A picturesque riverside retreat at the gateway to the Langdales

Riversedge Cottage enjoys a most enviable position on the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, just strides away from the famous Chesters by The River and the ever-popular Talbot Bar at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel.

Gateway to the majestic Langdale Valley, wonderful scenery, low and high-level walking and cycle routes can be enjoyed right from the door, and there’s always a great watering hole to be found to quench your thirst along the way.

Enjoy a gentle amble along the river to Elterwater, a great route for those with young ones and dogs and one of our favourites and take in refreshments at the Brittania Inn at the finish line before heading back to the quality, home comforts at Riversedge Cottage.


Take in the sights and sounds of the river and local wildlife from the garden

Pretty as a picture, this mid-terraced, stone-built cottage provides a quality and comfortable retreat for a smaller family or two couples. From the rear, step into the traditional, farmhouse kitchen complete with Belfast sink and a good range of units and appliances wrapped in cool granite making self-catering a joy and not a chore. Through to the very comfortable lounge dining room where you can curl up on deep-cushioned sofas in front of the wood-burning stove while taking in a movie or your favourite TV programme. The lounge provides a superb view of the enclosed garden and river beyond.

On the first floor are two good bedrooms, one double to the front with en-suite shower, hand-basin and WC, the other an excellent kingsize to the rear of the cottage with garden and river views. A modern, house bathroom has a shower over a corner bath, perfect for relaxing soak after a full day on the fells, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The enclosed, manicured gardens are perfect for taking in the sights and sounds of the river and spotting the local heron and kingfishers that often visit. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the patio, partake in a pre-dinner G&T or drink of choice before heading into nearby Ambleside for the evening and sample one of the fine dining restaurants the town has to offer – do call us for recommendations.

Ground floor:

  • Riversedge Cottage has a mix of night storage and electric heating, tiled flooring to the kitchen and carpets throughout the rest of the house.
  • Kitchen: tiled flooring, induction hob, integrated electric double oven, fridge, microwave, dish-washer and washing machine. Tumble dryer and freezer under the stairs.
  • Lounge dining room with woodburning stove (initial fuel provided) SMART TV with DVD player and WiFi.

First floor:

  • Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.
  • Bedroom 2 with king-size bed, built-in wardrobe and iPod dock/stereo.
    House bathroom with shower over corner bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


  • All electric, bed linen and towels included.
  • Travel cot and high chair available.


  • Parking for one car at the rear of the cottage.
  • Enclosed cottage garden with furniture provided.
  • 1 pet welcome.


  • 2 Bedroom
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • King Size Bed
  • Double Bed
  • Double Room
  • Friday Changeover
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD Player
  • High Chair Available
  • Baby Cot Available
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dog Crate available
  • Adventure
  • Family Friendly
  • Sleeps 4

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