The Courtyard - Bigland Hall Estate
Backbarrow 1.5 miles. Ideally located on a private estate in the Lake District National Park these superb historic, luxury stone properties have been converted from 17th century courtyard buildings on the Bigland Hall Estate, adjacent to 350 acres of ancient woodland. Set in an elevated position which provides stunning long-reaching views across the hills, estuary and valley all properties are individual in layout, whilst being close to the villages of Backbarrow, Newby Bridge and Cartmel. With character features of beams, feature walls and flooring, all cottages have underfloor heating on the ground floor with woodburners and bespoke high-quality kitchens, again all with a unique design to each property. The bedrooms all have luxury en-suite bathrooms and TVs, all styled with beautiful soft furnishing and unique furniture to each room. These outstanding properties mix modern amenities whilst every effort has also been made with stunning craftmanship to keep the historic integrity of the buildings. Don’t be surprised to see unusual windows, bespoke shutters, and stunning beamed vaulted ceilings. These properties are a perfect base for family, friends or couples wishing to have a truly memorable holiday enjoying this location and outstanding accommodation. Outside each property there is a private enclosed courtyard and garden with hot tub, again all are different and dry stone walled to allow maximum privacy and several have wrap-around space, and all have outdoor furniture and barbeque. It is just a short walk to the estate’s public footpath where guests may explore. Fishing is also available upon request at certain times of the year. You may see the estate’s resident deer and there are footpaths to Cartmel from the grounds. A short drive brings you to Newby Bridge where you can embark on the steamers that will take you to Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, where you can enjoy the lakeside vista and stunning scenery or you can also hop on the steam train that departs to Haverthwaite. Equally you can enjoy a waterside meal or beverage at a choice of good quality hotels and simply relax, watch the birds and lake activities. Younger party members will enjoy Beatrice Potter or the lakeside Aquarium. Just a 5 minute stroll away from your cottage is Bigland Equestrian centre for guests who would like to ride. Historic Cartmel with its 12th century priory is less than 4 miles away with its award-winning eateries, pubs, shops and restaurants, including the famous Michelin starred L’Enclume restaurant. It is also home to the UK’s smallest racecourse and holds meets during the summer from May to August bank holiday, which is a tremendous day out for all members of your party. There is so much to do locally, if you can tear yourself away from these exceptional and exclusive cottages which offer you a very special break all-year-round in the wonderful Lake District.
A superb elevated detached stone cottage with fantastic views and private hot tub, on a large private wrap-around patio courtyard garden with lawn and rockery.
In the living area there are two comfortable seating areas and a dining area with a striking floor to ceiling slate wall housing the woodburner and there is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.
Step out from the living area through French doors onto the large patio and enjoy the views.
Even the ground floor cloakroom has a stunning view!
On the first floor there are three bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, beams and one of the bedrooms has a floor to ceiling window with vaulted ceiling and direct long-reaching views which can be enjoyed from your comfortable bed.
This exceptional cottage with its beautiful furnishing and character features can be enjoyed all-year-round, making it a special place to holiday.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs: 923738, 938717, 938718, 938719 and 938720, together they sleep 40.
Three bedrooms with Smart TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, twin basins and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
- Bio-mass central heating with ground floor underfloor heating, radiators on first floor and woodburner
- Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 3 cars
- Private enclosed patio with hot tub, furniture and BBQ
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 2 miles, pub 1.6 miles
- Note: Fishing available on the estate tarn/lake at certain times of the year by prior arrangement with owner, environmental licence required
- Note: Due to tarn/lake on-site and hot tub, children must be supervised at all times
- Note: There are three steps from hallway to kitchen and two steps from kitchen to sitting room and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
- Note: There are also stone steps from the front door down to garden
- Note: WiFi suitable for browsing only
- Note: Check-in time 4pm.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.
About the location
Newby Bridge 1 mile; Bowness-on-Windermere 10 miles.
The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. Enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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