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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderfully comfortable apartment in the heart of the beautiful village of Grasmere, right on the small river Rothay that flows through the village."

    Cannot fault this place, plus it comes with a parking space, which is such a bonus in this village! We parked our large vehicle right outside without any problems. The only item I would add to the kitchen, which is very well-equipped, is a pair of oven gloves. We will return!

    Reviewed by Evita5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our third visit and the flat is the best we’ve found in the area."

    So comfortable. The views over the river and the fells means it wins hands down. We did notice some deterioration this year: mirror light not working in large bedroom en-suite, some stained and chipped crockery and the heating broke down. This latter issue was irritating as we were cold, but Lakelovers responded quickly and fixed it within a few hours, so it didn’t spoil the holiday. I don’t want to recommend this to others as it feels like our special place - but I need to get over that!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed here earlier in the year and while Riverview is a lovely place to stay it is sad that the, all be it, small faults that were apparent in February have not been addressed."

    Having said that we would like to return again next year.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry to hear about the issues that have not been addressed. From your previous review I can not see what the issues were. I will contact you personally. Kind regards, Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Nov 2023

  • "Home again after our 2nd visit this year and possibly our 6th over a few years to Riverville."

    All was comfortable and delightful as always, we feel very much at home there. I enjoy sitting in the window seat watching the ducks swim by down the river Rothay Thank you very much for putting handrails in the showers, it helped my husband to feel more secure. I sincerely hope we will be able to visit again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely property and fabulous location."

    We appreciated the little things like parking, lots of coat hooks and places to sore muddy boots. I could spend hours sitting in the lounge window box listening to the stream go by. We had a wonderful time and would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the apartment, comfortable & had everything you needed perfect location, outside seating area was great when the sun shined."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our second stay at Riverville and we loved it."

    Very well equipped, comfortable and clean. I’ll miss hearing the river, the ducks and the Goosander family that swam up river each day. The flat is in a super location to walk out for a drink or a meal in the evening and we loved being able to put our boots on and do fabulous walks in the day, straight from home. Having its own parking space is great too. There was just one thing that gave a poor first impression, the large plant in a pot on the terrace has died, it’s shedding brown leaves and looks terrible, if we hadn’t known better from previous trips it would have made us expect that the whole place would be shabby and unkempt…….sort it out Lakelovers.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2023

  • "The outdoor dining area could use a sweeping, the potted plant was dead and the windows were a little dirty."

    The interior spaces were spotless and very comfortable and roomy. The location was perfect. We were very happy with Riverville. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Jun 2023

  • "We stayed in this property in May 2023 and loved it."

    We are hoping to stay here again next year, which is probably the best recommendation. Right in the heart of Grasmere and very comfortable with lots to do right from the doorstep. Only a couple of very minor grumbles. The main one was the welcome pack, tea coffee, sparkling wine all lovely but no soap in either of the bathrooms, no washing up liquid and little things like aluminium foil salt and pepper that are so common in other accommodations. The other one was the visitor information was very sparse, we came unstuck as the bins have to be put out towards the end of our stay and it only says “present your bin for collection” but it doesn’t say where. We did what we did at home and put it on the boundary of the property and it wasn’t collected. In retrospect we think it was meant to be put on the road but still not sure. A bit more detail would be useful. Like i said very minor issues and we want to stay again so overall an excellent property.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass your comments on. We hope to see you again soon. The Owner Relations Team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent property, clean, comfortable, spacious, beautifully presented, great location."

    The views of the river from the lounge window were amazing. Might be difficult to park if you have a large car.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2023

  • "This is our third stay at Riverville and hopefully won't be our last."

