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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
An aerial view of Riverain and Blencowe Hall displaying Riverain's amazing location.
1 of 22The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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5* Rated, Gold Award Winner by Visit England. Riverain has 3 ensuite bedrooms and is also accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status by Visit England which means we provide additional facilities, equipment and information for our guests travelling with their children and their dogs. Riverain's gated and walled off road large garden and the grounds of Blencowe Hall have plenty of space to enjoy being outside! A stunning conversion of a coach house dating back to the 1700s gives Riverain its welcoming double height oak floored reception room with floor to ceiling arched windows. The massive sandstone fireplace is a focal point for cool Cumbrian evenings and a generous supply of logs as well as underfloor heating ensure guest comfort and relaxation. Riverain’s private garden and ...5* Rated, Gold Award Winner by Visit England. Riverain has 3 ensuite bedrooms and is also accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status by Visit England which means we provide additional facilities, equipment and information for our guests travelling with their children and their dogs. Riverain's gated and walled off road large garden and the grounds of Blencowe Hall have plenty of space to enjoy being outside! A stunning conversion of a coach house dating back to the 1700s gives Riverain its welcoming double height oak floored reception room with floor to ceiling arched windows. The massive sandstone fireplace is a focal point for cool Cumbrian evenings and a generous supply of logs as well as underfloor heating ensure guest comfort and relaxation. Riverain’s private garden and parking area are set on the South facing side of Blencowe and have amazing views over the hills towards Mell Fell in the Lake District. Riverain is located about 7 miles from Lake Ullswater and has lots of great walks and runs in the local area. It has three ensuite bedrooms two of which can be divided into twin bed configurations depending on guest preference. The well equipped breakfasting kitchen will delight the chefs and the rest will enjoy relaxing in front of the open fire. Riverain has a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite shower room. Broadband wifi, a Weber BBQ, equipment & locally sourced charcoal, logs, kindling & firelighters and a generous welcome hamper are all provided for our guests. If Riverain is already reserved, please look at our sister cottages, Wythburn Cottage and Stag Cottage which offer very similar accommodation and may well be available. The Bedrooms at Riverain The Derwent Bedroom - 6' double bed (which can convert to single beds) - ensuite The Haweswater Bedroom - 6' double bed (which can convert to single beds) - ensuite The Ullswater Bedroom - 5' double bed - ensuiteMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

We had the most wonderful short stay at Riverain between Christmas and New Year. Emails from Christine in the lead up to arrange bedding were excellent and made sure that the person in our party with a feather allergy was catered for. When we arrived...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank josephineh630
christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi Thanks for your great review. We're delighted that you enjoyed Riverain so much and that you found everything you needed. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Reviewed 1 July 2019

We were 14 of us and we had the most amazing time at Riverain. It's the kind of house you have seen in fairytale, the difference is, you can come and stay here :) 14 of us stayed here for 4 nights and 4 days....More

Date of stay: June 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

Hi Thanks for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you all had such a super stay and we would be delighted to welcome you back for a return visit. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

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Reviewed 25 June 2019

No matter what ‘home’ means, there is surely something warm about that place. It’s a place where we are with friends and family, making happy memories. A place that quickly helps us make it as our own. It nurtures our moments to forever stay in...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Hi Thank you for your lovely, poetic review, it seems that you really appreciated everything that Riverain has to offer and we would be delghted to welcome you back for a return visit if your travels bring you this way in the future. Best Regards...More

Reviewed 23 June 2019

This is alovely house, lovingly refurbished, wonderfully maintained, well stocked and a lovely real wood fire. In easy reach of Ullswater, I would recommend it for anyone wanting a lovely base in the Lake District.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Ameet S
christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Hi Thanks for your great review. I hope we can welcome you back to The Rowley Estates again in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Reviewed 21 February 2019

What a fantastic place to stay. I had arranged to visit Riverain for my boyfriends birthday, meeting up with family as a surprise. We couldn't have asked for a better place to meet. The cottage itself is stunning and the service really was 5 star....More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Ollybeak1972
christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Hi Thanks for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a great time at Riverain, what a super surprise for your boyfriend! The raspberry jam is made from raspberries grown on the estate to it is particularly good to hear how much you enjoyed...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Riverain is located in Blencowe, near Greystoke. The closest lake is Ullswater, one of the deepest and the longest lake in the national park. It is surrounded mountains and there are great walks easily accessible from the Hall. The Boot and Shoe Pub in Greystoke is about 1.5 miles down the road and has a great atmosphere and excellent local food. There is also a village post office shop in Greystoke and a recently refurbished open heated swimming pool. Greystoke Castle and its 3000 acre estate is in Greystoke and the deer park of the Castle is open for public walks. There is plenty of parking at Riverain which is surrounded by its own 30 acres of grounds and extensive gardens.
Getting around
Riverain is located a short drive from Penrith train station which is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. The nearby villages offer wonderful walks and cycle rides with beautiful scenery. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget for 363 days a year. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the National Park, with views of Wordsworth's Daffodils on the west shore in Spring.
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