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Riverside Retreat - Ambleside

Ambleside, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming eco-friendly cottage boasting stunning views of Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell, conveniently located within a short walk to Ambleside town center.
  • Bike and canoe storage on-site and complimentary leisure pass available for guests
  • Off road parking for 4 cars

 

Property code: SZ412

Set near the banks of the River Rothay, this family-friendly cottage is surrounded by picture-postcard scenery at the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Sleeping six guests, this holiday home lies in pretty Ambleside. Newly built, its green credentials include solar panels, triple glazed windows, and warming insulation. It’s ideal for guests who love outdoor pursuits. Potter around the shops, cafes, and park in Ambleside village, a meeting place for walkers and cyclists. Join a boat cruise at Waterhead Pier (1 mile) and hop off for a meal in bustling Bowness-on-Windermere (5.5 miles). Discover 19th-century Brockhole House and Gardens (2.5 miles), an arts and crafts villa with terraced gardens and views towards the Langdale Pikes; there’s a wealth of family-friendly activities to enjoy from archery and treetop treks to a woodland fairy trail. Or visit Wordsworth’s historic home in picturesque Grasmere (4 miles).

Step inside this spacious holiday home and leave coats and boots in the porch before walking through to the bright and airy open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area, where light floods in through the windows which offer countryside views. There’s a convenient utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, and storage space for sports gear; a spacious king-size bedroom with storage space, an armchair, a vanity unit, a TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player, and an en-suite shower room. There’s a separate WC on the ground floor too. Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen which has an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. Make plans for a new day around the breakfast bar and gather at the dining table to enjoy delicious homemade recipes. Unwind in cosy seating in the living area, and watch favourite films together on the TV with Freeview and DVD player, or listen to music on the CD player which has an iPhone jack. Head upstairs to the landing area which has a cosy armchair and reading light. On this floor you’ll also find a super-king-size bedroom (adapted to twin beds on request) with an armchair, TV with Freeview, and fell views; a spacious twin (adapted to a super-king-size on request) with an armchair, TV with Freeview and a Blu-ray DVD player; plus a family bathroom with a bath tub, separate shower, and WC. (Please note: there are some sloping ceilings upstairs).

There is a septic tank at Riverside Retreat so please be mindful of what you use. We kindly ask that you refrain from using any antibacterial products, bleach or wipes. A plentiful supply of approved cleaning agents will be provided for your stay so please feel free to use these - you are more than welcome.

Outside, you’ll find a gravelled courtyard garden with garden furniture at the front and side of the property, a herb garden, a paddle stone garden area, and views towards the fells and the River Rothay, abundant with birdsong and wildlife. Off-road parking is available for up to five cars, and there’s a storage area for six bikes, a separate store for two canoes, and a convenient outside tap and hose. There are a pub, shop, and eateries within half a mile of the property. Guests have complimentary membership of a health club in Troutbeck (3 miles) during their stay; facilities include a swimming pool, gym, and sauna - gym locker padlocks are available in the cottage.

 

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size (can be made up as twins on request), 1 king-size, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite wet room room; 1 family bathroom with a bath, walk-in-shower, and WC; separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • 4 TVs with Freeview, 1 DVD player, 2 Blu-ray DVD players, 1 CD player with iPhone jack
  • Please note there are some sloping ceilings upstairs
  • Courtyard garden with garden furniture to the front and side of the property
  • Off-road parking available for 4 to 5 cars
  • Bike and canoe storage available on-site
  • Guests have access to a health club with a swimming pool, gym, and sauna in nearby Troutbeck (3 miles)
  • Gym locker padlocks available for loan from the property owners
  • There is a septic tank at Riverside Retreat so please be mindful of what you use. A plentiful supply of approved cleaning agents will be provided for your stay
  • Shop, pub, restaurant, cafe - all within half a mile of the property
  • Please note that keys for the cottage will be posted out to you a week prior to your arrival and will need posting back to the office on the day of your return home
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Kieron Anderson

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynda, 5th July 2024

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Reviewed by Rodger, 28th June 2024

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We have stayed in Riverside Retreat many times over the years and cannot complain. The property is well maintained and clean. Easy access to town and the park. Parking is great for up to 3 cars.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 21st June 2024

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Reviewed by Trevor, 7th June 2024

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Great property. Plenty of space for 6 people. Very high standard. Comfy beds. Good parking. A shortish walk in to Ambleside.

