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

Keepers Cottage

Luxury Lake District Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3

Keepers Cottage is a three-bedroom traditional Lakeland cottage enjoying an elevated position, which has been sympathetically converted and retains many of its original features.

Keepers’ patio is large and private, wrapping around the cottage and including a garden with lawn and rockery. Inside there’s not one but two welcoming seating areas and the wood burner sits against a floor to ceiling slate feature wall.

Luxury Lake District Holiday Cottages: Interior & Exterior Layout

Our six luxury Lake District cottages are located on the southerly edge of the National Park. They are tucked away on the outskirts of Backbarrow village, just a couple of miles from Newby Bridge and a short drive to the South Lakeland towns of Ulverston, Windermere and Kendal.

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All of our cottages are available to book direct by calling Lynsey Marsden on 07866 493526.

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Each of the cottages boasts a carefully positioned hot tub and an outdoor area with patio furniture and a barbecue. The hot tubs make the most of our stunning setting and are exclusively yours to use day and night for the duration of your stay. This luxury touch means you can soak up the breathtaking views across the Leven Estuary and relax in true Lakeland style – with a cup of tea or a glass of fizz in hand. As with all of our cottages, Keepers has some amazing window spaces – particularly in one of the bedrooms, which boasts a vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling window and beams.

Keepers Cottage
Keepers Cottage has three upstairs bedrooms, all with Smart TVs. One king size with bath and hand-held shower, separate shower, twin basins and WC, one king size with en suite shower, basin and WC, and a twin with shower, basin and WC. A sitting area with wood burner joins the utility and kitchen on the ground floor, where there’s also a WC with basin.

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Changeover 4 pm
Hot Tub Yes
Kitchen facilities Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
Laundry facilities Washing machine, tumble dryer
TV & Audio facilties 4 x Smart Tv's with Freeview, DVD Player, Blu-ray and Bluetooth speaker
Garden Private patio with hot tub, outdoor furniture and barbecue
Fire Woodburner on first floor
WiFi Yes
Children Yes
Babies Yes
Dogs No
Nearest Pub 1.6 miles
Nearest Shop 2 miles
Parking Off road parking for three cars
Heating Central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor

Fuel, power and starter pack for the wood burner are included in the rental fee, as are bed linen and towels. A travel cot and highchair can be requested.

Fishing off the estate tarn/lake is available at certain times of the year. An environmental license is required and prior arrangements can be made with owner for access.

View our other cottages

Lime Cottage | Hazel Cottage| Yew Cottage | Rowan Cottage | Oak Cottage

We do not allow pets or smoking in any of our cottages. Due to location, cottages are unsuitable for stag parties.

Safety notes

  • We ask that children are supervised at all times due to the hot tub and tarn on site.
  • There are three steps from hallway to kitchen and two from kitchen to sitting room so it may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • Maximum 6 guests.
  • Hot Tubs are not to be used after 11pm.


Each of the cottages boasts a carefully positioned hot tub and an outdoor area with patio furniture and a barbecue. The hot tubs make the most of our stunning setting and are exclusively yours to use day and night for the duration of your stay.

Steve Smith

We were not expecting this trip, we needed to get away for a well needed family time after her mother passed away in early January.

For me, the setting and the homely touches were just what we all needed. I have been able to sit in peace and quiet in the tranquil surroundings.

We generally make cottage trips at least once a year, Keepers Cottage has got to be one of my favourites.

I thank you for our time here.

Oxley Family

Lovely cottage, enjoyed every minute! Everything finished off to a very high standard! Made some lovely memories that will last a lifetime, can’t wait to come back!

 Aaron, Dec, Laura and Sarah

Great Cottage and a very enjoyable time for all our family.

The hot tub definitely a hit with our son Finley. The view from our room on a sunny day – fantastic. Will return

The Norman's

We have loved living in Keepers Cottage this week and have much appreciated the high standard of accommodation.

It feels more like a comfortable and stylish home than a holiday rental!

The view is stunning and access to the National Park is easy.

And ideal holiday base and we will gladly recommend it.

The Rendall family

Wonderful accommodation, very comprehensive, great view, especially when sunny!

Ideal center for southern Lakes. Such a great holiday spot, every detail was covered! We loved it despite some rainy days:-)

Vanessa and Martin

Extremely high standard of accommodation, what an extraordinary week of super sunny weather. Hot tub used several times every day! Absolutely fab. Many thanks.


Wow!!! When can we move in? Stunning Cottage and surroundings thank you for a lovely weekend.

Very well thought out accommodation nothing was lacking, we will be booking again:-)
Love and fond wishes

The Eames family