    We love everything about this apartment. The location is superb, next to the river, in the heart of Grasmere, surrounded by the wonderful fells. Inside the accommodation is well appointed throughout with comfortable beds and a very well equiped kitchen. The living room is a great space to relax, watch the wildlife and admire the views. It would be great to have a couple of comfy chairs and a small table in the bay window. A couple of niggles commented on previously, which have't yet been addressed but otherwise a wonderful place to stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Apr 2023

  • "Hello, I think we have visited Riverville in Grasmere now 5 times and enjoyed every visit very much and would love to return again."

    However my husband is 81 and it would improve our stay if there could be a handrail put on the wall in the walk in shower bathroom. Also a shower caddy to put shower soap/shampoo to prevent having to lean down on the floor to pick it up. This is probably not something that the owner wants to do, but it would make our visit so much more pleasant and safe for my husband. I love sitting on the stools in the lounge, overlooking the river, watching the ducks and the dippers and so much more that Riverville has to offer. It is perfect for our stay and we feel very much at home there.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Best stocked house we ever stayed in, furnished and stocked as if the owners lived here."

    Heating superb and easy to adjust, house spotlessly clean, beds soo comfy. The views and location as good as you could wish. If you don’t want to venture out just sit in the window and watch the wildlife and listen to the river and let your stresses will disappear.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely excellent."

    All those niggling things at other self catering locations have been perfectly covered here; lots of space in the cupboards to store food for the week, a fridge freezer big enough for four adults for a week, a really good cooker with a double oven, plenty of crockery and cutlery, heating that is easy to use use and kept the apartment warm while it snowed outside, a sitting room with lots of space for four adults and then of course there is the views of the river and hills and the location in the centre of Grasmere. Perfect.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Mar 2023

  • "The perfect bolt hole in the perfect location As Lakeland lovers, we tend to avoid the crowds in Grasmere, but being off season we thought we would risk it."

    Riverville did not disappoint, it was clean, well-organised and perfect for four; on two days we even had a Red Squirrel in the trees on the opposite bank! Numerous walk done from the front door, with lots of coffee shops to try once the days walk was over. If you get a chance visit Sam Read bookshop on the corner, very helpful staff, and lots of local guild books. We would recommend the Coffin walk to Rydal, Easedale tarn, Alcock Tarn and Helm Crag. Would I change anything about Riverville; two parking spaces instead of one would be good (worth a fortune in Grasmere) but we noted that seven-day parking is only ~£36.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and saw a local Red Squirrel. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2023

  • "Every thought has gone into the design and presentation of this property."

    Having rented holiday properties all over the UK and Europe we can honestly say this ranks amongst the very best. Nothing is perfect and there are one or two small niggles but just not worth mentioning. Whoever owns this apartment thank you and please may we stay again later in the year. We just loved it

    Thank you very much for your very kind comments. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Riverville and that you would like to return. Kind regards, Rob (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Riverville is a beautiful apartment located in the centre of Grasmere village yet set away from the hustle and bustle."

    It has a lovely view of the river from the living room. The property is very well equipped and comfortable. Minor things that need attention from owner - kick boards in the kitchen need fixing - these are loose. Gutters need cleaning. Living room had some cobwebs in corner ceiling.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Riverville. We will pass on your comments to the relevant team. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle4.1Jan 2023

  • "This was our second time at Riverville and we love the property and location There were a few small issues - not enough to inconvenience us by calling someone out - and a couple of suggestions."

    1. The bathroom floor to the main bathroom floor wasn't properly cleaned 2. The lights over the cooker do not work 3. The kickboard in the kitchen catches on the dishwasher whenever its door is opened 4. The lightbulb on the outdoor light next to the back door at the top of the stairs stopped working. It might actually be better for some more lighting, it is pretty dark in the middle of winter with pouring rain! 5. The Nespresso machine milk attachment does not heat the milk, only froths it 6. There were no coffee pods left in the welcome pack - these were advertised in the listing The following things would be good improvements: 7. The clothes airer is very small - not enough to hang up a full wash load and isn't tall enough 8. It would be nice to have some espresso size cups 9. The only microwave safe jug is a discoloured, worn plastic one

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Jan 2023

  • "I won' t repeat all the great things people have said about this apartment except to say that they are all true."

