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

Rowan Cottage

Luxury Lake District Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4

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

Rowan is a corner-terrace so the patio and private gardens (over two levels) wrap around the cottage. The two terraces have a walled area between them that houses the hot tub, which has been placed to make the most of the amazing views.

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, Rowan has some amazing window spaces – particularly in the bedroom occupying the original watchtower where there are bespoke shutters to fit. The patio and French doors in the property give easy access to the outdoor spaces and, combined with the unique windows, they provide a light and airy feel to the cottage.

Rowan Cottage
Rowan Cottage is a corner terrace with four bedrooms, all with Smart TVs. On the ground floor you’ll find: one super king size, can be twin on request, with en suite shower, basin and WC, and, one king size with en suite shower, basin and WC. Upstairs 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 this floor: one super king size, can be twin on request, with en suite shower, basin and WC, and, one king size with en suite bath (shower over), twin basins and WC.

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Changeover 4 pm
Hot Tub Yes
Kitchen facilities Electric oven & induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
Laundry facilities Washing machine, tumble dryer
TV & Audio facilties 5 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 four 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 | 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 stone steps from the front door down to the garden.
  • Maximum 8 guests (and 1 infant)
  • Hot Tubs are not to be used after 11pm


The property was outstanding in all aspects. The quality of furnishings, finish, location and the provision of extras which one might have forgotten. Being able to sit on the terrace and look out towards Ulverston with a cool glass of wine was just awe inspiring. The bedrooms where fabulous and always ensured a good night’s sleep, and the quiet location was incredible. The welcome by the hosts and their support throughout our stay was exceptional, thank you very much.

Rowan Cottage Guest

Weekend away with brothers and WAGs. From start to finish fantastic stayed in a beautiful cottage! Lindsey had left us lots of lovely little treats (welcome hamper, bottle of fizz, milk, butter, cucumber and water). You really have thought of everything for a comfortable and hassle-free stay.

Beautiful decor, Furnishings and we will certainly be back again. Thank you for everything.

The Clan Campbell

Weekend away with besties and husbands. An absolutely stunning property with the added luxury of the hot tubs.
We fully intend to return and experience more of the Lakes.

The welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated by all. Our only complaint if we had to have one is that the bathrooms are far too hot and there is no way to cool down bedroom one just off the landing. Thanks

The Ridgeways

A fabulous cottage in a fabulous location!

What an absolutely amazing weekend from start to finish. We have no faults whatsoever!

Thanks for making Aimees birthday an extra special one and we would love to come back again!

Thanks for everything love from all of us all.

Rowan Cottage Guest

We cannot thank you enough for an amazing weekend!

The Cottage is absolutely beautiful and the little touches made it a perfect day.
We can’t wait to come next year!
Thank you


What a fantastic find, everything was brilliant, top quality finishing, great for family gatherings,

Tom was a great help and tour guide, and Karen has been more than welcomeing, love it

Hope to see you in December, thanks

The Tuckers

Fantastic out of this world place for a relaxing stay, Cartmel races was great on Saturday and the family had some winners.

A relaxing bbq  day on Sunday very hot and sunny, Lindsey was lovely lady very helpful and left us a basket of goodies and a chilled bottle of Prosecco. All in all a fab weekend will definitely come again.

Wendy and Steve

What a fantastic place for a relaxing week away with the kids I do recommend Escape Rooms and L’Enclume!

Rowan Cottage guest