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Holme Rigg

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Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage, clean, tidy, everything you need for a comfortable stay and local pubs within easy walking distance, cafe, local corner shop and a parking space."

    Would highly recommend and stay again. Great for those visiting or working in the area.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2024

  • "I would just like to say a very big Thankyou to Justin the owner of Holmerigg and Sykes holidays."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Holmerigg, it was exactly as described on Sykes website, but so much more, on arrival, we were happy to see how clean it was, and it was also very comfortable, with the luxury of two bathrooms. Car Parking was also no problem. having the village shop right next door meant we didn’t have to travel far to get essentials. Also the property owner Justin kept in touch with me which was lovely. Braithwaite is a lovely quiet village and a perfect place to stay when touring round the Lake District. Yes I would recommend a stay at Holmerigg, I would love to stay there again.

    Thank you for the great feedback and delighted you had a brilliant stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeannie5.0May 2024

  • "Could not fault this little cottage, lovely and clean, comfy beds and everything we needed for our family get together."

    We were really thankful to be allowed into the property early when our mum felt unwell, thank you so much.

    So pleased that you had a comfortable stay and glad that we were able to let your mum in early. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really lovely holiday accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Only thing to note is that if you have children, beware that front door opens directly on to road.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Holme Rigg. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.4Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Excellent house with everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Perfect location for nearby walks. Village has 2 great pubs and a cafe. Food at Royal Oak is great. Only 5 minutes drive to Keswick. Highly recommended. We will be back!

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was superb."

    Beautifully clean when I arrived and cosy too (the latter very much needed considering the very wet weather!). Lovely walks right from the door and a really handy village shop right next door complete with a lovely coffee shop, perfect after a few hours on the fells. Everything had been thought of from kitchen utensils, games, running trail maps in nearby Whinlatter to a bluetooth speaker, washing up liquid, toilet rolls and tea towels. I'd happily recommend this cottage!

    Delighted that you had a great stay and enjoyed the local amenities and walks. Hope to welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have just got home from a lovely week staying in Holme Rigg, we are a family ..."

    We have just got home from a lovely week staying in Holme Rigg, we are a family of 4 adults,the cottage was ideal, in a lovely village ,great facilities right next door to the village shop,very clean, just 2 minor issues the shower tray would fill with the water,so you had to have a quick shower,and instructions on how to use the washing machine dryer would have been handy to dry your wet hiking clothes, but i wouldn't like to put anyone off, we all loved our stay, and will definately go back

    So pleased that you had a great week. Thank you for pointing those two small things which we have sorted out. Look forward to welcoming you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property is in a great location being a few minutes from Skiddaw, Catbells, Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water."

    The property was also fairly clean and very tidy. The major problem is parking. A parking space is provided however, because of the irresponsible parking of neighbours, it is very difficult to park there. The neighbours park their cars directly opposite the space so we struggled to get our car in the space. If the neighbour next door would have parked in their space we would not have been able to get our car out of the space. We would use Sykes again but not this particular cottage.

    We're sorry to hear you had problems parking. If parking is proving problematic (eg with a large car) then we'd recommend parking elsewhere in the village, where there's plenty of free parking a few minutes walk away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, only thing that was missing was some outdoor space."

    Which we knew there was no garden but thought there maybe a yard. Great location, good dog friendly pubs in walking distance. It would have been useful to have access to a vacuum cleaner. We loved our stay and the lakes.

    Thank you very much for the feedback and for the suggestion about access to a vacuum cleaner. We have made sure this is available to guests in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a wonderful location."

    Will definitely be back! Just a couple of little things that would have improved our stay, blackout blind or curtain for second window in top floor bedroom it was too light in the mornings and an outside tap, maybe with a shower attachment to wash off muddy paws. Other than that couldn't fault it!

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the suggestions. We have now provided black out curtains in that room and provided a Mud Daddy for washing dirty paws. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4Aug 2023

  • "A lovely house and well equipped."

    We really enjoyed our stay. We would recommend that the listing makes it clear that parking is on the road on a first come basis. We struggled throughout and with room for up to 5 adults, a party with more than one car will struggle. We also couldn’t initially find the bins and there was no recycling advice. The main bin was also full. Finally, there was an electrical problem with the kitchen sockets which we think is related to the dishwasher. We reported that directly to Skye’s by phone & email before we left.

    We're pleased you enjoyed the house and had a great stay. Thank you for the helpful feedback and suggestions. There is reserved off road parking for one car, and we’ve now provided info on where to park a second car in the village if needed (it's usually easy to park near the church). We’ve provided some more information about the bins and recycling. Unfortunately, there has been a strike by the refuse collectors which means the rubbish wasn’t collected the week you visited. We've also installed a new dishwasher, thank you for reporting this to us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Holme Rigg was comfortable and well equipped."

