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.
Riverside Cottage consists of thatched cottage and lodge – both properties have their own unique qualities
We can plan activities for your stay and organise visits to local Hampshire attractions. We can book restaurants, organise cycle rides, visits to Hawk conservatory, Bombay Sapphire, to name a few as well as babysitting and even dog walking – just ask!
We also have a Yurt positioned in the grounds ( April to October) – for use by our guests for dinners, to sleep in or just a fun space . We also have an art studio and garden room on the River Dever where you can enjoy art, yoga/pilates or just a chair and glass of wine!!
The property needs to be rented as one so let us know how many you are and we can organise the necessary combination and activities.
Some calendar dates have been put to one side 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 or tell you who things should be done – instead we give you the chance to sit back and take time out, to breathe, to relax. We will on the premises for these weekends to cater and organise allowing you to just ‘be’
I love all these things as part of my lifestyle and I am guessing you might enjoy them too.
My Riverside Dream is a place to relax and rejuvenate ; to go for country walks, sit by the river , daydream by a fire or curl up in a comfy chair with a good book.
We like to keep busy and to provide our guests with activities during their stay.
We offer Yoga 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.
Art drawing classes are our thing and we have a specially designed studio by the river – if you want a personal teacher or group session just let us know.
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.
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 which you will see growing next to the house. All our guests are supplied with our locally made hand wash and hand creams. We also sell our award winning olive oil and sea salt crisps.
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)”
“One of the best holidays ever – wish we could stay for longer!”
“Another great time at Riverside Cottage, this is our third visit.”
“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.”
“Wonderful time, super memories! Impressive lovely house. Thank you.”
“We had a fantastic time, excellent company but the house really made it!”
“Gorgeous cottage perfect weekend, you thought of everything.”
“Bella had a wonderful send off to married life.”
BRANSBURY, NR BARTON STACEY, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE, SO21 3QJ