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Riverview Retreats: View from inside the tents

General

  • Nights under canvas at a peaceful bell tent site by the river Eden
  • A 30-minute drive to the Lake District; 35 minutes to Hadrian’s Wall
  • Wood, kindling and charcoal available for barbecues and firepits

Find your flow beside the handsome river Eden… half an hour’s drive away from the Lake District National Park and 35 minutes from Hadrian’s Wall, Riverview Retreats really lives up to its name: it has the river flowing through it, and it's a proper back-to-nature retreat on the remote, family-run Cottage Farm. And for your new roost? Well, that’ll be nights under canvas in a peaceful bell tent.

Before you clock in for the night though, you might want to bid a proper goodbye to the daylight in the outside area. There’s a picnic bench and large awning for shelter here – and the centre of attention is a firepit to light up the evening. The site sells wood, kindling and charcoal for barbecues should you need the supplies.

Things are spacious inside the five-metre bell tents – each one has a kingsize airbed, two single airbeds and an airbed for children aged between one and three (just specify if you have little teammates when you book). For an added cost, these can be fully made up with sheets, pillows, duvets and hot water bottles… all the homely feels.

You’ll have access to a composting toilet and gas-powered shower on site so you can freshen up ready for walks along the river or perhaps a jaunt to one of the local villages. Wetheral (10 minutes’ drive) and Armathwaite (15 minutes) both have a train station, pubs and a shop.

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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The site was very tranquil. We had an amazing time. Great scenery.27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Valley Retreat bell tent
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    Sam and Dan went out of their way to make our stay amazing. Hot water bottles made up for the night time. Perfect host. We will be returning.

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Peaceful location wonderful hosts20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSkye C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Valley Retreat bell tent
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    I have to say this is one of the best places I've ever stayed at!!! Location peaceful and relaxing. The bell tent was great, and not close to the other tent which made it feel very secluded and private.
    But what really made this break special were the hosts!!! Top hotels should take lessons Dan & Sarah created a special away break. Personal touches, attention to detail. Thoughtful and friendly.
    We will be staying again!!!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Location

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  • Riverview, Brackenbank, Wetheral, Cumbria, England, CA4 8HZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8616°N 2.8047°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 5.6 miles
Rail Station — 13.9 miles
War Memorial — 20.2 miles
Train stations
Wetheral Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Armathwaite Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Carlisle Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.4 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 20.2 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 22.7 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 45.2 miles

Directions


Please follow the signs to Brackenbank along the dead-end road. Those of you following a postcode will want to use the postcode for a nearby Christmas tree farm, as it’s more accurate: CA4 9SZ.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

When you fancy a quick potter down to somewhere nice, Oak Tree Animals' Charity (35 minutes’ walk) is just the place close by. There’s a woodland and play area for kids to do what kids do, with cake and tea available in the tearoom for afterwards.

Of course, with the Lake District National Park half an hour’s drive away, day trips to lakes, waterfalls and mountains might be on your radar already. Perhaps you’ll want to zoom down to Aira Force Waterfall (40 minutes' drive) or to Ullswater (40 minutes) for sailing, kayak tours or the canoe trail.

Mountains are ready for hiking here, from Helvellyn’s (50 minutes) scenic Striding Edge walk to the steep ascents up Skiddaw (an hour) and the Jenkin Hill Path on this mountain, once used by Victorians and their ponies.

Hadrian's Wall (35 minutes) dates back much further, as this 73-mile coast-to-coast wall was built by the Romans. Housesteads Fort (40 minutes), just one of the remaining turrets and towns along the way, has Roman barrack blocks and a hospital to seek out. You may also like to check out Lowther Castle & Gardens (40 minutes), medieval ruins that now have gardens, an adventure playground and bicycle hire.

Must see

  • Carlisle Castle (6.0 miles)
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (11.9 miles)
  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (14.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (16.9 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (20.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Riverview Retreats cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Riverview Retreats on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Riverview Retreats have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Riverview Retreats dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Riverview Retreats? When you fancy a quick potter down to somewhere nice, Oak Tree Animals' Charity (35 minutes’ walk) is just the place close by. There’s a woodland and play area for kids to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Riverview Retreats?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Riverview Retreats? From £70 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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