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Riggs Cottage

Routenbeck, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage with exposed beams, an open fire and games barn
  • Double bedroom in separate accommodation for additional privacy
  • Mature terraced garden with pond, stream and countryside views
Property code: SZ405

Just 0.7 miles from the local pub and the banks of Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve is this charming period cottage with plenty to keep guests of all ages entertained.

Make yourselves at home when you stay at this traditional stone cottage near Routenbeck, in the Lake District, approximately 6 miles from Cockermouth. Enjoying beautiful country gardens and picturesque undulating views, this four-bedroom house dates back to the 1600s and is positioned just 0.5 miles from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. Sleeping eight guests, the Cumbrian cottage could suit two families keen to holiday together or even a party of couples, especially as one bedroom and shower room is within a separate annexe building. From here, plan lake and fell walks, as well as day trips to places such as Keswick and Derwentwater, 8 miles away. Also, savour the special time you have together just relaxing at the house or in the garden or challenging each other to tournaments in the games room.

Climb the stone steps and let yourselves in to discover a wealth of character features, from exposed stone walls to beautiful timbers. Head through to the well-equipped kitchen/diner, which has underfloor heating, to make a cup of tea or coffee, and find everything you need to prepare hearty feasts with your own ingredients. Pull up a chair in here at mealtimes or through in the dining area for more formal dinners. There is also a utility room and ground-floor WC. Head through to the sunroom for some tranquil time gazing out over the greenery, or head into the lounge. Light the open fire in here then settle down to a good film on the TV with Freeview or the DVD player. Climb the staircase to a family bathroom then up a little further to find two twin rooms, plus a king-size, with en-suite shower room. Another king-size bedroom, with an en-suite shower room, is housed in a separate building within the grounds. There is also a superb games room, with table tennis and snooker, within a barn with vaulted ceiling for members of your party to enjoy. The garden also provides space for family games, as well as outside dining and relaxation. Keep an eye on children near the stream and pond, and take care when walking in the grounds, which may not be suitable for those who are less mobile, as they are not always level. Find you have parking for up to four cars.

Read more Code: SZ405

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twins, and 1 double in a separate building
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms (1 in separate building), 1 bathroom with separate shower and 1 WC
  • Double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Automated Biomass central heating
  • There is underfloor heating in the lounge, kitchen and bathroom
  • Freeview TV and DVD player - there is access to a variety of apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire with initial supply or logs provided
  • Games barn with snooker table,  table tennis and table football
  • 2 patio areas with furniture and BBQs
  • Office area in the sun room
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars; 7kw charger for electric or hybrid vehicles available
  • The garden contains a pond and stream - children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note there are 8 stone steps from the parking area to the front door and both house and garden are multi-level, so this cottage may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
  • Pub 0.7 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Stroll down to Bassenthwaite Lake, which is known for its incredible wildlife, and wander along the western shore, taking in the views. Walk 1.5 miles, partly beside the water, to visit the Lakes Distillery. Drive 6 miles from the property to spend the day at Whinlatter Forest Park, with its many paths, cycle trails and exciting, outdoor play areas, as well as its high rope course.

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This property is personally managed by Holly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by George Bernard 28th June 2024

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Reviewed by Anthony 21st June 2024

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Our family group of six adults had a lovely week's stay at Riggs cottage. We were fortunate enough to have excellent weather for almost all of our stay,and used the BBQ twice. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and the games barn was used at some time every day. The Pheasant Inn is walkable & some nice walks can be started from the cRead moreottage.Lots of choice for food shopping within ten minutes, upmarket Booth's in Keswick and Lidl,Aldi and Sainsbury's in Cockermouth. Would stay again Hide

Reviewed by Katie 17th May 2024

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Reviewed by Thomas 3rd May 2024

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Our second time staying here and we'd do it again!

Reviewed by Sebastian 9th February 2024

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A very warm welcome, a very very clean places and loads things to do!

