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Riverain

Penrith, Cumbria

An award-winning, restored coach house set against Cumbria’s idyllic Lake District backdrop.

  • 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
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from £226 per night

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book

Riverain is owned and managed by Christine Rowley.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Christine Rowley.

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The highlights
  • Awarded a 5* and Gold rating by the Visit England tourist board, the cottage offers an exceptional level of accommodation in a beautiful pastoral setting.
  • Exposed stone walls, oak wood floors, cast iron fireplaces and four poster beds.
  • Just four miles away from the Lake District National Park, the cottage is ideally placed for making the most of the Lake District and nearby Lake Ullswater
  • A large private garden offers stunning views over to the lush Lake District hills and is ideal for taking in some fresh country air
  • There is a ground floor ensuite bedroom
  • Eco credentials include wood chip heating from estate woodlands.
  • Fancy a romantic getaway? Riverain can be rented at a reduced rate, just for two.

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You should know
  • While the coach house has a lovely private garden, sandstone terrace and parking, the building is not completely secluded and is part of a small group of cottages. Its garden looks towards Mell Fell and is not overlooked by the others.
  • Riverain is certified by Visit England as a “Families Welcome” and “Pets Welcome” cottage.
  • Riverain has good accessibility and a ground floor, en suite bedroom.

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The detail

Dating back to the 18th century, this Grade II listed cottage has been expertly restored to create a luxurious home from home. Located on the edge of Cumbria’s magnificent Lake District, and part of the lush Rowley country estate, the cottage is ideal for scenic walks and nature lovers. Head out for a country adventure or relax in front of the serene mountain views for a truly memorable escape.

Carefully renovated, the cottage presents a stunning array of original features dotted with modern facilities. High vaulted ceilings give the living area a spacious feel while sumptuous leather sofas make it a truly welcoming space. Large arched windows steal the show, along with a traditional cast iron wood burner, superb sandstone fireplace, solid oak wood floors and exposed stone walls. A modern kitchen and dining area is also perfectly equipped and has a door opening out onto the pretty countryside scene.

Across its two floors, the cottage has three double bedrooms which each have their own deluxe en-suite bathroom and timeless natural style. The downstairs room boasts an impressive 6 foot bed which can be split into two singles, while the two first floor rooms have large sumptuous beds, high sloped ceilings and quality wood furnishings.

Outside, the cottage has a large private garden with exceptional views over to the Lake District’s Mell Fell. Here you can sit back and relax beneath the clear night sky before heading in for a night beside the fire.

Located on the edge of Cumbria’s magnificent Lake District, the cottage is an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers. Whether you want a short romantic stroll or a hike amongst the mountains there is something here for everyone. With an array of additional outdoor activities, including quad biking, paintballing and pony trekking, you can make your stay here as exhilarating or relaxing as you like.
For a more chilled out day, there are a range of local attractions to enjoy such as the traditional tea room and stunning garden of Dalemain House and the serene waters of Ullswater Lake. If you don’t fancy cooking then there are also a handful of excellent local pubs in the area which won’t disappoint.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
Nearby
  • Markets
  • Restaurants
  • Pub/Bar
  • Mountain Walking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Golf
  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Zoo/Wildlife park
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Rock Climbing

Riverain is set within the 30 acres walled gardens and grounds of Blencowe Hall and has its own private entrance, parking, sandstone terrace and garden protected by a sandstone walled ha ha. It overlooks Mell Fell and the Lake District National Park which is four miles away. A mile or so up the country lane and also accessible via a public footpath is the village of Greystoke with its welcoming, traditional pub, the Boot & Shoe set at the base of the massive Greystoke Castle Estate (walks open to the public). Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged within the grounds of Blencowe Hall and nearby is easy access to quadbiking, paintballing, sailing & canoeing on Ullswater, mountain biking, hiking, archery.

from £226 per night
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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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How to book

Riverain is owned and managed by Christine Rowley.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Christine Rowley.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
77 miles from Newcastle Airport

Detailed pricing info

Price is 'from' based on a 3 night stay in low season January - February

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Olivia Flinter

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. The welcome pack was yummy especially the home made raspberry jam :-) We would definitely visit again and have already recommended it to a number of family and friends.

Stayed February 2019

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