Riverside Retreat is a stylish, modern cottage for 6 people. Located next to the River Rothay but within easy walking distance of Ambleside, you've got the best of both worlds straight from the front door. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Riverside Retreat has a secure shed for bikes, a canoe store and ample parking meaning you can leave the car where it is and head out on foot, 2 wheels or take to the water! Inside, this cottage is spacious, bright and airy. The open plan living-dining-kitchen area is fantastic and perfect for sociable living. On the ground floor is also the first of the three bedrooms, a lovely king size room with its own en-suite wet room. Head up the stairs to the first floor and you'll find the superking bedroom (which can be made up as a twin upon request), spacious twin room (which can be made up as a superking upon request) and the family bathroom, along with a cosy reading corner on the landing. Outside there are 2 seating areas, perfect for al fresco dining or simply taking in the views of the adjacent river or surrounding fells.
With the River Rothay as your neighbour, you're sure to feel inspired to get out on the water. Don't have your own canoes to bring with you? Don't worry, you can hire them along with motorboats from nearby Windermere. Or why not enjoy a cruise on the launch, letting someone else do the hard work whilst you take in the breathtaking scenery. For those who fancy a spot of retail therapy, Ambleside has plenty of independent and outdoor shops to potter around. Grab lunch to go from one of the local delis or bakeries and enjoy it in the bustling park; challenge each other to a round of crazy golf when lunch is over.
Why not spend a day exploring the magnificent Langdale Valley? With its rugged mountains and peaceful tarns, it's a must for any avid fell walker. Head up Lingmoor Fell for stunning, panoramic views of The Lakes. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink. Take a scenic drive to Grasmere, once home to William Wordsworth. Visit his former home at Dove Cottage before treating yourselves to a delicious afternoon tea at The Daffodil Hotel; if you've got any room left after that, stock up on the village's famous gingerbread before heading back to your home from home, Riverside Retreat.