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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Riggbank."

    Access was straight forward and first impressions were great. The bedrooms were all comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. It was lovely to have a bathroom per bedroom, although the main bathroom could do with a shower screen or shower. As per other reviews, the basement floor had a stale smell, but I’m sure if we had used it that would have disappeared in time. It’s a difficult space to ventilate and didn’t detract from our stay at all. The hot tub was a welcome addition, very private but with debris behind it, no doubt left over from previous guests, which was a shame. On street parking could be an issue but we were lucky enough to get spaces outside the property. It really did feel like a home from home and we all said we’d definitely return in the future. The position is perfect for walking and visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Karym4.1Oct 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was ok."

    You could see that at some point it had been lovingly furnished etc. However - the bottom bedroom was unusable. It smelled terrible - damp and musty. This is obviously an ongoing problem as it’s mentioned a lot in the visitor book and they have a dehumidifier there which is dong very little. The bed frame actually had mold spores on it of which I have pictures. Most of the bathrooms had black mould in the shower or round the bath in places. The hot tub was freezing cold and full of mildew on top. Randomly a guy turned up to ‘fix it’ halfway through our stay and said he had no idea it had been rented out and no one contacted us to say he was visiting. There are not enough mugs for 6-8 people to use and we kept getting a lot of fruit flies in the kitchen despite putting everything sea in cupboards or the fridge. The next door neighbour actually stood outside and watched me park my car one night, then went back inside - very intimidating and strange man. I wouldn’t recommend the cottage until some serious work had been done on the bottom room and a general spruce up.

    Reviewed by Katie1.9Sep 2023

  • "Our only issue was the hot tub - it is just lukewarm - needs setting higher but ..."

    Our only issue was the hot tub - it is just lukewarm - needs setting higher but still fun Also the crockery was beautiful but 4 mugs isn't enough for an 8 person house Decor beautiful - lovely house and downstairs fine for a teenagers maybe a bit damp/dark for the rest of us

    Reviewed by Zena4.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is located in a fantastic place and is decorated really nicely."

    The furniture was very comfortable and was was clean. It was advertised as a four story cottage, although the basement was completely unusable. My son was desperate to use the PS4 but with no way of even turning it on, he couldn't. You couldn't spend more than 5 minutes down there with the terrible damp. When we arrived, the hot tub was cold and we were unable to use it for the first 24 hours despite having planned our first night in there. Our biggest issue was the fact we had no hot water for the first three days. Until we asked the hot tub maintenance man if he knew what was wrong - he told us he knew the house needed a new boiler and came and did something. The hot water came on in one of the showers, which the 5 adults then had to take turns in using for the duration of the remainder of the week. I then got a call to ask if someone could come and replace the boiler on the Wednesday, which I said wouldn't be possible as we were still having our holiday there. I think that for the price we had to pay, knowing that there would not be hot water for the family to use is totally unacceptable and I would like a response to this. Regards Dan

    Reviewed by Dan3.1Aug 2023

  • "There are numerous mentions in the guest book going back over 1 year that there is no remote for the TV downstairs- which is still the case rendering the TV room pointless."

    The damp smell in the basement is overpowering and there is black mold in the bathroom. The rest of the house is lovely though. Unfortunately we had no hot water on 2 days as the boiler needs to be replaced, this spoiled things somewhat. We left a day early.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do hope you enjoyed your overall stay at Riggbank. We are sorry that you had issue with the hot water and damp smell, this is something that we will ask our maintenance team to look into. We have noted your comments regarding the remote control. We hope you enjoyed your stay in the Lake District. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Jul 2023

  • "Was a lovely and big holiday cottage, had everything we needed and was perfect for our little holiday!"

    The neighbour next door had a few complaints but im sure you are used to hearing this as a few comments in your book said the same, didn't ruin our holiday tho, lovely decorated and perfect location, thanks for everything Amy

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had an overall lovely stay. we will take your comments onboard. We hope to see you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2023

  • "Heating was not working all weekend, had to go home a day early."

    Thank you for your feedback, From time to time things do unfortunately break down we are so very sorry that the heating was not working as it should during your stay, pleased be assured that this has been attended to and should work fine in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bradley3.4May 2023

  • "Flys all around the property Hot tub outside not welcoming, all moss on the hot ..."

