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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 Cottage 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 Cottage unique
Privacy and tranquility in the heart of the bustling lakes.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We used to visit the Lake District regularly in our youth to walk the fells, climb the big peaks and afterwards drink pints of north country beer. But like most people family responsibility came along and not only the distance from where we live in the south became a barrier other delights beckoned. So after a 20+ year gap it was well overdue a return trip so where do you pick. Ambleside is really central to the Lakes as one can get to most of the district from here and we wanted a quiet cottage away from the traffic and the town so what better place than down a narrow road in a stone cottage beside a small river with it's own stepping stones just outside the door. And Riverbank Cottage, Stepping Stones under Loughrigg ticks all those boxes. The pub is less than 1/2 mile away, you can walk into Ambleside in 30 minutes or you can just hangout and watch the walkers/cyclists go by. The cottage comprises a sitting room looking out over the river and fields with a beautiful oak tree in the centre of the view, and modern kitchen with everything you need if you wish to eat in which we actually did most nights (I cooked to give the wife a holiday), the bedroom was comfortable and an ensuite shower/bathroom though small was clean and sufficient. Everything worked well; we had a minor problem one evening with the wifi connection but our host David told me how to sort it out and it was not an lasting problem.
So we won't be leaving it another 20 years before coming back and would recommend this little haven to anyone looking for peace and quiet in the beautiful countryside.
A delightful holiday cottage
An excellent well equipped cottage in a peaceful & beautiful setting with magnificent views and a very central location to visit all the Lakes
Great apartment in an ideal location to explore Lakeland. Facilities are perfect.
All facilities in property are excellent. Except for wifi, which is very intermittent.
Beautiful,well equipped residence that is perfect for two. Scenic views in an area ideal for all. Quiet area with Ambleside and its ameneties close by. Lots of National Trust sites in the area , all .worth visiting Weather was fantastic, not even a cloud in the sky. Would definetely think about staying again.
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.
Excellent loved it will be going back again
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.
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.