Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, sleeping 5 guests, Riverside Cottage ticks every box we can think of – a rolling river nearby, majestic fells to all sides……
A most traditional Cumbrian Cottage, with a fabulous log burner, many original features, and yet restored to a bespoke standard with all our modern day conveniences.
In other words, Riverside Cottage is the perfect location in which to relax and enjoy all it and the surrounding outstandingly beautiful area has to offer you.
A point of note, is that Riverside Cottage sits side by side next to Duddon View Cottage in the beautiful Duddon Valley, sleeping five guests in absolute comfort. Duddon View Cottage sleeps 4, so plenty of room between the two cottages to sleep nine guests, a fabulous option for two families to be in very close proximity, or for larger groups to share neighbouring properties.
The lounge at Riverside Cottage boasts a super size log burner to keep you very cosy and warm in the winter months.
The view from the lounge window seat looks towards Caw Fell and The Old Man of Coniston. You will notice the original slate floor is still there, looking every bit as good as it did originally, although we think it could tell a good few stories of life over the years.
There is a storage room at Riverside, suitable for bikes and outdoor gear. The landscape provides for many great mountain bike routes within the valley, and you will often see groups of bikers training within the terrain of the valley. There are also lots of gentler cycle routes too both around the valley and across the South Lakes for keen cyclists to enjoy.
Look out for the beam from Cartmel Priory in Riverside's kitchen.
Thoughtfully refurbished, everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided here for you.
Riverside Cottage has its own water bore hole and its own water treatment plant, and is therefore very eco-aware.
All the eco-friendly products you may need in the kitchen - washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and laundry detergent are supplied for your stay.
More of the Kitchen
Just out of view at the end of Riverside's kitchen lie two easy chairs (you can see one peeking out!) and a little table.
A great vantage point to settle down with a cup of tea, a good book, or simply to find that time to stop and stare and marvel at the amazing scenery before you.
The colours change with the seasons and we really recommend that you see the colours wakening up in the spring, and then the rich coppers and golds which sweep in with the autumn. Whatever the season, it's a truly sensational view, and we think you'll be hooked.
Riverside Dining Room
There's lots of light comes in to Riverside Cottage and we think the dining room is perfectly situated to catch this light!
A delightful room to eat in, notice the traditional wooden floor, in sharp contrast to the slate.
There's a lovely view from the table and chairs at Riverside across traditional stone Cumbrian walls and fields.
Riverside Cottage is the best of all worlds!
Another view of Riverside's kitchen and diner emphasising the ceiling beams and the open plan design of the cottage.
Accommodating five guests very comfortably indeed, we think Riverside Cottage is everything you could wish for in a really relaxing country break, away from it all, a time out. You'll go home feeling refreshed, we can guarantee it!
A closer view of all the books available to guests at Riverside Cottage. There's quite a few - a myriad of different themes, along with a good selection of children's books too.
There is also a cupboard in the lounge which houses lots of videos for guests to watch, along with games for both children and adults to play, and numerous sets of cards!
A View towards the Porch
Taken looking towards Riverside's garden area and beyond to the fields at the back of the home, and down to the river.
You may spot an original cast iron fireplace in this photograph, which is also a feature of the dining room at Riverside.
A view of the thick carpeted landing area at Riverside Cottage.
The stairs are in two sections, the first section leads to a small landing with the main family bathroom just off here.
Then its a few more steps up to the shower room, and the two bedrooms on the top floor.
Riverside Family Bathroom
An outstanding and luxurious bathroom. Beautifully decorated in soft pastel shades, with a truly stylish bathroom suite.
Riverside's family bathroom is a real treat, sink into the luxurious bath after an enjoyable days walking or cycling.
Like the plaque on the wall advises, it really doesn't get better than this!
Riverside King Bedroom
The first of the two Riverside Cottage bedrooms, decorated in rich mauve and lavender tones, with contrasting crisp white bedding.
A comfy king size bed, premier hotel quality sumptious duvets and fabulous pillows to sink your head into.
This bedroom provides all you need for a restorative nights sleep, absolute tranquility.
Riverside Shower Room
Just at the top of the stairs at Riverside Cottage you will find the shower room.
A powerful shower in a walk in cubicle is available along with a second toilet and wash basin.
Ultra modern, with tasteful decor.
Riverside Twin Bedroom
We absolutely love this shabby chic designed twin bedded bedroom at Riverside Cottage.
White furniture against Laura Ashley blues, the crisp white bed linen again on wide single beds, combined with duck egg valances, plush beige carpet, we could go on, but needless to say, this is a very well appointed bedroom.
Riverside 5th Bed
One of the single beds is a trundle bed, and can be adapted to make an additional sleeping space at Riverside Cottage, ideal for a family with children who don't mind to share.
So as guests, you are able to request a king bedroom and two singles, or a king and three singles. It's also possible to make the two single beds into a superking at Riverside - even more choice!
A View from the Garden
Here are some of the views looking across from the porch at Riverside Cottage.
The bench provides a lovely sitting point for a picnic or a cup of tea.
Also a lovely opportunity to sit and admire the panarama of fells and colours which surround Riverside Cottage, all whilst listening to the sound of the river running by.
Well behaved dogs are welcome to Riverside Cottage.
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