Riggs Cottage is a warm and homey country retreat; as soon as you enter the large, cosy characterful living room with exposed beams and huge inglenook fireplace you cannot fail to feel welcomed and embraced by the lovely atmosphere. This house has a quirky layout with rooms on different levels, all of which are spacious warm and charming with plenty of space for a family to spread out and relax. Children of all ages will appreciate the stunning games barn and exploring the attractive garden complete with babbling stream. Riggs Cottage sleeps eight; six in three bedrooms in the main house with the fourth double bedroom in the bothy providing additional sleeping space and a retreat from the main house. The cottage has pleasant rural views across the gardens, fields and trees from every room looking up to the beautiful little Sale Fell at the back as well as across to Bassenthwaite Lake from the twin bedroom.
Riggs Cottage is located just outside Routenbeck, a small hamlet tucked away just off the A66 between Cockermouth and Bassenthwaite Lake in the northern Lake District. The popular Pheasant Inn is within walking distance and a short drive takes you to the attractive, bustling market town of Cockermouth with its variety of tourist attractions, shops and eateries. Riggs Cottage is ideally placed for walks up and around Sale Fell, a small fell but a real gem. Other walks from the door can take you through the woods, around Dubwath Silver Meadows nature reserve or down to Bassenthwaite Lake shore with a network of footpaths to explore. Also close at hand are the spa at Armathwaite Hall and The Lakes Distillery for grown up entertainment and the Lake District Animal Park for younger members of the family.
With easy access to the A66 the whole of the northern and western Lake District is close by. The fells here are often quiet but Keswick, bustling hub of the northern Lake District, is only a 10-minute drive away. Visit Mirehouse and Dodd Wood osprey viewpoint on the other side of beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake or drive up Whinlatter Pass to the visitor centre for walks, cycling, children’s play areas, a great café and Go Ape treetop course for those who are brave enough. The Solway Coast is a short drive away, enjoy a day on the beach and an ice cream at picturesque Allonby or go birding on the Solway mosses for a change of scene. Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall are also within easy reach giving you numerous options for days out. The only problem is you will be so comfortable in Riggs Cottage you might just want to stay in, relax and enjoy the peace!