Riverside Experiences

Sit back and enjoy your stay at Riverside !

We want your stay to be as relaxed as possible. For some that might mean sitting back and never having to enter the kitchen (although the kitchen at Riverside is very peaceful and tranquil), for others it might be entertaining with family and friends.


  • From Riverside there is easy access to all the major supermarkets ( 10 mins drive into Andover ) or you can order online with home delivery. The post code is SO21 3QJ. We also have a well stocked Village Shop in Barton Stacey.
  • You may prefer your freezer to be filled with delicious large family meals which simply need putting in the oven. Just give us 2 weeks to prepare them and stock up your fridge.
  • Or what about a breakfast box delivered your first morning or indeed every morning with enough croissants and the like for all your party plus your favourite newspapers.
  • You may like your morning and evening meals prepared fresh in house and served like a ‘chalet’.
  • We can even arrange for a chef to be in the house during the day and at your beckon call!
  • You may just want the occasional meal prepared and served or a picnic supplied by the river.
  • You may have the need to discuss a summer BBQ party, a cocktail party with canapés or indeed a bigger more formal occasion such as a celebration or wedding.


Things that will enhance your Riverside stay :

  1. Yoga – every Saturday morning in our Riverside Studio along side the river Dever – very peaceful but energising. Please join in.
  2. Art – whether you’re an expert or simply want to have a go, let us know if you’d like a class or space to relax and draw. All materials supplied.
  3. Spa treatments – our experts come to you for anything from a massage  to a more luxury Personalised Relaxation Spa ‘at home’


Holidays are about doing what you want when you want …..

Before you arrive we can work with you to create your tailor made itinerary from stocking up your fridge or unpacking your booked grocery shopping before arrival to child minding & allowing you to go out to dinner.

Things that we have organised for previous guests include:

  • Having a chef in the house to prepare and serve an evening meal
  • Organising a summer drinks on the lawn
  • Organising (many) dinner parties and or special occasion meals
  • Placing frozen dinners in the freezer before you arrive
  • Setting out an itinerary of local family activities during our guest stay
  • Booking restaurants and pubs
  • Preparing a circular walk from the cottage with a picnic en route
  • Yoga, pilates classes. A personal trainer. Belly Dancing.
  • Life coaching and spa treatments. Hot tubs.
  • High tea, BBQs
  • Vintage games in the field
  • Fishing on the Test
  • Opera singers!
  • Flower arranging.
  • Cookery class.
  • Taxis or mini buses to and from places
  • Weddings
  • Wine tasting
  • Card afternoons
  • Swimming and swimming lessons!
  • Cycle rides / tours. Rambling walks.
  • Housekeeper
  • Baby sitter

There isn’t much we haven’t organised so please do ask and we can sort!