    Braithwaite is lovely, a good base for a Lakes holiday. Our issue was that we were not notified that there was major renovation work going on in an adjoining property with building noise starting as early as 7:30 every week day. On top of that the road running over the bridge was being resurfaced all week and again we had heavy lorries, rollers and workmen starting shortly after 7am during the week, Sykes need to ensure their cottage owners make them aware of potential disturbances like that as we thought we’d picked a peaceful location.

    We're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the village but we're so sorry to hear about the roadworks and the works next door. Unfortunately we didn't know either were going to take place last week. We understand that the roadworks in the centre of the village are now complete and we have also been assured by our neighbour that their renovation is very nearly finished. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jun 2023

  • "Loved the property and easy access to the fells."

    We had our dog with us and we brought a stair gate to keep him downstairs. A future consideration for the owners might be to replace the downstairs carpet with easy clean flooring as in the well-equipped kitchen area. Will definitely recommend to family and friends. Mick

    Thanks for your feedback. We really appreciate it and will consider your suggestion. We use the back kitchen door when our dog is muddy. Great to hear you got onto the fells. We love hiking up to Barrow and Grisedale Pike from the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great property in a lovely village."

    Lovely cosy house with everything you need for a self catering stay. Two good pubs within a very short walk and a fabulous restaurant if you want something a little more upmarket. We have been to the Lake District many times but this is the first we have visited and stayed in Braithwaite. Would definitely stay again in Braithwaite and at this property.

    Thanks so much for your feedback, it’s much appreciated. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and liked our beautiful village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage in the delightful little village of Braithwaite."

    Ideally situated next to the village shop and 2 pubs. It was so lovely arriving in the dark to see the Christmas tree lit up in the cottage and neighbouring cottages all lit up. Excellent, comfortable facilities and very well equipped. I think we were the very first visitors to this cottage so happy to highly recommend it to others.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage and yes, you were our first guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Smart TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road private parking for 1 small to medium car 15 metres away with additional free parking around the village within a few minutes walk
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • High chair and cot available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a garden or other private outside space
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Sorry, the wood-burning stove is not in use it is decorative feature only.

The property

Perched in the popular village of Braithwaite, Cumbria, is this superb three-storey cottage Holme Rigg.

Enjoying a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park with the local amenities and excellent fell walks right on your doorstep, Holme Rigg is a fabulous pet-friendly choice for couples or a family of five.

The property enjoys its own designated parking space, a blessing in the busier summer months!

On the ground floor you will find a fully-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can rustle up family favourites ready to enjoy at the dining table.

After dinner, move through to the sitting room, where plush sofas and a TV await to provide a relaxing evening after an adventure filled day, or choose a game from the selection of board games.

Head up the stairs to find a well-appointed shower room, where you can wash away the day, along with two tastefully decorated bedrooms, a king-size and a single.

Continue up to the second floor, which hosts a sleek bathroom, where you can freshen up with your choice of bath or overhead shower, and a a twin bedroom with stunning fell views.

Wander through the village, where right next door you will find the village shop and tea room for picking up any essentials, the two delightful pubs of the Royal Oak and Coledale Inn, the welcoming Ivy House where you can treat your loved ones to a meal out, and the dog-friendly Jaspers Coffee House.

Just a short drive away, you will find the popular Winlatter Forest Park, a hub of activity, with cycling tracks, Go Ape and an adventure playground, perfect for the little ones to enjoy!

Nearby, you will find Keswick, where you can catch a live show at the Theatre By The Lake, take a kayak out to the National Trust Derwent Island, tour the Keswick Museum and the Derwent Pencil Museum, or enjoy culinary delights at Thyme Bistro, Brasserie 31, and Derwent Walker Cocktail Bar and Restaurant.

Your exceptional location means there are a plethora of walks available, as well as the imposing peaks of Grisedale Pike, Skiddaw and Grasmoor.

Venture further where you can visit Grasmere, where you’ll find the former residence of William Wordsworth, Grasmere Brewery, and the Michelin Star restaurant of Forest Side.

Adventure awaits at Holme Rigg.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

BRAITHWAITE

Keswick 3 miles.

Between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, lies the village of Braithwaite. Still retaining much of its traditional appeal, the Coledale Beck runs through the village with whitewashed Lakeland cottages, two village shops and two real ale Inns each brimming with character! Between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw, there really is something for everyone. Visit Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre, or take a trip around the lake. Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.

Note: Sorry, the wood-burning stove is not in use.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas