What our customers are saying


“A Gem of a Boutique Hotel in Windermere! Just returned from 2 night stay at Cedar Manor. Never been before but very glad we found it. Owners Jonathan and Caroline are very welcoming and friendly as are the staff (thanks to Paulina for tips on walks and where to visit on our stay) with perfect balance of warmth and professionalism. The hotel exterior is picture perfect and it is beautifully decorated inside too with an emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Our room was the Wansfell and was perfectly appointed and the en-suite was immaculate and very modern. Bed was very comfortable. Hotel is perfectly located to walk 20min to the lake or into town. Train station is also nearby. We had perfect summer weather so spent some of the afternoons relaxing in the beautifully manicured garden area of the hotel. We dined both nights there and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the potted crab and the smoked haddock! Wine list is very reasonable. Breakfast was superb with good range of cooked and cold dishes. Hotel displays local art and other items which are worth a look. Very much enjoyed our stay. We do prefer smaller boutique hotels and this one certainly delivered. Don't change a thing, it's perfect!.”

       Joanne B - July 2018


“Wonderful hotel with beautiful attention to detail. Stayed for 4 nights recently to treat ourselves to a bit of luxury and for the excellent location in Windermere. The attention to detail really makes a difference, in addition to the lovely Paulina who looked after us so well. This will be our first choice when we return to the Lakes.”

       Louisa, Cheshire - October 2018



“Just come back from an overnight stay (1 night only boo, hoo) at one of my favourite hotels - it's small & cosy, the rooms are beautiful with gorgeous bathrooms and I love the luxurious, cool, interior decor. We had really great food with impeccable service from friendly & attentive staff. Jonathon & Caroline make you feel that you are in their own (fabulous) home & chatting to the new front of house person she said they were wonderful to work for -nice praise & another 'tick' for Cedar Manor. If you want to stay in the heart of the Lake District this is a great location and a lovely place to visit.”

       Grainne and Richard Jakobson - February 2018


“A challenging year meant that we hadn't had a holiday in 2017 and there was a lot riding on this week at Cedar Manor! Our expectations were exceeded. The attention to detail is incredible - everything has been considered and anything a guest could possibly need is provided. The decor, furnishings, toiletries, snacks and drinks are of the highest standard.  Breakfast in the suite was a real treat - we did drag ourselves across to the main hotel on a few occasions, though! All staff were wonderful and the owners, Jonathan & Caroline are marvellous hosts. We were sorry to leave and will certainly be back. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.”

       Ali, Cheshire - November, 2017

"We have been coming here for nearly 10 years and there is a reason we return each year - the whole experience!! Caroline and Jonathan are the perfect hosts - very accommodating and personable. The rooms are of the highest quality and the food is exceptional. We simply could not stay anywhere else, and this is shown in the other reviews of the hotel."

       Peter, Manchester - June 2017


"We stayed in the Coach House Suite, which is a truly amazing experience. There is plenty of space (dining area, kitchenette, shower room & sitting room upstairs, huge bedroom with sofa, magnificent bathroom and entrance hall downstairs) and lots of great technology: Speakers in every room which will link to your ipod for music, fantastic spacious shower, Jacuzzi bath. The restaurant offers a great breakfast and the quality of the food on the dinner menu is as good (or better) than anywhere else in the Lakes."

       Nicky, Leamington Spa - May 2017


"To Caroline, Jonathan and Staff, thank you for a lovely 3 days. We hope to return soon. Thank you to Dawn in the dining room who was a delight!"

       Kath and Mick Cumbria - February 2015


"A beautiful weekend at your wonderful hotel. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, gorgeous rooms, outstanding food etc etc. We will definitely return – can’t wait!!"

       Caroline and Ralph Leeds - January 2015


“Thank you for a delightful stay. We are reluctant to leave our beautiful room, the delicious food and charming, friendly hosts and staff”

       Elizabeth and Will Tyne & Wear - November 2014


“A beautiful place with wonderful hosts. Wishes we had been able to stay more than one night. Wonderful!”

       Mark and Michelle Victoria, Australia - October 2014


“Our second visit and just as fabulous as the last – a little piece of heaven, superb in every way”

       Pam and Terry Lancashire - September 2014


“Lovely hosts, great room, wonderful food, very helpful and friendly”

       Robert and Pamela, USA - August 2014


“Surrounded by the beautiful nature, excellent hospitality of the Cedar Manor persons made our stay for 2 nights unforgettable! Thank you very very very and very much! ”

       Kunio and Yuniko Komada Japan - August 2014


“We had the most perfect stay here. Everyone was so lovely and couldn’t do any more for us. The breakfasts and dinners were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful time. We’re sad to leave.”

       Gavin and Luc,y Oxfordshire - July 14


“Thank you! We have had a lovely, lovely stay – a memorable celebration of our 25th Wedding Anniversary (and birthday). Such a welcoming and relaxing place to stay!”

       Kevin and Lisa, Bristol - May 2014


“Very enjoyable. May sell our house and move in!”

       Mr and Mrs Tierney, Lancashire - March 08