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Rosewood by the River

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041489)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Stephen

    “We really enjoyed our stay at Rosewood - Great house in a fabulous location!”

    We'll definitely be back!

    We'll definitely be back!

    - Stephen, May 2024


  • Over 1 floor
  • 4 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suite, 1 x king size, 1 x twin, family bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen / dining space
  • Gardens
  • Furnished patio
  • Private parking.
  • Luxurious Lakeland residence with breathtaking riverside frontage
  • Beautiful gardens with patios, decking & sumptuous riverside including furniture
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs with I-player
  • DVD player
  • Sonos
  • Wood burning stove
  • Luxurious designer bathrooms
  • Secure shed for bike storage etc
  • Private parking for 2
  • Electric range style oven
  • Halogen hob & Microwave
  • American style fridge freezer
  • Washer / dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil central and underfloor heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

This outstanding luxurious riverside detached residence, which has been professionally interior designed and renovated to the highest standards, occupies a sublime setting alongside the picturesque Skelwith Bridge, a sleepy hamlet at the opening to the magnificent Langdale valley. This eclectic architect-designed retreat sits on the banks of the River Brathay, what a soothing way to unwind and soak up the sheer luxury this wonderful place offers. Whether you're celebrating a happy event or looking for a well-earned escape with friends, Rosewood by the River is a special place designed for spending precious relaxation time in sheer luxury and comfort. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, blending a distinctive theme 'luxurious lodge', think contemporary designer ski chalet, Rosewood by the River is the perfect retreat for fun on the lake, walks in the countryside or just a haven to chill out and take in the fresh air. The property boasts spacious bedroom suites with walls of glass overlooking the river, luxury chic bathrooms, a dining area and modern kitchen fit for any formal gathering, complemented by a stunning living area with sumptuous furnishings and warming wood burner - bliss. Highlights include; the colourful riverside gardens leading down to the riverside itself, with garden furniture to truly spread out in, and with a haven to a host of wildlife and birds there will always be plenty to see. This secret hideaway provides the perfect escape from the world; we love the generous proportions and use of light, while the luscious garden and views almost seem to be superimposed on the enormous windows. The location has everything you could wish for including 'Chester's By The River', just over the bridge and perfect for breakfast or much more and also The Drunken Duck is just up the road, a firm favourite with all, you also have the bustling villages of Windermere, Ambleside and historic Grasmere only a short distance away. Accommodation in detail The environmentally friendly energy-efficient timber frame dwelling complements its natural environment in every way. As you wander through the garden, listen to the soothing river and then enter, spacious entrance with luxury straight away. Place for walking clobber and double glass doors into the living space, admire the breath-taking views and relax in sumptuous furnishings either by the fire or by the wall of glass. The luxurious kitchen has all you may need wrapped up in granite and here is a dining area, perfect for every occasion. A hallway leads to the bedrooms and bathroom facilities; a king size with full wall of glass overlooking the river and with doors opening into the garden, this stunning bedroom also has a luxurious en-suite monsoon shower room. The second king size room also boasts the views through the huge window and with en-suite shower room. There are two further beautiful bedrooms, a third king size and a twin with luxurious bathroom including a designer double ended bath and separate monsoon shower facility. There is also a secure shed for storing bikes etc and the striking gardens have been carefully planned out to create a tapestry of textures and colours all year round leading into the River Brathay. As Rosewood by the River gardens are on the riverside, please ensure children are supervised at all times. Location This exceptional Skelwith Bridge residence boasts some of the most spectacular Lake District scenery. It provides a peaceful retreat whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular waterfalls or simply escape from the crowds. Skelwith Bridge sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale, offering countless gentle or challenging walks conveniently starting from your door. With 'Chester's By The River', just over the bridge and perfect for breakfast or much more, the Skelwith Bridge Hotel is just a two-minute stroll from the house, and you also have 'The Drunken Duck' just up the road, which is a firm favorite with all, whether it's a pint of one of the famous 'Barngates' beers or dinner in the restaurant, it really is worth the visit. The nearby Elterwater hamlet is a delight to behold and can be reached via a path alongside the tumbling river and within the hamlet is the Britannia Inn - a quintessential Lake District tavern serving great food and real local ale. For something more up market why not try the Eltermere Inn, serving lunches, afternoon teas and dinner in front of their roaring fire. If you want somewhere to unwind, why not visit the award-winning Langdale Estate where you can enjoy their impressive range of leisure, spa and dining facilities. A holiday in Skelwith Bridge takes you away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps but places you in an ideal location for exploring. This is also a prime Lake District holiday destination for walking in the Lake District. Some of the most famous Lake District walks begin on your doorstep, including Loughrigg and the tarn. Your location just off the A593 makes exploring the wider reaches of the National Park a breeze. For example, follow the road back to Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere, then north to Rydal Water and Grasmere, or follow the A593 south to picturesque Coniston. Whatever the season, and whatever style of holiday you prefer, the Langdale Valley provides blissful seclusion and world class walking, never too far from the Lake District's most vibrant communities.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter