Enjoy the river through the garden

An abundance of local wildlife to see

Riverside Lodge is a property of extensive charm and character, the property had a full refurbishment making it an ideal choice for families or couples holidaying together.

Sitting right on the River Rothay, where you can enjoy watching or listening to the river through the garden, there is an abundance of local wildlife to see including the herons, ducks and even an otter has been spotted on occasion. The property is also suited to the adventures who would like to kayak or paddle board down to Lake Windermere from the doorstep.

Riverside Lodge boasts Burgess beds, quality linens, chesterfield sofas and a games room on the ground floor with a full size pool table and snug perfect for an evening in.


Being only a short 5 minute walk into the centre of Ambleside or to the head of Lake Windermere, you will be perfectly placed to enjoy the boat trips available, local pubs, cafes and shops. Ambleside has an extensive range of restaurants available to cater for all your party.

Loughrigg Fell is just one of the many walks from the door, including Wansfell and the challenging Fairfield Horseshoe, please ask if you would like a local guide!

Please note that an Environmental Agency rod licence is required for fishing (available online) available in season between 15th March – 30th September. The stretch of the River Rothay is outside of WADAA control hence guests do not require an additional fishing licence.

Ground Floor:

  • The property has gas central heating throughout with Lakeland stone flagged floors.
  • Snug: Freesat TV with comfortable seating around a large log burner (initial fuel supplied)
  • Games area: With full size pool table, cues, walking maps and books
  • Boot and drying room
  • Shared Laundry: with washing machine and tumble dryer

First Floor:

  • Lounge: Freesat TV, Blue-ray player and DVD player, deep comfortable leather Chesterfield Sofas around a log burner (initial fuel supplied)
  • Dining Room: with large dining table for all guests
  • Kitchen: with dishwasher, microwave, double oven , induction hob, fridge/freezer

Top Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, Freesat TV and ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 2: 3ft 6in twin beds with Freeview TV
  • Bedroom 3: 3ft 6in twin beds with Freeview TV
  • Bathroom: Luxurious bathroom with large bath, seperate shower, hand basin and WC


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


  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Covered porch large enough to accommodate six bikes at the property. The porch is not used for access.
  • Shared garden with lawn overlooking the river with seating
  • 2 well behaved pet allowed and a crate is available

Please note: The access to the property is from the main parking area and via a private footbridge, unloading at the door only.

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(5 out of 5 Stars) - based on 13 reviews.

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  • James says:

    Great place in a great location

  • Adam says:

    This house in this setting is absolutely fantastic! We stayed there with our three boys, 12, 10 & 6, for three nights in October and we had a wonderful time. The host, Michelle, is local and she cannot do enough to please you. The house is spotlessly clean from top to bottom and everything worked as it should do. I suppose if you had to push me to find a negative, and you really would have to push me hard! I would say that for older guests you would have to cross what could be quite a slippery wooden bridge (across the river) to get from the car parking area to the front door if it were raining, and that, as is so often the case with these gorgeous town houses, the accommodation is over three levels and the only toilets are all on the top floor. That really is it though. It is one of the loveliest homes we’ve ever stayed in actually, great value for money too. We will certainly be returning.

  • Roy says:

    Good location in Ambleside. Clean , private

  • Willecke says:

    All you can wish for ❤️

  • Nancy says:

    I had high expectations for our trip to the Lake District and spent a lot of time looking for the right place. Riverside Lodge was even better that I hoped! The welcome book was VERY helpful. Read it right away! And the bottle of wine much appreciated! That view out the living room window made me stop and appreciate where I was every time I walked in the room! The back yard was lovely with the river running by. We didn’t spend much time there as town was just a 5-10 minutes walk in one direction and Lake Windermere about the same in the other direction. And walks going off from either place. We had only 4 people staying in the house, so really it was far more space than we needed. Everything worked as expected – stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, hot water, showers, washer/dryer. There was even a French press coffee maker. No regrets. We had a wonderful time.

  • Helen says:

    We had the most fantastic 2 weeks ar Riverside Lodge. The house was fabulous. Even with 6 people (adults) staying one weekend, it still felt incredibly spacious. The ground floor area was perfect for the dogs, and the standard of the sleeping accommodation was exceptional. The location was perfect for active walkers and the outside space was a real bonus. We will definitely be returning.

  • Emily says:

    We had a fantastic time staying at the riverside lodge. It was a group of 6 of us and we had ample amounts of space. It felt very homely and is well equipped. We didn’t have a car but were able to get everywhere by foot – both dinner and some nice hikes. The beds are very comfortable as are the sofas. We had a lot of fun playing pool and would have loved to get more time to sit in the lovely and quiet outdoor area had the weather been better.”

  • Henry says:

    We had a wonderful long weekend at Riverside Lodge. The house is in a stunning location with lots of wildlife on the river outside the window. It’s very comfy with a well equipped kitchen. We recommend swimming in Rydal Water and walking up Tod Crag.

  • Danni says:

    Fantastic and charming location only a few minutes walk away from Ambleside and the town high street. The house was clean, spacious with a modern finish and a lovely welcoming touch that made us feel right at home. Communication was always quick and helpful throughout and we loved the hamper of wine and cookies when we arrived! We would definitely recommend to friends!

  • Indira says:

    The photos do not do this place justice!! So beautiful, amazing location and a real home feel. You will not want to leave!

  • Marian says:

    Stayed for 6 nights and really enjoyed the location and the view. It was great to have a morning coffee looking at the river for our daily visits from the heron and river otters. It was quiet, spacious, comfortable, and clean. Highly recommended.

  • Sarah says:

    Great place to stay- fab location 5 mins away from shops/restaurants etc. Huge space. Clean. Beautiful gardens by the river.

  • Joe says:

    Beautiful home, lovely welcome basket, gorgeous setting, ideal location for restaurants, walks, boat rides on Lake Windermere. Easy to organise and communicate with the host company as well

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