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River Bank (Langdale)

Langdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040859)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a very pleasant property with good facilities."

    It is quite isolated in terms of amenities, although there is a pleasant vegan cafe/ gift shop close by and a bar which is only really used by diners. We found the property to be very gloomy downstairs; this is not apparent in the photos. Our only real gripe was cleanliness: the bedding had bird poo on it. When we removed it to wash it we found the mattress protector to be badly stained. There were still crumbs from the previous occupant on the dining table and kitchen work surfaces. We also had to wash down the garden furniture as it was very dirty with bird poo. This aside, we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. Very disappointed that the cleanliness was below the standards we expect, we have raised this with Lakelovers who manage the cleaning. We do provide an outdoor furniture cover but unfortunately not ever guest replaces it Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraemeJun 2022

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location ideal for walking."

    It is nicely furnished and decorated. There are many books, games and jigsaws available. The bathroom is modern and has both a bath and a walk-in shower that has a good water flow. The additional en-suite is very useful. Thei ktchen is well equipped with utensils, but I've never come across one so devoid of kitchen consumables: no kitchen paper, foil, cling film, etc, not even washing up liquid, brush or sponges, and just one tea towel for the week; a washing machine but no detergent. It is aggravating, on your first morning, to have to delay your planned walk and drive to buy the necessary to wash your dishes. (The dinner plates, incidentally, are too big for the dishwasher and prevent the arms rotating.) I found that surprising and disappointing in an otherwise well equipped cottage. Also surprising, given its location, among the many books available there are no local walking guides or maps. But come prepared and you'll find this cottage very satisfactory. We would certainly come again.

    Thank you for your feedback There should have been basic consumables in the kitchen and a welcome pack containing essentials, unfortunately for health and safety (potential allergens) we can provide all items. Based on your feedback we have made changes. The dinner plates do fit in the dishwasher, the upper shelf is adjustable and unfortunately a previous guest must have set it on the lower setting. There should be a good selection of guides and maps, we restock yearly as they tend to go missing. We have purchased new ones Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2022

  • "We have stayed in a variety of cottages and This one has been the best by far, in terms of comfort, facilities and location."

    The owner has obviously given consideration to what people would like and has equipped the cottage accordingly. We will be staying there again.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Really great house in a great location."

    Really enjoyed our stay and thought it was excellent value. The house was actually bigger than I thought it would be - two bathrooms - both looked newly refurbished, which was great. The rest of the house was clean and nicely kept. Drying room at the back of the kitchen - very handy. Ideal location for great food from Chesters and great walks right from the door. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was smaller than we expected."

    The ensuite was really too small for comfort and the tile trims were dusty, but the rest of the bedroom was very smart. The layout of the lounge/dining room was frustrating, having to carry food all the way across the room as there was nowhere to eat in the kitchen! Location was confusing and we didn't realise (from the post code or the directions) that we would be quite so close to Chesters - we would have preferred a quieter house!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "Super location right in the heart of the Lake District with easy access to valleys, hills, woods, lakes and rivers for walking."

    .. and only a short drive to Ambleside, Windermere or Coniston for essentials. Lovely cosy cottage with all the comforts you need and a nice cafe right next door.

    Reviewed by TimDec 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    Only issue was the map directions to get there being wrong. Its actually next to Chesters Cafe on the river

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage well located for some great adventures."

    Reviewed by JaimeJul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday at riverbank on this particular stay."

    .new improvements are a lovely touch,new bathroom,ensuite,sofas,kitchen have really added to a lovely cottage and location.will definitely be booking again for another stay..thank you.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2021

  • "This is a great cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Decent sized fridge/freezer, which is always handy. Bathrooms are new and very nice. We found en-suite a bit cramped so used main. Remember to read instructions, as we didn’t on first night and water was not hot. Once we found out that you use switch in kitchen (if heating not on), then all was well. Popped it on when we returned from walk for an hour and it saw us through to next day (3 people). Back garden is a nice calm, private area. All in all would recommend and will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "Was wonderful to arrive to a refurbished property, was clean, comfy and well equipped property."

    Really enjoyed the sound of the nearby river, and birds to wake up to. Was able to go on walks from the door step ( car not used/needed) . Would happily rebook this cottage in the future and recommend to all.

    Reviewed by TaniaJun 2021

  • "We are regular users of this cottage and did not know that it has just been refurbished."

    The improvements to the bathroom are spectacular and an en-suite has been added to the master bedroom. This is a lovely cottage in a great location, I only hope that the improvements do not make it unaffordable for us!

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We loved the location of the cottage as the area is beautiful."

    There are many walks from the door step, and a pub a 2 min walk away.

    A HayesNov -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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, en-suite with shower, toilet and washbasin, both bathrooms feature underfloor heating
  • Boot room
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, indoor and outdoor WiFi, Telephone for incoming and local calls only, selection of books, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned rear garden with furniture, front garden with river views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 4 mins walk
  • Shop 5 1.8 miles.

The property

Located nearby the banks of the River Brathay in the Langdale valley is River Bank.

A traditional Lakeland cottage overlooking the ancient river bridge, this is a lovely base for families or two couple to enjoy. Enter through practical boot room and through to the kitchen with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

The living room is centered around the woodburning stove to enjoy on the cooler evenings, and dining area is the perfect spot for a social evening catching up around exploring the area over a glass of wine.

Upstairs there is a spacious king-size double bedroom with views over the river, a twin bedroom and the family bathroom boasting bath and separate shower.

Venture outside to the private rear garden furnished for dining al fresco with BBQ.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular villages, Skelwith Bridge is perfectly situated for exploring the nearby Langdale Pikes and Blea Tarn as well as a short drive from the vibrant village of Ambleside.

Skelwith Bridge itself has plenty to offer, take a stroll down to Skelwith Force and enjoy a delicious brunch at Chesters by the River, a popular vegetarian café with gift shop and take away bakery.

This is an ideal spot for a relaxing break in the Lakes with walks from the door and just a short drive from Ambleside and the central Lake District.

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

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About the location


Often referred to as Great Langdale, to distinguish it from nearby Little Langdale, Langdale's name comes from the Old Norse for 'long valley'. Langdale is a u-shaped valley formed by glaciers. It encompasses the two villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater, as well as the hamlet of High Close. Set in the centre of the Lake District, Langdale is probably best known for its mountains, from the Langdale Pikes – a group of mountains on the northern side of the village – to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Rock climbers will also love Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll. There Not surprisingly Langdale is also famous for it’s spectacular views, including Dungeon Ghyll Force Waterfall, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. it is an extremely popular holiday destination and loved by hikers, climbers, fell runners and lovers of the outdoors in general.

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