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Riverside B&B
Ranked #1 of 105 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Warwick
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“A wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

We stayed at Riverside for 4 nights at the end of September. What a find! The Hotel is in a beautful setting with the fells right behind and the river running by the the lane past the front door. Plenty of parking space.The bedroom was clean and had a fantastic 'super king size' bed and walk in shower.The owners are extemely welcoming & friendly ,happily drying wet gear and providing daily weather reports or advising on good walks or places of interest.
Breakfast is superb!! Loads of choice and all freshly prepared,including a different home made bread every day. Lots of nice touches.
Only 10 minute walk in to town with lots of restaurants and shops.
We are going back next year and would highly recommend the Hotel for a stay in the Lakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2009

Nothing new can be said really. Brenda and Dave are wonderful hosts. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The position near Ambleside unrivalled, and the breakfasts a fantastic start to the day. Best B & B that we have stayed in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2009

Just returned from our third visit to the Riverside and hopefully won't be the last. A lovely place to stay, great location, 10 minute riverside stroll into Ambleside. Hosts David & Brenda make you feel so welcome. Breakfasts are brilliant, lots of extra touches, like home-made damson jam and a different home-made bread each morning. Thanks for another enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Northwich, Ches
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

By accident you have found the best place to stay in Ambleside (In fact the Lake District) All rooms are to a very high standard, the breakfast can't be betten by any 5* Hotel & beleave me I've stayed in a lot, your hosts Brenda & David can't do enough to help & assist you. Take my advice shown in the Title review.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

The Riverside is excellent in every aspect. Nothing overlooked, left to chance or skimped upon. Attracting awards for exceptional quality, it certainly lives up to the accolades bestowed. There is no doubt that as regular visitors to the area we have found the best, and will be returning.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

Aloha from Hawaii. My husband and I had the pleasure of spending three nights at Riverside on a recent vacation and we can't say enough about what a terrific experience it was. David and Brenda are fantastic hosts--friendly, gracious, accommodating, and very helpful with information about hiking, restaurants, and things to do. Riverside is an incredibly charming stone house with lovely gardens overlooking the River Rothay. We had a great view of the river from our room and loved listening to the gentle rapids at night--a soothing sound. Our room was very comfortable, as were all the guest areas at Riverside, and the home-cooked breakfasts were delicious. Riverside is an easy 8-10 minute stroll into Ambleside, along the river, over a stone bridge and through a park. It was great to be in a quiet "country" spot, yet so close to the town. It was an ideal jumping off point for doing day hikes in the surrounding hills--and we even had sunny weather and no rain (highly unusual!). We easily could have spent several more day in the area and hope to return--if we do, we'll definitely stay with David and Brenda at Riverside!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2009

This is our second visit to this small but wonderful hotel and the 6 hour drive is really worth it. The hotel is situated walking distance to the centre of Ambleside but overlooking the River Rothay in a quiet lane used mainly by walkers so parking is no problem.
The hotel is a pleasure to stay in we had the four poster room again which has a spa bath, dual aspect windows directly overlooking the river with all the little touches such as bathrobes and locally produced natural bath products. The bed now has one of those wonderful memory foam matresses (as do all rooms) which is really great after walking all day.
The breakfast Brenda and David provide is always a joy to come down to, with locally sourced bacon and sauasages, plus homemade speciality bread and preserves, freshly squeezed juice, muesli etc.
Brenda and David are perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble even drying the wet walking gear for the rainy days and providing torches to assist when walking back from the village when dark.
We loved our visit and will definately return again. If you want wonderful breakfasts, good quality rooms, lovely location and fantastic service then you won't be disappointed if you stay here. By the way don't forget to get some Gingerbread from the Gingerbread shop in Grasmere - delicious!!

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Property: Riverside B&B
Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 
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