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Riverside Hideaway

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage perfect for our needs by the river with access to 2 pubs."

    Unsure if the heating has been checked after winter because there was a damp smell when we arrived and noticed air fresheners.around as if the heating had been turned off and just put on? Carried on though but noticed it was freezing on the second morning when we got up and the heating was off and was rung later in the day to say heaters were being brought as there was a problem with the heating. I have to say a bit disappointed for the amount we have paid. Also got the window cleaner at breakfast just as we were sitting down i had had a shower but was not dressed, cleaning the windows. I understand they need to be done but later in the day would have been good. Apart from that lovely situation. met the swans in the morning which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Mar 2024

  • "Happy with everything , the location was good as have stopped there a couple of times now , but this year there was new walks with new path ways ."

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Mar 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our short stay at Riverside"

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful place and very well presented and clean would highly recommend this ..."

    Beautiful place and very well presented and clean would highly recommend this place to any one Credit to the owners who decorated it for christmas with a tree ect and walked into some biscuits and liquers

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2023

  • "Love it here stayed here before lovely cottage lovely surroundings"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really nice, warm and comfortable property, with everything you need in the kitchen."

    A great base to explore the lakes with several walks straight from the doorstep. Recommend a trip across the bridge to the Swan, some lovely food.

    Reviewed by Liam Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful warm a accomodation Wonderful peaceful setting but also not so rural ..."

    Beautiful warm a accomodation Wonderful peaceful setting but also not so rural you felt isolated This was our second visit and we will be back Thank you

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great little weekend away."

    Looking forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Sep 2023

  • "I couldnt fault the apartment at all, it was beautiful, very modern and spotless."

    The shower is amazing. It has everything you would need, including, lovely thick fluffy towels, nespresso,washing machine&dryer(even some washing pods), ironing board &iron,dishwasher(although i never use them) hoover, every cleaning product you'd need,loo roll,hand wash,tea towels etc. I had taken a lot of these but came home with them. Lovely little touch of bottles of water,biscuits,teas/coffee,pods were very much appreciated, thank you. Gorgeous surroundings out front,patio area, grass with benches in front of the lovely river Leven.Amazing views from the living room window. lovely pubs 5 mins walk, The Swan & The Huntsman,lovely nice food in both and so friendly, Great position to drive anywhere in the Lakes. Nearest shops 10 mins to Ulverston,Booths is a lovely supermarket, fab pet shop with such friendly staff willing to give you advice on where to visit. The only thing we had abit of an issue with was the people in the apartment above us. We could hear every step they made, Im not sure if they wer exceptionally heavy footed buyt it soundeed like sosmeone was running a marathon in gthe style of an elephant . I did bring this to their attention in the nicest possible way, but was met with a lack of understanding and rudeness. I know you will hear each other and thats fine but they took the mickey. Hopefully this was just this family. Other than that blip we had an amazing time and would highly recommend Lakeside Hideaway.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2023

  • "House was so clean and comfortable, the location and the view was amazing."

    I’m strongly recommend:-)

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had an amazing time at riverside hideaway it was everything we dreamt of, everything was there that we needed."

    Great location. If I could suggest one thing it would be a gate to be added to the seating area outside I was nervous letting our puppy out due to the river being so close a gate would have eased my nerves.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage beautiful surroundings and had everything we needed, was a bit hard to find as sat nav took us to 3 other properties but is easy to find once you know where it is."

    Would like to thank molly from Sykes cottages who stayed on the phone to help us find it. The gentleman from lake lovers wasn’t so helpful and I obviously rang just as you was finishing but overall stay was fantastic

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Amazing to wake up next to the river each day. Great for visiting across the South Lakes and really close to two really nice restaurant/bars.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful property with a beautiful view."

    I like to be prepared and pack but this house was just perfect. They had thought of everything from tea/coffee to laundry tablets and new scourers for the dishes. 5⭐️

    Reviewed by Tyler5.0Dec 2022

  • "Love this cottage and location , very clean and modern ."

