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“An Absolute Gem!”
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Riverside B&B
Ranked #2 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Myers, Florida
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“An Absolute Gem!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

For our visit of the Lake District, we decided that Ambleside was the best location and, after reading the many reviews of the Riverside, decided this just HAD to be the best place to stay! We were definitely right about that! We stayed for 3 nights and found it to be a phenomenal B&B for many reasons. Dave and Brenda are superb hosts and make you feel at home immediately upon check-in. Dave can advise on all areas to visit and has a gold mine of information from which to check out restaurants, excursions, hikes etc. As noted by others, the breakfasts are exquisite - and completely a la carte. In addition, Dave supplies each table with a daily printout of the latest news as well as weather forecast. The rooms are superbly decorated, immaculately clean, and the bathroom very updated. The Riverside is located just off the main highway through Ambleside on a lovely country road along side a nice babbling brook. Once you experience the busy traffic in Ambleside, you'll know why everyone loves the location of the Riverside so much. As has been mentioned by others, it is a very lovely and easy 10 to 15-minute walk from the Riverside along the country road into the town of Ambleside. Without question, this is easily the best place to stay in Ambleside for so many reasons! The Byrnes - Florida

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Riverside enjoying the Lake District. Dave and Brenda were extremely accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Dave provided plenty of great advice about local hikes, walks, restaurants, and attractions. The location of Riverside was fantastic. It is close enough for a short walk into Ambleside, but secluded enough to have no noise at night except for the running water of the stream. Thanks to Dave and Brenda for meeting the high expectations that had been set by other Trip Advisor reviews.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lesley and I have lost count of the number of times we have stayed at the Riverside. Why, with so much competition in the area do we return time and time again? Well of course there is the location, the room appointments, the breakfasts, but the main reason is of course Brenda and Dave! Their warmth, care and attention to detail make the Riverside what it is and that is perfection! Already planning our next visit, cant wait!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We have just stayed at the Riverside for the third time. It was my 60th birthday so we took three rooms for the family. It really is the most perfect place. The setting is so peaceful and Dave and Brenda are just such a lovely couple. I can't really add anything new about the breakfasts - they are simply occasions in themselves. I don't think we'll ever go anywhere else now in the Lakes. Words could never do the Riverside justice - you'll just have to go and try it yourselves!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed four nights in June 2013 and had a wonderful time at David and Brenda’s. Everything was perfect, from the warm welcome of David and Brenda, who told us about the area and were so thoughtful, to the breakfast (all options were a delight), from the room itself (lovely and quiet, with great comfort) to the surroundings, that allow you to leave your car and go hiking directly from the house. In short, a must-stop in the Lake District.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

It is difficult to know where to start, I could go on and on about how great this B&B is. It has a wonderful location, is comfortable, homely and immaculate and the breakfasts are the best we have ever tasted. There is more to it than than that though, Dave and Brenda add a magical touch which really does make Riverside a very special place. We arrived and felt at home immediately, when we left if felt more like saying goodbye to old friends! If you are reading these reviews trying to make a decision on where to stay in the lakes then look no further - you have just found the perfect bed and breakfast!!

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Sliema, Malta
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

As the title of my review suggests, staying at this bed and breakfast IS an experience.

Keeping it simple, beautiful location, wonderul hosts, great breakfast and centrally located in the Lake District. Also, the rooms have everything and taken care of with the level of detail of a five star hotel.

Visited twice for now and can't wait to go back. Go here and you'll go home telling your family and friends about it. We did.

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Property: Riverside B&B
Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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