Est. over 15 years ago by lead trainer Lee D. Smith MSc, BSc (hons), BACPR, CRDET, FMSC
Welcome to the River Vista Retreat
Luxury apartment on the banks of the River Leven with uninterrupted views of the river, beautiful woodland valley and the Haverthwaite Steam Railway. River Vista Retreat is a new-build duplex apartment for two set within the grounds of the historic Ironworks site and within the Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site. Close to many top Lakeland attractions yet tucked away in a peaceful river side setting at the southern end of Lake Windermere. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day exploring in the Lake District.
The main features at the River Vista Retreat:
A warm welcome awaits
Enter the second floor River Vista Retreat duplex apartment with its uninterrupted river and woodland views using the electronic video entry system. The property has a welcoming spacious entrance hall with plenty of storage for coats, bags and shoes.
Modern Open Plan Living Room
The spacious open plan living and dining area has an abundance of natural light with the huge bay window the perfect place to sit back and read or enjoy a coffee or glass of wine whilst overlooking the River Leven and surrounding woodland. On the opposing side of the room there two roof windows with views out to the other side of the woodland valley where you’ll be able to regularly see the steam engines as they meander past on the Haverthwaite steam railway line.
The attractive lounge area is designed with comfort, ergonomics and style in mind. Choose between a soft comfy sofa for full on relaxation or if your back needs a little more support (after all that walking and cycling) there is a sleek ergonomic leather chair and coordinated foot stool to rest those weary legs upon. Maximise your relaxation with FREE access to the Netflix subscription and enhance your experience with the state of the art ‘ambi-light’ TV (also including Freeview) making your viewing a more immersive event. If you want to go a bit more retro there is also a selection of board games including Lake District Monopoly and Lake District Top Trumps.
Well Equipped State of the art kitchen and cosy dining area
The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a large fridge freezer, electric oven and induction hob. As well as the usual kettle, microwave and toaster you will also find a Tassimo coffee machine, which includes cappuccino pods for your first day or so of that luxury coffee shop taste. Once you’ve cooked your favourite dish you can dine in style at the designer live-edge solid acacia wood table and enjoy mood lighting and stream your own music via the Sonos speaker. There is a dishwasher and washer/dryer for your convenience because no one wants to wash up on holiday!
Restful sleeping and peaceful office space
Up the stairs are the bedroom and separate office space. The bedroom is light and airy with a view across the landscaped Ironworks site grounds and historic ruins, the woodland valley and up to the Haverthwaite Steam Railway line. In addition two skylights allow views of the unpolluted starry night sky within the Leven Valley. The bed is a very comfortable super king (can be split into two singles upon request), which was selected with both back health and comfort in mind with its medium firm orthopaedic mattress. There is a large fitted wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and a glamorous Hollywood-style dressing table with stool. A hairdryer is also provided for your convenience.
The office is just off the landing and although its compact it has the desk and chair and is a great space to catch up with work or plan your holiday via the free high speed internet. Also on the wall there is a 3D Lake District relief map which is really useful for planning and getting to know the area.
Just off the hall is the spacious modern bathroom. Indulge in a relaxing bath after a hard day walking on the fells or if you prefer enjoy the naturally energising feel of the waterfall shower. There are plenty of white fluffy towels provided for guests. You will also find the WC and hand basin plus lots of space for your toiletries and belongings.
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Write up on local attractions coming soon!!