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River Cottage

(Ref. 972596)

Eamont Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage nicely presented with everything you need."

    Nice well kept garden with patio furniture. The Thai food at the Crown is excellent as is the Sunday carvery.

    It is really heartening to hear folks have enjoyed there stay at River Cottage THANK YOU Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage easily accessible to local area."

    I had nice weather when I stayed so was able to enjoy the little garden getting mesmerized with the river rushing by and the family of dicks enjoying their day out. Very comfortable cottage.

    Thankyou of course the weather helps really pleased you enjoyed your visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property would benefit from a deep clean and some maintenance."

    The bridge which runs along the side of the cottage looks essentially quaint but this is still the A6 and has a lot of heavy traffic using it all hours of the day and night, we thought this wouldn't be a problem, we were wrong.

    Everyone are due there opinion ,it takes understanding why one client gives a glowing report followed by a damning report? We strive to do our best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward2.5Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very homely."

    It was really lovely to sit outside in the garden and listen to the birds and the sound of the river. Billy (the owner) was very quick to sort out an issue I had with the rude neighbour next door, who thought she could wander in to the property uninvited. For that reason, I would not return but the cottage itself is gorgeous. Surrounding area is beautiful and a 5 minute drive to Pooley bridge and Ullswater lake.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at River Cottage. We are sorry that you had issues with the neighbour but are glad that you managed to resolve this with help from the owner. We hope you had a relaxing holiday in the lakes. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Aug 2023

  • "Should provide a cook's knife for the kitchen and microwave safe dinner plates."

    Very convenient for town centre. Beautiful view of the river.

    Not sure what is meant by a cooks knife ,also those same dinner plates have been in situ for sometime now without complaint ,if only a note was left to explain I would willingly provide in a second Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2023

  • "Loved River Cottage super location it has all the equipment needed."

    Huge bed and an airy conservatory with a stunning view over the river. Wished we could have stayed the whole week but sadly couldnt because a hospital appointment cropped up. Will definitely be back and highly recommend the cottage.

    Happy Days the weather plays such an important part in everyone,s stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great week's break at river cottage."

    It was clean and very comfortable, everything we needed was there. Great garden and it was really relaxing just having a drink and watching the river and all it's wild life. The Lakes are not that far away and being as we had such great weather it was a joy to explore them.

    Obviously weather plays a big part ion everyone’s holiday;Thankyou folks so pleased you enjoyed the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second stay at River Cottage."

    Really pleasant & comfortable cottage. You soon get used to the noise of the traffic over the bridge. Nice & handy for getting to Pooley Bridge.

    Returning to River Cottage and once again enjoying there stay really does cheer an old guy up Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage is beautiful and very cosy."

    Very happy with the place.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Nov 2022

  • "Wish we could have stayed longer!"

    House was perfect for a couple on a getaway and in a really good location for a quiet countryside holiday. Very comfortable and clean. Area is quiet, relaxed, beautiful, no issues whatsoever. Scenic walks right on the doorstep. 10minutes walk to a VERY friendly community pub and lovely little post office/shop/cafe. The local people were great. Truly a peaceful retreat.

    Thankyou Mohammed ,So pleased everything worked for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Aug 2022

  • "Pretty little cottage just right for me."

    Thankyou Dr Sheila we deeply appreciate your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage,nicely situated,very well equipped."

    The only minor drawback was the shaving mirror in the bathroom, which was a bit tricky for me to use at 5' 9'', so would be even trickier for people taller than that.

    OKAY ANDREW will look at mirror problem and resolve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River Cottage."

    Took a while to get used to the traffic noise , but other than that perfect. One point , when you reverse out from the cottage , it might be worth mentioning that you need to be in the sensor box for traffic lights to be activated. !!!!!

    Always love it when guests have enjoyed there stay.? We all look forward to a break and of course the weather plays a great part. Will take up the advice given re traffic lights Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need, pots & pans could do with updating, but it didn’t take away from a perfect stay!"

    The address given, sat nav takes you to number 1 at the other end of the lane bizarrely it is also number 1? Very nice touches from the owner pity I was working and on my own, would like to return with company

    Reviewed by Darren4.1Feb 2022

  • "Return visit to cottage and not disappointed."

    Lovely views of the river. Clean with everything needed. Bottle of wine a nice touch. Welcome Note from Billy made me smile. My dog loves it here and even has her own space. Just be aware neither garden is enclosed so your dog could escape. Washing machine/freezer in garage which is a bit musty so off putting. Parking/exit can be a bit tight as close to the traffic lights but even I had no problem. Would recommend this cottage everyday and Sykes Cottages are brilliant.

    Reviewed by Jo-anna4.7Nov 2021

  • "Good location and a well equiped Cottage."

    Not providing towels is a bit of a pain otherwise all was well. Current pricing policy re Sykes means that we will just give it a miss for next year as it is just too expensive. Exiting the property by car can be a bit tricky at times and it is difficult to find a good solution. Some advice re this problem would help.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday despite road noise ( which we were expecting)."

