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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
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
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
  • Regret no pets
  • Games barn with snooker table and table tennis
  • 2 patio areas with furniture and BBQs
  • 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
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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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Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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

Reviewed by Christina 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 15th May 2022

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Riggs Cottage was fantastic. Really comfortable and probably the best equipped cottage we have stayed at. Its a drive to most places but does have a lovely pub within walking distance.

Reviewed by Karen 1st April 2022

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Our 2 families had a great week here! The cottage was well equipped to give everyone space and all home comforts. It was so nice to be somewhere where we didn't have to drive every day, good local information on walks and the Pheasant Inn and Lakes Distillery both provided us with walkable places to visit.

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