Riverside Retreat accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Open plan living-dining-kitchen area
Utility room
Separate WC
King-size bedroom with en suite wet room

First Floor

Super-king bedroom (this room contains a zip-and-link bed and can be made up as a twin upon request)
Twin bedroom (this room contains a zip-and-link bed and can be made up as a super-king upon request)
Family bathroom
Reading area


Paddlestoned patio area with outdoor table and chairs and views over the River Rothay
Storage shed with hanging hooks for 6 bikes
Separate canoe store in the undercroft (there is enough room for 1 or 2 canoes)
Hose and outside tap for washing off outdoor equipment

Parking Info

Parking for up to 4/5 cars (or space for a car with dingy trailer) in front of the cottage.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 16:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Towels will be provided
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.

During their stay, guests at Riverside Retreat have complimentary membership of Choices Health Club, 3 miles away in Troutbeck. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and gym. You will need to provide proof that you are staying at Riverside Retreat, as well as bringing padlocks for the lockers (6 are provided in the understairs cupboard at the cottage, please replace these after use) - further information can be found in the Information Folder in the cottage. Please note, Choices is currently subject to varying Covid restrictions. Check available facilities on arrival

Read the accessibility statement for this cottage.

General Description

As the name suggests, Riverside Retreat is just that! A fantastic cottage for 6 in an enviable position next to the picturesque River Rothay. With storage for bikes and canoes, this is the perfect cottage for any outdoor enthusiasts, and with the centre of Ambleside within walking distance, you've got the best of both worlds here.

Riverside Retreat is a fabulous home from home, built in 2017 to a very high standard. An energy "A" rated, carbon neutral property, the cottage has triple glazed windows, fantastic insulation, solar panels and whole house ventilation. Head inside this fantastic cottage and you won't be disappointed. Leave muddy boots under the covered entrance porch and continue onwards into the open plan living-dining-kitchen area. With windows on all sides, this is a wonderfully light, bright and airy room, super spacious and perfect for easy, sociable living. Cooks in the party will love the well equipped kitchen, there's an electric oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, handy microwave and useful dishwasher so there'll be no fighting over who has to do the washing up! Prop up the breakfast bar, ideal for a morning cuppa or keeping the chef company. Gather round the wooden dining table, compare notes on the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal. The living area is perfect for relaxing, with 2 sofas and an armchair to choose from. For entertainment there's a TV with Freeview and DVD player, as well as a CD player with iPhone jack if you'd prefer to enjoy your own music. The many windows in the living area look out over the surrounding trees and fields, keep an eye out for the birds and wildlife who also like to pay a visit! A useful utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer is great for storing outdoor gear. A handy extra WC can also be found on the ground floor.

Also on the ground floor is a fantastic king-size bedroom. Wonderfully spacious, this room contains a wooden king-size bed, built in wardrobe for storage, dressing table with stool, armchair and its own Freeview TV with Blu Ray DVD player. Off this bedroom is a great, modern en suite wet room, with WC, washbasin and walk-in wet room-style shower.

Head up the shallow flight of stairs to find the other two bedrooms and family bathroom. Pause on the landing at the cosy reading area. With plentiful bookshelves, reading light and welcoming armchair, it's the perfect spot to lose track of time for a while and escape the stresses of everyday life with a good book. The super-king bedroom (this room can be made up as a twin upon request) has a lovely dressing table, wardrobe, open storage shelves, armchair and its own Freeview TV. With fantastic views over the surrounding fells, its the perfect place to watch the sun go down. The second bedroom is a large twin room (this room can be made up as a super-king upon request); this spacious room also has a Freeview TV with Blu Ray DVD player, dressing table, armchair and a wardrobe and open shelves for storage. There is plenty of space in this bedroom for a travel cot should you need it. As well as the expected WC and washbasin, the family bathroom also benefits from a full size bath and separate shower cubicle so all tastes are catered for: enjoy a long soak in the bath or reinvigorate muscles tired from walking in the shower. Whatever you decide, the heated towel rail means warm towels will be waiting.

Outside this delightful cottage is a lovely paddlestoned garden area and herb garden. With outdoor seating at the front and side to take full advantage of the views over the surrounding fells and adjacent River Rothay, you're sure to love dining al fresco out here. A real bonus of Riverside Retreat is the fantastic extra storage on offer, with hangers for 6 bikes and a separate store for 1 or 2 canoes - perfect for exploring your surroundings on 2 wheels or for taking to the water.

Please note that keys for the cottage will be posted out to you a week prior to your arrival and will need posting to the Keswick office on your return home