Book Directly with us for your Staycation

Book Directly with us for your Staycation


Wise travellers are realising that the best deals for a staycation are no longer found with the big multi-national booking agencies.

It’s common sense really. How can a web-based system, hosted in another country, know what’s the perfect room for a couple coming to stay for a weekend in Windermere?

How can they explain about our breakfast menu, about the valuable knowledge we have of the local fells, about the attention our staff will pay to their very individual needs, from their choice of peppermint tea at bedtime to the strength of their coffee in the morning?

We have always encouraged prospective guests to book direct with us, and that’s where they will get the very best deal … because we’re not having to pay commission fees.

Here in the Lakes our local Cumbria Tourism has set up a Fair Booking scheme which encourages visitors to book direct with accommodation providers. The campaign aims to help businesses be less dependent on multi-national Online Travel Agents (OTAs), so we can avoid the high commission fees they have to pay when advertising on these channels, and YOU get the best rate available.

There’s much more to it than that. Fair Booking assures customers that with

every direct booking a donation is made to an approved good cause that supports destinations, such as a woodland/wildlife conservation group or a rescue service.

You also get the local welcome, with visitor experiences and added value, while supporting the local economy and environment of your chosen destination.

Here at the Cedar Manor we are very proud of the help we give to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, to the mountain rescuers and the red squirrel protectors, and to the very critical work being done by our local Fix the Fells team.

All of these are organisations whose work will enhance your visit to Windermere and the Lake District.

And there’s the added flexibility for you by booking direct, if something goes wrong and you have to change your plans.

So please, before you go ahead and book online, just pick up the phone and give us a call. If you’ve been before, you’ll know how approachable we are. If you’ve not, then of course you might want to check what others have been saying about us on review sites. But use them as a guide, and then book direct with us.

All the travel experts will now advise that the best room, rate, service and stay come from booking with the hotel directly. There’s the issue of accountability: when the reservation relationship is between the guest and the hotel only, it's clean and easy because there are only two parties involved: the customer and the business. So give us a call. We will talk about our rooms, about which one will suit you best, about how to get here easily by train so you can relax and leave the car at home. We can even tell you what the weather’s doing right now! We’re really looking forward to meeting you.

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