Riversedge Cottage

Skelwith Bridge
Guests - FROM £796
(5 out of 5) based on 63 reviews
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Availability & Reviews


Riversedge Cottage enjoys a most enviable riverside position on the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, just strides away from the famous Chesters by The River and the ever-popular Talbot Bar at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel.

Gateway to the majestic Langdale Valley, wonderful scenery, low and high-level walking and cycle routes can be enjoyed right from the door, and there’s always a great watering hole to be found to quench your thirst along the way.

Enjoy a gentle amble along the river to Elterwater, a great route for those with young ones and dogs and one of our favourites and take in refreshments at the Brittania Inn at the finish line before heading back to the quality, home comforts at Riversedge Cottage.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Initial supply of logs provided
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote
  • Near lake or river

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • Kitchen: tiled flooring, induction hob, integrated electric double oven, fridge, microwave, dish-washer and washing machine. Tumble dryer and freezer under the stairs.
  • Lounge dining room with woodburning stove (initial fuel provided) SMART TV with DVD player and WiFi.


  • Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.
  • Bedroom 2 with king-size bed, built-in wardrobe and iPod dock/stereo.
    House bathroom with shower over corner bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


  • All electric, bed linen and towels included.
  • Travel cot and high chair available.
  • To complement the log burner, Riversedge Cottage has a mix of night storage and electric heating
  • There is tiled flooring to the kitchen, and carpets throughout the rest of the house


  • Parking for one car at the rear of the cottage.
  • Enclosed cottage garden with furniture provided.
  • pet welcome.
  • Initial supply of logs provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
Location & Nearby


Pretty as a picture, this mid-terraced, stone-built cottage provides a quality and comfortable retreat for a smaller family or two couples. From the rear, step into the traditional, farmhouse kitchen complete with Belfast sink and a good range of units and appliances wrapped in cool granite making self-catering a joy and not a chore. Through to the very comfortable lounge dining room where you can curl up on deep-cushioned sofas in front of the wood-burning stove while taking in a movie or your favourite TV programme. The lounge provides a superb view of the enclosed garden and river beyond.

On the first floor are two good bedrooms, one double to the front with en-suite shower, hand-basin and WC, the other an excellent kingsize to the rear of the cottage with garden and river views. A modern, house bathroom has a shower over a corner bath, perfect for relaxing soak after a full day on the fells, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The enclosed, manicured gardens are perfect for taking in the sights and sounds of the river and spotting the local heron and kingfishers that often visit. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the patio, partake in a pre-dinner G&T or drink of choice before heading into nearby Ambleside for the evening and sample one of the fine dining restaurants the town has to offer – do call us for recommendations.

