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Riven Oak

Lyth Valley near Levens, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 950504)


Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Gail

    “Lovely building, fabulous location though a bit tricky to find.”

    Had everything we needed. Shower pressure was amazing. Couldn't find a recycling bin. A few cobwebs but to be expected in the countryside. Would definitely come again.

    Had everything we needed. Shower pressure was amazing. Couldn't find a recycling bin. A few cobwebs but to be expected in the countryside. Would definitely come again.

    - Gail, May 2024


  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Four ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Range with gas and electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • First-floor utility Washing machine, tumble dryer, Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • FreeSat TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Private parking
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.8 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Logs for woodburning stove available locally
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties

The property

Ideally located in the heart of the Lake District is Riven Oak, a wonderful barn conversion resting in the Lyth Valley, surrounded by beautiful countryside and within reach of plenty of attractions. Bring your loved ones together on a holiday to remember to Riven Oak, with this stone cottage sleeping up to eight guests in four bedrooms, featuring character and charm throughout. Spend time after a fun-filled day within the lofy, timber framed open-plan living space on the first-floor, seeking a relaxing spot on one of the large plush sofas to watch the TV, or settling on a stool at the breakfast bar to oversee the cooking with a glass of wine, it's a wonderfully social space. Come together around the dining table in the centre of the room for a fabulous family meal, with food prepared in the sleek kitchen complete with a host of appliances at your fingertips including a large range cooker, with a utility offering all the laundry facilities you'll need on your stay. Travel down the stairs to the ground floor where the wonder continues, choosing from four lovely bedrooms, each with more rustic, timber beams, pretty decoration and storage for your things; the master bedroom is home to a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room, while the remaining three bedrooms consist of a king-size and two twin rooms. The family bathroom can also be found on the ground floor featuring an antique style suite with a separate shower and a bath, allowing you to freshen up however you prefer! Let your canine companion stretch their legs in the enclosed lawned garden, with outdoor seating here for you to soak up the sunshine on, or dine alfresco on a warm evening. Being situated in the midst of the countryside means the closest shops and pubs can be found in Levens, a village on the edge of the national park, along with the bustling town of Kendal, home of the famous mint cake, its picturesque streets with a wealth of shops, restaurants and pubs to discover provide the perfect outing. Explore the ruins of Kendal Castle, take a turn around the Lakeland Museum or the Quaker Tapestry Museum, and head to Abbot Hall to admire fine art within a renovated Georgian Manor. Back at Riven Oak, embark on a walk up the wondrous Whitbarrow Scar right from your doorstep to experience stunning views of the landscape, or venture further out toward Lake Windermere to Gummer’s How, or to the north of the lake at Wansfell Pike, there’s plenty to choose from. Visits to the Lakes’ most popular attractions are a must, with the amazing Lakes Aquarium in Lakeside, The World of Beatrix Potter Experience in Bowness, the beautiful streets of Windermere and the delights of Ambleside, with the Lakes Cruises being the perfect way to get around whilst taking in the scenery. Enjoy the delights of the Lakes with your loved ones from the secluded haven of Riven Oak.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kendal 5 miles; Windermere 16 miles.

Levens is a small traditional Cumbrian village set on a high promontory in beautiful countryside and ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The village has a lovely old church, general store/newsagent and a pub. With excellent views of the southern fells across the Lyth Valley and the River Kent which flows below the village, Levens consists of a huddle of fine, stone-built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing beautiful walking country. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall, with its superb topiary garden, are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Nearby Kendal is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Levens provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

Note: Logs for woodburning stove available locally.
Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas