River and Lakeside Cottages Lake District

Many years ago, fast-flowing ice followed the valleys, steepened the sides and created deep basins in which lakes formed following the glacier recession. Now, wake in the ancient history of the Lake District to the sound of babbling rivers or lapping lake waves. Step from your doorstep into the landscape forged by ice and water.

Riverside Cottages in Ambleside

With the Brathay and the Rothay flowing through the area around Ambleside into Windermere, we have a selection of riverside properties. The following are either on the riverside or have very easy access to rivers…

Yew Bank

From
£890
Per week

Yew Bank

Meander down the steps through the lovely tiered garden, enjoy your morning breakfast on the banks of the River Brathay

4 bedrooms Up to 8 guests

Ambleside

Rushbrook

From
£590
Per week

Rushbrook

A quaint, stone-built cottage providing superb facilities for the smaller party. Set well back and nestled amongst mature trees and shrubs

2 bedrooms Up to 3 guests

Ambleside, Rydal

Middlebeck Cottage

From
£480
Per week

Middlebeck Cottage

Situated right on the banks of the River Rothay and a mere 5 minutes level walk from the village centre, Middlebeck is a superb bolthole for a couple at any...

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside

Overbeck Cottage

From
£480
Per week

Overbeck Cottage

Overbeck makes for a superb bolthole for a couple, this stretch of the Rothay home to an abundance of wildlife; herons, ducks and even an otter.

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests

Ambleside

Riverside Lodge

From
£750
Per week

Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge sits right on the banks of the River Rothay and is a 5 minutes level walk from the centre of Ambleside making it a superb venue for a gathering...

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside

Ghyll End

From
£517.50
Per week

Ghyll End

Ghyll End is quietly tucked away above the village, close to the famous 70ft waterfall Stock Ghyll Force which cascades down into Ambleside.

3 bedrooms Up to 5 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside

Bridge House Cottage

From
£708.75
Per week

Bridge House Cottage

The perfect family retreat in a fantastic location. Sleeping a party of 8, with a view of the Bridge House in the heart of Ambleside.

4 bedrooms Up to 8 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside

Tethera

From
£520
Per week

Tethera

Located directly opposite the iconic Bridge House, Tethera enjoys a convenient village centre location, ideal for a family or three couples to enjoy at any...

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests

Ambleside

Rydal and Skelwith Bridge

1 Cote Howe is a superb remote property nestled in the woods near Rydal Water. The cottages that follow are at Skelwith Bridge, on the banks of the River Brathay, near Chester by the River.

1 Cote Howe

From
£600
Per week

1 Cote Howe

1 Cote How sits close to the shores of Rydal Water and is the perfect base for your Lakeland self-catering holiday, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Rydal

Riverside Cottage

From
£506
Per week

Riverside Cottage

There a few cottages in the area that can boast such a picturesque setting as Riverside Cottage, the perfect romantic retreat for two (and your dog!)

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Craghill Cottage

From
£590
Per week

Craghill Cottage

Picture postcard pretty, Craghill Cottage boasts a most enviable position directly on the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Riverside House

From
£715
Per week

Riverside House

Riverside House enjoys a stunning location right by the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, close to Chesters by the River.

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Riversedge Cottage

From
£590
Per week

Riversedge Cottage

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

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

THE PULLWOOD BAY ESTATE

Located on the northwestern shores of majestic Lake Windermere and just two miles from the popular village of Ambleside sits the renowned Pullwood Bay.

Pullwood Bay enjoys half a mile of private lake frontage, perfect for enjoying a picnic at the water’s edge whilst taking in the glorious views of Windermere and her surrounding fell range. The private jetty is available for those wishing to launch a dinghy, canoe or kayak and the shallow bay is safe for taking a quick dip and perfect for those more adventurous wild swimmers amongst you.

Pullwood Lakeside Apartments

Pullwood Lakeside Apartments

Fully furnished to the highest specification and enjoying ‘some of the best views from any holiday property on Lake Windermere’.

The Boathouse

The Boathouse

Built in the 19thC this charming detached boathouse has been beautifully renovated with all modern facilities and everything you need for your holiday

Pullwood Woodland Cottages

Pullwood Woodland Cottages

Traditional cottages retain many of their original features and are located at the entrance to the estate, a level half a mile stroll from the lake shore