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Note: En-suite is a double and second bedroom is a kingsize
Maximum number of adults and children is 4
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Guest feedback for Riversedge Cottage
(5 out of 5) based on 63 Reviews
On Friday, 12 Jul 2024
The cottage was just right and the location better than we’d realised, with Chester’s café virtually next door one way and the Talbot hotel the other. We had a fabulous beef pie in the hotel bar. The dog walk along the river was a delight and the café in Elterwater [45 mins walk) did a great cooked breakfast.
On Monday, 01 Jul 2024
Delightful cottage in a beautiful place. We had a wonderful weekend.
On Monday, 08 Apr 2024
Absolutely stunning location and cosy cottage. We loved the sound of the river flowing day and night and it is so peaceful and quiet, with great coffee down the road and a few great scenic pubs not far away as well. Brilliant!
On Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024
Loved the flexibility of being able to work in the day using the super fast broadband. The Talbot Inn provided great food and drinks in the evening.
On Wednesday, 14 Feb 2024
Lovely cottage and perfect location! Great comfy beds.
The Neales
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Lovely, comfy, cozy cottage in a great location. Enjoyed some fantastic walks straight from the door. Plus some great climbing wise, Crags Adventures would definitely recommend it.
The Foxes
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
A week in the lakes without rain! Fantastic. Lovely cottage- nearby bus stop is ideal. Had a super week. Look forward to another visit.
The Potters
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Perfect weather and a perfect cottage.Great location and so close to the wonderful Chesters. We had everything that we needed in the cottage. Thank you for a great holiday.
Graham and Jane
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
A very well equipped cottage in an excellent location. Good holiday all week- didn't need the fleeces- even on the hills. Unheard of in October.
Janet and Judy
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Great accommodation and superb walks. No breakages, apart from our hearts on leaving!!
Jill and Neil
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Perfect cottage for Christmas. Loved the tree and decorations, has been very cosy and warm while watching the rain and swollen river, good walks from the door. Thank you for making our Christmas so enjoyable.
John and Doreen
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
We had a lovely stay. A long time ago we were the first people to stay here. The alterations made to make an en-suite is a real plus. We know the area really well and having a lovely cottage to stay in made it near perfect (you can't legislate for Cumbria weather).
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
We really loved our stay and found the cottage very comfortable. We can recommend the Jungle Room in Grasmere to dine and the Drunken Duck is only 1 and three quarter mile walk from the property. A superb week!!
Steven, Jane, Charlotte
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Excellent location, great cottage, stunning views. Especially with snow on the hills
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Such a beautiful cottage, well equipped and cosy. Many thanks.
Rosie and Paul
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. We will definitely be back.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Love improvements from when it was the hotels cottage. Had a lovely holiday with walks with the family saw a deer! Lovely meal in Chesters, okay in Talbot. Good weather with burst of rain. Lovely cottage.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Really lovely cottage. Weather better then promised and walks everyday. Wonderful location, my son and his family are coming here in the future. They're in for a treat.
Richard and Karen
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage in an idyllic location. Our weather was very wet and wild but the cosy log burner gave a warm welcome. Breakfast in Chesters started most days and we had dinner at Zeferellis and Fellinis in Ambleside, On our dry day we enjoyed a walk up the hill from our cottage to Loughrigg Tarn- stunning and peaceful.
Nick and Veronica
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
What a wonderful week. We were all very comfortable and so very lucky with the weather. Breakfast at Chesters, trips to Keswick, Grasmere, Loughrigg terrace and Honister slate mine. Also enjoyed drinks at 'Sticklbarn' and the old dungeon ghyll. And of course walking around Elterwater and having drinks at the pub in the village. It's been heaven.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Long hot walks and tired whippets.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Thank you! Wonderful stay here, will miss the sound of the water. Great location for everything, to the next guests- Enjoy!
John and Carole
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Enjoy we did, a beautful cottage in a beautiful setting. Mixed weather but better than the forecast and it didn't stop us getting out and about. My 88 year old dad enjoyed our walk around Tarn Hows, the walk over to Elterwater is relatively easy. We were lucky to do the walk on a day the cafe was open. A fabulous week visiting some of our favourite places.
Nick and Veronica
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Our 6th stay at Riversedge and as always we were very comfortable in this cosy cottage. Weather was kind to us, Nick got loads of walking and cycling done, Bing and I enjoyed the garden and being so close to the river. Hope to be back very soon. Thank you.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Perfect in every way, beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Lovely walks right from the doorstep. Thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Cumbrian horses at Millam, a splendid week made moreso by the incredible weather. Thank you.
Susan and Steven
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Leo especially enjoyed the garden in the heatwave! Hope to come back one day, thank you!
Steve and Julie
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Really beautiful cottage in a perfect location, great to be by Chesters and so many great walks. Much appreciated.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Wonderful stay as always! Beautiful weather, snow, frost and sunshine, so lucky. This place never disappointed, hope to go back again next year.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage and garden in beautiful position. Stunning scenery as always. Good meal in Wainwrights and the thai place in Ambleside, return visit next year.
Susan and Steve
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Once again we had a lovely holiday. Thank you so much for the prosecco it was much appreciated.
Kay and Mark
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Beautiful cottage in a great location with great walks from the door. Loved the sunny garden.
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Fantastic week, brilliant cottage, gorgeous weather, will come back!!!
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Great cottage, lovely walks, will be back. Thank you.
The Strongs
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
This is our second visit and won't be our last, perfection!! Wonderful cottage, perfect location and to top it off perfect weather. Looking forward t our next visit.
Nick and Veronica
On Saturday, 16 Dec 2023
