Waterside, Riverside Terrace

Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria
+44 (0)7876 059473

Welcome to the Lake District National Park! At dusk the owls hoot, the bats fly overhead, and state-of-the-art baths invite you to soak…


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

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.

Wonderful views of river and hills in the Lake District National Park

We think you'll love

  • The wonderful views of river and hills
  • The eco-credentials and use of local materials
  • The proximity to Ambleside and the hills
Cosy double bed in the bedroom of Waterside, Riverside Terrace

You should know

  • Not for those seeking characterful and cosy
  • Each terrace is separated from its neighbours only by low planters
  • Mobile reception is best on the terrace


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 6pm Friday
Check out
By 9am Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Children over 10 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £795
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £2002 beds2 bedrooms


We arrived at this property on Friday 4th Oct 2019 and were met by the owner who showed us in.First words that came from my Wife were "I want to live in this cottage"These properties are set out to the highest standards we have ever seen in a cottage!!! Even better than in most of the 5* hotels we have stayed in.Everything from the kitchen utensils to the quality of fittings in all rooms and the underfloor heating is above what anyone could imagine. We could not say how beautiful these properties are.Book them and you will not be disappointed!!!


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The neighbourhood

You are in the middle of the National Park, close to the legendary hills and England’s largest lake – Windermere. You can walk into Ambleside for restaurants, cafes and outdoors shops; foodies should seek out the Old Stamp House and the Samling. The area is rich with literary history, as epitomised by Wordsworth’s home in Grasmere, and Beatrix Potter’s in Near Sawrey.

Local points of interest from Kevin McCarten

  • The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim!
  • The area is renowned as one where the famous Lakeland Poets lived and were inspired to write their romantic poetry. Visit Dove Cottage in Grasmere and Rydal Mount, both homes of William Wordsworth perhaps the most famous Lakeland poet.
  • Wonderful character Lakeland villages can be explored from Ambleside close by with its bustling streets and inviting shops, to Bowness with its busy harbour where you can hire a boat or relax on one of the many boat trips.
  • A fantastic range of walks straight from your door. Take a gentle stroll alongside the river to Ambleside, or follow the paths around Rydal Water leading to Grasmere , or why not walk up Loughrigg Fell to Rydal Caves and beyond to pretty Loughrigg Tarn.
  • You're spoiled for choice for activities in this fabulous area. Whether it's walks from the door, hiring bikes, going on boat trips, visiting historic houses, pottering around quaint villages, or simply relaxing with a good book and taking in the view.
  • Enjoy dining locally from gorgeous little tea shops to Michelin Star restaurants. For the theatre buffs there are 3 theatres to choose from in Windemere, Keswick and Kendal as well as 3 cinemas in Ambleside often showing live West End shows and live jazz.


Kevin McCarten

Kevin and Margaret left London for the Lakes in 2001. 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.