Reviewed by Debbie, 17th May 2024

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Very spacious and comfortable accommodation. Large bedrooms, plenty of storage, comfy beds. Location right on the river is very quiet, with fields on the other side with deer grazing.

Reviewed by Geoff, 10th May 2024

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We had a wonderful, often warm and sunny week (only 1 full day of rain) at this warm, comfortable, very spacious, very clean cottage with lovely views from nearly every window. For self- caterers it is the best equipped cottage we have stayed at over many years, so a big thank-you. Walking up the road, across the park and into Ambleside was very coRead morenvenient for the bus interchange so we could explore many parts the Lake District by bus, leaving the car on the drive. This cottage is a real gem. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel, 1st March 2024

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An excellent property. Warm,clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. An easy walk into town and as we had four vehicles the large parking area was great. Great storage room for bikes . Leisure centre passes were an added bonus. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Paul, 12th January 2024

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The cottage was very clean, comfortable, warm and well-equipped. Parking was excellent and the location was ideal for walks from the door and for access to Ambleside. We had a lovely time and will certainly aim to return.

Reviewed by Caryl, 3rd November 2023

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A most enjoyable week in this excellent property . The car stayed in the very good off road parking area all week and we walked each day from the house. Very mixed weather , as you might expect in November , but some lovely rainbows . A good area for wildlife spotting including a thrilling glimpse of a kingfisher near the confluence of the River RoRead morethay and the River Brathay . Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Cathy, 20th October 2023

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Great location - very handy to be able to walk into Ambleside and having longer walks on our doorstep as well and central for driving to other attractions in the Lake District. Very comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Rodger, 1st September 2023

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We have stayed at Riverside Retreat several times now and cannot recommend it highly enough. The location is perfect - quiet and within easy reach of Ambleside. The furnishings, equipment, etc are spot on and the parking area is great. Will certainly be back.

Reviewed by Margaret, 14th July 2023

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Lovely house, equipped with pretty much everything we needed. A great location with plenty of walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Peter, 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Suzanne, 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Blair, 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen, 5th May 2023

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What a beautiful cottage, very well equipped, spacious, clean and comfy. Right next to the river, we saw lots of wildlife. In a great position, just outside of Ambleside, lots of lovely walks in the area. Not far from the top of Windermere, got the boat from Waterhead to Bowness, recommend this. Lots of places to eat in Ambleside, recommend MatthewRead more's Bistro for a nice meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Jenifer, 27th January 2023

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We arrived to a freezing cold property, the heating was off and we had to work out how to make it work. As the boiler needed 'topping up' to make it work it was quite a while before we discovered the information on this. The whole fabric of the property was bitterly cold and it took two days before we felt comfortable. The importance of heating to Read morebe on at this time of year is paramount and should have been checked prior to our arrival. Very disappointing. It was spacious, well equipped & clean. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn, 28th December 2022

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Reviewed by Susan, 3rd December 2022

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Great location, fabulous views, very modern and light, warm and extremely well equipped house with plenty of parking. Leisure centre passes also an added bonus.

Reviewed by June, 8th November 2022

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Riverside Retreat was perfect for our family of 5 adults and an infant. Spotlessly clean, spacious, comfortable and equipped with just about everything you could think of. No expense spared on fixtures and fittings. All done to a very high spec. Ideal location. A short walk into Ambleside, either by road or through the park. Good central location fRead moreor exploring the southern lakes. Really can't think of a single negative. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian, 28th October 2022

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A lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped. Easy walk to Ambleside, from which we could catch a bus and so able to leave the car behind. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Keith, 7th October 2022

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An excellent detached property in a very good location, ample parking, modern well-finished interior with excellent appliances and comfortable seating, decent-size FreeView TV. If you need a utensil, it's there! The large south- and west-facing windows means the property is amply warm, and you get a nice view of the adjacent fellside. Ample storageRead more for bikes and other sports equipment. I'd happily return to this property Hide

Reviewed by Francis, 30th September 2022

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An outstanding cottage in an excellent location Our second visit since the rebuild Would highly recommend Riverside to anyone

Reviewed by Rodger, 9th September 2022

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Excellent property, location ideal, plenty of car park space and the equipment first class. Have stayed here twice before and would certainly stay there again in the future.

Reviewed by Angela, 22nd July 2022

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Excellent holiday home couldnt have been better will definitely book again

Reviewed by Vanessa, 15th July 2022

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