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 tucked away quietly down a narrow farm track 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 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.

The cottage accommodation consists of two double and two twin bedrooms sleeping up to eight in total, and three bath/shower rooms (two ensuite). There is a large lounge/dining room with beamed ceilings and Inglenook fireplace, a study/sunroom, fully fitted kitchen and utility room. The cottage has a very effective central heating system and so stays very cosy and warm in the Lake District winter.

For those rainy days in the Lake District, the cottage has an adjacent stone built barn with snooker/pool, table tennis and Garlando football table for the sole use of the Riggs Cottage guests.

For those wishing to keep in touch with the office or simply browse the Internet there is WiFi throughout the property.

For those with electric or hybrid vehicles a free 7kw EV car charger (type 2 mennekes) is available for the sole use of those staying at the cottage. It is conveniently sited in the parking area.

  • Riggs Cottage from gate

  • Riggs Cottage front

  • Lounge area with Inglenook log fire

  • Dining area

  • Kitchen/Breakfast room

  • Master bedroom with ensuite shower room/wc

  • Small twin bedroom

  • Large family twin bedroom

  • Double ensuite room in Bothy

  • Games barn with table tennis, snooker/pool & football table

  • Lower patio behind Bothy

  • View from slate table on lower patio

  • A neighbour in the adjacent field

  • Upper patio looking towards Bothy

  • Free 7kw EV car charger for guests sole use

  • Walking near Borrowdale in Winter

  • Bassenthwaite from Sale Fell (hill behind cottage)

  • Keswick from above Derwentwater

  • Walking round Crummock Water in Spring

Accommodation summary

Sleeps up to 8
4 bedrooms (2 x double and 2 x twin)
2 ensuite bathrooms
1 family bathroom
Parking for up to 4 cars

Ground Floor
  • Lounge/Dining room with inglenook fireplace, colour TV, DVD and a variety of streaming APPS, 3 x sofas and dining table to seat 8. Underfloor heating.
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room with dining table, 2 x electric fan ovens, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. Underfloor heating
  • Study/Sunroom with conservatory style seating.

Half Landing (up short flight of stairs from kitchen)
  • Utility room equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer and stainless steel sink.
  • WC leading off the utility room.

Mezzanine level between ground and first floor
  • Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and wc. Underfloor heating

First Floor
  • Large double master bedroom is equipped with an ensuite wc, handbasin and shower.
  • Large twin with full size single beds with a vaulted ceiling and beams.
  • Smaller twin with full size single beds.

Bothy (Separate building)
  • Double room, ensuite with shower cubicle sink and wc.
  • 15 yards level walking from the cottage front door.

Games Barn (Separate building)
  • Magnificent converted 17th century stone barn with snooker/pool table (3/4 size), table tennis and Garlando football table.

  • Upper patio leading off utility with picnic table (seats 8), umbrella and BBQ.
  • Lower patio beside the Bothy and stream with slate table and benches (seats 8), built in BBQ.
  • Cottage garden is on a number of different levels with steps connecting each level.
  • Private parking area behind barn for up to 4 cars.

  • Free WiFi available throughout the property.
  • All heating, electric, bed linen and towels are included.
  • Initial sack of logs supplied for the open fire.
  • Cot and high chair available.
  • Telephone (free UK and mobile calls).
  • Private parking area behind barn for up to 4 cars.
  • 7kw free EV car charger (type 2 mennekes - bring your own cable)
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets.

Need to Know
  • Please note there are 8 stone steps from the parking area to the front door and both house and garden are multi-level. The main cottage staircase is steep so this cottage may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
  • The garden contains a pond and stream - children must be supervised at all times