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Riverain

43 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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
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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
Interaction with guests
Around 2 weeks prior to arrival guests will receive a pre-arrival message which includes details regarding key collection. We also send our guests local information about 'what's on' in the area during their stay. Guests have sole occupancy of the property during their stay and our Manager is available by telephone at all times.
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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
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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

Reviewed 6 February 2019

Perfectly placed for the northern lakes, good local pubs and great views. We were greeted with a very generous welcome basket, comfortable bedrooms and a large supply of logs. There is detailed local information including walks, maps and Wainwright books, also TA and games for...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

'Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of Riverain. We are delighted that you found the cottage so well placed for the Lakes and enjoyed the local pubs and views. We are glad that you found the cottage comfortable...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Our sincere thanks to Christine and the Rowley Family for our time in this gorgeous house. It was perfect - everything we could have hoped for - and such a lovely place to spend a weekend catching up with friends. Excellent pre-arrival help and information,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hi Thanks for your great review. It's so great to hear that you had such a super weekend and that you had everything you needed. We would love to welcome you back to The Rowley Estates if your travels bring you back to Cumbria and...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

What a delight! From the welcome basket to the games made available. Beautiful peaceful surroundings and wonderful views of the mountains of the Lake District. A well appointed place to stay. We shall be back! Thank you!More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank minoumcd
christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

'Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay at Riverain. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views and peaceful surroundings as well as the cottage itself and the welcome hamper. We would love to welcome...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Took me a while to write this review - apologies! But I just had to find the time to rate our stay over the middle of October! There were quite a few of us for a product launch and the property is beautiful. Everything is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

'Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review after your stay at Riverain. We really appreciate your complements and are thrilled that you had such a successful event and enjoyed the surroundings so much. We would love to...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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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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