    This is our second stay here , great to walk to The Swan or Newby Bridge Hotel for a meal although footpaths are incredibly dark . Only negatives Our first stay the cottage smelt very doggy but not so the second time , we lit the fire but the smoke came out the front and into the room so we had to put it out again. The outside light was out on both stays and definitely needed as you approach the door . Will definitely stay here again though , loved it.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely little cottage!"

    We had a lovely stay and couldn't fault the cleanliness and quality of the cottage. The only fault we had was there was no cheese grater, which in the grand scheme of things is extremely minor - have already recommended the accomodation to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect…… had a wonderful stay at Riverside Hideaway , very clean and well equipped even had two large bottles of mineral water left one of them sparkling to accommodate every taste, we would definitely recommend booking this accommodation, just one tiny thing to mention no mattress protecter on one of the beds ."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very well equipped property in lovely surroundings, My main complaint is the lack of a rubber bath mat to use in the shower."

    I am in my 80’s and I felt very unsafe having a shower. I did in fact bring my own mat but still felt unsafe.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jul 2022

  • "Just stayed in this gorgeous, spotless property on the edge of the lake ..."

    Just stayed in this gorgeous, spotless property on the edge of the lake district, the gateway to everywhere, perfect for us sat out facing the river on an evening with glass of wine after a long walk

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was superb."

    Everything was clean and fresh. The beds were extremely comfortable. We had a wonderful holiday. The only little, and they are very little gripes,was we would have liked a cheese grater, and a broom to have given the floors a sweep each day.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Riverside Hideaway was spotlessly clean on arrival."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. In a great location by the river - perfect spot for visiting the South Lakes area. We enjoyed every minute of our break, very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the most peaceful and relaxing place I have ever stayed in."

    Loved it that much we booked again as soon as we got home. The apartment is fabulous, very clean and modern. The lake and views are amazing, I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved it ."

    Could not have picked a better place for a short stay. House and Garden were amazing I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely property in a superb location with garden seats by the river and two hotel bars within 100m."

    There is easy access to many locations e.g.: Windermere, Coniston Water, RSPB reserves at Leighton Moss and Hodbarrow, Kendal, fells and mountains, Lakeside steam railway. The appartment is well furnished and cosy. A Wifi problem was 'sorted' quickly. We would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2022

  • "Finished to a high standard and has everything you could possibly need."

    The bed was extremely comfortable, with good quality bedding. I woud definetly recommend. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved it a great stay our cockapoo did not want to come home neither did we - ..."

    Loved it a great stay our cockapoo did not want to come home neither did we - very clean and well presented with all mod cons

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved the cottage it actually is bigger than it looked in the pictures."

    Was disappointed that logs were not included for use of the log fire. The price paid to stay here should include logs. There was not double parking, room for 1 car only as a residents van was parked in the space the whole time. No basic condiments like salt and pepper and only 2 toilet rolls. Other than these small points we loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Dec 2021

  • "Delightful cottage in the southern end of the Lake District."

    We arrived in mid December and the cottage was complete with Christmas tree and decorations, a really nice touch. The local hotel and bar is a 5 minute walk across the river bridge. Ideally placed for exploring the lakes this cottage is furnished to a really high standard with all amenities required for a short break or longer holiday. I would certainly return to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Not really."

    We stayed in the upstairs apartment of this property last September and this downstairs apartment was just as nice. We will be re-booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, very cosy."

    It would be nice to be told on booking if the apartment booked is either on the top or bottom floor. We had the bottom floor but we could hear the other guests movements above! Apart from that no other complaints.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Aug 2021

  • "A great location and fabulous apartment."

    Reviewed by Julia4.1Jun 2021

  • "Great location for exploring quieter side of the Lakes."

    High standard of fixtures and fittings in apartment would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by C4.7May 2021

  • "Amazing spot and we would be looking to book again."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "The property is fitted out to a very high standard and has a lovely luxurious feel."

