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

Oak Cottage

Luxury Lake District Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5

Oak Cottage is a five-bedroom traditional Lakeland cottage that has been sympathetically converted and retains many of its original features.

Its terraces and lawn look out over the grounds of our private estate towards the ancient woodland and the estuary beyond – walled in natural stone, they offer maximum privacy as well as enviable views. Set over three floors, expect extensive beams, sloping ceilings, a stylish kitchen with granite surfaces, American fridge, wine chiller and breakfast bar, and stunning views of the Lakeland fells.

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, Oak has some amazing window spaces – particularly the master bedroom with its restored timber truss and glass. The window seat in front of the large picture window is a spot you’ll want to spend time in.

Oak Cottage

Oak Cottage is arranged over three floors. Five bedrooms, all with Smart TVs. On the ground floor you’ll find: two super king size, can be twin on request (one with with en suite shower, basin and WC and one with companion bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC) and, one king size with en suite shower, basin and WC. Upstairs on the first floor you will find a spacious open plan living area that includes the kitchen and dining areas, and a sitting area with wood burner. There’s also a WC and basin, and a well-equipped utility room. A further two bedrooms are located on the second floor: one super king size, can be twin on request, with shower, basin and WC, and, one king size with shower, basin and WC.

Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Changeover 4 pm
Hot Tub Yes
Kitchen facilities Electric oven & induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
Laundry facilities Washing machine and tumble dryer
TV & Audio facilties 5 x Smart Tv's with Freeview, DVD Player, Blu-ray and Bluetooth speaker
Garden Private garden 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 five 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| Keepers Cottage | Yew Cottage | Rowan 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 stone steps from the front door down to the garden.
  • Maximum 10 guests (and 1 infant).
  • Hot Tubs are not to be used after 11pm.


Fantastic accommodation. Very high standard of fittings and equipment. Lovely welcome from Lynsey.

Oak Cottage Guest

Lovely holiday, amazing accommodation, had a great time in the hot tub. Would definitely recommend this place to all our family and friends and will hopefully be returning for a second visit very soon.

Fantastic weekend all round! Thanks


A perfect place for birthday celebrations. All the rooms have been beautifully finished and the outdoor space has been fabulous. We’ve been lucky with the weather and managed to enjoy the hot tub and BBQ.

Glad we stumbled across this place on the internet and we will recommend!

The Alison party

Oak cottage is simply superb! All rooms are beautifully decorated and the little extra homely touches really make us all feel at home.

We were fortunate enough with the weather to take full advantage of the outdoor space and enjoy the stunning views.

Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the house and surroundings. The Cavendish Arms in Cartmel can be highly recommended for dinner, but book early to avoid disappointment! We certainly plan to return to enjoy this fabulous place. Many thanks

Jo and Simon

We have loved or cottage, great accommodation, fabulous weather, amazing food and the best of friends.

Had a wonderful time in the jacuzzi and fabulous weather was a bonus!

The location is beautiful. The house is so well equipped and luxurious, we certainly made use of the facilities.
An amazing weekend-this has been the perfect place to accommodate 9 ladies!!

The walking group

Thank you for making a holiday truly amazing-with the welcoming hamper and the kind of hospitality. The Cottage is gorgeous and we will definitely recommend it to others as we hope to come again soon.


We have stayed in many country cottages as a family which have been amazing but the Oak cottages surpassed all.

Starting with a delicious welcome hamper, they’re beautiful comfy beds, superb Deco and course we must mention our relaxing evening bubbling in October.

This cottages made a family holiday one to remember. Thank you, I’m sure will we we will be back!

Alex and Neil