    Flys all around the property Hot tub outside not welcoming, all moss on the hot tub cover, also had to ring maintenance as the hot tub wasn’t working properly No remote for down stairs TV The cooker hob turned on but didn’t work

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your concerns on board and rectified any issues you raised. I hope despite the issues you raised you had an enjoyable holiday in The Lake District. Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abbie2.5Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property and very warm and clean."

    One of the few that we have booked that has lived up to our expectations. Well done.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    House had all the necessities we needed as a family. Was very clean. Few damp patches in places, blinds need a bit of tlc and the basement bedroom is quite damp, wouldn’t recommend anyone with asthma etc stay in that room (although the basement lounge seems ok). Close enough to walk into Bowness and Windermere. Bus or boat links to see further around the Lakes without having to drive. WiFi was not great and I would recommend taking the PS4 off the listing as it couldn’t be used due to the poor connection. Hot tub was worth it we used it every day. Definitely recommend this property lovely area

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely location ideal for exploring the area and an easy walk into Bowness and Lake Windermere."

    The house was stunning and very well equipped with a perfect setup for two families on holiday together.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "So, I don’t want to be too negative because we had a lovely holiday in the end."

    But We were disappointed on arrival because the house was quite dirty, Sykes sent out a cleaner and they explained there had been a water shortage in the week…so the floors hadn’t been cleaned, which then led us to think what else hadn’t been cleaned due to lack of water?! The basement smelt super damp and is very cold, it was a shame as we had in-laws staying down there who had quite weak chests and it effected them a lot, we aren’t sure if it was due to the damp or a chestiness which developed over that week anyway. We would have stayed down there but our baby was also suffering with a chest infection so we didn’t want to risk further illness on him with the damp. They did drop a dehumidifier off for us which got filled up very quickly. I genuinely think they need to offer discount for this or warn people or offer refunds if you decide not to go ahead because it’s not enjoyable or good for peoples health. I don’t rate the experience you get with Sykes properties over the air bnbs we’ve had in the past. It’s not personal but equally I hadn’t done it before so didn’t know. I feel the price of rental for this property isn’t reflected in the quality of it. Pros: - brilliant location - bowerness and Windermere on your doorstop with lovely eateries and shops and close to the lake. - easy to commute to amazing national trusts and other locations - good social space - Skye’s we’re quick to react to any problems - towels provided - hot tub easy to use and lovely Cons - There was no cleaning products left so take your own - Wasn’t cleaned for us on arrival - Basement rooms very damp - Top floor bathroom fan broken and stayed on for 2 days straight through the night - Small back yard/ no garden

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Jun 2022

  • "Thank you the house was perfect, very clean and plenty of space."

    We had a great time and would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2022

  • "My friends and myself absolutely loved this property."

    Tastefully decorated and finished off. Spacious light and airey. We will look to book again I think. The only thing I would say is the basement bedroom needs looking at damp wise. It smells a little foisty.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage was superb and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would 100% book again."

    My only criticism is that the bathroom on the 2nd floor, adjacent to the twin room, would benefit from a shower screen and a fixing to position the shower higher. Apart from that we can't wait to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Apr 2022

  • "Really nice property, well furnished throughout."

    Kitchen has everything you can need. I did take tea towels and washing up things but they provided a little welcome pack with everything we needed. The basement was perfect for my 14 year old. He loved having his own space. Hot tub was a great bonus. There was however no slippers and only 2 towels. This wasn't an issue for us though as we took our own. A back door mat would be useful for after using the hot tub. We had no issue with the neighbours like some of the reviews had mentioned. The lady to the left was lovely, took the time to talk and tell us about the local walks. I would highly recommend this property, we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property is just beautiful, set walking distance from Bowness it offered great accessibility to the village but we found it difficult to leave as it was so comfortable and the hottub was a great way to unwind after a long day hiking."

    Highly recommend this property it offers a real home from home feel with everything available to make the stay luxurious.

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved our stay!"

