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Self Catering Cottages, Retreats & Wellbeing

The Riverside Dream

Riverside Lifestyle began when we first opened the doors to Riverside Cottage, our spacious Hampshire hideaway that’s since been featured among The Sunday Times’ 25 Great British Holiday Rentals. With its exposed beams, flagstone floors, open fireplaces and roses round the door, the house has long been our refuge from the stresses of everyday life. We offer self catering accommodation but  we can also provide full catering, organise dinners or even picnics.

We have a planning and booking service for activities and visits to local Hampshire attractions. We can book restaurants, organise cycle rides, visits to Hawk conservatory, Bombay Sapphire, babysitting and even dog walking – just ask!

Riverside Cottage has set dates for wellbeing retreats where you have the opportunity to come alone and join a group or arrive with friends, to unwind and where everything is organised for you – you can take part in whats on offer if you wish but if not, the time is yours. We don’t schedule inspirational talks that try and tell you all the things wrong with your life. Instead we give you the chance to sit back and take time out, to breathe, to relax. You’re free to feel as empowered as you wish to feel, this retreat is on your terms.

Riverside has two self catering properties all with their own unique countryside qualities.

Riverside Cottage has an amazing Yurt positioned in the grounds  – for dinners, to sleep in and for workshop activities. We also have a riverside studio where we can offer art and yoga/pilates or just a chair and glass of wine!!

I love all these things as part of my lifestyle and I am guessing you might enjoy them too ..

Riverside is the place to relax and rejuvenate – to go for country walks, sit by the river , daydream or curl up in a comfy chair with a good book.

Riverside Products

We love things creative, original and indulgent! That includes our own artisan range of jams marmalades and chutneys, and our lavender beauty gifts made using our home grown Hampshire lavender. We also sell our award winning olive oil and sea salt crisps.

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Riverside Activities

We like to keep busy and to provide our guests with activities during their stay.

We offer Yoga and Pilates set classes which anyone is welcome to join or we can arrange individual bespoke classes. If you want a bit more of a ‘push’ why not have a personal trainer to put you through your paces every morning or indeed as an activity planned to your timings.

We offer Art drawing classes – or if you want a personal or group session just let us know. It all the rage as you may have seen on the BBC 

Maybe cookery is your thing – we can arrange a chef and cooking demonstrations at Riverside Cottage. Learn to pluck a pheasant or stuff a turkey or maybe its that dream cake you’d like to practice on.

Pampering is always essential and at Riverside Cottage we can arrange your personal Holistic Hen to provide that needed facial, massage or aromatherapy.

Everything at Riverside is meant to be fun – simply ask.

Riverside Corporate

You don’t have to be in a stuffy city office to get things done; here at Riverside we’ve found that creating a calm, peaceful atmosphere in a refreshing country setting can make staff and clients alike more creative and productive.

What our guests say about us…

“The weather was in our favour, we had the most fabulous time at Riverside. Lunch for 15 in the long conservatory while the children played outside was bliss. We’ll be back soon. Home from home (well just a little bit bigger! and fab catering)”

Ginny and Simon, London

“One of the best holidays ever – wish we could stay for longer!”

Nia, Chesham

“Another great time at Riverside Cottage, this is our third visit.”

Friends from Kent and Holland

“Celebrated the marriage of our son, a fantastic house to entertain many friends and family, all the bridesmaids enjoyed a relaxing time by the pool.”

Marshall and Family, Derbyshire

“Wonderful time, super memories! Impressive lovely house. Thank you.”

Boo and B

“We had a fantastic time, excellent company but the house really made it!”

Christmas 2014

“Gorgeous cottage perfect weekend, you thought of everything.”

Jakata, Indonesia

“Bella had a wonderful send off to married life.”

Rowena, Alexander, Zoe, Heather, Alice, Lucy, Emily