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 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.

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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. 

All rooms have free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

We have a range of room types to suit you short break needs, starting from £45 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.

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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.

Prices exclude breakfast, but for just £5 you can help yourself to our buffet’s wide range of delicious food to create your perfect Full English, or Continental, breakfast in our dining room, with it’s stunning view over the grounds of Brathay Hall and the northerly end of Windermere.

Need a packed lunch for your day out? We can do that too for just £5 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.

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


Explore our different rooms:

Luxury Rooms

Our luxury rooms in the Scafell Lodges offer stunning views across our estate to the Lakeland fells and boast large, luxurious rooms with en-suite, lounge area, flat screen tv and comfy beds.Find out more

Standard Rooms

Our standard rooms offer comfy accommodation for your short break in the Lake District. From our newly refurbished Helvellyn rooms in Brathay Hall to our large open Wansfell rooms we have what you need.Find out more

Budget Rooms

Our budget rooms provide the perfect location for walkers or cyclist to stay while trekking the beautiful Lake District landscape that surrounds the Brathay estate. We offer good sized single rooms in our Loughrigg building behind the main hall.Find out more

Group Rooms

We offer a selection of dormitory and cottage accommodation for groups or large families. With our Shackleton Lodge, Hestead house and Fairfield rooms we have plenty of space for any occasion.Find out more