    Everything we needed… perfect home from home experience . Lovely location! Only issue we had was with a fault to the electrics on the lower floor! It wasn’t the best as meant we had to juggle the sleeping arrangements out as unable to use the shower on that floor…. Owners did contact us on our arrival date though and did make us aware that they couldn’t get anyone out until after new year. So it was just one of those things.. We just made the best of it and enjoyed our stay! Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutley Perfect Everything we wanted and more than what we needed."

    The house was immaculate Perfect location Cant reccommend enough We will certainly be back again and again, and again!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful place, will definitely be booking again"

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay!"

    The location was perfect, the house was clean and very comfortable and everybody had a great time. The only suggestion I would make is perhaps a house manual would be a great addition and we couldn’t locate any cloths or wipes to wipe the table down after eating but that really is minor we would come back again in a heartbeat! Loved it, thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Super disappointed with the state of the property we booked (which was meant to be 5 star) for the reasons we have already discussed in detail with you."

    The service we have had has been poor and we are left feeling that Sykes really doesn’t care at all about it’s customers. We will definitely never book with Sykes again and will tell as many people as possible about the horrific experience we have had with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Chris1.3Oct 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.


  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms:1 x second-floor double with en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer dishwasher
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Lower-ground-floor snug
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • 2 x Smart TVs, PS4 Pro, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed yard with patio, hot tub and seating
  • Roadside parking available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Please note as of the 30th September 2023 this property will have 3 bedrooms and 1 games room in the basement

The property

Nestled in the heart of the quaint town of Windermere, a stone's throw away from the largest lake in England, rests this striking holiday home, Riggbank.

Towering over four floors and offering a homely interior, Riggbank is perfectly positioned for your next group adventure to the Lake District.

Kick off your muddy boots as you step over the threshold and into a delightful hallway space, providing handy storage for your walking gear away from the main living areas, before continuing through to the open-plan living/dining room.

The sociable space is beautifully-appointed with a contemporary décor and flooded with natural light welcomed in through the traditional bay windows, providing a lovely space to put your feet up for a moment of peace in front of the television, warming the room with the glow of the electric fire in the cooler evenings.

Head through to the adjoining galley-style kitchen where the designated chef can rustle up some tasty treats for the group, making use of all of the modern amenities provided, before gathering your loved ones around the grand dining table to serve your culinary delights.

If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside and enjoy a leisurely seat on the patio, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday as you soak in the hot tub and enjoy the peaceful setting of the private space.

After an evening al-fresco, you can head back inside and descend the stairs to the lower-ground-floor where you'll find an inviting snug, perfect to escape the excitement and enjoy an hour of peace and quiet as you delve into a captivating book or let the children enjoy their own space with the PS4 Pro.

When sleep calls, you're spoilt for choice between three thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, a twin room resting on the first-floor and a further double room tucked under the intimate setting of the sloped ceiling on the second floor, with access to it's own en-suite bathroom boasting an elegant freestanding bath.

Completing the property is a stylish bathroom fit with a bath and a walk-in shower resting on the first-floor, giving guests the choice between enjoying a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles or a quick morning rinse.

Take a break from doing the cooking and take the short stroll into the centre of Windermere to treat your loved ones to a heart-warming meal at one of the many eateries that line the streets, quaint cafes, fancy restaurants and traditional country pubs, serving something to suit everyone.

Head to the twin town of Bowness where you'll find a lively atmosphere, boasting a fabulous selection of pubs and bars, promising a fantastic night on the town.

Keep entertained by exploring the fascinating interactive exhibitions on display at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction or tackle the thrilling adventure course through the woodland at Treetop Lake District.

Lace up your walking boots and head off on foot to explore the varying landscapes of the picturesque Lake District National Park, boasting a plethora of cycling, walking and hiking routes, passing through open moorland, towering fells and marvellous stretches of water; avid outdoor adventurers can tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

The vibrant market town of Kendal is within easy reach, where you can enjoy a spot of window shopping at the many boutique and high-street stores, test your swing with a game at Carus Green Golf Course & Driving Range and discover the local history on display at Kendal Museum.

Whether you're looking to unwind or experience adventure, Riggbank offers an idyllic base that you'll be delighted to return to.

As of the 30th September 2023 this property will have 3 bedrooms and a games room in the basement.

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

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About the location


  • Ambleside 5 miles
  • Kendal 8.7 miles

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas