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A River Runs By

Staveley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041398)


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Pat

    “We found the accommodation to be clean, comfortable and well equipped.”

    It is in a unique situation next to a tree lined river and has a balcony which was very pleasant to sit out on overlooking the water. Parking was a little tricky in our medium sized car but manageable with care We had a lovely stay.

    It is in a unique situation next to a tree lined river and has a balcony which was very pleasant to sit out on overlooking the water. Parking was a little tricky in our medium sized car but manageable with care We had a lovely stay.

    - Pat, May 2024

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed the balcony – it’s my favourite spot at the end (and beginning !) of the day ! Property Owner


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, house bathroom with shower over bath, downstairs shower room and cloakroom
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private parking Please note that parking is via a narrow lane and tight turns to a private space in a shared courtyard (parking space more suitable for small/medium car)
  • River balcony with furniture
  • Shared courtyard with bench
  • Pub and shops nearby
  • Lots of local walks from the doorstep
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.


The property

A romantic, contemporary and surprisingly convenient riverside retreat in the popular village of Staveley, at the mouth of the Kentmere Valley. Within a tasteful barn conversion, this peaceful property enjoys balcony views and plenty of outdoor breathing space. It has a relaxed ambience and a superb location: Staveley is a friendly and well-served community, and a hub for walkers, laid-back holidaymakers and mountain bikers (property has secure bike store). A River Runs By is also only a short drive from Windermere. == Accommodation in detail Courtyard parking with secure bike store. Entrance hall with elegant slate floor, leading to a downstairs shower and cloakroom. A well-equipped kitchen opens onto a scenic dining area, which overlooks the river. Lounge has the full benefit of al-fresco living; full length balcony doors overlook the river, and luxurious leather furnishings ensure comfort inside. Upstairs find the two bedrooms (master bedroom has characteristic vaulted ceiling and fabulous views) and the bathroom. Location A River Runs By places you in one of Lakeland's most delightful village communities. Enjoy traditional local pubs, quirky independent shops, friendly banter and a bite to eat by the river as you explore the village. You can also appreciate a truly local pint at the famous Hawkshead Brewery, with its main premises and beer hall situated historic Staveley Mill Yard. Despite the blissful privacy of this tranquil riverside retreat, you're still brilliantly placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District. A quick and easy drive on the A591 takes you to Windermere village, where you might enjoy an evening out or a spot of shopping. You're on route to Windermere lake and Bowness Bay (with plenty of restaurants, bars and a cinema), and also to Ambleside and Coniston. All the highlights of the Lakes are within easy reach.

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

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About the location


Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, artisan bakery, brewery and the renowned Wilf's Cafe. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Please note parking is tight for a large 4WD car, suitable for small to medium space

This property offers the following short breaks:

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