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Rivermead Cottage

Eamont Bridge, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty country cottage just a short walk from the banks of the River Eamont
  • Soak up the sunshine with a drink or two on the patio
  • Cosy up by the wood burner-effect gas fire after long days of touring local fells
Property code: SZ408

Embrace a stay in the quaint village of Eamont Bridge, a charming community on the brink of the Lake District National Park and with all the amenities of Penrith just a short walk away.

Here is a cosy cottage nestled by the River Eamont in the village of Eamont Bridge just outside the charming Cumbrian town of Penrith. Sleeping up to four people in two lovely bedrooms and welcoming one well-behaved pooch, it's an ideal launch pad from which to explore the Eden Valley and the eastern Lake District. It's a warm and welcoming place, benefiting from fresh modern decor and its own enclosed garden as well as being just a short potter away from a well reviewed local pub. It also has charming riverside walking right from the bottom of the garden, not to mention the opportunity of feeding the ducks and skimming stones along the river for the younger guests!

History buffs will be delighted by the surrounding area as there's so much to explore here on foot. From the ancient earthworks known as King Arthurs Round Table and Mayburgh Henge, both of which are within half a mile of the cottage to the picturesque remains of 13th-century Brougham Castle which is a gentle walk along the river away. While Brougham Hall, a marvellous 14th-century building rescued from dereliction and now home to a lovely cafe and regular craft workshops, is less than a mile away. The Grade II-listed Eamont Bridge itself, once the ancient boundary of Cumberland and Westmorland, lies right outside the door.

The cottage is also in close proximity to the magnificent fells of the Lake District. Less than 5 miles away lies the head of the wonderfully picturesque Ullswater around which you can take one of the stately steamers winding their way around this lovely lake. The fell walkers among you can head up Helvellyn, England's highest peak from Glenridding along its shores. Remote and mysterious Haweswater is less than 10 miles away - a truly tranquil and unspoiled area for fell walking. Eamont bridge is just on the outskirts of Penrith; the hub of the Eden Valley. It's a bustling little town with a great choice of shops, restaurants and pubs, it also has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool and soft play for rainy day entertainment. In all, the cottage is a wonderfully accessible gateway to any number of Cumbrian delights.

It is a warm and comfortable cottage for up to four people benefiting from a small enclosed garden with patio for outdoor dining and with plenty of walking right from the door it's an ideal place to explore the Eden Valley as well as the Lake District National Park on its doorstep.

On arrival at the house there is ample parking from which you enter via the garden and patio. There is a large porch just inside which has plenty of space for muddy boots and shoes as well as a couple of bikes should your party wish to bring them along. From here there is a door to a utility area with coat hooks, a washing machine and a freezer.

Through to the main house where guests will first come to the spacious and warm living/dining room. It's a lovely light space with exposed beams, comfy seating, a sandstone feature wall and a gas effect fire. Perfect for keeping you cosy on chilly evenings. The dining table is set in the delightful large bay window offering guests the opportunity to enjoy watching the garden's visiting bird life. For other entertainment the owners have provided a TV with Freeview, a DVD player and a stereo.

Beyond this is the compact and modern kitchen, this is well equipped with all the crockery and utensils you'll need for your stay as well as a fan oven with halogen hobs and a microwave. Moving though to the bright fresh bathroom with its large vanity unit and bath with over-bath electric shower.

Upstairs guests will find the two lovely bedrooms. The master bedroom has a wooden double bedstead, a large wardrobe and chest of drawers. It also benefits form a view out to the River Eamont itself. The twin room is a lovely cosy space with a compact wardrobe and twin 2ft 6' beds.

The garden has a patio with outdoor dining set, a small lawn and mature plants offering some lovely colour in the summer months.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – WC and shower over bath
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • TV/DVD, stereo
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Indoor storage for 2 bikes
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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