Another lovely visit, think it might be our 5th! So very comfy here. Hope we can get back here soon.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Thank you for a lovely, comfortable stay in your beautiful cottage. The log fire was a real treat after a long day on the hills and the location is idyllic. I wish we could stay for longer and will certainly look to stay here again next time we visit the Lakes!
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Lovely, cosy cottage. Well-equipped, excellent base for walks. Thoroughly recommend.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage, and location, will recommend it to others and want to return.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Beautiful cottage and a great location, hope to return soon.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Very cosy cottage, ideal location with many walks. Enjoyed food at the Queens head, Troutbeck and the wild boar, Crook. Lovely
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage, had a great week exploring Ambleside and the Langdales. Good pubs are everywhere but really liked the Mortal Man at Troutbeck and the Sticklebarn of Great Langdale. Will definitely be back.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Beautiful cottage we've enjoyed our stay. Fantastic weather all week, lovely walks. We hope to be back very soon.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Wonderful week, lovely cottage. Great weather and FAB location for walking. Chesters is great for breakfast or afternoon tea dog friendly to the extreme. Dogs made welcome even in the tea room.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Fantastic week, great walks and great weather. Cottage is lovely and most definitely consider returning. Walk along the river to Elterwater is lovely and a great evening dog walk.Chesters sells amazing homemade cake.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Had a great holiday, cottage, location, weather all excellent. Cottage lovely although not used to the limit to busy out about. Hope to visit again in the not to distant future.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Cottage perfect, ideal for exploring the Lakes, lovely to sit outside in the evening and no midgies! The walk from Grasmere to Easedale Tarn was our favourite, recommend Greens cafe in Grasmere, lovely coffee and cakes. Everywhere very welcoming for dogs, and will be recommending this cottage to friends and family.
The Barkers
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Fantastic cottage with everything you need for a grown-up family. Superb walks, high and low, wonderful eateries at every village, and on your doorstep.Weather amazing (a little too hot at times). Sad to be leaving but checking availability for next year.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
We had such a lovely week in your great cottage. It is well equipped with everything you need. Great position for excellent walks etc. Loved it thank you hopefully we will be back soon.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
What a beautiful cottage, had fantastic time with our friends and their dog, lot of lovely walks. Plenty of cakes at chesters, perfect holiday. Will be back soon.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Fab cottage felt at home immediately, lot os great walks from the door to Ambleside, Grasmere and Langdale. Recommend cakes and bread for Chesters and Zefferelis in Ambleside. Will recommend this to friends and family.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Great cottage and holiday. We enjoyed only a couple of wet days but why does afternoon tea have to finish so soon.
On Wednesday, 15 Nov 2023
A lovely cosy cottage, well equipped kitchen, and a good location at Skelwith Bridge. The wood burning stove was ideal for our stay in November. Thank you.
On Friday, 02 Jun 2023
Wonderful week in a wonderful cottage. Location was brilliant and we were blessed with great weather. Some lovely afternoons in the garden and the walk along the river from the doorstep was a real plus. Thanks for a fantastic stay!
Steve Quinlan
On Saturday, 19 Nov 2022
A lovely, clean, dog friendly and homely cottage with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Beautifully appointed it has the convenience of two bathrooms and a very handy easy to use log burner ideal for those chilly nights.The location is just unbelievable adjacent to the river with views of the bridge and nestled between the famous Chester’s coffee shop and the Talbot bar less than a minutes walk. We thoroughly recommend Lakeland Retreats who were great to deal with. Not just warm and friendly but when we had an issue of our own making they responded with pace and enthusiasm A fabulous experience all round, we will definitely be backThank you Lakeland Retreats
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
The cottage was lovely, nice and spacious and great for two couples, a baby and a dog! The location was beautiful, lots of nice local walks, and a great cafe across the road. Would definitely stay again!
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Lovely place, very clean and in a perfect location.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Perfection, accommodation and location.
On Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
The perfect Lake District cottage. Great location right by a flowing river and coffee shop. Can't wait to return!
On Friday, 10 Dec 2021
Enjoyed our stay in Skelwith Bridge. Property was clean and host helpful. Good location outwith the hustle and bustle of nearby towns that are only a short drive away. Lovely cafe and walks on your doorstep and a hotel next door for food, drinks and a game of pool which was ideal.
On Sunday, 21 Nov 2021
This is a beautiful cottage with lots of lovely walks on its doorstep. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. The cottage is kitted out well and the rooms are really spacious.
On Friday, 30 Jul 2021
Great location, right by the river which is so relaxing and excellent for the kids to play in. The cottage was beautiful, very clean and well laid out. The welcome gift was a lovely surprise. Chesters cafe is also a 30sec walk for coffee, cake or lunch. And Loughrigg Fell a walk from the doorstep. Highly recommend.
Chris & Ann
On Sunday, 25 Jul 2021
Loved this cottage and had a fantastic stay. It is beautifully presented, clean, comfortable and it has everything you need. The location is idyllic with a lovely river flowing nearby and a waterfall a few minutes walk away. We spent many hours sitting in the front garden watching the birds and listening to the river. We had a truly fantastic time and can’t wait to go back.
Fiona Scott
On Sunday, 18 Jul 2021
A real gem! A beautifully well equipped cottage - a real home from home. Exceptionally clean and cosy with great attention to detail. Could not have asked for more. Location was excellent with lots of lovely walks and hostelries within easy reach. Will definitely return. Can’t recommend enough. Fabulous!
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
This is a very comfortable and cosy cottage. The cottage was spotless and lovely and warm when we arrived. In fact our two dogs competed for the spot next to the radiator in kitchen overnight. Location could not be better; we never touched our car once unloaded until we left. There are both challenging and easy walks from the doorstep and three great places to eat - the Skelwith Bridge hotel is 50 yards away (supper for our first night), The Wainwright at Chapel Stile (45 minute walk home after lunch on day 2) and The Britannia (25 minute walk home after supper on day 4). We will certainly be back, either to here or one of Michelle's other cottages.
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