Riverdale accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Open plan dining kitchen
Utility room
Living room
Family bathroom

First Floor

Kingsize bedroom
Twin bedroom (this room can be made up as a superking upon request)
Double bedroom
Shower room


Front garden with table and benches
Enclosed rear garden with decking, table and chairs and dog shower
Wooden shed for bike storage (please remember to bring your own secure bike locks)

Parking Info

There is parking on the driveway in front of the cottage for 2/3 cars

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking

General Description

Enjoying an elevated position on a quiet no through road in the village of Portinscale, you'll find Riverdale, a stunning cottage for up to 6 guests and 2 lucky dogs. Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home.

The spacious kitchen-diner really is the heart of this home from home; a stunning room, it's a fantastic social space. The modern kitchen is sure to be a hit with the cooks in the group. Well designed and well equipped there's a smart TV, built-in electric oven, microwave and separate induction hob, large fridge-freezer, larder cupboard, toaster and kettle. A useful dishwasher means there'll be no fighting over who has to the washing up - but when you see the view from the sink, you might not mind after all! A Nespresso coffee machine is provided for that morning coffee, just remember to bring your own pods with you. Prop up the breakfast bar at the end of the stylish island unit, or take a seat on the comfy sofa and relax with a cuppa while watching the light changing on the slopes of Skiddaw. A fantastic extending dining table is perfect for convivial mealtimes; compare notes on the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal or spread out your maps and guidebooks and plan tomorrow's adventures.

Off the kitchen is a handy utility area with a useful washing machine and a clothes airer hanging from the ceiling. The ground floor benefits from underfloor heating throughout, so it's a great spot for drying wet coats and boots.

At the front of the cottage is the lovely living room with a large bay window letting in plenty of light. The 2-seater and 3-seater sofa are positioned around the wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings in in front of the fire. There's a large smart TV for entertainment too.

Also on the ground floor is the beautiful family bathroom. As well as the expected WC and washbasin, there's a large modern walk in shower enclosure with drencher shower head and a smaller handheld shower too. The large free standing bath is a real treat, perfect for soothing muscles tired from walking.

Off the light filled spacious landing on the first floor are the 3 wonderful bedrooms. The first bedroom you come to has a kingsize bed with a feature yellow headboard. Light, bright and airy thanks to the large bay window to the front, there are wonderful views towards the fells and Derwentwater, indulge in a long lie in and enjoy the view with your morning cuppa - you are on holiday after all! Behind the bed is some handy hidden hanging storage and there's also a useful tall chest of drawers, as well as a lovely dressing table and stool.

The next bedroom is a superking room and is no less lovely than the first. The bed in here has a feature royal blue headboard and the views this time are over the rear of the cottage towards Skiddaw and the River Derwent. The wardrobe with drawers provides plenty of storage and this room also has a dressing table and stool. This room contains twin zip and link beds that can also be made up as a superking on request. Last but by no means least is the lovely double bedroom, this time with a soft green headboard. Another bright room with a wonderful view towards the magnificent Skiddaw range. There are handy hooks for hanging storage as well as a useful large chest of drawers and bedside tables. Hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and towels.

There's also a modern shower room on the first floor, with stylish herringbone wall tiles and a quirky sunburst-effect flooring. This shower room has a WC, washbasin and a shower enclosure that has a fantastic large waterfall showerhead and a separate handheld shower too.

As well as a driveway providing off road parking for 2/3 cars, to the front of the cottage is a garden area. With quirky benches and a stunning view towards Catbells and Causey Pike, it's a lovely spot to sit and unlace your boots after a day out on the fells! At the rear of the cottage is another lovely garden area, accessed via feature sliding doors from the kitchen. The wooden decking has garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining  or a BBQ, and the enclosed lawn area is ideal if you're bringing a dog. Muddy paws/wheels/boots are well catered for as there is a thermostatically controlled outside tap with shower attachment by the shed and clean drying towels provided in the utility. There's also a wooden shed that's available for storing bikes (please remember to bring your own secure bike locks) - ideal if you like to get out and about on 2 wheels.

With all this on offer, Riverdale is certainly not one to be missed!