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

Yew Cottage

Luxury Lake District Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4

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

Yew Cottages’ terrace and lawn looks out over the grounds of our private estate towards the ancient woodland – walled in natural stone, it offers 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, Yew has some amazing window spaces – particularly the large window overlooking the courtyard and the window nook with its upholstered seat; you’re sure to sit and stay a while.

Yew Cottage
Yew’s layout stretches over three floors 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 bath (shower over), 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 on this floor. A further two bedrooms are located on the second floor: 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.

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 of 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 | 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 stone steps between the terraced levels and two steps to the front door.
  • Maximum 8 guests (including infants).
  • Hot Tubs are not to be used after 11pm.


Absolutely superb cottage, that totally exceeded our expectations. Lots of little extras that we didn’t expect. Cannot think of a bad thing about the property. Would recommend to anyone, even better than the pictures.

Yew Cottage Guest

We had a lovely time in your cottage, looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you Lindsey for sorting all the requests we had.

The Bhaker family

We had a marvelous week here spending time with the family in the most comfortable atmosphere. It felt like a luxury hotel.

Chris and Penny

This is the most beautiful cottage we’ve ever stayed at. Love the hot tub!

Love this place, can’t wait to come back for gin club on tour!!:-)

Ogilivy Crew

Fabulous accommodation. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable Lakeland break. Thank you!

Fiona and Simon

We have loved our stay. The Cottage is second to none! everything you could ever need has been thought of, and the Furnishings are all to the highest standard. The barbecue seating area and hot tub are all so wonderful. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Thank you

The Rayner family

Superb! Very accommodating everything was just perfect. Thank you


Perfect. All our needs catered for.


Fantastic cottage, Great facilities, fun time had by all! x

Charles family