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.
This stone, terraced, cottage directly overlooks the courtyard to the long range views.
Stepping into this cottage there is a spacious bedroom on the ground floor with large windows and en-suite with shower, large contemporary basin and WC.
Enter the luminous open plan living area incorporating the sitting room and dining area with its large glass windows providing views over the surrounding hills.
The bespoke kitchen has crystal door handles on wooden curved cupboards above the coloured base units with stone work surfaces.
The seating area has comfortable settees and a woodburner to enjoy in cooler months.
Upstairs there is a spacious bedroom with long-reaching views, an en-suite with bath, separate shower, basin and WC.
From the landing there are patio doors where you step out to your terrace patio where the hot tub, BBQ and furniture are situated.
Enjoy a different private aspect of the countryside grounds whilst relaxing in this delightful outdoor space.
This stunning partial upside down cottage with its exceptional attention to detail and glorious location will be hard to leave at the end of your break any time of the year.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs: 923738, 923820, 938717, 938718 and 938719, together they sleep 40.
Two bedrooms with Smart TV: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, twin basins and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Utility.
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 4 guests including infants.