The Courtyard, Bigland Estate, Backbarrow, Ulverston, LA12 8PB07866

Accommodation near Newby Bridge

Six luxury holiday cottages near Newby Bridge

Welcome to The Courtyard Cottages, Bigland Hall, six traditional holiday cottages near Newby Bridge that offer luxury accommodation. Ranging from two to five bedrooms, the cottages can be hired singly or in combination to accommodate up to 40 guests.

Our six cottages offer luxury accommodation and the traditional Lakeland buildings boast incredibly stylish interior schemes. The views across the Leven Estuary provide a magical setting that you’re sure to enjoy. Share a sociable evening with friends and family on the patio, or snuggle up in front of the cosy log burners, or have a soak in the privately positioned hot tubs.

For more details of the cottages on our private estate near Newby Bridge, please follow the links below:

Lime Cottage
Yew Cottage
Oak Cottage
Keepers Cottage
Hazel Cottage
Rowan Cottage

About Newby Bridge

Taking its name from the five-arched stone bridge built across the River Leven in 1651, Newby Bridge is a popular tourist spot at the southern end of Lake Windermere. Only a tiny hamlet, it is home to several popular local attractions and is well worth a visit.

Newby Bridge highlights

Newby Bridge is a lovely place to visit during your stay with us, here are some more details on our favourite spots to visit in the lakeside village…

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium has a wide range of native marine and freshwater fish including Pike, Arctic Char, Seahorses and more. It’s also home to Asian short-clawed otters, pygmy marmoset monkeys, Clown fish and amazing leaf cutter ants. The site connects with Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway and Windermere Lake Cruise.

Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot is a family friendly location for play, exploration and relaxation at the southern end of Lake Windermere. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics and gentle walks, while easy lake access is perfect for paddling, swimming and boating.

Rowing boats are available to hire (from April to October) if you fancy a duck’s-eye view of Lake Windermere and the adventure playground offers fun for all ages. From Fell Foot, you can take the ferry across to Lakeside, where the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam trains connect, as do the Windermere Lake Cruises’ steamers.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The only remaining part of the original branch line of the Furness Railway, this 3.5 mile stretch sees hard working steam locomotives hauling carriages to Lakeside along a steeply graded track. You can take a nostalgic ride on their fully restored, comfortable coaches and enjoy the lake and river scenes as you journey through the Leven Valley. Trains run from April through to the end of October.

Lakeland Motor Museum

Housed in a converted mill, the Lakeland Motor Museum is home to a fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits tracking the development of road transport through the 20th century. Cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia provide ‘whatever the weather’ entertainment. There’s a quiz to take as you explore the Museum, a café with a riverside setting, and the option to combine entry with a Windermere Lake Cruise ticket.