    We have stayed in dozens of self catering places over the years and this is up with the best of them. Been to the Lakes every year at least once for nearly 30 years and I can thoroughly recommend Riverville. Minor issues: kitchen tap drips; main bedroom ensuite mirror light not working; showers need a basket for soaps, shampoos etc (especially the walk in shower). From a personal perpective I would also consider a small table and chairs in the bay window in the lounge (this would mean altering the curtain rail), but it would be great to eat your food whilst looking at that great view.

    Thank you very much for your very nice comments. We are aware of the issues with the mirror and the tap. We have passed on the issues and are waiting for a moment where the apartment is not occupied. Unfortunately the basket for soap and shampoo that we put in the shower has disappeared. We will now get one fixed to the wall. Kind regards, Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leonard Brian5.0Dec 2022

  • "Riverville is an amazing gem in the centre of Grasmere."

    It’s cozy and contemporary. Having all the accommodation on one level (albeit with a couple of internal steps) is brilliant. The bed in the main room is ENORMOUS and very comfortable. The river running by and under the fabulous picture window adds to the atmosphere of the place. We’ve stayed all over in Grasmere over 20 years and this place is the tops without a doubt. We plan to book again having just got home!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful property and true home from home."

    If it was ours, we’d add a DVD player for rainy days & winter nights but otherwise it was perfect!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped apartment, we really loved the location, very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by June4.1Nov 2022

  • "Great position with shops and cafe to the front, and river, wildlife and fells at the back."

    Warm, cosy, comfortable, everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gutter outside the rear door needs sorting."

    Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We will arrange the gutter to be looked at as soon as possible. Kind regards, Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "Riverville is one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Beautifully located, very comfortable and well equipped. We really didn't want to come home! Love the views over the river and the sound of the ducks! Just a couple of observations from us:- 1. In the master bedroom there is a 'hole' in the floor under the carpet as you approach the bathroom door, it's a bit naughty as you could fall if you stand on this 'soft spot'. I would suggest this is addressed sooner rather than later. 2. It would be lovely to have a stool in the kitchen as I enjoyed preparing food looking over the glorious views and also like to perch when prepping! 3. Some cushions for the outdoor furniture would be nice, I appreciate not everyone would look after them but it's such a great spot to sit in, cushions would be a bonus.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great apartment in grasmere location perfect."

    Two kingsize bedrooms with bathrooms great balcony looking on to the water where we ate every morning and evening. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by J4.7Aug 2022

  • "This property is extremely comfortable, in what we feel is the prettiest village in the Lakes."

    We have been to Cumbria many times over the years and this has been one of the best properties that we have been to. It's location over the bubbling Rothay is perfect. We certainly hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "High quality well equipped property."

    Very generous rooms. Great location

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Riverville."

    Accommodation was very spacious and comfortable and in an excellent location. Only issue we had was with the outside stairs. Didn’t realise they were so steep and had difficulty carrying luggage in/out, particularly as it was raining the day we arrived. Also no information on disposal of waste so had to put everything in one bin??

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Jun 2022

  • "The apartment was perfect however the guest instructions were lacking with no details provided on what to do with rubbish and recycling."

    Reviewed by Miles4.7May 2022

  • "Our second stay at Riverville."

    It’s a lovely place to stay. Excellent facilities, great location, beautiful views of the fells. We would definitely be looking to stay here again

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our 4th visit to Riverville, as peaceful and restful as always."

    I hope to be able to visit again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "We (two 60+ couples) were very impressed with the apartment … really clean, very comfortable, loved the (easy) heating control … and enjoyed having plenty of hot water for baths and showers after a day walking!"

    We had everything in the kitchen we could wish for (we cooked each night) … and all round, we loved it!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Superb apartment with lovely views."

