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Welcome to the Brathay Hall estate.

We have a range of bed and breakfast rooms, from budget to luxury, for your short break in the beautiful Lake District, close to the picturesque town of Ambleside.

The impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture at the head of Windermere, with our stunning location the perfect B&B base for your walking or cycling adventure, or simply as a peaceful starting point for families and friends exploring the area.

Ambleside is just minutes away by car, or a picturesque 20 minute stroll, and boasts an established collection of restaurants and traditional public houses, as well its own museum and independent cinema and jazz bar. If a more leisurely day out is your thing, this attractive Cumbrian town has excellent shopping facilities and is a treat for the outdoor enthusiast.

The Brathay Hall estate is the Ambleside base of Brathay Trust. Our charity’s mission is to improve the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities. 

When the site is not in full use for our development programmes, we are able to offer bed and breakfast accommodation, Profits from offering B&B go towards our continuing work with children and young people.

Covid-19 - Keeping you safe at Brathay

The health, safety and wellbeing of all our guests is something we have always taken very seriously.

The coronavirus crisis has presented us with an unprecedented situation that we’re working hard to respond to, to protect those staying with us and our own staff.

We have been careful to ensure that decisions we have made follow the government’s guidelines, and as these are changed and updated, we’re responding immediately to make sure we are implementing the latest and most effective processes possible to ensure you can have a safe stay with us.

After an exceptionally difficult and stressful period for many of us, we know that you’ll be looking forward to enjoying a relaxing break – our sincere thanks for thinking about staying with us at Brathay Hall. 

We want to make sure that the peace and quiet of a stay in our Lake District estate also gives you peace of mind.

We’ve put together a 10-point plan which we hope reassures you that we’re going above and beyond to keep you safe, without spoiling your stay with us. 

We know that things are changing fast and that you may be concerned about making a booking that you might need to change or cancel. There’s also a chance that you might not be able to come for your stay with us because of a change to the government’s guidelines.

We’ve adjusted our Booking Policy to give you extra peace of mind. The details are available on the same page as information about our 10-point safety plan.

Love a discount?

By joining our membership scheme, Love Brathay, you will increase the number of young people who can enjoy the benefits of one of our programmes. You'll also receive a 20% discount on B&B accommodation at Brathay Hall + a free bottle of wine in your room.

Join from as little as £5 per month! 

Find out more about Love Brathay and how to sign up here

A View Across The Lawn At Brathay Hall Towards Windermere Lake Lake Windermere With Brathay Hall Estate Brathay Hall In Ambleside Available For Bb And Short Breaks

Our Rooms

Our comfortable rooms are all en-suite and are located in and around the main Hall and gardens. Most rooms have stunning views, either over the grounds to Windermere, or towards the Lakeland fells on our doorstep. 

Most rooms have free wi-fi (except for our Scafell Lodges), flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

We have a range of room types to suit you short break needs, starting from £70 per night. From our budget Loughrigg rooms, which are ideal for walkers, to our Scafell lodges for an extra touch of luxury, we’ve got your B&B needs covered in this beautiful part of the Lake District.

Please ring on 015394 33041 or email us for our current offers by clicking here.

Whether it’s our newly refurbished Helvellyn rooms in the stunning Georgian splendour of Brathay Hall, or our thoughtfully designed Scafell lodges - we can make your late break a great break.

Scafell At Brathay Hall In Ambleside One of our Helvellyn Bed and Breakfast rooms at Brathay Hall Scafell Bedroom At Brathay Hall In Ambleside

Our facilities

With free parking on site, you won’t have to worry about paying to leave your car in a pay-and-display car park overnight.

We have a comfortable lounge area, with free wi-fi, to relax and unwind in after a long day on the fells or out and about in Ambleside. Our friendly, knowledgeable, staff are on hand to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.

Need a packed lunch for your day out? We can do that too from just £6 per person.

If your four-legged friend is coming, some of our Scafell lodges can be booked so your well-behaved dog can enjoy a touch of luxury too.

On occasion, a bar service and dining facilities may also be available – please check when booking.

Bar At Brathay Hall Dining Room At Brathay Hall Lounge And Bar At Brathay Hall

If you would like to find out more, click here to fill out an enquiry form or contact us on 015394 33041