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.