Riverside Lodge - 4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Ambleside
Lake District accommodation in idyllic riverside setting

Riverside Lodge is a property of immense charm and character with two adjoining self catering holiday cottages in Ambleside; Middlebeck Cottage and Overbeck Cottage.

Located in a unique position on the banks of the River Rothay, just 500 yards from the centre of Ambleside and a similar walk (or paddle) downstream leads to the head of Lake Windermere from where Windermere Lake Cruises depart from the pier to Bowness.

The sights and sounds of the river flowing through the large garden provide a relaxing and calming vista. The river is home to a range of wildlife including ducks, hungry heron and groups of kayakers and canoeists. If you are lucky you might spot an otter and kingfisher.

A gated large gravel car park is provided from which a private footbridge provides access to the cottages. The delightful garden borders the river on both sides providing plenty of space from which to enjoy the wildlife and views over the river and adjacent Loughrigg Fell.

  • Riverside Lodge, recently refurbished, provides accommodation for 6 people.
  • Middlebeck Cottage provides accommodation for 2 people
  • Overbeck Cottage provides accommodation for 2 people

The cottages are furnished and equipped to exceed the requirements of the 4 star Visit England quality scheme. Additionally the Lodge has received the coveted GOLD award in recognition of exceptional quality.


Ambleside provides the ideal base from which to explore and walk in the Lake District as well as embrace Lakeland village life. With a backdrop of lakeshore and breath-taking Lakeland Fells it's a wonderful base for a Lake District holiday. There are plenty of walks available from the doorstep - including across the adjacent Loughrigg Fell that provides wonderful views across Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Water. It's no surprise that there is a stone inscription in the basement that identifies that Bonny Prince Charlie stayed at the property in 1745.

The village is steeped in history, scattered with attractive traditional Lake District cottages, the contemporary shopping streets remain a delight to explore. Sample excellent cafes and stock up the kitchen or pick up a picnic at one of the excellent delis. Ambleside also has two cinemas, and for the more energetic; mini and crazy golf courses, bowling, tennis courts (April - October) and an indoor climbing wall.

For evening entertainment and special occasions you'll find plenty of choice. There are several acclaimed Lake District restaurants as well as excellent pubs serving award-winning Lakeland ale and fabulous food.

Please note that an Environmental Agency rod licence is required for fishing (available online) available in season between 15th March - 30th September. The stretch of the River Rothay is outside of WADAA control hence guests do not require an additional fishing licence.