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 corner-terrace stone cottage with fantastic views and private hot tub with large wrap-around patio courtyard garden on two levels with lawn.
The property has a mostly upside down layout with the spacious open plan sitting area on the first floor with a stunning bespoke kitchen including breakfast bar and a further dining area.
This room has a glorious vaulted ceiling with beams, leather settees, a warming woodburner and oak floors.
You can also step through the French doors onto the upper private walled terrace with views to the estate grounds.
On this floor you have two unique quality bedrooms with en-suites, both with high ceilings.
One has electric Velux window blinds and another has bespoke shutters as this is the original watch tower.
There is a separate utility room and cloakroom.
The ground floor has underfloor heating throughout and there are two further bedrooms with en-suites.
From one bedroom through the patio door there is access to the lower private terrace, ideal for a morning coffee.
Between the upper and lower terraces is a private walled area where the hot tub is situated which has superb long range views.
This is a unique and exceptional cottage with stylish furnishing and bespoke quality craftsmanship with stunning character features which can be enjoyed at any time of the year, making it a special place for a holiday in any season.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs: 923738, 923820, 938717, 938718 and 938720, together they sleep 40.
Four bedrooms with Smart TV: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath with shower over, twin basin and WC. First floor utility and cloakroom with basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
- Bio-mass central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor, radiators on first floor and woodburner
- Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x Smart TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 4 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 license required
- Note: Due to tarn/lake on-site and hot tub, children must be supervised at all times
- Note: There are stone steps between the different private terraces
- Note: There are two steps to the front door
- Note: WiFi suitable for browsing only
- Note: Maximum 8 guests including infants
- Note: Check-in time 4pm.
Note: This property has a refundable 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.
Note: Maximum 8 guests including infants.
Note: From 01/01/2019 check-in for this property will be from 4pm
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute