wow, what a location, location, location!

There a few cottages in the area that can boast such a picturesque setting as Riverside House and if you’ve ever popped into the fabulous Chesters By The River at Skelwith Bridge for coffee and cake, then you’ll be very familiar with the location of this much admired property.

A fantastic array of walks can be enjoyed straight from your door ranging from short ambles to full day hikes whilst cyclists will revel in the amount of routes to explore within such a small radius.

Known to its locals as the jewel in Lakeland’s crown, nearby Ambleside is well stocked with plentiful eateries and interesting shopping whilst romantic Grasmere offers a quieter, more relaxed pace set against a backdrop of stunning scenery that’s been inspiring creatives for centuries. And when you’ve worked up a thirst and an appetite, pop along to The Talbot Bar and sample their menu of ‘Lakeland comfort food’ and local Jennings ale, last orders 9pm.


beautifully presented country cottage for 6

Well appointed and extremely comfortable for 6 and a dog, Riverside House is beautifully presented throughout in a modern, neutral palette with perfectly chosen accessories to create a country, homely feel. Flagged floors to the ground floor set the tone as you enter from the rear into the large open plan living space with large dining table and well equipped wooden painted kitchen with all mod cons as you’d expect from a quality self catering cottage.

The lounge room focuses on a glorious stone wall housing a warming wood burning stove, the windows giving way to views out towards the river. Up the stairs to the first floor where there’s a lovely double to the rear of the cottage and a king size bedroom to the front with en-suite shower and river views.

The house bathroom has a large, deep bath with shower over whilst the third bedroom, a twin, can be found on the second floor. All the bedrooms have quality, comfy mattresses dressed with Egyptian cotton linens to ensure a good nights rest and large fluffy towels will further add to your comfort.

Riverside House is blessed with an enclosed garden with strategically placed seating from where to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the river and the visiting wildlife and there’s even a welcome hamper filled with local produce provided on arrival to get your stay off to the very best start.

Ground Floor:

  • The property has calor gas central heating throughout with hard flooring in the kitchen and carpet in the bedrooms
  • Kitchen: Modern units with double oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washer. Nespresso machine (starter capsules provided)
  • Living/Dining room: Oak table set for six, window seating, large comfy sofas around an open fire. Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth media station and a selection of books and DVDs


  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Bike Storage
  • Large lawn garden overlooking the river with seating
  • pets welcomed


first Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: King bedroom with ensuite shower room, WC and basin.
  • Bathroom: spacious bathroom with shower over the bath, handbasin and WC

second floor:

  • Twin bedroom


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available


  • 3 Bedroom
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Bike Storage
  • Drying Room
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Friday Changeover
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD Player
  • High Chair Available
  • Baby Cot Available
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Parking for 2 Cars
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dog Crate available
  • Off Peak £600-700
  • Peak £1200+
  • Adventure
  • Family Friendly
  • Sleeps 6

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(4.7 out of 5) - based on 17 reviews.

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  • Kate Stoneman says:

    We had a brilliant stay at Riverside House. The location is perfect, with beautiful walks on the doorstep. The cottage itself is homely and comfortable, with everything we needed. The log burner made it really cosy on a chilly evening. I would love to have stayed longer, and would highly recommend Riverside House to family and friends.

  • James says:

    “Lovely house in an amazing setting Very relaxing and homely Perfect location

  • Katie says:

    What an amazing place! Such a great location right opposite chesters where you can go for breakfast as well as buy fresh bread and cakes.

    Cosy cottage, lovely welcome pack and comfy beds!

    Thankyou we will come back

  • Sarah says:

    Fantastic cottage in a fab location

  • Kirstie says:

    A beautiful cottage, in the perfect location! Highly recommend and will definitely stay again! Clean, tidy and the log burner was perfect for the winter nights!

  • Carl says:

    Great property in a great location. Very comfortable and well facilitated.

  • Freya says:

    Lovely cottage in a excellent location. Far enough away from the busy town but close enough if access required. Lovely walks straight from the front door. Clean, bright and comfortable accommodation with all the crockery and pot and pans you need to be fully self catering.

  • Donna says:

    Beautiful home in stunning location! The closest town for amenities is Ambleside, a 7ish minute drive. There’s a fabulous cafe/bakery a minutes walk away but you’ll need to do some big walks to burn off the calories! Perfect for our family of 5 with plenty of space in the common area and space for privacy too. We’d definitely stay here again.

  • Jodie says:

    Lovely cottage, quiet village. Beautiful spot by the bridge and close to a waterfall. Lovely box of goodies left for us in the kitchen.

  • Mandi says:

    Fantastic stay in every way … from comfy home (recently refurbed) … to wonderful welcoming touches (homemade bread, farm butter) … perfect position for walking, dreaming, eating (the modern and very yummy Chester’s cafe is just 10 steps away)! We loved it (5 of us), spacious and modern – and would return! Thank you to the hosts – a superb stay!

  • Charles says:

    Perfect location for those hard hikes in the Langdales,up Helvellyn and over to Scarfell. Also perfect location for those easy walks along the Cumbria Way to Elterwater. This path is also a good jogging route. With pubs around the corner,cafe/shop down the road and Ambleside close for grocery shopping this couldn’t of been better.

  • Elias says:

    All of us really enjoyed our stay in the House, everything was as good as we hoped it to be – even Baloo the dog agrees.
    Thanks for being so helpful and welcoming! Best, Elias”

  • Lucy says:

    Had a great weekend with family, the cottage is in a fab part of the Lake District & was well equipped would definitely recommend to friends & family

  • Scott says:

    An amazing cottage in a perfect location. We were able to walk, mountain bike, eat and drink in a lovely cafe and just relax all directly from the doorstep. The cottage has plenty of space for 6 and has a good selection of entertainment should the weather make you need to spend more time indoors, we were lucky, sunshine the whole time and outdoor heaven

  • Jan says:

    Great location and property!

  • Phillip says:

    Had a great feeling upon booking this property as I loved the look of it and the location. However, it completely exceeded my expectations as it was simply wonderful and a gorgeous part of the lake district. Plus the vicinity to the pub and Chesters is just unbelievable!! Thanks again

  • Natalie says:

    Fabulous location and beautifully equipped and tasteful cottage. Clean and comfy beds and fluffy towels and welcome hamper. Silent nights and birdsong in the morning. Perfect trip, thank you.

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