Holiday cottage accommodation rarely comes in a more picturesque setting. Riverbank Cottage is set within Stepping Stones House which is an historic country property, which was once owned by William Wordsworth’s son and overlooks the famous stepping stones across the River Rothay.
With beautiful views in every direction; this lovely location is amazingly within walking distance of the bustling village of Ambleside. It is also within a short drive both of Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere and the popular tourist villages of Bowness and Windermere.
Within this 'picture postcard' rambling property are several holiday apartments. Each one is rated by Visit England as four star; having pretty comfortable interiors and each with their own front door leading into the garden and grounds. They offer a lovely and private home from home for you to enjoy your Ambleside cottage holiday. Conjure up your ideal Lakeland retreat?.beautiful views, fantastic walks straight from your door, an abundance of local wildlife including ducks, red deer and the occasional otter and red squirrel, open fires, a myriad of local eateries??and much much more?.Stepping Stones has it all.
Accommodation in detail
The stunning views from this beautifully appointed cottage apartment will immediately help you relax into your Lakeland holiday. This romantic one bedroom accommodation overlooks the famous stepping stones across the River Rothay. Comfort and luxury are paramount here, with a lovely contemporary kitchen set against a Lakeland stone wall, incorporating a dishwasher washer/dryer and fridge/ freezer. The cosy lounge has tasteful soft furnishings together with an open fire to warm you on cooler evenings. After a comfortable nights sleep wake up again to the stunning views and if its early enough you might even catch a glimpse of deer crossing the river.
Set in idyllic rural surroundings with a view that has hardly changed since the property was in the Wordsworth family, Stepping Stones is just minutes from Ambleside. Guests have a true getting away from it all experience in beautiful surroundings and surrounded by stunning scenery. There are many wonderful walks straight from the door, ranging from short walks to full day hikes.
Alternatively a few minutes in the car takes you to the village of Ambleside known by locals as the jewel in Lakeland?s crown. Ambleside offers a myriad of eateries and vibrant shopping surrounded by endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
Nearby too is Grasmere, a wonderful Lakeland village with views abound. Grasmere has drawn poets, artists and painters for centuries. Famously the home of William Wordsworth in Dove Cottage, from 1799-1808.
Bowness on Windermere is the most popular tourist destination in Cumbria; it is a hive of activity with plenty to see and do. Both young and old love to feed the ducks and swans at the water's edge and the many steamer cruises and boat hire are popular choices. There are cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and shops to help you while away the hours. The famous Beatrix Potter museum is well worth a visit too.
Beautiful countryside views
1 King Size Bedroom
1 Ensuite Bathroom with Bathroom/Shower Over
Ipod Dock with Sonos Speaker System
Gas central heating
Small private patio with furniture
Parking for one car