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“A beautiful spacious cottage in a stunning...”

Review of Riverain

The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall
Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
Riverain has a private gated garden and private parking surrounded by a sandstone ha-ha wall
The welcoming Carriage reception room is equipped with broadband wifi, leather sofas and a log fire
The Kitchen has a Bosch gas hob, electric oven and Dishwasher
The breakfasting kitchen at Riverain
A view from the Breakfasting Kitchen into the living room through the original sandstone archway.
The Living Room with a cast iron log-burner - complimentary logs and kindling provided for the fire.
A view from the breakfasting kitchen towards he main reception room.
A view from the Carriage Reception room at Riverain towards the kitchen and Derwent Room hallway
The ensuite ground floor Derwent Room with beds that can be arranged as a 6 foot double or two twins
The ensuite shower room of the ground floor Derwent Room
The first floor Haweswater Room which is ensuite with a shower room
The Haweswater ensuite shower room with limestone tiling chrome heated towel rail.
The first floor Ullswater Room which us ensuite with a bathroom
The original sandstone walls have been preserved in use where possible.
Fresh flowers are placed in guest bedrooms during the season.
A view of Blencowe Hall, showing Riverain in the background.
Riverain is set within the grounds of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
A view of Riverain's garden in the early springtime
An aerial view of Riverain and Blencowe Hall displaying Riverain's amazing location.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Jane B
Beverley, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful spacious cottage in a stunning location”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Having arrived home from our 4 night stay at the Riverain Cottage. I wanted to say a huge "thank you"

The layout of the cottage was perfect for spending some quality time with my husband, my parents and our dog "Molly". The cottage was beautiful and very spacious.. The gardens were immaculate with the most amazing views and looking out onto Blencowe Hall from the living room, was just stunning.

Everyone we dealt with at The Rowley Estates was very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. Your gardener even took our Sainsbury's delivery in and put the cold items in the fridge.

We can't wait to return sometime soon.

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Liked best: The open living room with huge arched windows, looking over Blencoe Hall
Liked least: There wasn't anything to not like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to review Riverain. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your time at Riverain including 'Molly' and we can only agree with you about the amazing views! Thank you for your very kind comments they are not only appreciated by all of our team but are also very useful for future guests who are looking to stay at Riverain. We would be thrilled to welcome you back to Riverain or any of our other properties at The Rowley Estates please get back in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria & The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Neil W
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Had a long weekend staying at Riverain, have stayed her before. Really top class acommodation with Penrith and Ullswater 20 mins away, a great base for the northern lake district. We had to take our small dog and they even provide a 'pet sitting' service so we were able to leave her for several hours whilst we went to Centerparcs spa 20 mins away.
Great place to stay with stunning unhindered views, highly recommend therowleyestates.com who own and run several properties all of this high standard.

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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Hi,
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Riverain. It's great to receive your positive feedback and we were so glad that Gail could help look after Cookie so that you could go to Centreparcs.
I hope that we will be able to welcome you back for your third visit again soon !!!
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Philiph25...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic family weekend”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We booked Riverain for a special family weekend. It was fantastic - great accommodation, very clean and in a lovely quiet location. We would definitely recommend it.

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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
Hi, Thank you for leaving this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your special family weekend at Riverain. Thank you also for your recommendations. We would be thrilled to welcome you back again please get in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria & The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Helen1749...
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We have just returned from celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday - we had rented all 3 cottages together - Cazenovia Hall, Riverain and Wythburn. We were 14 adults, 5 children and a baby all together. The accommodation in all the rentals is absolutely superb - definitely 5 star - the bedrooms were lovely with very comfortable bed and all had beautiful en-suites too. The kitchens have absolutely everything you need for cooking & celebration drinks & nibbles. Lovely big squishy sofas, rugs and roaring fires with plenty of wood & candles too! We all loved our stay. It is in the country, so plenty of peace & quiet, but a friendly pub with good food probably about a mile & a half away. We all just wished we had had more time to enjoy it all!

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Liked best: Friendly luxury
Liked least: Unfortunately not interconnecting
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Riverain and cottages for your husband's 60th Birthday celebrations. Thank you also for your kind comments about the cottage they are very much appreciated by all the team. We really do try to think of everything you may need to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible, including the roaring fire which are very welcome in Cumbria. It's great that you were able to get out and about and visit our local pub and sample it's delights!! Thanks again and kind regards, Christine, Charles & Jilly
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887janice
Larkhall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place To Stay”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Stayed for 4 nights at Riverain and all I can say is it was totally wonderful! A beautiful setting and first class accommodation. The cottage was very well equipped and everything you could hope for was there. We were lucky with the weather and the short walk into Greystoke along the quiet road took only about 25 minutes. The log fire was a real treat in the evenings and we hope to visit again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Oct 2015
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Riverain and the walk to Greystoke, your comments are much appreciated. Please get in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria and The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Ritesh P
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wow - simply amazing!”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were immediately impressed with the external and internal décor. It was clear a lot of thought (and hard work!) had gone into the design and it was wonderful to see the old and new merge together. All of the team at Rowley Estates have been extremely professional and supportive in the booking process including providing detailed information on each step. On entering the cottage we found the place to be immaculate. We were in awe of the grand fireplace and the abundant wood supply meant we were never short. The kitchen was of good size and catered for a family of 6. The utensils were of the highest quality as were the pots and pans. We used the webber bbq provided and sat outside on the garden patio until late into the evening.
The other cottages are nearby so you don't feel lonely and there is sufficient space between them to give you your privacy. The bedrooms are all of good size and beds were very comfortable. Overall its a fantastic place to be and we would highly recommend. It's a short drive to Ulswater and the village of Blencow and Greystoke are a short distance away. We found Very easy to find and close to Penrith for major shopping else the smaller surrounding villages cover basic requirements. We found Pooley Bridge to be great fun.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
5 Sep 2015
Hi thank you for taking the time to provide a review following your visit to Riverain last month. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to relax on the lovely Lake District facing terrace at the end of a fun day exploring around Ullswater & Pooley Bridge. Best regards Christine, Charlie, Jilly and the team :)
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gascoinep
Amalfi, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Another lovely cottage”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our 3rd visit to a Rowley cottage and once again we had a fabulous time at another fantastic cottage. The location is great, very quiet, beautiful gardens and a short walk to the local pub. The cottage is very highly appointed with top notch decoration and facilities. We will be back next year at one of the Rowley properties. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Aug 2015
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review about Riverain on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the cottage as well as the surrounding area. Your comments are very much appreciated. We would be delighted to welcome you back again at any of The Rowley Estate cottages. Please get back in touch when you are planning a future trip. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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