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“Very enjoyable stay at Riverain”
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap, equipped with a Weber BBQ.
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap, equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap, equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall
Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
The expansive gardens of neighbouring Blencowe Hall.
Riverain has a private  gated garden and private parking surrounded by a sandstone ha-ha wall
The welcoming Carriage room reception is equipped with broadband wifi, leather sofas and a log fire.
The  kitchen has a Bosch gas hob, electric oven and Dishwasher
The breakfasting kitchen at Riverain.
A view from the Breakfasting Kitchen into the living room through the original sandstone archway.
The Living Room with a cast iron log burner - complimentary logs and kindling provided for the fire.
A view from the breakfasting kitchen towards the main reception room.
A view from the Carriage Reception room at Riverain towards the kitchen and Derwent Room hallway
The ensuite ground floor Derwent Room with beds that can be arranged as a 6 foot double or two twins
The ensuite shower room of the ground floor Derwent Room
The first floor Haweswater Room which is ensuite with a shower room.
The Haweswater ensuite shower room with limestone tiling chrome heated towel rail.
The first floor Ullswater Room which is ensuite with a bathroom
The original sandstone walls have been preserved in use where possible.
Fresh flowers are placed in guest bedrooms during the season.
A view of Blencowe hall, showing Riverain in the background.
Riverain is set within the grounds of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
A view of Riverain's garden in the early springtime
An aerial view of Riverain and Blencowe hall displaying Riverain's amazing location.
The village green of the nearby town of Blencowe, complete with a pub and shop.
The Petteril River, just 2 miles from Riverain, a perfect family day out.
Boats can be rented for sailing on Lake Ullswater
Local Herdwick sheep crossing a footbridge
Cumbria in Spring
Hutton in the Forest, a historic house in Cumbria.
The beautiful gardens in Hutton
Levens Hall, a fine Elizabethan Mansion.
A view of Patterdale, near Glenridding
There are prehistoric monuments in the surrounding areas, such as this Castlerigg stone circle
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle in Little Salkeld
Cumbrian Fields in the early morning
Blea Tarn, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Lake District
A beautiful view of Cumbria
Sailboats on Lake Ullswater
The Ullswater steamer, a fun ride and day out
A view from the top of Honster Fell, one of the many walks in Cumbria.
Riverrain Floorplan - Access Statements available on our website The Rowley Estates
Discover the market town of Penrith
Aira Force at the side of Ullswater owned by The National Trust and great for walking
Lady of The Lake - Ullswater steamer
Rheged _ Lake District attraction with family activities, shopping, cafes, cinema & exhibitions
Sunset over Ullswater
Sailing on Ullswater
Steamer leaving Howtown
Summit of Hallin Fell overlooking Ullswater
Derwent Water
Derwent Water
Fishing on the River Eden
Golfing in the local area
Keswick a Lake District Town
The Lady of the Lake
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Penrith at Christmas
Lady Wakefield
Quad Biking at Rookin House
Theatre by the Lake - Keswick presents award winning productions
Ullswater in the spring
Ullswater in the winter
Upfront Art Gallery, Coffee Shop and Puppet Theatre
The Winter Droving Penrith
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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stevev
Canterbury, UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very enjoyable stay at Riverain”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed in Riverain for a week in July/August and thoroughly enjoyed our stay,
We had a couple of niggles with the property that needed resolving however they were very quick to send someone round to rectify and kindly left us a bottle of champagne to make up for the issues they'd had to fix.
Location is excellent for visiting Ullswater and indeed all the other Lake District attractions plus Hadrians Wall and indeed Gretna Green is only about 35 minutes up the M6.
We ate in a number of local pubs and found them all to be very good, our favourites being the Sportsmans Inn in Troutbeck (a bit of an upmarket beefeater!) and the Cross Keys in Penrith, which whilst a little noisier did fantastic food.
We had a dog with us at Riverain and whilst at first I thought she would be able to wander out of the garden, this property actually had a sort of fosse around it about 4-5 feet high meaning our little Border Terrier couldn't jump down and leave the back garden. I imagine if you had a large dog you might want to look at properties with fencing around the garden.
All bedrooms of a high standard and plenty of supplies of essentials plus a very nice starter pack in a hamper on arrival!
As a group we went on the Ullswater steamer, spent an afternoon doing clay pigeon shooting, archery and rifles at Rookin House, walking at Aira Force, which is where they filmed a scene from the Kevin Costner Robin Hood film, went to Hadrian's Wall and Gretna Green, Hill Top (Beatrix Potter's house), Fountain's Abbey, Landrover experience off road driving and our daughter absolutely loved the Predator Experience where she did walking with wolves. Great accommodation and a brilliant stay in the lake District doing lots of things!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2016
Hi thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your visit to Riverain. You all definitely saw lots of the local area & it is great to have your recommendations to share with other guests. We appreciate your comments regarding the "fosse" which is also sometimes known as a "ha ha" sunken wall around the garden of Riverain. We have this three bedroom cottage and its neighbour Wythburn which has a wooden fenced and sandstone walled garden so we can offer a couple of options for our guests depending on the size of their dog and its adventurous spirit! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you for another visit if your travels bring you back to Cumbria & the Lake District. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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pd2016201...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect stay in a great location.”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at Riverain for three nights for my Daughters wedding at Blencowe Hall. The accommodation is first class, big and roomy, spotlessly clean and very well equipped with top quality fixtures and comfortable furnishings. Everything you could possibly need for a short or protracted stay. The extensive grounds are a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside locally and the house is very convenient for exploring the whole of the Lake District. We will be returning.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
10 Aug 2016
Hi, Thank you for leaving this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Riverain whilst celebrating your daughter's wedding at Blencowe Hall and were able to relax in the grounds. Thank you for your great comments they are very much appreciated by us and our team. We would be thrilled to welcome you back please get in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria & The Lake District. Kind regards Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Densad92
Forster, Australia
2 reviews
“Accomodation of the highest order”
Reviewed 19 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Riverain with another couple for three nights in June. We found the cottage a fantastic place as a base for exploring the Lake District. The attention to detail was superb and the welcoming hamper was very much appreciated. The cottage is set among rolling hills beside Blencowe Hall and the peace and quiet simply adds to the ambience of the whole experience. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating and prior correspondence with them made for a smooth introduction to the cottage. There are a number of quaint country pubs nearby should you not wish to eat in every night. We cannot speak too highly of the quality of the experience.

