Photo: Rydal Hall, Ambleside

A free six day bus 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.

Terms & Conditions Individual Residents

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

Offers

5-NIGHT STAY & LAKE CRUISE £316 PP DBB

5-NIGHT STAY & LAKE CRUISE £316 PP DBB

Sunday 30th June - Friday 5th July

Come and stay in the heart of the Lake District and enjoy a 5-night stay including a Windermere Lake Cruise trip.

TO BOOK ring our bookings line on 015394 32050

2-NIGHT SPECIAL OFFER £135 PP DBB (JUNE & JULY)

2-NIGHT SPECIAL OFFER £135 PP DBB (JUNE & JULY)

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June 

Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th July

TO BOOK ring our bookings line on 015394 32050

Tariff

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

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

  • Many thanks - you have made us very comfortable, well fed and welcomed.
    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

  • Lovely stay - room was great. Food as ever of a good quality and tasty but what makes the stay great is the lovely stall, really friendly and ready to help at every opportunity
    May 2019

  • Wonderful, gentle place to be. Welcoming, helpful staff. Grounds so calming
    April 2019

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. The room was lovely. The staff have been marvellous. The food was more than I expected in every way.
    April 2019

  • Beautiful place, excellent atmosphere, warm welcome, good food. First time with my group. Coming back!!! Special diets catered for in exemplary fashion.
    April 2019

  • 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

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