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See below for a floorplan of the cottage (not to scale). Note the Bathroom shown on the Downstairs and Upstairs plan is the same room (It is on a level half way between upstairs and downstairs).

For a more detailed view, click on the appropriate area of the floorplans to see more detail of that floor or simply scroll down.


The Lounge/Dining Room is a large room with fine original beams, Lakeland slate floors enhanced with rugs, and an Inglenook fireplace housing a log fire. There are three large comfortable soft cushion sofas. The lounge area boasts exposed feature stone walls, plenty of coffee table space, colour TV and DVD player. The dining area has a large extendable table with room to seat eight in comfort and is close to the door leading to the kitchen. The windows overlook the garden at the front.

The fitted Kitchen/Breakfast room is equipped with 2 x electric fan ovens and an induction hob. There is also a dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. A short flight of stairs leads to the Utility Room. The room is also equipped with a table and six chairs for occasional or breakfast use. Other equipment includes a large range of utensils and crockery, glassware, kettle, toaster etc making cooking a meal for eight a straightforward task. The floor is tiled with local Broughton Moor slate from a quarry near Coniston.

Utility Room
The Utility room is a short flight of steps up from the Kitchen. It is equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer and stainless steel sink. A door leads off to the downstairs WC and an outside door leads out to the cottage garden and upper patio.

The Study/Sunroom is a very pleasant room with conservatory style seating for relaxing in. There is a small desk and a good selection of books, puzzles and maps to while away the time.


Bedroom 1 (Ensuite)
Welcome to the master bedroom equipped with an ensuite WC and shower. It is furnished with stylish French furniture, there is plenty of hanging and drawer space. The comfortable bed has fully co-ordinated bed linen from the Dorma range.

Bedroom 2 (Small Twin)
This twin bedroom forms part of the original cottage and has been sympathetically modernised and decorated. Both full sized single beds are dressed with fully co-ordinated bedding from the Dorma range.

Bedroom 3 (Large Twin)
This twin bedded room is large and can easily accommodate the travel cot provided. It benefits from an interesting vaulted ceiling and beams. The bedroom is comfortably furnished and offers plenty of room to spread!

Family Bathroom
The Family Bathroom is situated on a landing halfway between the ground and 1st floor. It has a bath, separate spacious walk in shower and wc. After a long hike, soak in the generously proportioned bath, or have a long invigorating shower, the choice is yours.

The Bothy

The Bothy - Bedroom 4 (Ensuite)
The Bothy is situated about 15 yards level walking from the front door (well lit at night) in a secluded spot by the stream. It is equipped with an ensuite WC, basin and shower. The comfortable double bed has fully co-ordinated bed linen from the Dorma range. The Bothy is ideal for grandparents on a family trip wanting to perhaps rest without the attention of the younger members of the family.

Games Barn

The 17th Century stone barn adjacent to Riggs Cottage has been renovated and converted into a well equipped games room for the sole use of Riggs Cottage guests. The original beams in the barn roof are still in place and provide a dramatic setting. The snooker table is 3/4 size with choice of snooker or pool balls and range of cue sizes to suit a variety of player sizes !! The full size table tennis table with bats and balls provided can provide many hours of fun (or serious competition!).

The Garden

Riggs Cottage is situated at the bottom of Sale Fell in a small group of properties. It is a quarter of a mile down a concrete track (suitable for cars) along with another house and former farmhouse. The Cottage is situated in its own extensive grounds along with the Games Barn and Bothy. The garden is on a number of different levels with steps connecting each level. The upper patio is situated next to the kitchen and is furnished with a BBQ, wooden table, umbrella and seats 8 on bench seats whilst the lower patio is situated next to the Bothy on the lowest level. The lower patio is next to the stream and has a slate table and benches seating 8. A built in BBQ is also provided. The upper garden is laid out to lawn and rises steeply up a slope towards Sale Fell.