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Fair Rigg Old Farm

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Homely cottage!"

    With very comfortable beds! Great location and very helpful couple who responded as soon as we needed Amat help or advice! Would defo recommend! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Leanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fair Rigg Old Farm is stunning."

    The photos do not do it justice, the grounds especially. Beautiful manicured gardens, very safe and enjoyed especially by an energetic Labrador. The aga was a treat to use and very convenient, not an issue even in one of the hottest weeks this year. The property again beautiful and extremely clean, quirky but with modern bathrooms. The tray of human and doggy goodies very welcoming too. Nick called in to make sure all was ok which was a nice touch! Unreservedly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Fair Rigg Old Farm, and hope we will return one day, we could not fault anything it is a truly 5star cottage."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolute fabulous property and really enjoyed our stay."

    Never used an Aga before but great results! Only gripe would be that it does make the house very warm indeed - would be wonderful in winter, but is a bit too much in July, even a cool July - and we had to have lots of windows open which meant quite a lot of annoying flies came in! Also, maybe lighter tog duvets for summer would be better. But we had a wonderful time and would love to stay again, and this is probably the best holiday cottage we’ve stayed in! Definitely 10/10!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house and beautiful garden in a very convenient location for much of the lakes."

    Very low ceilings (I am not tall and banged my head twice?!) but that is part of the charm of what is a very traditional old house. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Stacie5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at Fair Rigg, lovely comfortable warm house."

    We are now converted to AGA cooking. All home comforts provided. Garden was beautiful, large and secure for the dog who loved wandering round the wood and hiding under the bushes. Central area for touring and great local walks.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our Weeks stay Fair Rig at the end of January, was more a busman's holiday, than a holiday, due to us running a roofing company in West Yorkshire, and a customer asked us to re-roof his holiday cottage in Back Barrow."

    We can highly recommend staying at Fair Rig. After hard days work it was so nice to be able to return to a warm, clean comthy home.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that the property was all that you needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    Exactly as described. Clean and tidy on arrival. Nice location. Good price. We were are group of couples so 4x double/king size beds were perfect. Kitchen excellent with all you needed. Few nice walks from door step. Would defo return. Thanks

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect, we’ve used Lakelovers every year for last 12 years and always dismissed Fair Riggs as we thought it was too far south but ended up being our favourite cottage yet."

    So warm and welcoming and the garden was just perfect for the dogs. We normally do the big, popular walks in the Lakes but this time we just walked from the cottage and had some of the best walks we’ve ever had. Just a perfect holiday and cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, only downside is that there is a problem with flies there especially in the the main bedroom on the top floor."

    There were lots of dead flies on the carpet and bed and lots more flying around! I couldn’t sleep as I was woken up by them landing on my arm and face and woke up one morning with a dead one underneath me in the bed! There was also a lot of buzzing coming from the beams in there. Very unfortunate as it is a lovely cottage and I did note it had been mentioned by other guests. It was also October not the Summer.

    Thank you for your comments. The flies are an occasional seasonal concern for most countryside properties that can only be dealt with once we know they have returned to hibernate. There were no flies on the Friday changeover when you arrived, if you had contacted us during your stay we would have gladly sorted the problem for you. We noticed them on Monday and Pest Control have since been and dealt with them. I hope this won't stop you booking again and glad you liked our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katina4.1Oct 2022

  • "This cottage was amazing from the word go."

    It was the perfect retreat for me and my family along with other relatives. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the only thing that stopped us getting any rest was a 11 month old excited toddling explorer which we had to keep away from the Aga, steps and fire, ornaments etc.The kids loved exploring and so did we, we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another fantastic week at Fair Rigg."

    The cottage is just ideal for us and our two dogs. We will return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have to say that we were delighted with the property and the facilities it offered."

    At the very start, there was a lovely welcome pack including a bottle of wine and shortbread and the house was nicely prepared with a beautiful well kept large garden. The furnishings are to the standard of a well kept home and it is most comfortable to live in. Of course any home with a fully up and running AGA makes the kitchen a magnet for social gathering and as a result of this this, the house felt comfortable and warm. The house is a delightful property, in a beautiful location and we hope to be back before too long!

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful house, gorgeous gardens."

    Even enjoyed learning to use the Aga!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage especially the kitchen if you enjoy cooking."

    It was a great place to stay for 4 couples as all the bedrooms had large doubles. Also got use of the garden this time which is very well looked after. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0May 2022

  • "We loved the property - about to book again for next year The Lakeland weather (lots rain) limited our use of the garden but are hoping for better luck next time."