    Parking at side of cottage very tight. Kitchen area not as clean as it should have been. Several items in cupboards were cracked/ broken. Not enough crockery & cutlery to warrant using dishwasher. Very comfy bed & shower. Despite cottage being beautiful & comfortable would not stay again due to parking & road noise!

    Reviewed by Debbie3.4Jun 2021

  • "The directions to the property were poor."

    We were told to leave the motorway and that at the next roundabout we should look for signs to Eamont Bridge. These signs did not exist so we had to battle round the biggest roundabout in Christendom trying not to get sandwiched between HGVs. A very friendly chap in a filling station in Penrith told us the way. Why we were not instructed to take the fourth exit signposted A6 Shap I really don't know.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2021

  • "Just unusual not to offer Towels in the accomodation."

    Everything else provided for our relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "Marvellous week away from everything ."

    . Even the rain didnt dampen our spirits

    Reviewed by Claire4.7May 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    The garden was beautiful and even though it was next to a busy street it still felt like we were in our own little world. There were loads of helpful pamphlets and information. It was clean and the furniture was very comfortable. The cottages was welcoming and gave you a real feeling of calm. Highly recommend, might come again myself

    Reviewed by Elsa5.0Apr 2021

  • "We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage on the river , listening to the sound of the river and watching the herons."

    The cottage had everything we needed, and more. The location was perfect for exploring the lakes. The walk along the river eamont to the castle was great to have right on the door step for us with our dog too. The local pub the Beehive and the Crown Hotel are both dog friendly and do some good food.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, bigger than expected, very comfortable, had all facilities required for a break away."

    totally recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Teena4.7Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our time at River Cottage and will definitely be back!"

    Perfect location for us as we went exploring and climbed some mountains. We were lucky enough to have a couple of sunny days and the BBQ was a lovely touch! The stream at the end of the garden is so picturesque, it’s honestly a dream. The cottage does sit next to a road that at times can be quite busy, but we didn’t hear any of the passing traffic through the nights! Facilities are great, everything you need. We did a big food shop for our time there and there are a number of supermarkets nearby. Loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage with a homely feel."

    Great location by the river with herons, dippers and occasionally buzzards to be seen. Only drawback is traffic noise, which other reviewers have commented on, and we were aware of as we've driven this road several times. Probably worse in the morning when you're half awake and more tractors than usual due to harvesting season!. There was no guidance on refuse disposal/recycling. We have 4 bins at home, there were only two here with nothing to say what should be put in which. It looks like any unused articles which guests have left behind, such as washing up liquid, coffee jars, etc. have just been put in cupboards for others to use, and in view of the virus situation at present we didn't think this a great idea. A fair amount of insects in the conservatory, but in view of the fact we had warm dry weather all week and left the door open this was our own fault! Overall a very enjoyable stay and we would certainly return if staying in the area again.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage booked with ease through Sykes."

    Nice touch with phone call to check all was well.

    Reviewed by Jo-Anna4.4Nov 2019

  • "The River Cottage was a fantastic place to spend time in, couldn't have asked for better."

    Everyone we met was so lovely. Our dog enjoyed himself as well, the scenic walks we amazing.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is delightful and very cosy with a lovely aspect at the rear."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Thank you

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful location on the river."

    So cozy and the sound of the river far outweighed the sound of traffic coming over the bridge. Bottle of red wine in the kitchen was a nice touch. The garden is enclosed which was great for our dog. We enjoyed walking accross the bridge, down the gravel path and following the river along to see Brougham Castle. There were tea towels, so you only need to take your bath towels. The shower noise is okay if you put it to the right pressure also. All cleaning products are there so you only need toiletries. We went to one of the dog friendly pubs, The Beehive, which is only two minutes walk away right over the bridge. Didn't get time to go to The Crown, but they do tai food! If you need a shop, you will need to go left and carry on over the round about, roughly 15 minutes into town, which a lovely local lady showed me. You will pass B n M, a Spa Garage then Sainsburys is further up, so no need to take half the kitchen cupboards like we did. We absolutely loved our stay here and hope to come back for longer to do more exploring! Oh and the bed was so comfy too. There is also an outdoor shed with a barbecue inside if you get the weather.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2019

  • "The road noise at night can be a problem as the traffic passes over the bridge next to the cottage"

    Reviewed by Debby3.8Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable and the garden was beautiful to sit out in watching the river."

    Our dog loved the conservatory and we sat in there most days reading and relaxing. The shower although good was very noisy. The cottage is beside a busy road which was noisy at times but it didn't bother us as we live on a busy road and we were aware of the cottages location before booking.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Aug 2019

  • "Delightful holiday cottage, full of comfort and charm."

    Sitting in the garden , overlooking the river or when outside temperature slightly down, enjoying the comfort and views from the conservatory. Bedroom comfortable, bathroom highly functional. Penrith within walking distance . A lovely, relaxing venue.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Loved the location being right next to the river, the main road didn't bother ..."

