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“Best self catering cottage we have stayed in.”
The comfortable lounge has a riverside balcony
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The comfortable lounge has a riverside balcony
The balcony is a great place to relax and unwind The kitchen is well equipped
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28 reviews
The comfortable lounge has a riverside balcony
The balcony is a great place to relax and unwind
The kitchen is well equipped
The dining area leads off the kitchen
upstairs bathroom
master bedroom
master bedroom
Master bedroom
single bedroom
single bedroom
A River Runs By - overlooks the River Gowan
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Staveley, Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 28 reviews
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Laurie360
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Best self catering cottage we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed a weeks stay in 'A River Runs by' in July 2014. We were really impressed with the cottage and all of its facilities. It is in a beautiful location in the town of Staveley with a lovely cafe, local artisan bakery, nearby butchers and fantastic Indian restaurant! It is really well supplied with kitchen items and books, DVD's, maps etc. Even the small details have been considered e.g. torch, map holder etc for guests to borrow. The cottage is really beautiful. The bedrooms are both lovely and there is lots of storage space available for guests. The 2 bathrooms are fantastic with an amazing shower and a separate bath to relax in. The kitchen and lounge are both decorated really nicely and make it a lovely cottage to relax in. The real highlight to the cottage is the balcony over the river. It isn't overlooked and so you can completely relax whilst listening to the river flow under you. It is lovely that when you open any window in the cottage you can hear the river gurgling along.
Staveley is really close to Windermere, Kendal and Ambleside which makes it really convenient for exploring this area of the Lake district. There is loads to do around here.
We would highly recommend this cottage to any of our friends and family.

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Liked best: The balcony over the river.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad you loved the cottage (almost as much as I do it seems!) and found it so relaxing and such a good base from which to explore this part of the Lakes. Like you, I love just sitting and listening (or going to sleep to) the river - and watching the local wildlife. I do try to make it a 'home from home ' - I know how precious holidays are. I hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Chris C
1 review
“Fantastic holiday cottage with tons to do locally”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We booked a last minute stay at the river runs by and had an awesome time. The cottage provides everything you need for a relaxing stay, and there is so much to do in the local area. Within a minutes walk of the cottage there is a butchers, bakers and a local brewery as well as an Indian restaurant which was excellent. The local scenery is stunning and Staveley is well placed to visit many of the Lakes attractions and walks.

We will be back!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: That we had to leave...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
26 Jul 2014
Delighted that you had such a good stay and enjoyed all the village has to offer. I will be taking some new walk books up next month so there will be plenty of new walks to try when you next visit!
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Liverpool
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Management Response
16 Apr 2014
Thank you for your feedback - I am delighted you like the cottage so much and look forward to welcoming you back :-)
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Kent
Reviewed 10 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Surrey
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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