    Very central to Grasmere. Decorated lovely throughout and the kitchen is really well equipped. Could use a potato masher and a radio/music in the kitchen. But certainly would go back here. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cottage was fantastic in a beautiful location, very cosy and tastefully decorated."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is the best holiday accommodation we've ever had in Grasmere (and we've been coming for more than 20 years)."

    Beautiful place to stay. The window over the river is brilliant. The flat is warm and cosy, yet contemporary. Some of the kitchen equipment could do with updating (some sharp knives etc) and, as there is a dishwasher, a second set of knives and forks particularly would be good. We couldn't find instructions for the washing machine. The internet was dodgy in the lounge, but as I am from a very rural location myself, I understand the challenge of this! Overall a brilliant experience and we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2021

  • "The key holder was quite difficult to undo maybe needs a nlittle adjustment"

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2021

  • "We’d been to Riverville before and loved it, couldn’t wait to get back for return visit."

    Property seemed even better second time around even though it was perfect first time. No complaints whatsoever, only comment to make is that wifi wasn’t up to streaming films on Netflix. This is just by way of information and consideration and did not spoil a perfect stay

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jun 2021

  • "Not normally one to leave reviews, but I felt this was a rare exception."

    This flat is much bigger and nicer than it looked online. It was clean, well appointed, and in the most blissful location. Hearing the river babbling past your window was so peaceful and Grasmere is head and shoulders the nicest village in the Lakes (at least of those we visited). We were genuinely really impressed, and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7May 2021

  • "This is probably the best location we’ve stayed at in the Lakes."

    Riverville is an excellent property in a delightful position next to the river. There are so many beautiful walks right on your doorstep. We would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2021

  • "Riverville is a little gem in Grasmere."

    Great location, high standard of accommodation, and the terrace is a lovely place to sit to watch the wildlife on the River Rothay.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Totally brilliant venue."

    Best we’ve been to over many years. The window over the river is genius.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2020

  • "We love the lake district and Grasmere village,Riverville cottage is comfortable ,very clean and lovely views from the windows ,we consider to come back next year!"


    Mrs SlobbeMay 2019

  • "The location: it was possible to do a different walk each day without having to use the car."

    Mr FerrisApr 2019

  • "Location was excellent- in the centre of everything yet cosy and away from it all when needed!"

    The bedrooms and large en-suite to both bedrooms were great!

    Mr ArmstrongNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Highly Commended for a four star property
  • Over 1 floor
  • 2 x super king size bedrooms with ensuite facilities, (beds will be made as twin by default, if kings required please advise)
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen / diner
  • Furnished balcony
  • Private parking
  • Riverside location
  • Luxurious furnishings and décor
  • Electric range cooker
  • Washer / Dryer Dishwasher
  • High spec Kitchen
  • Large smart TV with Netflix (own account required to access)
  • Outdoor balcony overlooking the river
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Lounge overhanging river with glorious views
  • No pets
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • cot and highchair provided

The property

Riverville is a smart and chic riverside apartment finished to exacting standards, situated in the centre of Grasmere and commanding views of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

The stylish interior is decorated and furnished with comfort in mind and has an array of features including; designer wallpapers, beautiful soft furnishings and contemporary appliances. The apartment sleeps up to four guests, over two magnificent super king size bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, smart TV's and luxury mattresses.

The promontory lounge overhangs the river, offering fabulous views and a peaceful ambiance.

When the weather is warm the riverside balcony offers the ideal spot for Al fresco living and is the perfect place to sip a glass of bubbly or star gaze. The picture is completed by a well equipped kitchen with an electric range cooker, lovely wooden dining table and lots of extra treats like a Nespresso machine with complementary pods to get you started.

For the discerning traveller, Riverville has everything and will deliver a holiday experience that you will treasure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Ambleside 5 miles
  • Windermere 9 miles
  • Keswick 13 miles

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family has been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century, and Grasmere Lake. Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere, and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.

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Please note this property has 2 zip link beds. These will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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