family run wine importer who source their wines carefully from farms who respect the land on which they work.

We also serve a wide variety of local bottled beers, lager, stout and organic cider, spirits, malt whiskies and soft drinks.

Terms & Conditions Individual Residents

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


Tariff 2020

per person per night
24 Hours Full Board  £98
Dinner Bed & Breakfast £82
Bed & Breakfast £62
Garden view room supplement £7
Dog (2 rooms available – charged per dog per night ): £5

  • We have 2 dog friendly rooms and an easy access bedroom with wet room and emergency pull card.
  • We offer a 10% discount for churches and registered charities on rates for Day Delegates, Hall accommodation and Bunkhouse. Proof of eligibility should be provided when booking.
  • 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

  • Great hospitality, very friendly and helpful staff, lovely food! A very comfortable room, a thoroughly enjoyable stay! Thank you, I’d stay here again!
    L. Maxwell December 2019

  • Excellent facilities, very welcoming, great location, excellent food. Spot on in every regard
    J. Stemp October 2019

  • It was lovely to be back here after nearly 40 years and I much enjoyed the stay. We were well looked after
    A. Fincham October 2019

  • I love the low impact on the environment policy and locally sourced produce. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and found everyone friendly. Fantastic food as well.
    B. Andrews September 2019

  • Fantastic food - great variety and innovative food combination. Good service from waiters. Couldn’t have asked for greater kindness and consideration from staff. Excellent stay in every respect.
    A. King September 2019

  • Rydal is a wonderful place to come. Excellent service and excellent staff and food. It is great to see Rydal Hall is looking after the environment, a beautiful, peaceful place with Christian values. I would recommend...
    Mo Sproat August 2019

  • A lovely room, I appreciate the tea, coffee, biscuits and everything you need just in the right place. Not too hot or cold, excellent shower very important! A real luxury stay!
    A Wilcox June 2019

  • Most enjoyable stay, thank you! Lovely food and most wonderful view from my room, which I want to bottle and take home.
    M. Walker June 2019

  • I had a lovely time staying here and specially enjoyed the textile art installations in the woods and making new friends.
    May 2019

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay again! Lovely food at evening meals and good choice at breakfast. Rooms are clean, nicely and comfortably finished. Tea & coffee replenished as well as the yummy biscuits. Staff are...
    May 2019

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