Reviewed by Madyson 19th January 2024

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Reviewed by Donald 29th December 2023

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We had a fantastic time and cant fault the accommodation.

Reviewed by Deane 22nd December 2023

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A perfect cottage for two families. Plenty of space, super clean and stunning location. Everything was lovely for Christmas and we had a great time. Games room was a hit with the teenagers!

Reviewed by David 1st December 2023

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The house is beautiful, it was spotless and really well kitted out - the games barn is fantastic - we really enjoyed our stay and sure we will be back again !

Reviewed by Lydia 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Nick 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sally 1st September 2023

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Had an amazing week with family (6 adults) in this comfortable, stylish, well -appointed & -equipped home. Outdoor sitting areas with lovely tranquil feel, all very private. Large kitchen, useful utility & study & cosy lounge. Beautiful bedrooms with country views and comfortable beds. Great part of the Lakes: we walked thru woods to lake to swim, Read moreate at the quaint Pheasant Inn, hired paddleboards on Derwentwater & completed several of the walks from the cottage detailed by the owners. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Garry 25th August 2023

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Great property, well presented with all the modern day convenience's. The Play Barn is a big advantage. The remoteness will appeal to some but the access road is a bit challenging, the local pub 'the Pheasant' is a 20 min walk. The bed in the Bothy is very soft and if you are used to a firm mattress you may suffer with a bad back as I did. Overall Read morethe whole family (6 adults and 3 children) had a lovely time, however we would probably chose a more child friendly location next time. Hide

Reviewed by Shionagh 28th July 2023

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Simply the best place to stay in the Lake District- especially if you have a family with teenagers as they love the games room!

Reviewed by Helen 30th June 2023

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We had a fantastic holiday - a fabulous house and we really enjoyed the games room and some of the suggested walks from the house - thank you

Reviewed by Amanda 27th May 2023

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We had a family holiday together at this cottage and had a very enjoyable time. It has a barn which is a games room, which was great for all of us to have fun together, playing pool, table, tennis, and table football. The cottage itself was very well appointed and had everything you need. Very clean. The gardens/views are beautiful with plenty of sRead moreeating. You definitely need transport to get anywhere from this location, but I think this is the case in the Lake District. 9/10. Hide

Reviewed by William 19th May 2023

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We liked the cottage so much we retuned for a second stay five weeks after our first visit! Having stayed at many cottages in the lake district over the years we found this to be way up there if not the best!! Everything was nigh on perfect-well perfection is so hard to achieve!!!

Reviewed by Thomas 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Anthony 21st April 2023

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Cant express how unbelievable this place is highly recommend this property will definitely be returning in the near future

Reviewed by William 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Rebecca 7th April 2023

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Great stay, good central location to visit the seaside and the Lakes. The cottage had everything we needed. Games room was lots of fun. Great TV though we didnt really watch it. Comfy beds and hot showers, what more could you want. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Karl 24th March 2023

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Wonderful location, very well furnished house with large rooms. We loved the spacious & well appointed kitchen. The games room was a blessing due to the rain for a couple of days, we enjoyed playing snooker, table tennis and table football. On the dry day we grilled our food on the kettle bbq. We loved the house and should have stayed longer. We wiRead morell share this with our family and friends. We look forward to returning when we can. Many thanks!! Hide

Reviewed by Ronald 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Adil 19th January 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 14th October 2022

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Lovely property with excellent parking and games barn. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed by H 26th August 2022

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful position. There are many walks from the cottage that the owners have printed with coloured pictures to help with directions. The cottage is so well equipped with lovely china and glassware. Beds are comfortable. The games room is fantastic. With regards the area, the cottage is close to Cockermouth and its SainsburysRead more, Whinlatter Forest and Keswick. Book the pheasant Inn and places in cockermouth if you want to eat out. Hide

Reviewed by Francesca 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Gareth 15th July 2022

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A great property for six rather than eight and in a delightful part of the country near Keswick and Cockermouth

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