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									                                                                THE HOTEL

                                                               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    '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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