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Riverside Retreat - Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Eco-friendly cottage within easy walking distance of Ambleside town centre
  • Views of Lake Windermere from the sitting room, and river views from both the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms
  • Bike and canoe storage on-site and complimentary leisure pass available for guests
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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 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
  • Regret no pets
  • 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

 

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage on edge of Ambleside - our 3rd visit. Comfortable, light and bright, well equipped. Comfortable beds. Shops and restaurants within walking distance. Lots to see and do in the area, and walks from the front door. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ben 1st April 2022

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Fantastic and very spacious holiday cottage in a wonderful location, with brilliant facilities and just a short stroll into Ambleside.

Reviewed by Louise 25th February 2022

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Great cottage in a great location. Clean, warm, well equipped and nicely furnished. Only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Ambleside but feels like it's out in the country. Plenty of parking, we would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Paul 18th February 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 3rd December 2021

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Super location, comfortable in all respects, spacious house & well equipped. Used several times for holidays & will continue to do so...... Thankyou

Reviewed by Colin 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Sonya 8th November 2021

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Weve had such a great time brilliant location for exploring the lakes. My husband and son went fishing everyday So the large utility room was excellent use . Definitely return

Reviewed by Anne 5th November 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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