Read all about it.

Read all about it.


As Oscar Wilde reminded us, there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Most of our guests do their talking these days on social media, and we are more than happy that they are talking about us, and being very kind indeed.

Occasionally, though, it’s good to be noticed by the traditional media, the journalists who are often experts in their field and whose judgement is based on broad experience.

We were excited to host the Sky News anchor Kay Burley who came to stay when she was reliving childhood memories of the Lake District. She and her family had an action packed visit in spite of the weather and she wrote a very positive feature for the Daily Mail

Her visit followed that of globe-trotting travel writer Anthea Gerrie who writes for the highly influential website TripReporter, a site exclusively for award-winning professional travel writers. Anthea stayed here on her way to Kentucky to do some whisky-tasting, but fell for the Lakeland gin in our bar, and also fell in love with our food.

She wrote: “A chilled horseradish and cucumber gazpacho with a dollop of super-fresh crab salad was one of the best dishes this reviewer has tasted anywhere in the world this year.”

You can read her full report here:

Thanks to the longevity of online journalism, we’re still getting visitors here who read the Daily Telegraph article by Stephen McClarence a couple of years ago. He called the Cedar Manor “unostentatiously luxurious” and paid us some very nice compliments: “The Kayes live at Cedar Manor themselves and are engagingly hands-on, welcoming guests with easy good humour. They're full of helpful suggestions about places to visit and are backed by friendly, attentive staff.”

Regional magazines come here regularly. Cumbria Life columnist Steven Doherty, a chef and restaurant consultant, said we were “doing something truly special” when we were awarded one of the industry’s top accolades, the AA’s Red Star Inspectors’ Choice.

And Mike Glover, writing in Lancashire Life, said that Cedar Manor is “the perfect combination for a couple who crave total escape from the pressures of the 21st century, without surrendering any of its most indulgent luxuries and comforts.” The man sure has a way with words!

We also loved reading about ourselves in a report by the Charming Small Hotels organisation,

So it’s been a good start to 2018; we picked up a lovely trophy at the Cumbria Family Business Awards for best small leisure and tourism business. So that’s what the experts think. Now YOU have to come and see for yourselves.

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