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River View

(Ref. 1054495)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "I couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay in the Lake District."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very nice stay, and very comfortable."

    Had everything we needed :)

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at river view."

    Gorgeous location. Our only issue was lack of space in bedroom which made it awkward at night. The photos of the property are accurate so we were aware before we booked. A personal preference for me is kitchen basics such as salt & pepper provided and enough dishwasher tabs for the stay. The welcome pack was nice .Overall enjoyed our stay .

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Nov 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at River View."

    It was clean, cosy and comfortable with all mod cons. I particularly enjoyed opening the window and listening to the river.

    Reviewed by L5.0Oct 2023

  • "On arrival place clean but several things are wrong."

    The cooker needs deep cleaning as alarm went off every time you opened door to put in/ take out food. The bedroom is too small with that type of bed in it not at all convenient to climb over to get out. People above smoked outside and ash came through the boards so not pleasant to sit on balcony. Television was a no go and no help when we contacted the owners. We are walkers so out most of time not to good a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Maggie2.5Sep 2023

  • "Great property in a great location."

    Cozy, comfortable and romantic, as stated in the listing

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The balcony could do with a clean"

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2023

  • "Booked at last minute for a short break."

    Apartment was clean and well presented in a location that has easy access by car for visits to Windermere and Coniston as well as being within walking distance of Lakeland car museum and the steam railway/ferry to Bowness and Ambleside if you want to leave your car in its private allocated parking space. Owner was easily contactable and understanding about what I thought was an issue but was in fact entirely my own fault. Everything you need at hand for a pleasant stay. Secure, private property with no rowdiness around, exactly what we prefer.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "River view apartment is a lovely apartment."

    It is very clean and has all modern appliances. Is smaller then it looks on the photos. No room to walk around the bed. Which was a bit of an nuisance when going to the toilet through the night.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Warm very clean great shower and bath .lovely views .location is near to lake windermere .vintage railway museum brilliant stay definately return .

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "The apartment is well appointed and has most of what you would need."

    The bed is very comfortable but the base of the bed need not be so large increasing the amount of room around the bed as this is at a premium, the bathroom is very clean and new looking the only thing I would say is there isn’t anywhere to put toiletries while in the shower. Whilst there isn’t a great deal of space in the living area there is room for a larger sofa which would make it more comfortable for two people. As stated in a previous feedback the local pub is closed and I have yet to find the shop which is said close by. Overall I enjoyed my stay at River View but would probably choose somewhere with more in the way of local amenities for my next stay.

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Feb 2023

  • "Great location, just a pity that the local pub is closed at the moment."

    We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely appointment equipped with everything you need for a great stay."

    The river view from the rear facing balcony is stunning and remains lovely and cool on hot days.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A superbly presented property with lovely view of the river and a great balcony for enjoying breakfast on."

    Great location as only 20mins from Windermere and lots of lovely places.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very nice accomadation ,clean and fitted with every thing you would need great location ,central to lakes ,and steam train station ,and motor museum ."

    We enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped property serving as a good base to explore the lakes."

    Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Nov 2021

  • "It look a little while to figure out how to use the hob as we have never heard ..."

    It look a little while to figure out how to use the hob as we have never heard of this type of hob and it didn't explain in the booklet that the pans had to be on the hob to make it heat up, I had to Google it to find out, but apart from that everything was lovely

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a very enjoyable experience, lovely location and very accessible for all the main tourist areas."

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2021

  • "Very nice and cute place and quiet in the night and clean"

    Reviewed by Sultan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely modern 1st floor flat with riverside balcony."

    Nice location close to Motor Museum and Steam Railway. Local walks and a short drive to popular locations in this area of great beauty.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2021

  • "The setting was extremely good and we enjoyed looking out over the river from the balcony."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom with balcony
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, washer-dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, welcome pack and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for one car
  • Private balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no children, pets, or smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Nestled within the Lake District National Park, River View is a well-appointed apartment set inside a brand-new 2020 luxury development on the bank of the River Leven.

Providing easy access to the Southern Lakes and Furness Peninsula, this romantic dwelling is perfect for couples looking for plenty of outdoor adventure within this scenic part of England.

Enter from the front door onto the first floor, with the stylish bathroom off to the side, consisting of a bath and shower over, sink with vanity mirror and a large heated towel rail.

Move into the open-plan living space, with contemporary furnishings including the chic sofa, Smart TV and additional lighting.

The well-equipped kitchen houses a range of integrated appliances around the Corian style worktops and local slate splashback, which is sure to encourage home-cooking when you’re not dining at a local restaurant.

At the other side of the room is the double bed which fits neatly into the corner, providing charming riverside views to wake up to, or step out onto the private balcony and listen to the relaxing sound of the water trickling by.

The apartment rests just a short walk away from local attractions including the historic Haverthwaite steam railway that runs (in season) from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, where cruises across Lake Windermere lead to Ambleside and Bowness, also within walking distance are the Lakeland Motor Museum, Café Ambio, Cliffhanger Escape Rooms and the Whitewater Hotel with its Spa and Leisure Club (day passes available) plus bar and bistro restaurant overlooking the river, nearby outdoor activities include horse-riding at Bigland Hall, Cartmel races through the year, Holker Estate and gardens, cycle trails and Go Ape experiences in Grizedale forest, fell walks, and water sports opportunities on Windermere or Coniston Water.

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate exploring the National Trust owned Fell Foot park or take a hike through Hay Bridge nature reserve, before heading north to the hustle and bustle of Bowness-on-Windermere for a range of independent shops and attractions.

For eating out, this offers a great selection of dining options, from Michelin star restaurants to gastro pubs and casual cafés.

River View is an immaculate apartment to enjoy the breathtaking Lake District National Park at any time of year.

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1 mile; Bowness-on-Windermere 10 miles.

The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. Enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors.

Please note: There will be essential maintenance in the building [between 9.30am and 3pm)which should not affect the flat itself finishing around 8th August 2023.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season