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THE HOTEL ANTIQUES HOLIDAY Set in its own grounds 1/4 mile from the head of Lake Windermere and 5 minutes from the centre of Ambleside, November 2011 the Manor was built in 1825 as a private residence, and the drawing rooms and candlelit dining room are still those of an elegant Regency house. Owned and run by the Nixon family for over 40 years, it has gained a reputation as one of the country’s leading small Country House Hotels, being recommended in all the leading guides for the excellence of its service and cuisine whilst retaining a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. All 19 bedrooms are en-suite with most having bath and separate shower. Individually decorated, they are spacious and comfortable with TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, telephone and central heating. A choice of well appointed Classic rooms; Superior rooms - most of which have a balcony overlooking the garden; Suites - for those requiring more space and privacy. There is accommodation to suit everyone including families, wheelchair users and others with mobility issues. The hotel restaurant has a long-standing reputation for excellent food and wine and Rothay Manor is one of only 6 hotels to have been listed in the Good Hotel Guide since it began. Head Chef Jane Binns uses fresh local produce Hotel & Restaurant wherever possible to produce delicious, Rothay Bridge, Ambleside imaginative yet traditional menus and Cumbria LA22 0EH the hotel is well-known for the excellent Afternoon Tea. Tel: 015394 33605 Fax: 015394 33607 Cumbria Tourism Award 2010 Finalist for www.rothaymanor.co.uk/antiques firstname.lastname@example.org 'Small Hotel of the Year' and 'Access for All' and 2008 'Taste Awards'. AUTUMN ANTIQUES HOLIDAY November 20th - 25th 2011 Steam Boat Museum This newly established museum is the final resting Rothay Manor has been running Antiques place of a multitude of some 40 sailing holidays for over 18 years in the beautiful boats ranging from row-boats to steam surroundings of the Lake District, and this launches which originally plied Lake year is running the same holiday twice at the Windermere. start of the year. The holidays are designed for people with an interest in fine art and “My Favourite Possession” A new antiques, with the emphasis being on a feature, guests are invited to bring along pleasant and relaxing time in the company one of their possessions for evaluation. of fellow enthusiasts, rather than formal A chance to learn something about that teaching. Groups are limited to 25, and are porcelain inherited from Aunt Vera, or well suited to anyone on their own. that strange thing bought at a car-boot sale. Challenge Nicholas to identify it! The Lady Ludlow Collection of Porcelain The Making of a Silversmith. Tony Kelly is a Lakeland Craftsman working in Kendal who English porcelain is eagerly collected by will describe his craft and how he came to work in this ancient material. connoisseurs and this collection was put together by one of the wealthiest collectors of her day and contains exceptional pieces from the factories of Chelsea, Derby and Worcester. Georg Jensen and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Caroline Boom will take a look at Host the work of this distinctive Danish Silversmith, and his place in the world of the Arts and Nicholas Merchant has had a career which has mirrored his Crafts movement. abiding interest in antiques, embracing architecture, particularly country houses, their collections and gardens. Through his work Kendal Town Hall A private visit to see the Kendal Civic plate. The holding of silver at at Sothebys and Phillips Auctioneers in London and Leeds, he has Kendal is remarkable for not only does it contain two ceremonial maces dating from the acquired a wide general knowledge of antiques. 17th century, but also work by our lecturer, Tony Kelly, dating from 400 years later. He is a member of the Furniture History Society, the National Whelprigg House, nr Kirby Lonsdale A Grade II listed Manor house, the home of the Trust, and the Chippendale Society. In addition to conducting Bowring family. Lunch and tour of the house. travel groups, he is an accredited lecturer with the NADFAS, and has lectured extensively, including at the Victoria and Albert Chinese Export Porcelain. Just as today, the 18th century saw the import of vast quantities Museum in London. He divides his time between lecturing, of goods from China. It was fashionable to import porcelain from the Orient, especially valuation work, and his book business specializing in Reference porcelain which had been decorated for you personally in the Celestial Kingdom. works in Decorative and Fine Arts. The Crowning of Kings. In anticipation of the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen, Prices Nicholas looks at the history of the thousand Classic Double or Twin .............. £605 year old coronation service of British Kings. Superior Double or Twin ............ £690 As well as the ceremonial he will consider the story of the Crown Jewels and some of the Double or Twin Suite ................ £720 more unexpected events which took place at Single - Gunroom ...................... £635 this solemn event. Classic Double let as Single ....... £750 Superior Double let as Single ..... £840 The Jewellery of René Lalique. The late Non-Resident ........................... £430 19th century Art Nouveau craftsman, better The holiday runs from Sunday afternoon through to Friday morning, and the price is per known for his work in glass, was also a jeweller of great originality, whose pieces person and includes full English breakfast, morning coffee, 3-course dinner and VAT were sought after by the most fashionable @ 20%. Non-participating partners are welcome, and the cost for them is £50 less than of the time such as Sarah Bernhardt and La above. A limited number of places are available for non-residents, with all items of the Belle Otero. His use of stones, both precious holiday and dinner each evening included. A deposit of £150 per person is required, which is and semi-precious was revolutionary, creating non-refundable unless the room is subsequently relet. pieces like nothing that had gone before.
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