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Eller Riggs Cottage

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Eller Riggs Brow near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had another lovely stay at Eller Riggs, a spacious, warm and comfortable cottage located in a great area."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay and a great location for exploring that part of Cumbria."

    The cottage was spacious, clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Feb 2024

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Very warm! comfy beds and splendid shower A 3 night stay walking in the mountains and walks into Ulverston for a pint or two

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a fantastic weekend stay here, spotlessly clean, well equipped with ..."

    Had a fantastic weekend stay here, spotlessly clean, well equipped with everything you need, beds were comfortable, lovely and peaceful location, host had left a much appreciated bottle of wine and came to say hello and welcome us to the cottage, a great place will definitely return,

    We were delighted to welcome you to our lovely cottage & absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful time with your family. We do our very best to keep the cottage at the highest possible conditions so that our guests enjoy themselves in lovely surroundings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just had a lovely relaxing week in this cottage."

    It is in a lovely location, nice and clean, with all the facilities you need for a holiday. Thank you to the owners. We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay, beautiful location and lovely hosts."

    Thank you for showing appreciation for our lovely cottage. We do all we can to provide a welcoming place for our guests. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in such a wonderful part of the Lake District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    It just suited us and we had a great holiday. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Apr 2023

  • "A nice little cottage."

    Good location. Walking distance to Ulverston town.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful location for a quiet time away from the City."

    Lovely powerful and hot shower; and comfortable bed and sofas. Unfortunately, some things were clearly not cleaned since the last guests - the chopping boards though stowed away behind the microwave, still had bits of grated cheese and other food stuff on them; and the front of the toilet was dirty. Though only a minor thing, I would have preferred more toilet roll and a cloth to wipe the surfaces with than a welcome bottle of wine (though it was nice)!

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.1Jan 2023

  • "Everything was brilliant"

    Reviewed by Haider5.0Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    It was so cosy and warm throughout our stay, and lovely to come back to after a day of walking. We really appreciated the welcome, and the fact that the owner was on site if there had been any problems

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a really lovely stay at Eller Riggs."

    Owner was very helpful & informative, and knowledgable of the surrounding area. The cottage was very comfortable and lacked for nothing. The tea, coffee and wine was a nice touch. Wifi was excellent. Kitchen was well equipped. Beds were so comfy, I could have stayed in mine all day, but had places to go and explore! I had to sleep upstairs as I had my disabled Mum with me. I found the spiral staircase a bit of a challenge at first as I have a fear of heights (didn't think of that when I booked!). After going up and down it a few times, clinging on for dear life which Mum found highly entertaining, I got used to it! I now want one at home..... The cottage is an ideal base to explore the Southern Lake District. I would highly recommend it. Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent base for exploring the lakes and peninsulas, lovely cottage, very comfortable beds."

    The owners were lovely and the welcome bottle of wine was much need after a long drive with two kids. Plenty of things to do in the area as a family and some lovely beaches close by. Would definitely recommend and visit again

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Eller Riggs Cottage."

    A well equipped accommodation in tranquil surroundings. Wonderful to wake to the sound of cows and sheep instead of traffic. Lovely friendly hosts offering advice on places to visit and a nice bottle of wine to welcome us to our holiday.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nice quiet cottage just outside Ulverston with easy access into the town for all amenities."

    Dedicated parking next to the cottage. Friendly welcome and made sure that we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clever conversion, with a lot of thought, loved the 'wavy' edges on the ..."

    Very clever conversion, with a lot of thought, loved the 'wavy' edges on the ceiling Good quality fixtures, NEFF, Bosch, Sheridan, M&S and Dorma Comfi beds There was foil and clingfilm also caddy in the shower No reception at all for mobile phones, but WiFi OK in main living area Just a shame weather wasn't very kind

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, spacious and surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    It's location was good - a good base for Ulverston, the Lakes as well as the sea - Bardsea, Walney island etc The kind hosts were there if you needed them and we were very grateful for the milk and bottle of wine on arrival.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0May 2022

  • "My wife and I have just spent a week in this country cottage."

