Guests - FROM £636
(5 out of 5) based on 9 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


Overbeck sits proudly at the end of three properties under the same ownership, all sharing in a delightful lawned picnic area at the water’s edge. Accessed via a footbridge from the parking area, Overbeck’s windows face towards the river, the dining table providing a front row seat! The sofas are strategically placed in front of the electric stove and a neat but perfectly functional kitchen will ensure you can properly self cater if you so wish.

The spacious bedroom on the first floor has a superking size bed to ensure a good night’s rest and plenty of room for a cot if you’re bringing your little one with you. There’s a powerful shower over a deep pea shaped bath in the en-suite. Overbeck is pet free. Secure storage is available for sports equipment if required and there’s private, off road parking for two cars.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Initial supply of logs provided - further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town
  • Near lake or river

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Open plan living space
  • Kitchen Area: with fridge, freezer, electric oven, induction hob and microwave and door to the private patio area
  • Dining Area: strategically placed to take in the sights and sounds of the river
  • Lounge: with log burner, 42″ smart TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and dining table overlooking the river and gardens


  • Bedroom: with Superking Size bed and views over the river and gardens
  • Bathroom: luxury tiled bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Initial supply of logs provided - further supplies available to purchase locally
  • The property has gas central heating throughout
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer at the side of Riverside Lodge


  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Pet free
  • Private Patio area overlooking the River Rothay
  • Please note: The access to the property is from the main parking area and via a private footbridge
Location & Nearby


Situated right on the banks of the River Rothay and a mere 5 minutes level walk from the village centre, Overbeck makes for a superb bolthole for a couple, whatever time of year you choose to visit Ambleside. The sight and sound of water is so soothing and this stretch of the Rothay is home to an abundance of wildlife; herons, ducks and even an otter.

Those water babies among you will enjoy getting into the river from the door and paddling your kayak or paddleboard down to the Lake whilst anglers will please pleased to know that this stretch of water is outside of WADAA control and although an Environmental Agency rod licence is required between the season, 15th March to 30th September, no additional fishing licence is required. Perhaps you’ll catch your own supper!

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Note: One SUPER KING sized bed
Maximum number of adults and children is 2
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Guest feedback for Overbeck
(5 out of 5) based on 9 Reviews
On Sunday, 14 Jul 2024
Great location, had everything we needed and of excellent standard
On Monday, 12 Feb 2024
Another great stay at overbeck.
On Friday, 01 Dec 2023
This is a wonderful property . It is well appointed with high quality furnishings . The view from the window in the dinning area is lovely . It’s a very relaxing place to stay and well situated just a short walk into Ambleside . The ‘virtual Hamper’ is a nice treat ! . Another great property from Lakeland Retreats !
On Monday, 11 Sep 2023
Has to be one of the best cottages myself and wife have stayed in, the cottage had everything we needed and more, the scenery and location was first-class. We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 night stay so much we have since booked overbeck again for our wedding anniversary January 2024. Thankyou, Gerry and Maureen Hall.
On Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023
Overbeck Cottage is the perfect combination of “close to everything you might want to see or do” and a peaceful experience which makes you believe you’re living in a nature preserve. The apartment is better than it looks in the photos—it has everything you might need and more. The staff are responsive and proactive. There was a hitch with the WiFi, but other than that, our stay was incredible. We highly recommend Overbeck Cottage.
On Monday, 07 Aug 2023
Cozy comfort! Close to everything but also just far enough away to enjoy some quiet time. Watching the river with ducks, goosanders, and a heron added some entertainment during breakfast and as we wound down at the end of the day.
On Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022
We loved our stay at Overbeck. Great location for the view over the stream and access into Ambleside. The virtual hamper to spend at a local shop was a very nice touch!
On Monday, 23 May 2022
Great flat in a fantastic location.
On Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
A very comfortable cottage in a great location with all one may reasonably expect for a relaxing stay with ready access to both the town and countryside. Highly recommended.
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