Riverbank Retreat, Lakeside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 3
This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Part of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or use your access to the lake by trying some canoeing or fishing from the river banks. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars. External steps to the first floor entrance porch. Contemporary open plan living area in muted tones with breathtaking views, vaulted ceiling and original wooden beams. Dining area with patio doors to the large sun trap balcony. Sleek fitted kitchen in crisp white with wood effect work tops. 2 chic bedrooms (1 king-size, one double for single usage) and fresh modern bathroom with shower over bath.
At the southern tip of Lake Windermere where the River Leven flows out, this self-catering apartment situated in Newby Bridge takes you away from the crowds to a fabulous riverside location. Close to the A590 you'll enjoy great access to the many attractions of the Southern and Western Lake District and very easily accessible from the M6 - bypassing the busier tourist routes.
There are several popular Lake District family attractions in Lakeside. The Lakes Aquarium displays local freshwater creatures, right next to one end of the Lakeside Haverthwaite Railway - take a ride on a fabulous old-fashioned steam train!
Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Lakeside Pier. These elegant Windermere steamers ferry passengers to Bowness and Ambleside - a relaxed way to explore and admire the scenery without having to use your car.