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Liked best: The relaxing atmosphere in an idyllic setting
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
19 Jul 2016
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your peaceful stay at Riverain. Thank you for all your kind comments they are very much appreciated by us and our team and they are very useful for future guests thinking of staying with us. Please get in touch if you are planning any further trips to Cumbria & The Lake District as we would be thrilled to welcome you back. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly.
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Jane B
Beverley, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful spacious cottage in a stunning location”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Having arrived home from our 4 night stay at the Riverain Cottage. I wanted to say a huge "thank you"

The layout of the cottage was perfect for spending some quality time with my husband, my parents and our dog "Molly". The cottage was beautiful and very spacious.. The gardens were immaculate with the most amazing views and looking out onto Blencowe Hall from the living room, was just stunning.

Everyone we dealt with at The Rowley Estates was very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. Your gardener even took our Sainsbury's delivery in and put the cold items in the fridge.

We can't wait to return sometime soon.

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Liked best: The open living room with huge arched windows, looking over Blencoe Hall
Liked least: There wasn't anything to not like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to review Riverain. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your time at Riverain including 'Molly' and we can only agree with you about the amazing views! Thank you for your very kind comments they are not only appreciated by all of our team but are also very useful for future guests who are looking to stay at Riverain. We would be thrilled to welcome you back to Riverain or any of our other properties at The Rowley Estates please get back in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria & The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Neil W
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Had a long weekend staying at Riverain, have stayed her before. Really top class acommodation with Penrith and Ullswater 20 mins away, a great base for the northern lake district. We had to take our small dog and they even provide a 'pet sitting' service so we were able to leave her for several hours whilst we went to Centerparcs spa 20 mins away.
Great place to stay with stunning unhindered views, highly recommend therowleyestates.com who own and run several properties all of this high standard.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Hi,
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Riverain. It's great to receive your positive feedback and we were so glad that Gail could help look after Cookie so that you could go to Centreparcs.
I hope that we will be able to welcome you back for your third visit again soon !!!
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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