Countryside holiday retreat in Hampshire delightfully situated on The River Dever

Enjoy our thatched cottage and lodge, perfectly located to explore Hampshire

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.

Riverside Cottage consists of a thatched cottage and lodge – both properties have their own unique qualities. We also have a Studio on the River and a seasonal Yurt.

Activities during your stay

Art drawing classes

We have a specially designed studio by the river – if you want a 1-2-1 or group session just let us know. Otherwise there are scheduled classes of life drawing, painting or space to do your own thing.


We offer classes on a Saturday morning, or we can arrange private group classes. If you want a bit more of a ‘push’ why not have a personal trainer to put you through your paces every morning.


Maybe cookery is a passion – we can arrange a chef and cooking demonstrations at Riverside Cottage. Learn to make jam or practice decorating that dream cake.

Flower arranging

Hosted by top Hampshire florists are popular for a group activity – especially in preparation for a wedding or Christmas wreath… and made fun with a glass or two!


Relaxed pampering is always essential at Riverside Cottage – we can arrange massages, facials, nail painting and more.

Things to do

Stay local or venture further – we are perfectly situated to explore a fantastic variety of attractions as well as city culture and shops.

Beautiful detached, thatched period property with a wealth of charm and character.

A contemporary barn conversion, with views over the pool and lavender beds.

What our guests say about us…

It worked just perfectly for us as a family and we enjoyed the space and the pool and all the seating areas.  Everything was perfect and we loved your soaps and creams too.

Thank you so much and we shall certainly recommend Riverside to others and Lillian was most kind and helpful.

Suethank you again for our lovely stay at Riverside

“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

“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

We all had a wonderful week, thank you. Even the dog was sad to go. The Chef was great and the meal delicious.  The croissants & breakfast stuff lasted us the week and was delicious. The Yoga & relaxation was very good and kind Shelley very patient with us- mixture of ages!!

The only complaint is that the week just went too quickly!!


P.S Lillian was very helpful, lovely lady…

Wendy Gouldsmith

Just to say thank you for the opportunity to rent your property, it was absolutely perfect base to socialise, prepare for our sons wedding in comfort and relax afterwards,