Slip away from the hustle and bustle of people and traffic to this secret corner of the Lake District. Easily accessible from the A66, six miles from Keswick, yet quietly tucked away down a private road on the lower slopes of Sale Fell near the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake. Riggs Cottage is a traditional Lake District cottage dating back to the 17th-century offering comfortable self catering accommodation. The cottage is set in its own delightful cottage garden with a stream running through.
This self catering accommodation is an ideal place from which to explore the northern part of the Lake District or simply to ’chill out’. For the more energetic, there are many walking and mountain biking opportunities right from the door. Riggs Cottage is located near the small hamlet of Routenbeck in a rural location with the bustling market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth only a short drive away. The renowned Pheasant Inn and Restaurant is located a short walk (half a mile) from the cottage.
For those rainy days in the Lake District, the cottage has an adjacent stone built barn with snooker and table tennis for the sole use of Riggs Cottage guests. For further details visit www.riggscottage.co.uk.
The accommodation has full central heating and comprises:
Entrance porch leading to:
Lounge/diner: Large room with fine original beams, Lakeland slate floor enhanced with rugs, Inglenook fireplace housing a log fire, TV, DVD, and hi-fi/CD player.The extendable dining table can comfortably seat 8.
Study/sun lounge: With conservatory style seating and a selection of books, maps and puzzles.
Kitchen/breakfast room: With a range cooker offering electric and fan ovens, separate grill, hob and griddle, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.There is a table and six chairs for occasional or breakfast use.
Small flight of stairs leading to:
Utility room: With a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 4/The Bothy: Converted into a double bedroom with fully coordinated bed linen and en-suite shower room with hand basin and toilet. The Bothy is 15 metres level walking from the cottage front door.
Bathroom: With full sized bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet
Bedroom 1: Master double bedroom with French style furniture, fully coordinated bed linen and an en-suite shower room with hand basin and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Large twin bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and beams. It is equipped with coordinated bed linen.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with coordinated bed linen.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels are included. Initial supply for open fire provided. Cot available. Plug in and Wi-fi access available.
Games Barn: A magnificent converted 17th century stone barn with massive ships timbers holding up the roof. It is equipped with a snooker table (¾ size) and full size table tennis.
Upper Patio: Situated at the top of the stairs from the kitchen there is a picnic table with umbrella seating 8. There is also a BBQ close by.
Lower Patio: Situated beside the Bothy and the stream with huge slate table and benches (seats 8), built in BBQ.
Garden A large cottage style garden with lawn, shrubs and fruit trees. The garden is on a number of different levels with steps connecting each level. Private parking for up to 4 cars. Payphone available.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950