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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap, equipped with a Weber BBQ.
28 reviews
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
The expansive gardens of neighbouring Blencowe Hall.
Riverain has a private  gated garden and private parking surrounded by a sandstone ha-ha wall
The welcoming Carriage room reception 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 the 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 is 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.
The village green of the nearby town of Blencowe, complete with a pub and shop.
The Petteril River, just 2 miles from Riverain, a perfect family day out.
Boats can be rented for sailing on Lake Ullswater
Local Herdwick sheep crossing a footbridge
Cumbria in Spring
Hutton in the Forest, a historic house in Cumbria.
The beautiful gardens in Hutton
Levens Hall, a fine Elizabethan Mansion.
A view of Patterdale, near Glenridding
There are prehistoric monuments in the surrounding areas, such as this Castlerigg stone circle
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle in Little Salkeld
Cumbrian Fields in the early morning
Blea Tarn, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Lake District
A beautiful view of Cumbria
Sailboats on Lake Ullswater
The Ullswater steamer, a fun ride and day out
A view from the top of Honster Fell, one of the many walks in Cumbria.
Riverrain Floorplan - Access Statements available on our website The Rowley Estates
Discover the market town of Penrith
Aira Force at the side of Ullswater owned by The National Trust and great for walking
Lady of The Lake - Ullswater steamer
Rheged _ Lake District attraction with family activities, shopping, cafes, cinema & exhibitions
Sunset over Ullswater
Sailing on Ullswater
Steamer leaving Howtown
Summit of Hallin Fell overlooking Ullswater
Derwent Water
Derwent Water
Fishing on the River Eden
Golfing in the local area
Keswick a Lake District Town
The Lady of the Lake
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Penrith at Christmas
Lady Wakefield
Quad Biking at Rookin House
Theatre by the Lake - Keswick presents award winning productions
Ullswater in the spring
Ullswater in the winter
Upfront Art Gallery, Coffee Shop and Puppet Theatre
The Winter Droving Penrith
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lake District, Cumbria, England
5* Rated, Gold Award Winner by Visit England. Riverain has 3 ensuite bedrooms and is also accorded "Families Welcome" and "Pets Welcome" status by Visit England which means we provide additional facilities, equipment and information for our guests travelling with their children and their dogs. Riverain's gated and walled off road large garden and the grounds of Blencowe Hall have plenty of space to enjoy being outside!

A stunning conversion of a coach house dating back to the 1700s gives Riverain its welcoming double height oak floored reception room with floor to ceiling arched windows. The massive sandstone fireplace is a focal point for cool Cumbrian evenings and a generous supply of logs as well as underfloor heating ensure guest comfort and relaxation.

Riverain’s private garden and parking area are set on...
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About the Manager, Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 503 reviews and 13 properties
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Anthony C
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in August 2017

A family trip to the Lakes with 2 teenagers and our Flatcoat Retriever. Rowley estate was recommended to me by my sister who visited 2 years previously. Riverain is part of what appears to be a barn conversion adjacent to Blencow Hall. The area consists of rowling countryside just outside the National Park (wish I'd taken my bike) The grounds...

Management response:

Hi thank you for your review and it is great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and that your retriever had a great play in the private garden at Riverain. We appreciate your kind remarks regarding the cottage and its equipment and will check into your comments regarding the mattresses. We use Vispring mattresses, feather pillows and feather...


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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

My family and I stayed here and one of the other cottages for my wedding weekend being held at the very close St Andrews Church and Greystoke Castle. The estate is set in absolutely beautiful countryside with a view to match. Christine and her team were amazing with the organisation running up to the wedding, making sure all the rooms...

Management response:

Hi, Thank you for leaving this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding weekend staying at Blencowe Hall, Riverain and Wythburn Cottage. May we extend our congratulations to you both. Thank you also for your kind comments they are very much appreciated by us and are very useful for future guests. It sounds like you all...


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Vicki W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Returned for yet another year. Fabulous location, brilliant views, clean, comfy and very well equipped. Would highly recommend to anybody. Only thing that lets it down for us is the garden isn't fully secure for a dog. We look forward to visiting again.

Management response:

Hi, we were delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you all for a return visit and appreciate you choosing to come to Riverain for your holiday. Our garden at Riverain is surrounded by a 4 foot "haha" which is a sort of old fashioned walled moat. We find that most dogs will not jump down this height but totally...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
Riverain is located in Blencowe, near Greystoke. The closest lake is Ullswater, one of the deepest and the longest lake in the national park. It is surrounded mountains and there are great walks easily accessible from the Hall. The Boot and Shoe Pub in Greystoke is about 1.5 miles down the road and has a great atmosphere and excellent local food. There is also a village post office shop in Greystoke and a recently refurbished open heated swimming pool. Greystoke Castle and its 3000 acre estate is in Greystoke and the deer park of the Castle is open for public walks.

There is plenty of parking at Blencowe Hall which is surrounded by its own 30 acres of grounds and extensive gardens.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 107.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 8.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 127.0 km
• From the South; leave the M6 at J40 and take the 3rd exit onto the A592

• From the North; leave the M6 at J40 and take the 1st exit onto the A592

• Stay in the left lane. At the mini roundabout take the 1st exit onto Haweswater Road.

• Follow the road for approx. 0.8 miles (2 mins) through the industrial estate to the next T-junction / mini round about.

• Turn left onto the B5288 (Newton Road). Follow for approx. 2.5 miles (4 mins).

• After approx. 2.5 miles fork right (in front of The Clickham Inn public house) and follow Park View Road for approx. 1.6 miles (4 mins).

• Drive into Blencowe village, over the small stone bridge and turn immediately left and then left again.

• Follow the road for approx. 0.3. miles (1 min) and turn right into The Rowley Estates Blenc...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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