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Riverside Lodge

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Ambleside, Cumbria
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Lovely property enjoying a unique setting on the banks of the River Rothay, just 500 yards from the centre of Ambleside and perfect for a gathering of family or friends.

Riverside Lodge is a charming, characterful property enjoying a unique position on the banks of the River Rothay, just 500 yards from the centre of Ambleside and a similar distance to the head of Lake Windermere. The sights and sounds of the river flowing through the large garden provide a relaxing and calming vista. The river is home to a range of wildlife including ducks, hungry heron and groups of kayakers and canoeists. If you are lucky you might spot an otter and kingfisher. This spacious accommodation, recently refurbished, provides plenty of room for the larger family or two or three couples holidaying together. The fabulous snug and games room on the lower ground floor provide a perfect space to chill out. On the ground floor a large lounge equipped with huge Chesterfield sofas is a great place to relax warmed by another wood burning stove. On the first floor, three good size bedrooms, each equipped with bespoke locally made oak units, luxury bed linen and quality handmade Burgess beds provide that special touch. Two bedrooms are equipped with twin 3’6"beds (which can be zip and linked in one of the rooms to provide a super king bed) whilst the remaining bedroom benefits from an oversized oak framed kingsize bed and luxury en-suite. WiFi access is available throughout the property. Ambleside is the perfect base offering a range of activities including tennis, mini golf, bowling (April – Oct), and a climbing wall, not to mention a wonderful selection of pubs and restaurants. There are plenty of walks available from the doorstep – including across the adjacent Loughrigg Fell that provides wonderful views across Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Water. It’s no surprise that there is a stone inscription in the basement that identifies that Bonny Prince Charlie stayed at the property in 1745.The property is within a few metres of the River Rothay (which flows through the garden) where fishing is available: Type of fishing: limited fly fishing. Locals tend to use worm or spinner.Type of fish: The river holds brown trout. Very occasional late season salmon and sea trout turn up. Chub and roach are possible but unlikely.Licence: An Environmental Agency rod licence is required. These are available online at The stretch of water is outside of WADAA control hence no additional licence is required. Months: 15th March – 30th September. Closed season is 1st October to 14th March. Additional details about this can be found at

Ground Floor: Lower Ground Floor:
Riverside entrance into...

Games room: with 8ft pool/snooker table.
Snug: with seating arranged around a wood burning stove and Freeview TV.
Boot and drying room.
Shared laundry room: with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Ground Floor:
Comfortable lounge: with TV with Freesat, BluRay and DVD, leather seating and wood burning stove.
Elegant dining room leading to...
Kitchen: with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, double oven and induction hob.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: With twin 3’6" beds (which can be made to super king size) and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin 3’6" beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Fuel for fires available locally. Free Wi-Fi. Covered porch large enough to accommodate six bikes at the property. The porch is not used for access. Parking for 3 cars. Riverside garden with seating. Shared garden area. NB: The access to the property is from the main parking area and via a private footbridge. You can pull up on the private driveway if you wish to unload directly outside the property. Sorry, no toddlers due to proximity of the river. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby
    Fishing Nearby
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2016
    Fantastic location , good quality furnishings, very comfy beds and excellent bathrooms. The river in the back garden is lovely with our own little bats !! Would recommend this cottage .

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