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A River Runs By

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

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “Whilst the property was well provided in the kitchen and bathrooms the 2 bedrooms were an utter disgrace.”

    In 50 years of using holiday accommodation we have never experienced such uncomfortable beds as were here. The mattreses were woefully inadequate. The double bed was so bad I left it to use the single bed so we weren't rolling into each other. What a pity the owners have not provided good quality sleeping facilities. Above anything else sleeping comfort is what makes or breaks a holiday accommodation. This failed badly! I see previous visitors have made similar comments but clearly no ...

    In 50 years of using holiday accommodation we have never experienced such uncomfortable beds as were here. The mattreses were woefully inadequate. The double bed was so bad I left it to use the single bed so we weren't rolling into each other. What a pity the owners have not provided good quality sleeping facilities. Above anything else sleeping comfort is what makes or breaks a holiday accommodation. This failed badly! I see previous visitors have made similar comments but clearly no action has been taken to deal with these complaints. The extreme difficulty of parking access should be advised in your description of the property. The information in the property folder is inaccurate: no phone and incorrect email address of owner.

    - Dr Blenkinsop, September 2021

    Thank you for your feedback Dr Blenkinsop, we appreciate the time taken to send us your comments. The owner response is below: 'I am sorry you found the  beds so uncomfortable. Bed comfort is a matter of personal perception (we really liked the double bed!) but we have noted the increasing comments about the beds and have now replaced both with high quality mattresses sourced by a local firm. We have also replaced some bed linen.I have previously asked LakeLovers to mention that the parking is tight (although we have known people with 4WD use it successfully) and will do so again. Thank you Property Owner

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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.

Summary

  • 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
  • It's tight but do-able for confident drivers of 4WD/larger cars
  • Public parking is also available on the road nearby.
  • 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.

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

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About the location

STAVELEY

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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