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“Riverrun”

Review of Riverain

The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall
Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
Riverain has a private gated garden and private parking surrounded by a sandstone ha-ha wall
The welcoming Carriage reception room is equipped with broadband wifi, leather sofas and a log fire
The Kitchen has a Bosch gas hob, electric oven and Dishwasher
The breakfasting kitchen at Riverain
A view from the Breakfasting Kitchen into the living room through the original sandstone archway.
The Living Room with a cast iron log-burner - complimentary logs and kindling provided for the fire.
A view from the breakfasting kitchen towards he main reception room.
A view from the Carriage Reception room at Riverain towards the kitchen and Derwent Room hallway
The ensuite ground floor Derwent Room with beds that can be arranged as a 6 foot double or two twins
The ensuite shower room of the ground floor Derwent Room
The first floor Haweswater Room which is ensuite with a shower room
The Haweswater ensuite shower room with limestone tiling chrome heated towel rail.
The first floor Ullswater Room which us ensuite with a bathroom
The original sandstone walls have been preserved in use where possible.
Fresh flowers are placed in guest bedrooms during the season.
A view of Blencowe Hall, showing Riverain in the background.
Riverain is set within the grounds of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
A view of Riverain's garden in the early springtime
An aerial view of Riverain and Blencowe Hall displaying Riverain's amazing location.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Mathew H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Riverrun”
Reviewed 5 days ago for a stay in July 2018
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Lovely cottage and great location.
Could do with parasol in garden and cushions would be nice.
We had a massive problem with flies while we were here and it drove us to distraction.
Great holiday overall but bring fly spray and traps.




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“Excellent property in a beautiful location”
Reviewed May 13, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Well equipped, comfortable house. Stunning grounds and beautiful surroundings. Pet friendly. And a generous welcome hamper on our arrival.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2018
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your stay at Riverain. We are really pleased that you found the house comfortable and well equipped and enjoyed its beautiful location and grounds. We are delighted that you enjoyed the welcome hamper and benefitted from it being pet friendly. We would love to welcome you back if your travels bring you back to the Lake District. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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bigfrench...
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic experience!!”
Reviewed April 4, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

What a lovely cottage, well equipped, cozy, a perfect retreat for a few days away.
Overlooking Blencowe Hall, fantastic to see such a sympathetic restoration of my old ancestral home........truly deserving of its multi award winning status. Would certainly recommend

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2018
Hi
Thanks for your super review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your break and found everything you needed at Riverain. Please feel free to get back in touch if your travels should bring you back to your ancestors at some point in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Tiffany W
1 review
“Beautiful property”
Reviewed February 13, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

I had a truly amazing stay in Riverain. It is a beautiful property boasting very impressive views.

The open fire, grand bedrooms and private garden made this a perfect place to stay for myself, my partner and our dog and I would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from the hussle and bustle.

Thank you for a wonderful time away

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Management Response
Feb 15, 2018
Hi
Thanks for your great review. It's super to hear that you had such an amazing stay at Riverain, we hope you feel rested after your holiday away from the rat race! Please feel free to get back in touch if your travels bring you to Cumbria and The Lake District again in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Flossy510
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A beautiful venue!”
Reviewed January 7, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We got married at Blencowe Hall in December 2017 and also booked Riverain and all the neighbouring cottages for our guests.

Although we didn’t personally stay in Riverain, we did spend a bit of time in it. The standard of finish is outstanding and it manages to feel homely yet large and luxurious at the same time. The large lounge with open fire were fantastic for getting everyone together.

We received great feedback from the guests who did stay here; they are even considering booking it next Christmas for themselves!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2018
Hi
Thanks for your kind review. We're delighted that Riverain suited your wedding guests so well and we would be delighted to welcome them back to Riverain for another stay in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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FTG1315
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Festive family short break”
Reviewed January 3, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights after Christmas with our three young children. A clean and comfortable child friendly cottage with a substantial welcome hampers (lots of treats provided). We loved the real Christmas tree too. An excellent stay and I am sure we will be back.

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Management Response
Jan 13, 2018
Hi
Thanks for your great review. We are so pleased to hear that your family enjoyed your festive break at Riverain. We love a real Christmas tree too, that piney smell is so evocative of Christmas. It would be lovely to welcome you back, you might like to try a summer break next time! Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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anthony a
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely comfortable three bedroom cottage”
Reviewed December 23, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

A lovely comfortable three bedroom cottage to stay in for a large three day family wedding at Blencowe Hall. Easy to find, beautiful views and well stocked with all the essentials. Welcoming and friendly staff who we met when we arrived. Also a very nice welcome basket of local goodies which was much appreciated as were the basic food items in the fridge. Plenty of space and warming and cosy log burner. For Christmas it was nice to see the Christmas tree and the wreath on the door.
Ideal location for walks and to explore the northern lakes.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 2, 2018
Hi
Thanks for your kind review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the Christmas decorations and the welcome hamper. We love to have a wood burner blazing, especially at Christmas time, it makes Riverain so cosy and welcoming. Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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