Westrigg accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Please note - Although the property is internally all on one level it is accessed by 5 stone steps

Kitchen
Living/dining room
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom
WC

Outside

Large garden
Shared entrance and parking for 2 cars in old original farm yard
Please note - Although the property is internally all on one level it is accessed by 5 stone steps

Parking

There is ample parking in front of the cottage

Other Info

Towels will be provided
The house is heated by a combination of storage heaters and electric panel radiators
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

Coal can be provided at £4.50 per bag. Please ask the owner direct
The owners of this cottage will be providing a Christmas tree and decorations for the festive season

General Description

Westrigg is a compact but deceptively roomy two-bedroom holiday retreat for up to four people in the lovely village of Grange in Borrowdale. Set in the grounds of Riggside, a former old farm and its converted stable, Stable Rigg, where the owners live and who will be your neighbours for the week. It has a traditional style that combines a homely feel with comfort and practicality plus a welcoming atmosphere which means you will feel instantly settled. Plenty of windows make for light bright rooms yet it has a cosy feel, inviting you to stay and spend time relaxing here by the fire or enjoying the views of the fells before you even get out of bed! Sleeping four people in double and twin rooms it is ideal for anyone wanting a beautiful and well-located base for exploring the area.

Parking for the bungalow is in the yard in front of the neighbouring farmhouse, the owner has a large collection of horseshoes and traditional tools displayed here, which adds to the impression of a slower pace of life you feel when you shut the gate behind you and start to unwind. A flight of steps leads you past the rock garden up to the central front door.

The front door leads into a spacious hallway from which all the other rooms lead off.

On the right is the living room which also contains a solid wood dining table and chairs. A two-seat sofa and 2 armchairs surround a slate fireplace with coal fire. A sideboard contains plenty of local interest books, magazines and leaflets, whilst a relief map of the area on the wall will help in planning walks or patting yourself on the back at how far you climbed when you get back! There is a TV with DVD player and a radio for entertainment but with the mesmerising flames of the fire and the beautiful views out of the window you may not need to switch them on. The room is dual aspect, looking out onto the garden with lovely views to Kings How, round past Grange fell and Walla Crag to Blencathra. There are also bird feeders just outside the window carefully positioned for close-up views of a variety of feathered friends visiting the garden.

The next door to the right leads into the fitted kitchen, dual aspect with views over the garden and up to Maiden Moor it is light and bright. It is well equipped with everything you need, electric cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, practical laminate floor and plenty of worktop and cupboard space. Stools for 2 at the breakfast bar enjoy views out of the window to the garden. A door leads out through a small traditional porch to the garden at the back of the bungalow.

Turn left inside the front door and you come into a comfortable double bedroom with views to the front so you can lie in bed and enjoy the views of Grange fell accompanied by the sound of birdsong! Storage is provided in traditional solid wood furniture with a wardrobe, chest with drawers and a cupboard. Bedside tables with lamps and a chair complete the furniture and the room feels spacious and homely with a variety of pictures on the wall.

The next room to the left off the hall is the twin bedroom, similar in style to the double room here you can lie in bed and enjoy views of Maiden Moor. Again, there is a traditional wooden wardrobe and chest of drawers providing ample storage, a table between the beds acts as a bedside table and there are handy reading lights mounted on the wall above each bed.

Between the twin bedroom and the kitchen are the bathroom and a separate WC. The bathroom contains a modern suite with the basin housed in a vanity unit and there is a 3/4 bath with electric shower over. A heated towel rail ensures cosy towels - lovely! The cupboards house handy cleaning materials, hairdryer and cushions for the garden chairs.

The garden is superb, a 40-year labour of love by the owner making the most of the natural rock which crops up across the garden there are different areas of lawn surrounded by flowers, trees and shrubs. The garden is undulating with slate retaining walls. Head out of the back door and you find a west facing lawn with views up to Maiden Moor and High Spy, a picnic bench is perfectly positioned for enjoying this secluded space eating al fresco or just taking some time over a morning cuppa. Four lightweight chairs are also provided so you can choose which area of the garden you would like to sit in, a tough call.