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Four star gold standard Lakeland cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Four star gold standard holiday cottage in the heart of the lakes.

Set in the historic stepping stones building as used by William Wordsworth's family, riverbank has everything a couple could want for a relaxing break in the picturesque Lake District.

We have endeavoured to provide the perfect environment to relax beit enjoying the spectacular panoramic views from the living room, or watching the embers glow in the open fire after a hard days walking the lakes.

Spend the night in the luxurious king size bed and wake up to the peace and idyl that is the essence of the Lake District.

A fully equipped kitchen is available if you decide not to use one of the many and varied local eateries. We also have a small outside terrace for drinking in the fabulous views.

With many repeat visitors we hope you will also see that riverbank can be the perfect place to spend your holiday in the lakes.

Discounts sometimes available for last minute holidays

Friday changeover the norm

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Nick

We are a small family with a large amount of Lakeland experience. With a mother from Ambleside and family throughout the lakes we have explored and enjoyed what the region has to offer.

Now we hope to use our experience and knowledge of what constitutes a great holiday home as well as our knowledge of the lakes to help make your stay truly special.

Nick purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Nick chose Ambleside

A beautiful cottage in a historic building with views that can take your breath away. Riverbank has it all.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy and tranquility in the heart of the bustling lakes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ambleside in Lakes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully equipped bathroom with shower over
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size spacious bedroom with luxury bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Four star gold standard Lakeland cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we sent our initial email enquiry, to the time that we departed, David and Nick made us feel like family!

Not only were David and Nick an absolute joy, we found Riverbank to be such a treat. It has beautiful views, lovely décor, a wonderfully stocked kitchen including a nice size refrigerator and freezer, super comfy bed, plenty of storage, a dedicated parking space, and so much more… To top that off, you can walk right out the front door for a day in town, a little low level walk or an all-day Fell/Wainwright walk.

We would highly recommend lovely Riverbank. Thank you, Nick and David, for your kindness and for our fabulous stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent loved it will be going back again

  • 5 of 5

Location beautiful scenery lovely when opening curtains had beauitful weather so had breakfast outside fantastic people cottage well equipped had everything we needed. Very clean and cosy with open log fire.Would recommend Ambleside cottage to others definitely be going again next year. had a fantastic time thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful retreat ideally situated.

  • 5 of 5

Located in a very quiet setting with stunning views. Ideal for a variety of walks from the door and within easy reach of Ambleside and Grasmere by car or foot. Comfortable accommodation well equipped for self-catering needs. We had a very relaxed week with a mix of walking and sightseeing, recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect size for two people.

  • 5 of 5

It was when I had to drive across a cattle grid I wondered what I had let myself into. The first impression, before entering the cottage was the view!!!! Priceless. You enter into the kitchen which is really quite large. The sitting room was snug and there were logs waiting to be lit. Best of all the bed was so comfy and a selection of pillows a rarity. A perfect base and so many walks on your doorstep. Brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you agree the views are stunning, no pictures can truly do it justice! Pleased you found riverbank as welcoming as we try to make it, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Lovely cozy cottage in beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Riverbank Cottage. From the very beginning, Nick was extremely responsive and helpful. The cottage was beautiful, the description is accurate, and I'd say it's larger than it appears. Airy with lots of natural light and tranquil views of the mountains and meadows (with the sheep, including lambs!). Plenty of room for a couple. The kitchen is well-stocked so we were able to cook meals, which we like to do. The bed was so comfortable with an excellent mattress and beautiful linens. That is extremely important to us (we spent our last night in a hotel near Manchester, and we bemoaned the fact that we weren't sleeping in the bed at Riverbank!). Although we had a car, we walked into Ambleside several times along a quiet little road following the river, and we also walked to Rydal Hall and Grasmere. We would love to return, and we highly recommend Riverbank Cottage to anyone looking for a beautiful, conveniently-located, cozy cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you made the most of your stay with us. And delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you and see you again soon we hope.
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Great spot, nice accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Perfect spot between Ambleside and grasmere - walks from the door from this lovely accommodation. Very helpful owner who arranged our stay at very short notice. Lots of hot water and the apartment was lovely and warm. Lovely riverside views from the bedroom and lounge- great for a peaceful break.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope that you can come and stay again sometime.
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres

Beautiful, traditional Lakeland cottage in the historic stepping stones building, with views of the stepping stones right outside the window.

A four star gold standard apartment with king size bed and everything a couple could want for a relaxing stay in the heart of the lakes.

A perfect retreat for rest and relaxation or an ideal starting point for exploring the wonderful Lakeland area.

Minutes from the picture perfect towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Rydal it is in an ideal spot for amenities but far enough away to experience peace and quiet to enjoy the spectacular views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ambleside, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130

Short breaks considered within 14 days of arrival.
Discounts available on full weeks stay 14 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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