    It provides easy access to Lakes Windermere and Coniston, surrounded by the breath-taking countryside. We found the property to be reasonably clean and easy to operate. The furnishings were both comfortable and practical. The open plan living area with three windows provided an airy, well-lit space. The kitchen area had modern appliances, including a halogen hob, an efficient fan assisted oven, a small dishwasher and a washing machine. There was plenty of storage available and the fridge was of sufficient capacity for us. The bedroom was large enough although there was limited storage in drawers and wardrobes. The mattress was rather soft for our liking as were the pillows - it would have been good if there had been the option of having firmer ones. The bathroom was equipped with modern equipment with a particularly powerful shower. On our arrival there was milk in the fridge with coffee, tea and sugar available. Thank you for the gift of the bottle of wine. Although there were many positives with this accommodation, we found the amount of kitchen and household consumables rather disappointing. We always bring our own but we are used to being left with sufficient toilet rolls for our stay, together with kitchen roll, cling film, aluminium foil etc. Minor improvements would include a draining rack for washing up, a bath mat for use in the bathroom to prevent slipping, and some shelving for toiletries in the shower and by the sink. We did not make use of the dishwasher as there was insufficient glassware and some cutlery items to do so economically. Just three knives for a maximum capacity of four guests is clearly insufficient. There were areas of the property which would benefit from better cleaning - the blinds could be dusted and we found that the mattress protector was badly stained. The owners live next door and we met one of our hosts at the start and the end of our stay.

    We thank you for your positive feedback & we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. In reply to your observations there are 2 large underbed drawers, as mentioned in our welcome letter, plus a 3 drawer bedside unit and storage shelves in the wardrobe. Mattress is new & was described as firm when purchased. 4 Pillows , 2 soft & 2 slightly firmer are supplied in the main bedroom & similar on the twin beds. There is always a new toilet roll supplied. Previously we did supply, foil & clingfilm but as these were repeatedly removed on departure by guests so we decided to stop supplying them. As the tiles are non-slip in the bathroom we felt it was unnecessary to put a non slip mat in however we do accept that a tray for toiletries in the shower area would be useful so we have installed one & there is ample storage under the bathroom sink. We apologize for there only being 3 wine glasses as this was overlooked as there are normally 4 & there is more than sufficient cutlery for 4 guests. Blinds are dusted every 4 weeks & whilst the mattress protector was discolored in an area it was clean as they are washed after each departure of guests. I would like to thank you for taking the trouble in writing such a detailed report as we really do our utmost to keep the cottage as welcoming as possible and we pride ourselves in its cleanliness as you can see by comments from all our previous guests. Kind regards Loretta & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay!"

    The cottage is gorgeous and super clean. The table was laid and a bottle of Merlot led tour for us on arrival. The beds are really comfy, the only thing that let it down SLIGHTLY was that it was quite cold in the downstairs bedroom and the heating was locked so I couldn’t put it up at all. That being said I just popped some thicker PJs on and slept like a baby :) the shower is absolutely incredible. It will screech for a couple of seconds when you first turn it on but the water pressure is amazing!! Hosts are lovely too and only a stones throw away if you need any help with anything. Really looking forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely well appointed and spacious cottage for us 2 , very comfortable to stay in all day when the weather turns, no mobile (3) service but not an issue as the WiFi provided was faultless ."

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage with warm welcoming owners, our stay was relaxing quiet and peaceful and the views from the cottage were stunning, it felt like home from home with everything we needed already there, bed was very comfortable, amazing shower and loved the underfloor heating, was great to have a washing machine So I didn't have to bring back dirty washing."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent stay and location."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Sep 2021

  • "Great location."

    The key holders were very friendly and informative which helped tremendously as it was a short stay holiday.

    Reviewed by Phyllis4.7Sep 2021

  • "The location was ideal great hosts and lovely cottage just what we were looking for."

    Hopefully we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had lovely days out and the cottage was lovely."

    Bed was very comfy and the shower is amazing. Hosts were friendly too.

    Reviewed by Caron4.4Jul 2021

  • "We booked the Eller Riggs cottage for a short break to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary."

    Every aspect of the visit was perfect. When we arrived, we were greeted with a lovely anniversary card and a bottle of bubbly. The cottage itself was stunning, finished to an exceptional standard with everything we needed. The location is perfect, just outside Ulverston, far enough out of town to feel remote but close enough for convenience. The scenery was breathtaking and we had amazing views from almost every window. Loretta and Keith live close by and could not do enough for us, Loretta was even kind enough to take some photos of us to treasure our visit. We will return to this gem of a location and cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Zaheda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage, stunning views and lovely facilities."

