Lounge on your terrace or leather sofa and watch the wildlife across the river or listen to the stream splash down the hill. This architect-designed eco-build is curved to maximise privacy and gives each party a stunning view.Much time and investment has gone into this fancy riverside retreat with picture windows pulling in the ever-changing light and bedrooms at the rear with a soothing, subterranean feel.Hiking trails run past the door, drawing you into the hills; for shops and bustle there’s Ambleside, a 20-minute walk. As for a local pint, look no further than the Badger Bar; it’s all that a quaint Cumbrian pub should be, and a seven-minute stroll.Kevin and Margaret left London for the Lakes in 2003. Their ambitious project was in planning for four years, working closely with the Lake District National Parks, who fully approved of their innovative design. Rightly proud of their achievement, they meet and greet, and ensure everything is perfect for guests.