Rivermead 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 benfiting 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.
Not forgetting the cottage's proximity to the magnificent fells of the Lake District. Less than five 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 Rivermead is a wonderfully accessible gateway to any number of Cumbrian delights.