    The owners were so friendly and made us very welcome. A perfect break in a gorgeous part of the county

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Really helpful to have flat access throughout the main body of the building."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely fabulous, well situated for getting around the lakes, homely, comfortable,warm and clean."

    Loretta popped in to give us some much needed advise on places to visit, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely cosy, clean, comfortable cottage, we had a lovely week exploring the Lake District and coming back to this lovely property, situated perfectly for all our holiday needs ."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent location for chilling out and enjoying country walks with beautiful scenery"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Tranquility & location of cottage."

    Owners of cottage on-hand & very helpful.

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at Eller Riggs."

    Loretta was the perfect host and recommended some fantastic places to visit when she called to speak with us. Black Combe is definitely worth the climb for a 360 degree view of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The cottage was very cosy, comfortable and welcoming. It had everything we needed. The only slight disappointment was the shower cubicle. The shower itself was fantastic with hot and powerful water. However, the grout was grubby and could do with a little clean. It's a minor point and it didn't detract from our enjoyment. We would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Aug 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage to stay in for a week."

    Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and the most fantastic shower! Our view every morning was stunning, over looking fields of sheep and lambs. Perfect location for peace and quiet and only a short drive to Ulverston with all its shops and places to eat. We hope to return very soon!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great location, hospitable owners, amazing cottage."

    But why do they ask to leave boots outside? Wet boots makes fo an awful day hiking. I suggest that the owners reconsider this policy.

    Reviewed by Giulio4.4Dec 2019

  • "We have just returned from spending a week at Eller Riggs Cottage."

    The property itself was beautifully presented and had everything we needed. The bottle of wine, milk and tea and coffee were very much appreciated. There were plenty of books, games and videos on hand and lots of leaflets suggesting days out. The property is situated about a mile and a half outside Ulverston which had a good range of shops, cafes and pubs. We visited Barrow, Coniston and Grange and all were a short drive away. We had a lovely seven days relaxation enjoying the cottage inside and the beautiful views outside. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2019

  • "Wonderful stay in the perfect Lakeland setting."

    Clean tidy and well equipped. Quiet spot with beautiful views morning and night. Great location for walks and just a few mins to Ulverston. Spacious and well laid out. My children had a great time and thought the cottage was just perfect. 10/10 from us, Thank you!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Nov 2019

  • "5 star accommodation quality furniture,fixtures and fittings throughout."

    On site owners were delightful.Situation remote yet close to all the amenities of Ulverston.Perfect situation for discovering the southern lakes area. C&M Guanaria. Menorca.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent location,top of the range facilities."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Jul 2019

  • "Owners very helpful, lovely surroundings, couldn't wish for better"

    Reviewed by Pamela Rose5.0May 2019

  • "The property is approximately two miles outside the market town of Ulverston in a quiet rural setting."

    There is a lovely loft with two small beds with the main bedroom on the ground floor. The cottage is extremely comfortable and clean. I found my stay extremely relaxing and the proprietors were very kind and hospitable.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Loved the location of the cottage, away from the centre of town and amazing views from the cottage."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "We went to have a getaway and we got exactly what we were looking for."

    Very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Surjit5.0Mar 2019

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x mezzanine twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave,fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area to the side with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Please note this property accepts 7 nights minimum from May - September.

The property

Ulverston 1.5 miles. A superb cottage nestled in quiet countryside above the lovely town of Ulverston in Cumbria.

Beautifully decorated and finished throughout this Ulverston cottage is a real haven from everyday life and boasts spacious, contemporary accommodation which creates the perfect base for couples or small families to explore this lovely part of Cumbria.

All ground floor with the exception of a lovely mezzanine bedroom which overlooks the living area, this Ulverston cottage provides the highest standard of furnishing for you to enjoy after a long day discovering the delights that this area has to offer.

The patio area of this Ulverston cottage takes in the surrounding countryside where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

The Cumbrian Way passes right outside the cottage, offering excellent walking, cycling and nature-watching opportunities.

The amenities of Ulverston are just a five-minute drive away, including many pubs and restaurants, whilst the sandy beaches of the Furness Coast, Windermere and Coniston with mountain biking, climbing and water sports, are within a short drive.

A lovely Ulverston cottage, perfect for a break at any time of the year.

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About the location


Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

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Please note this property accepts 7 nights minimum from May - September.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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