Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Riverside offers free private parking. Dating back to 1866, it is just 15 minutes’ walk from Ambleside town centre and 1 mile from Lake Windermere. The award-winning Riverside offers rooms with a flat-screen Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bath or shower rooms have complimentary locally produced toiletries. Some rooms boast a spa bath and views over the River Rothay or the Loughrigg Fell. In the mornings, full English, continental, and vegetarian breakfasts are prepared using quality local ingredients. With a wood burning stove, guests can enjoy wine and local beers in the comfortable guest lounge which features books, games, and DVDs, along with an extensive collection of Lake District maps. Home to the University of Cumbria, Ambleside offers numerous pubs and bars. There are many cycling and walking routes from rural Riverside, including a mile-long path to the nearby village of Waterhead. The World of Beatrix Potter is just 13 minutes’ drive away.