    The Aga was great - we just wished we could sit at the island with a glass of wine ;-) One word of warning - watch you head! The boot room door is sneaky!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "6 of us …."

    . 2 couples and 2 singles. A very comfortable , characterful house with a lovely garden. Very well furnished and equipped ( just lacking some sharp preparation knives and a couple of chopping boards). The lounge might be a bit small for 8 adults (only seating for 6), but it was great for us. Plenty of hot water ….. good showers/ baths The welcome tray was much appreciated. The Aga was excellent , as was the wood burner on chilly evenings. Nearest shop is Budgens at the Shell petrol station. , plus a Greggs. Nearest restaurants are in Newby….very busy road so not an easy walk. We all had a brilliant week in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved this house and had a fantastic weekend with our twenty something children and their partners."

    The ‘Welcome Pack’ was delightful. All the facilities were just what we needed and the decor was perfect. We met Nick, the maintenance guy, and he was so friendly and helpful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house and its lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were a little disappointed that the cottage was not as isolated as the aerial pictures led us to believe."

    We live by a road so for us, traffic noise was a problem. I even heard the traffic at 6.30 am when letting the dogs out. The kitchen drawers were not as clean as they could be and my husband had to unblock one of the showers, on our first night. Luckily he is a plumber so not so much of a problem as an inconvenience. The only other thing to note was the fact that the cleaner was waiting outside the property, with her engine running, at 9.20am of the day of our departure. We felt pressured to be out and leave, even though the time of departure was by 10am. We did love the atmosphere and the attention to detail inside the house.

    We are sorry you feel this way. When you arrived 2 hours earlier than allowed we agreed to give you early entry. Cleaner Helen spoke with the you, pointing out Nick's contact details should there be any maintenance problems. You didn't contact them regarding the shower. On your departure, Helen our cleaner arrived early in case you had left early as most guests do. 2 of the 3 cars had indeed gone. Helen approached you with a view to asking about making a start in the utility area - she asked if everything was ok and you responded that everything was wonderful, comments reflected in the guest book in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rich4.4Feb 2022

  • "Superb property."

    Great facilities and very well equipped. Loved cooking on the Aga. Our dogs also loved the extensive and secure garden. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "Stunning house."

    So comfortable and just beautifully furnished. Set in beautiful surrounds. Equipped with everything we needed. The Aga was a challenge and we had a few meal mishaps. Just 2 improvements needed - PLEASE replace the kitchen knives they are blunter than a butter knife. Not one single knife was sharp and that made food prep very difficult. Also lack of hangers and a mishmash of odd bent hangers

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved our stay so much we have booked to go next year."

    The accommodation was great for 4 couples and the furnishings and kitchen equipment exceeded our expectations. Despite the rain we had a fab holiday

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    We all loved it - fantastic house, gardens, area - It was wonderful. The only issue we had is that we felt pressured on leaving as the people were outside to clean at 9.15am and we didn't have to be out until 10am.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely large well kept gardens."

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jun 2021

  • "An idyllic retreat, hidden away from sight in the beautiful area surrounding Cartmel."

    The house is such a delight to stay in. It’s so large yet comfortable that it was a struggle to leave. I sat in the garden for hours and the peace and stillness that the view of the mountains brought was unforgettable. A 17th century treasure that the full family can enjoy. My dogs were in paradise! And I felt so safe in the knowledge it was an enclosed space.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king double with ensuite bathroom with feature bath with shower attachment, basin and WC, 2 x king size double bedrooms, 1 x double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room, study/reading room, open plan kitchen with dining area, utility room, boot room.
  • Oil central heating with log burning stove
  • TV
  • Aga, two ring electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble drier
  • Large garden with patio
  • Wifi
  • Boot room with secure mountain bike storage
  • Private parking for three cars
  • Two pet dogs welcome
  • Shop five minutes drive, pub two minutes drive
  • Travel Cot & Highchair available.

The property

The final approach to Fair Rigg Old Farm is down a narrow private lane.

Guests arrive at the cottage, as is typical with most farmhouses, through the back porch that opens to the welcoming farmhouse kitchen with open plan dining area.

Guests will immediately be struck by the character of the cottage and the detail of the presentation and period features.

A welcoming sitting room has comfortable sofas and armchairs arranged in front of the cosy log burning stove and TV.

To the side there is a attractive study/reading room.

The traditional and characterful stairs lead to the first floor and a choice of three of the four bedrooms the cottage has top offer and these three bedrooms are complemented by a smart shower room and bathroom.

A further flight of stairs lead to the top floor and the master bedroom suite with its own superb ensuite bathroom with feature bath.

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

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About the location


Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit Cartmel Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

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