A new luxury guest suite concept called has been created at a top Lake District hotel.

The Pavilion, at Rothay Manor in Ambleside, is the brainchild of hoteliers and restaurateurs Jamie and Jenna Shail.

The couple worked with principal architect Ben Cunliffe, owner of Cumbrian architectural practice BCA.

To define the interiors for the space, Jamie and Jenna worked with interior designer Matt Hulme, director of Dynargh Design, and the build works were undertaken by building company J.T. Construction, based in Carnforth.

The project got underway in early 2020, beginning with the demolition of a former bungalow located in the hotel’s extensive gardens.

This work enabled the creation of a brand-new entrance to Rothay Manor from the main road, the creation of a new guest car park and provided space for the footprint of the new building The interior décor is inspired by a natural colour palette, with colours and tones taken from the fells, fields and woods that surround the hotel, mixing classic country house design with lavish mid-century detailing.

Within the building there are four Pavilion Garden Suites, all located on the ground floor. These spacious suites feature super-king and twin beds, large comfy seating areas and bathrooms complete with individual free-standing baths, walk-in monsoon showers and double sinks.

Buttermere boasts a large private garden, complete with its own secluded hot tub, providing the perfect place to relax.

Grisedale, Blelham and Esthwaite boast private courtyard gardens with direct access to the hotel's main gardens, should guests wish to explore. All of the suites are dog friendly and Blelham is also fully accessible.

Located on the first floor are the Pavilion Junior Suites.

Jamie Shail, owner of Rothay Manor, said: ‘’Completing The Pavilion has been a real challenge especially as we began just as the pandemic started to rear its head. For obvious reasons that then impacted on our intended schedule, but thanks to the dedication of all of those involved, we’ve realised our ambitious plans and have managed to complete the project.

“We are all immensely proud of what we’ve achieved, it’s taken a great deal of hard work to draw everything together, but it is more than worth it, and we are sure that our guests will genuinely appreciate what we have achieved in creating The Pavilion.’’