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Rosewood by the River

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Nothing can be better."

    Spectacular house.

    Reviewed by SalehNov 2023

  • "Beautiful house and stunning location."

    Second time I have stayed at Rosewood and I will be back it makes me so happy to be there. Could we have a potato masher please !

    Thanks for your feedback Leanne and delighted that you enjoy Rosewood as much as we do. And potato masher fixed - we've bought a new one! Sorry for inconvenience Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeanneSep 2023

  • "A stunning home away from home."

    At the rivers edge with the soothing sound of streaming water to accompany our days. Only niggle is why they can’t be bothered to supply the house with enough toilet paper, dishwasher tablets and tea towels for 8 people. What was given to us barely lasted 2 days… A minor cost to the owners given what we paid for the week’s rental.

    Reviewed by OliverJul 2023

  • "A superb property, come rain or shine!"

    Wonderful location and facilities, especially the log burner and the sun room. We are looking forward to returning. Ps the wine and chocolates mentioned did not materialise, but it wasn’t a big deal just letting you know.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackMar 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a superb location, all finished to a very high standard, fully stocked with everything we could have needed, excellent TV and audio set up, SO comfortable and cosy, floor to ceiling windows in the lounge and two bedrooms which overlooked the gardens to the river and the village on the other side was idyllic!"

    Really good location for getting out an about as well. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rosewood by the river...we loved it!!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartFeb 2023

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    A great find, in the perfect location. Our family loved staying here and I’m sure we will be back again!

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    It is well equipped, well laid out and stylishly decorated. Cannot think of any downsides, we enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks also for the comprehensive info pack and generous welcome gift.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Rose"

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2022

  • "The property is wonderful - the location by the river is a delight and the 'picture' window is a highlight."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2022

  • "Star rating would be higher but for the preparation of the property."

    As always at Rosewood (unlike other Lakeland properties) a generous welcome basket thank you. Most other aspects were fine as usual at Rosewood. Cleanliness was poor however. Some detritus from previous occupants including some food on ‘clean’ crockery (at the of of the pile) and a generous helping of nail clippings let you down. Also do you get the windows cleaned at Rosewood?

    Reviewed by KarlApr 2022

  • "Rosewood was perfect in every way."

    Standards in all departments were first class.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2022

  • "Fabulous stay thanks!"

    What a place to enjoy the new year, we will return! Just a minor thing is the lack of kindling for the fire…. and perhaps a Few more loo rolls to get us set up before hitting the shops after a long drive.

    Reviewed by DebraDec 2021

  • "Rosewood is a beautiful property in an absolutely brilliant location."

    It carefully mixes new and modern fittings with a cosy and homely charm and there is plenty of space for a party of eight. There is an abundance of walks for all abilities right from the front door and although it wasn’t open whilst we were there, Chester’s looked lovely. Finally, the owners were friendly, welcoming, helpful and attentive - all in all an exceptional stay. We hope to be back!

    Reviewed by SuzyDec 2021

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic location."

    The views over the river are amazing. The house is warm, very comfortable and furnished to a very high standard with everything we needed and more for our stay. We shall certainly be returning again.

    Reviewed by MandyNov 2021

  • "A deep clean of the property required."

    Lots of dust and property breeds a good airing. Also some better equipment like a better clothing line, kettle and more cooking knives...

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "Sadly I left a blouse at the property and it has failed to be found and returned."

    I stupidly left this blouse on a bed and I know this is my fault and that Lakelovers take no responsibility for this situation but it has rather depressing implications and feel perhaps the owners should be made aware of this incident.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2021

  • "Beautiful location, everything provided that we needed and some extras that ..."

    Beautiful location, everything provided that we needed and some extras that made it very special, we would recommend it highly

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2021

  • "The setting is idyllic."

    The house is comfortable, warm and uncluttered. It is the best choice we have made to date from the Lakelovers list of possibilities. We would certainly go back

    Mr WhiteApr 2019

  • "This place is a delight to stay in."

    It was immaculate when we arrived. The location is superb. A nice place to come back after a day out. Lovely views over the river. The eating facilities nearby are excellent. The service from Lakelovers from booking to the end has been excellent

    Mr LangdonNov 2018

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location"

    Ms PerryAug 2018

  • "The view, location and the furnishings of the property were excellent."

    Mrs HornbyJun 2018

  • "The most beautiful house we’ve ever stayed in."

    The view is stunning and the weather has been perfect, who could ask for more.

    S StrainMay 2018

  • "The location was stunning and the house laid out to enjoy the view whatever the weather."

    The house was comfortable, stylish and thoughtfully equipped. Already planning a return trip!

    Karen TillMar 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.


  • Over 1 floor
  • 4 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suite, 1 x king size, 1 x twin, family bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen / dining space
  • Gardens
  • Furnished patio
  • Private parking.
  • Luxurious Lakeland residence with breathtaking riverside frontage
  • Beautiful gardens with patios, decking & sumptuous riverside including furniture
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs with I-player
  • DVD player
  • Sonos
  • Wood burning stove
  • Luxurious designer bathrooms
  • Secure shed for bike storage etc
  • Private parking for 2
  • Electric range style oven
  • Halogen hob & Microwave
  • American style fridge freezer
  • Washer / dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil central and underfloor heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

Excellent eco-friendly accommodation for eight in sought-after Skelwith!

A love-seat pagoda sits by the rocks and rivulets of the Brathay in the picture-perfect garden of Rosewood By The River, and a luxurious and generously sized garden dining set awaits you on the patio.

This is a place to retreat to with friends and family and relax fully in the finest of Lakeland locations! Like a wooden house from a fairytale, Rosewood By The River perches charmingly on the banks of the Brathay as it flows through the pretty hamlet of Skelwith Bridge.

Mature shrubs and trees surround the eco-friendly structure, ideally suited to its surroundings, and the green and shady garden is a magical place to sit and listen to the soothing sound of the waters slipping by. Inside, the pale greys of the living area are perfectly in tune with your need for relaxation, and the comfortable yet elegant furnishings are echoed throughout, including in the superb glass-ceiling sun-room, and in the sophisticated kitchen, which offers you the pinnacle of the country living experience.

Excellent use of glass in Rosewood extends to the bedrooms, and your private retreats are spacious, stylish and pleasingly light-filled. Skelwith boasts an excellent hotel with walker's bar, along with the well-loved cafe Chesters By The River, which offers a genuinely addictive selection of fine cakes and pastries, excellent coffee, amazing salads, and a winningly relaxed atmosphere for sitting out on the verandah on a sunny day.

There is a lovely gift shop attached, too, and we're sure your party will want to stock up on picnic materials here! Rambling paths run through the fields and woodlands in all directions towards Coniston, Hawkshead, Grasmere and Elterwater.

The latter sits in the Great Langdale Valley, in whose mouth your holiday retreat lies.

Along with Little Langdale, this is one of the most stunning and sought-after areas in Lakeland, and is full of excellent exploring, climbing, biking and hiking opportunities, including routes up the iconic sharp-peaked Langdale Pikes. With popular Ambleside and all the attractions of Lake Windermere in easy reach, the location, like the property itself, is a real winner!

Rosewood By The River will quickly become a family favourite when you stay with us here.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter