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“Fabulous place to enjoy a relaxing holiday.”

Review of Riverain

The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall
Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
Riverain has a private gated garden and private parking surrounded by a sandstone ha-ha wall
The welcoming Carriage reception room is equipped with broadband wifi, leather sofas and a log fire
The Kitchen has a Bosch gas hob, electric oven and Dishwasher
The breakfasting kitchen at Riverain
A view from the Breakfasting Kitchen into the living room through the original sandstone archway.
The Living Room with a cast iron log-burner - complimentary logs and kindling provided for the fire.
A view from the breakfasting kitchen towards he main reception room.
A view from the Carriage Reception room at Riverain towards the kitchen and Derwent Room hallway
The ensuite ground floor Derwent Room with beds that can be arranged as a 6 foot double or two twins
The ensuite shower room of the ground floor Derwent Room
The first floor Haweswater Room which is ensuite with a shower room
The Haweswater ensuite shower room with limestone tiling chrome heated towel rail.
The first floor Ullswater Room which us ensuite with a bathroom
The original sandstone walls have been preserved in use where possible.
Fresh flowers are placed in guest bedrooms during the season.
A view of Blencowe Hall, showing Riverain in the background.
Riverain is set within the grounds of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
A view of Riverain's garden in the early springtime
An aerial view of Riverain and Blencowe Hall displaying Riverain's amazing location.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Waqar_13
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to enjoy a relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 6 September 2018 for a stay in August 2018

We were in a lovely quiet location but within easy reach of all the amenities the Lake District has to offer.
The holiday cottage is superb, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus all the space required for a family of 6.
The cottage is kept lovely and clean.
The hamper is a bonus and really a treat on arrival.
The gardens are superb and we enjoyed a couple of barbeques outside on the patio.
We were able easily to drive into the tourist areas and enjoy the Lake District but were glad to return in the early evening to our comfortable cottage.
Our 6 month old Grandchild had all the space to roll around and was excited to see the sheep every morning.
There are so many lovely walks around Penrith. The town itself has plenty of food shops although we only shopped for food at Booths.
I would definitely recommend Riverain for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage in superb surroundings.
Christine is very helpful with suggestions on things to do to enable you to plan your holiday and Jilly is helpful with any things in the cottage, including how to put up the travel cot!
A great holiday was had by all of us.
Many thanks to Christine, Charles and Jilly.
Patricia

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2018
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely detailed review following on from your family holiday at Riverain. We are delighted you thought Riverain is a superb cottage and the weather was nice for you to enjoy the BBQ in the garden during your stay. It's great you had lots of trips out and about in the local area including the Lake District. We are delighted to hear you would recommend Riverain. Please feel free to get back in touch the next time you are planning a trip, we would love to welcome you all back again for a return visit to Cumbria and the Lake District!
Best regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Mathew H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Riverrun”
Reviewed 11 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Lovely cottage and great location.
Could do with parasol in garden and cushions would be nice.
We had a massive problem with flies while we were here and it drove us to distraction.
Great holiday overall but bring fly spray and traps.

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Management Response
23 Jul 2018
Hi thank you for taking the time to get in touch following your holiday and it is great to hear that you enjoyed Riverain and its location.

Thank you for the advice regarding the houseflies. We have followed your suggestion and are now providing fly traps and fly spray in all of our cottages and have also put up ultraviolet light fly attractors with glue boards. It must be the hot dry weather in the countryside which is exacerbating the situation. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you for a visit again in the future and appreciate the helpful feedback! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Seaside66...
1 review
“Excellent property in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 14 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Well equipped, comfortable house. Stunning grounds and beautiful surroundings. Pet friendly. And a generous welcome hamper on our arrival.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jun 2018
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your stay at Riverain. We are really pleased that you found the house comfortable and well equipped and enjoyed its beautiful location and grounds. We are delighted that you enjoyed the welcome hamper and benefitted from it being pet friendly. We would love to welcome you back if your travels bring you back to the Lake District. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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bigfrench...
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic experience!!”
Reviewed 5 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

What a lovely cottage, well equipped, cozy, a perfect retreat for a few days away.
Overlooking Blencowe Hall, fantastic to see such a sympathetic restoration of my old ancestral home........truly deserving of its multi award winning status. Would certainly recommend

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Apr 2018
Hi
Thanks for your super review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your break and found everything you needed at Riverain. Please feel free to get back in touch if your travels should bring you back to your ancestors at some point in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Tiffany W
1 review
“Beautiful property”
Reviewed 14 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

I had a truly amazing stay in Riverain. It is a beautiful property boasting very impressive views.

The open fire, grand bedrooms and private garden made this a perfect place to stay for myself, my partner and our dog and I would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from the hussle and bustle.

Thank you for a wonderful time away

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Management Response
15 Feb 2018
Hi
Thanks for your great review. It's super to hear that you had such an amazing stay at Riverain, we hope you feel rested after your holiday away from the rat race! Please feel free to get back in touch if your travels bring you to Cumbria and The Lake District again in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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