    Loved the location being right next to the river, the main road didn't bother us at all, cottage was very comfortable

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location for the Northern Lake ,even a trip into Scotland ,with Penrith just 5 minutes up the road with a very good selection of shops ,M6 less than a mile away ."

    The cottage is next to the traffic lights for Eamont bridge during the day could get a bit noisy but as we are out all day it did not bother us ,the Wi-Fi comes in at 23-25mbs so very good .Please could either Sykes or the owner make it clearer than you need to take your own towels ,we did but it is not that clear on the web site .

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2019

  • "It was my third visit to this cottage so I knew exactly what to expect."

    There are a few very minor niggles such as road noise, cramped bathroom and plate sizes which do not fit the dishwasher, but these in no way impacted my enjoyment of this comfortable and unique property. A little guidance on refuse collection and recycling possibilities would be helpful.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "This cottage was ideally suited for a stay in the lakes, easy access to main roads and Penrith."

    A short drive to many of the popular lakes and surrounding countryside. It was dog friendly and clean.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "It should have been advised that the cottage was beside a very busy road that had traffic controlled lights and hence very noisy ."

    Also was surprised that the fridge did not have a freezer compartment ( which is quite unusual) . Conservatory was excellent!

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location."

    The river setting made it peaceful place despite the traffic. The sound of the flowing river and stunning views add to its delight! Recomendations: It was only me and my dog for a short stay but for a couple and longer stay it could benefit from a big frying pan maybe even 2 and bigger pan. Hooks in the wet room for towels an advantage. Working outdoor lights for the back garden.

    Reviewed by Jo-Anna4.7Nov 2018

  • "Generally the cottage was as expected."

    The washing machine/tumble dryer made our clothes smell. WiFi was particularly slow and intermittent which was poor especially as the phone signal was also very low. Road noise didn't bother us and pleased the furniture was comfortable as a lot of places we viewed had poor second hand offerings which meant we avoided.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1Oct 2018

  • "Cottage is right beside the road and extremely noisy, particularly the bedroom which was on a level with the bridge which traffic passed over all hours of the night and day."

    Also not well provided - one frying pan , minimal crockery meant the dishwasher had to be used more than it needed to, no toiletries at all , couldn't even find a brush and pan. Comfortable bed and nice conservatory with views of the river but otherwise disappointing.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are accurate and not misleading. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina2.8Oct 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Comfortable & relaxing. Every thing you need

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Quaint cottage very comfortable all you need for a weeks holiday comfortable ..."

    Quaint cottage very comfortable all you need for a weeks holiday comfortable settee & chair bed was spotless and comfortable garden views were outstanding

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was too close to the A6 road and the constant traffic almost 24/7 was annoying and made it difficult to sleep at times."

    I think people should be warned about this. Other than this the position next to the river was just as expected. The area has some history that we discovered from one of the local publicans.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Jun 2018

  • "This was just an amazing little cottage."

    .. it exceeded expectations and we walked through the door with a smile and left with a bigger one... We thoroughly enjoyed our week here truly could not have asked for more...

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2018

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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.


  • 1 x super king size double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, washbasin and WC
  • Living room
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Kitchen.
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • Gas central heating. TV in living room and bedroom
  • Wi-Fi. Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Towels are not included
  • No Cot or Highchair, Off road parking for one car
  • Riverside garden with furniture
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Outhouse for secure bike storage
  • Pub 5 minutes' walk
  • Penrith and Ullswater 10 minutes

The property

River Cottage is a pretty terraced cottage with a garden running down to the River Eamont and centrally located between Ullswater and bustling Penrith with its shops, bars and restaurants, the gateway to the North Lakes. This character cottage with original beams and exposed stone walls is a light and airy cost-effective getaway destination for a couple and their dog who want to be able to explore the Lake District in comfort at any time of the year. River Cottage has a village location, but as you walk in from the outside you'll step into a lovely and character-filled room with a large feature fireplace, gas fire and exposed stone wall.

There's comfortable seating and picture windows plus a TV.

Through to the light-filled conservatory, where you can dine looking out over the garden to the river, to the fully equipped modern kitchen.

Upstairs there's a lovely light and airy super king size bedroom, and the wet room with shower, washbasin and WC completes the accommodation. Outside there's off road parking for 1 car at the front of the property and then a patio with garden furniture at the rear.

The lawn leads right down to the river's edge and the views towards the old stone bridge. The pretty little village of Eamont Bridge has not one but two ancient stone henges, King Arthur's Round Table and Mayburgh Henge.

Nearby Yanwath Hall is reputed to be the finest manorial hall in the entire country.

There's also a pub within a few minutes' walk of the cottage. Just minutes from the A6 and M6, the lively town of Penrith is virtually on the doorstep with its shops, bars, restaurants, swimming pool and cinema.

For lovers of the Lakes, Ullswater is a short drive away and there are riverside walks easily accessible from River Cottage.

If you're keen to explore the best of the North Lakes and the Cumbrian coast beyond, River Cottage is a comfortable and cosy cottage where you can recharge your batteries with an inexpensive Lakeland break throughout the year

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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