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Riverside B&B

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$132*
US$132*
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Riverside is an excellent place to stay and explore the surrounding area.Rooms very spacious and spotlessly clean.Richard and Diney are perfect hosts nothing too much trouble.Breakfast and Diney's cakes are to die for especially the flapjack thank you for my little take home box it didn't last long.Will look forward to seeing you next year.Many thanks again.Mollie and Stuart

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Riverside is a lovely place to stay in Ambleside and one of the best B and B's we have stopped at. Richard and Diney are very friendly and welcoming, they cannot do enough for you. Diney makes fabulous homemade jams, bread and delicious cakes. We will return.

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it was great that you enjoyed your stay with us. It always helps when the weather is good!. We look forward to your return visit.

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights at Riverside and could have stayed longer. Riverside is about a ten minute walk away from Ambleside centre were there are a lot of places to eat. Room was clean and the bed comfortable. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice to chose from and cooked to perfection, and every day a different cake to take with...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and its great that you enjoyed your stay with us. You were certainly lucky with the weather which I must say was glorious and always helps! We do hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

Hereford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Richard and Diney make their guests very welcome. Riverside is set in an ideal situation with good parking, close to Ambleside. Wonderful and delicious selection for breakfast. Rooms are attractive and comfortable. We would recommend this accommodation without reservation.

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your stay with us. It is always great to see you at Riverside and glad the weather was good during your stay and that you managed to visit lots of the gardens nearby.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located an enjoyable 15 mins walk into Ambleside town centre, the hosts are very friendly, the rooms clean and the breakfast excellent. Some great extras such as homemade cake, to take on your walk, and the ability to have a pre dinner drink.

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the walk into Ambleside. Its a great way to stretch your legs after dinner. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and look forward to a return visit when next in Ambleside.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous weekend - delicious breakfasts and amazing cake for our walks. Richard is a font of all knowledge - great at suggesting suitable walks and places to eat and he makes a mean G and T ! Highly recommended on all fronts

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

It was great you had a good day to tackle the Fairfield Horshoe - although a little windy. We enjoyed having you all to stay and look forward to a return visit. Hope you managed the Lakeside walk on your way home

cheshire UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet comfortable room, great breakfasts and wonderful hosts who really understand the types of walks that we enjoy and always come up with great ideas ! we will be back again very soon to enjoy Richard and Dineys hospitality

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Always a pleasure having you to stay and thank you for your review ; we look forward to seeing you again.

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming hosts Diney and Richard, cannot do enough for you. Divine breakfast with daily freshly made bread and jams locally sourced. Freshly made cake to take with you on your walk. Who doesn't love cake! Highly recommended!

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Glad the cake was a success. I had yesterdays cake at the top of Bowfell! Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best! Beautiful location, welcoming,the sound of the river,excellent breakfast,comfy bed,delicious cake, we have not found better, Riverside is superb! It would be a miserable person who could find anything to criticize here, thank you Richard and Diney for keeping our special place special!!

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and glad you approved of the changes to the room. See you both again next year.

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times and it is still as wonderful as ever. We just wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. There is nothing to fault. Breakfasts are home cooked and delicious. For a relatively small B&B the choice is really varied, and of course you never know when an extra "Diney special" is going to make an appearance -...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Great to catch up again and glad you enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake when at the top of Haystacks! We look forward to seeing you both again in September and thank you very much for your Review.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside B&B

Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $202 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Hard to choose all rooms are good over 12years we have occupied all”
mollie_allen1, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Room was clean and tidy and so was the en-suite. ”
davidg500, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Very clean, large bed, comfy bedding and exceptionally large shower! ”
davidianm, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“We have stayed now in all the rooms except one. They are all lovely!”
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“All comfortable ”
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