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River Bank (Langdale)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location for walks in the Lake District"

    Reviewed by Ewan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous location, wonderful walks from the door."

    Cottage was well equipped and we cooked with ease most nights. Very warm, which was welcome to dry wet clothes. Fabulous boot room- we’ve done many Lake District stays and this was a winner for us. Nice selection of books and games were appreciated.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very homely in all respects and well positioned for getting out and about both when walking and in the car."

    'Chesters' on the doorstep was a bonus. Also a good nights sleep with comfy beds and little noise to bother us. Ideal for two people and fine for four. Some small things would improve the welcome when arriving, some logs for the log burner, some washing up liquid and enough dishwasher tablets for a week , its disappointing having to turn round when arriving and go out again for the basics. The one really negative part was that there was not enough hot water to fill a bath, numerous trips up and down stairs were required with boiled kettles of water to have something approaching a normal bath temperature, even with the emersion switched on. Maybe the tank thermostat needs adjusting??

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to read that you had a problem with the hot water for the bath. Unfortunately, as we weren't made aware of this during your stay we were unable to rectify it in order to make your stay more comfortable. As this is self catering accommodation we do not provide logs or cleaning products as standard. We are glad that you found the rooms comfortable and enjoyed the property and the local area. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosey3.8Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a great location of the Lakes."

    Nearest shop is in Ambleside so bring essential supplies for your first night (tea,coffee etc) Kitchen was well equipped, just would have liked a bit more space for food. Oven worked great. Didn’t use dishwasher or washing machine. Lounge comfortable and plenty of books, board games and puzzles to entertain you. Main bedroom, was comfortable slept well every night. Plenty of cupboards and drawers. En-suite a bit cosy. Main bathroom was spacious and the shower was great. Twin room had a lovely view. Wasn’t used so can’t comment anymore. Parking for two cars up the side of the property. Small private garden with furniture. We had a lovely comfortable stay and would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally-ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Always a disappointment when a welcome box is not provided, even greater frustration when the property book says there is small amount of tea and coffee left for us but the jars were empty."

    There were no cleaning products although stated again there were! These are clearly issues with the company cleaning the property.The cottage was clean. Strange external layout whereby no front garden and neighbours No 4 sat outside the window ,where the only dining table was overlooked. The back garden had a gate adjacent to No 4 presumably to access shed although we did not use it , but on two occasions this gate was accessed by others and left open. The positives it is a well furnished, finished and very well equipped property situated in a lovely location.

    Thank you for your feedback. The garden to the front of River Bank with the stone seat belongs to River Bank and not next door. No one else is allowed to sit there we have informed the owner next door to let their guests know sorry for the inconvenience this must have coursed. kind regards The Owner Relation Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony3.1May 2023

  • "This is a great cottage with easy access to excellent walking and the wonderful Chesters cafe is next door."

    A few things to highlight, the house was very dusty the units, tables and bedside drawers had not been dusted for some time, this was a shame as the rest of the cleanliness of the cottage was good. There are no instructions for anything in the cottage, no wifi info, nothing on how to work the TV - note it only has streaming ie i player, ITVX channels, as the normal 'live TV' does not work. No instructions on how to operate the dishwasher or washing machine ( we did work this out) but an information pack on the facilities would have been very useful. Again no information on the heating, it was clearly timed which is what I would expect but no way of overriding this so if we got back early from a run, the house was cold and we had to wait until 4pm when the heating clicked on. The log burner would have been perfect but there were no logs, no means of using at all and no information on where local logs/kindling/firelighters etc could be purchased so sadly we could not make use of this, which was a shame. Excellent location, would return again, just a few things could be improved.

    Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Sorry about not having any instructions, there was a large white file one the shelf under coffee table with instructions for everything including where to get logs.. Lakelovers had done a deep clean, need to find out if they had moved it. The instructions for the heating are next to the thermostat. Hope you come back Andy and Gillian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very warm and comfortable and a well equipped kitchen."

    The boot room is very useful too after returning from a few muddy walks. There are ample walks from the door, a very useful Co op just up the road and Ambleside is just ten minutes drive for more supplies or a visit to Stiles cafe or the Apple Pie Shop. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2022

  • "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 Graeme3.8Jun 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 Geoffrey4.7May 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 Helen5.0Feb 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 Victoria5.0Feb 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 Helen3.4Dec 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 Tim5.0Dec 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 David5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Jaime4.4Jul 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 Darren4.7Jul 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 Jane5.0Jun 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 Tania5.0Jun 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 David5.0May 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 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


Ambleside 5.6 miles; Coniston 7.3 miles; Grasmere 9.7 miles.

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.