A guide to where you can stay during your course

The Lake District is an extremely popular tourist location, so if staying over, please book your accommodation well in advance of your course date.

Fancy a residential course option where meals and accommodation details are taken care of? The Level 3 Massage Therapy Retreat Course at Nab Cottage is an all-inclusive option.


See Brathay’s accommodation options and availability.

More about Brathay Hall:

Brathay do not provide meals, so you will need to bring your own food in, order take away or eat out. (Ambleside has loads of shops and eateries- it’s a 5 min drive or 25 min walk). All rooms have a mini fridge so you can store some provisions.

Brathay Hall is also a venue for corporate events, youth projects and staycations, so the rooms fill up very fast- make sure you book ASAP if you are hoping to stay there during your course.

Brathay offers a 10% discount on learners on Lake District School of Massage courses, you will receive the code in your course welcome letter when you book.

Brathay’s booking policies

If you are not travelling by car to your course, please bear in mind that Brathay Hall is around 25 mins walk from the centre of Ambleside.

Other local accommodation options

The YHA in Ambleside is a brilliant budget (yet clean and pretty) accommodation option, around 5 minutes drive or 30 mins walk from Brathay Hall. Rooms start from £25 per night. There is a great café area inside serving food all day and night with fantastic views, overlooking Windermere.

Ambleside Manor is a 19 min walk from Brathay Hall and has various packages.

Or you will find lots of Bed & Breakfasts, hotels & Airbnbs in Ambleside and surrounding locations. See this page or Airbnb.

Food options in Ambleside if staying at Brathay Hall:

Nearby café: Freshers Café – The Courtyard, Rothay Road, LA22 0EE

The Apple Pie Bakery (10% off from 9am-10am if you can provide proof of staying at Brathay Hall) – Rydal Rd, LA22 9AN

Take-away options in Ambleside – order a meal to Brathay:

-The Lucky Dragon (Chinese), 1 Unicorn Building, Compston Rd. 015394 31818
-The Sourdough Pizza Co. 015394 31127
-Mama Mia Pizzeria & Grill, Shoe Craft House, Market Place, 015394 32777
-China Cottage, Lake Road, 015394 31388
– The Italian Job – Lake Rd, 015394 33443

Take-away Collection only:

Ambleside Fish & Chips, Waterhead, 015394 33688
Walnut Fish Bar, Millans Park, 015394 32521


There are endless accommodation options nearby, you can see the above links under ‘Other accommodation options’ for tips on where to stay. The key is booking accommodation as early as possible because the area is very popular.

FOR COURSES IN KESWICK (At Lakeland Wellbeing):

The Hazeldene is opposite the Keswick venue.

There is a list of hotel options provided here, scroll down to view.