Fabulous house, excellent location, we’ll be going back for the third time next year. Must add, very dog friendly, but cottage very clean & comfy & the garden is looking good as well after the kitchen/diner extension, which a must say was great for our family & fiends to have nice start to the day all having breakfast together & even getting to watch the news, which is a fab idea putting a TV in the extension.
David 3-12 July 2021
We had a great stay at Riverbank. The cottage is clean and comfortable. Beds are very comfortable. It is located in a backwater lane by the river but is just a few minutes walk to the town centre. It is adjacent to the lovely Fitz park. We had some great walks to Lattrig and along the old railway line direct from the cottage. It has private parking which is great as parking in Keswick can be busy. The back (or is it the front!) garden is a lovely place to relax after a long walk. Cheers Gillian
Gillian 3 – 10 July 2021
Hope all is well and you and family are enjoying the fabulous weather.
Once again we had a great break at Rowlands although unfortunately my parents had to pull out at the last minute due to health issues. Its was a shame as the property is so comfortable and convenient and it would have done them the world of good to get away for a few days. It was good to see some of the local businesses opening up again although the Boat Pub really needs to sort out their service standards! Sadly they have a captive audience so there is no real incentive to sharpen up. Trust all was in order for your cleaners and look forward to receiving the security deposit at your earliest convenience.
Already trying to plan our next stay.
Best wishes Alastair
Alastair July 30 – 7 August 2021
All checked out and had a fantastic break at Rowlands. Such a lovely house and it’s been a great base for us all.
Would definitely recommend and possibly visit again if travel restrictions allow in the future.
Kevin 26 – 3 July 2021
Thank you very much for letting us book direct with you again as appreciated the reduced price compared to the agents & we both had a fab stay at RiverBank & the weather was great for most of the week, so we BBQ-ed a couple of days on the decking.
Whinlatter Forest was good for the dogs the day you popped over to do a couple of small jobs as mostly in the shade, we did the lake another day and they swam lots to cool down. The pinnacle was Max – The Miracle Dog unveiling. The bench is amazing, next time you’re over there you should go see it
Nic 26 June – 3 July 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Beautiful, clean, spacious cottage in a great location for all Keswick has to offer. It was warm and comfortable although we found the arms on the smaller sofa a bit too low and required cushions. Due to COVID the owners had to remove items such as cushions so this may not normally be an issue. The back of the cottage overlooks the river and is easily mistaken for the front as this is where you access the building & parking space. There’s room for 1 car in an area which presumably used to be the back garden. All in all it was a wonderful place to stay, Gary was very helpful when we had a few questions and we enjoyed our week immensely. Highly recommended
Lisa 26 June – 3 July 2021
Thanks for message. Spotted when we came in and a little white mark (maybe the soap still in carpet). But all good with us – no complaints Weather going to be amazing here so definitely no mud from us with these temperatures haha.
Can I just say that this place is amazing it like a Tardis. Loving our week so far. First holiday since before covid and so please booked here.
Larry 5 – 12 June 2021
Thanks for all the information that you sent to us Gary regarding things to do in Keswick & the local area. We have had a fantastic week doing some of the activities that you suggested & the weather was glorious as well, so BBQ-ed a few time & your decking area was great for that, with a glass of wine. We all had a great time & have already booked with you again for next year. Thanks again Sam
Sam 12 – 19 June 2021
N. Yorkshire UK
It was just to let you know that due to some family circumstances we are leaving your property today rather than tomorrow. I thought it might help knowing for your changeover.
We’ve had a great stay and Rowlands was a great holiday house in a brilliant location.
Thanks very much and we hope to come back again soon.
Pilar 19 – 26 June 2021
Spent a great weekend as a group of 4 celebrating 30 years of friendship. Rowlands is a lovely house, very comfortable and well equipped and 4 of us found everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. Located in a nice quiet street, but still within easy distance of town centre. We would love to return for another visit.!
Jan 21 – 28 May 2021
We are having a good time here in Keswick, thank you. Can I say, we were delighted by how fresh the cottage seemed when we came through the door – it looked immaculate; a credit to your housekeeper. Very reassuring in these Covid times. We have however, failed to get the dispenser in the bathroom to work at all!
All the best,
Lynda 12 – 19 June 2021
We had a lovely time and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.
At the moment, we aren’t considering other holidays – a house move is imminent, but when we are all moved we will definitely be contacting you again to stay at your lovely cottage, which we all enjoyed, especially our dog Jazz
David 5 – 12 June 2021
Hoping this finds you well and staying healthy. Wanted to drop you an albeit belated note to say we had an amazing time in Aviemore last month when we spent the week at Rowlands. The property was great and the weather amazing for most of the week. We will definitely be back again soon. Thanks again!
Ollie 26 Apr – 3 May 2021
Hi Gary thanks, we had an awesome time. Landmark was great! We love cycling and noticed a lot of people on mountain bikes I’m assuming there’s a few trails up there? We will definitely be back and be sure to book up with yourselves as the house was perfect. I’ve given my friend your email address as she’s looking to book up to Aviemore soon and I suggested your house to them. Hope that’s ok? Thx Amy
Amy 14-16 May 2021
We all had a fab time at RiverBank Cottage in Keswick, park was great for the dog & loved the river. The cottage was all we could of expected & more, great location, very clean/good facilities. Will stay again, but for longer next time.
David 1-8 June 2019
Just a quick note to say we really enjoyed our stay at Rowlands, it was like slipping back into an old pair of comfortable shoes and being close to the town centre we were able to virtually ditch the car for the whole week.
Your maintenance guy Sandro is a really nice bloke and the gate post looks as good as new and solid!
Weather was good for us and we were out every day and Olivia bagged her first Munro…Cairn Gorm itself.
Thinking about a return next year!
All the best
Alistair 6-13 April 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riverview. We were staying as a couple, so only slept in the upstairs kingsize room, but we found that bed extremely comfortable. Our only complaint was that we couldn’t get the heating to turn off at night, so we were rather too warm! (the thermostat didn’t seem to be working). Everything else about the cottage was perfect: both bathrooms had good showers, all of the kitchen appliances were clean and in very good working order, and we didn’t notice anything in the cottage than needed to be repaired. Most holiday cottages seem to have something hanging off the wall that needs repairing, but this one had nothing like that at all, everything was in good order. It was also lovely to have an enclosed garden for the dog, so we could let her out without supervision if we wanted to. We were blessed with perfect weather, so we walked on the fells every day except one, and we found plenty of lovely walks very close to the cottage, the furthest we had to drive for any of our chosen walks was about 8 miles.
Christina 8-15 June 2019
Hi Gary & Helen,
Just wanted to say how well equipped and lovely your holiday house is.
Also thank you to your house keeper as it is immaculately clean – which we really appreciate in normal times but even more so now.
Thanks and best wishes
Kirstie 11-13 September 2020
Thanks for being in touch. Safely in. We’ll do our best with the shower.
And maybe see you on Tuesday.
Love the house and location. Would be perfect for the convention if that were happening! But it’s perfect anyway. We loved the week we had here. Perfect location with access to town, fells and park (literally on the doorstep). Very practical set-up – for easy, low maintenance stay. Nice to meet Gary and Helen and to feel that they would respond quickly if needed but not be intrusive. We will be back.
Simon 18-25 July 2020
Good location only rained once Saturday to Tuesday house lovely only watch your head if you are tall
Ian 13-20 June 2017
Cosy cottage in perfect location. Park less than a minute away which was ideal for our dog. Quiet area and close to the main square and lake. Also bonus having a parking space. Would stay again.
David 1-8 June 2019