    It is cosy inside with lovely views of the river form the front large window and the front patio gets the sun all morning. In the afternoon there is a bench on the grass right by the water to catch the afternoon warmth. The Swan Hotel and Spa across the bridge is very handy for a relaxing drink and delicious food when you can't be bothered to cook! Very handy for exploring the beautiful southern lake district. The only slight drawback is the traffic noise from the busy main road behind but once absorbed reading a book or watching the geese on the river it fades away.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was ideally situated to visit South Lakes easily."

    It was exceptionally clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2021

  • "The location was fantastic."

    Right on the banks of the river Leven in great countryside. The cottage was ideal for the four of us and the two dogs. Swan Hotel across the bridge was great as was the Newby Bridge Inn. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing time was had by all

    Mr TwiseltonOct 2019

  • "Location was perfect Very clean considering that it is a dog friendly cottage!"

    Beautiful views!

    Mrs PhilpotNov -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.


  • Over 1 floor
  • 2 Bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 1 x small double bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Dining space
  • Gardens
  • Patio
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Stunning riverside location Riverside garden with furniture and river access
  • Wi-Fi
  • NOW TV box (own account required)
  • Private parking for 2
  • Secure storage for bikes/canoes/kayaks available upon request (for canoes/kayaks please confirm the size prior to booking)
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Excellent pub / restaurant 100 yards
  • Oil fired Central heating
  • bed linen and towels provided
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Warning - Open access to a river

The property

A real treat of a retreat by the River Leven! Full of character and cosiness, Riverside Hideaway is a romantic ground-floor portion of a traditional Lakeland Barn sleeping four people on the beautiful banks of the river flowing south from Lake Windermere.

Enjoy the stunning countryside, river and lake access, explore the surrounding South Lakes, and look forward to special home comfort to return to each evening! Entrance: Ground level private entrance to the living space. Living-area: Newly refurbished, cosy yet bright lounge with character beams, deep-cushioned furnishings and a view over the water.

Neat, well-equipped kitchen open to the dining area, which also has superb views. Bedroom 1: A charming spacious master double bedroom. Bedroom 2: A cosy second bedroom with 4ft bed. Bathroom: Modern shower room. Outside: Magical riverside gardens and furnished patio overlooking the water.

Private parking for 2 cars right outside the apartment. The cosy accommodation has all you need, wrapped in rustic character and set in a charmingly relaxing location.

Contemporary style and country charm mingle here, and provide a great environment to get together and let those everyday cares fade away.

And your shared riverside garden is the ideal spot for picnicking, fishing and canoeing!

One of the great advantages of Riverbank Hideaway is its proximity to one of the finest inns in the Lakes, the well-loved Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge.

Although you are pleasingly secluded in the shared garden grounds of Riverside House, you are only the shortest of strolls from the log fires, ambient atmosphere and excellent gastro-pub food of the Swan.

There is a superb beer garden here for you to sit and sip a cold ale and discuss your days adventures as the river slides past, and the hotel also offers luxurious spa facilities and a swimming pool. The walking opportunities nearby are vast, and the lower rolling hills of the south give way to the high central Lakeland peaks the further north you journey.

Gummer's How, one of the prettiest fells in the area is just a stone's throw away, and the views from here are truly awe-inspiring.

Lake Windermere has plenty of paths by the lakeshore, and we recommend a stroll at Fellfoot Park, a beautifully Victorian lakeside leisure spot with boat hire available.

Just a little drive away east of Windermere is the green and fertile Lyth Valley, famed for its lush beauty and yearly damson crop. Lakeside and Newby Bridge have so many attractions, including an excellent aquarium, a historic railway, and a steamer stop for Lake Windermere.

With the natural beauty of the area to explore too, you are ensured a full and fulfilling holiday.

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

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy 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, plus 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, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

1 well behaved dog welcome

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