Whiteholme Cottage

Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 1441)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

An attractive terraced Lakeland cottage nestling on a hillside above the tiny village of Backbarrow, just a stone's throw from the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

With breathtaking views of the surrounding fells and the steam trains of the Furness Railway meandering through the valley, this is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

Well-equipped and thoughtfully presented, Whiteholme Cottage boasts a beautiful garden with a summerhouse and a delightful living room with multi-fuel stove.

Enjoy a gentle stroll along the nearby River Leven, walk the famous 'Wainwright' fells or visit the local attractions and tempting restaurants.

If you yearn for a traditional Lakeland retreat with fabulous views, then look no further!


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and dining area. Entrance hall.


  • Storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with summerhouse, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins, pub 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect all-round cottage for The Lakes!”
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    • “Started with a great welcome by the lovely owner, who gave us a full tour and explained how to use everything (where the heating controls were etc). The cottage is a lovely, homely place with enough space to have a comfortable evening in. The cottage also has a beautiful garden which has views for miles over valleys and hills. It's in a perfect location to explore all the Lakes, but especially all the South Lakes attractions with nothing more than 30mins drive away. Lovely pub only 30mins walk - well worth the walk!! Definitely want to go back!”

    L_G_York, York, England, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “Better than home”
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    • “It was so good to be back at Whiteholme Cottage it being such a homely well equipped place. Excellent amenities and Barbara the owner couldn't have done more to make our week go very well.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Inverness, December 2012

    • “Well equipped, fantastic location, charming & attentive Owner -”
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    • “The cottage is very comprehensively equipped and it has some thoughtful touches. The Owner was extremely helpful and offered much useful information on hand over. The location couldn't be bettered being easily accessible from the motorway and within easy striking distance of all the main areas of interest. There is lots to do for family's and despite the weather being poor we had a great time - we will return!”

    Hallamtike, August 2012

    • “Well equipped, fantastic location, charming & attentive Owner - we will be returning!”
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    • “The cottage is very comprehensively equipped and it has some thoughtful touches. The Owner was extremely helpful and offered much useful information on hand over. The location couldn't be bettered being easily accessible from the motorway and within easy striking distance of all the main areas of interest. There is lots to do for family's and despite the weather being poor we had a great time - we will return!”

    Hallamtike, August 2012

    • “Whiteholme is a lovely retreat for our family”
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    • “The welcome received by Whiteholme's owner is truly lovely and reassuring. The advice and the unexpected extras prepared for your stay are thoughtful and appreciated. The cottage offers a homely and comfy destination to relax in after each day of exploring the delights of the picturesque lake district. The garden retreat with its views are wonderful. A return visit well definitely be planned for the future.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, St Helens, November 2011

    • “Best ever holiday cottage”
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    • “We've been staying in self catering cottages for over 20 years. This property was the best: so clean, homely, well equipped and spacious. Also, the location was fabulous.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, BROMSGROVE, September 2010

    • “Snow bound in Backbarrow, but snug and comfortable.”
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    • “We spent the coldest, snowiest week of the winter up at Backbarrow. The weather was so bad that the cottage owner had to make 2 valiant attempts to get there to prepare the cottage for us. We were unsure whether we would be able to get there from south of Manchester through a blizzard. But we did, to find that everything possible had been done for us. A wonderful week walking through deep crisp snow under blue skies, then back to a warm snug cottage with a roaring log fire in the evening.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheadle Hulme, February 2010

    • “Quaint cottage with beautiful views from thew garden.”
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    • “The cottage had everything we needed and the owners made us feel at home on the first day. It was our first family holiday with our new baby and everything ran smoothly with all the home comforts provided.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, December 2009

    • “What a view!”
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    • “Spent an unforgettable week, starting with the lovely owners who were very welcoming and helpful, even giving us a bottle of bubbly to help us relax! The house was great, two very comfortable bedrooms with fantastic views, a comfortable sitting room with a working fireplace, logs supplied! Great kitchen and bathroom with absolutely everything thought of. The garden was very pretty with fantastic views across the valley, could see the steam train going up and down, and the sunsets! The cottage was central in a great location, good walking all around, and a short drive from lots of lovely places; we loved it all.”

    Linlyan, Surrey, December 2009

    • “a comfortable home from home; and an ideal base for our walking”
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    • “We were welcomed warmly by the owner of this property, and found that it was well equipped, and comfortable. Situated at the southern end of the Lake District, we completed many enjoyable walks and site-seeing trips during our week. The cottage is in Backbarrow, up a steep hill; it would be difficult to get to and fro without your own car, but the hill-side location gives you a beautiful view, over the steam railway, and the sun-set from the small garden is wonderful!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kent, December 2009

    • “Wonderful Location”
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    • “A wonderful homely cottage with open fires with a spectacular view from the garden. I find it hard to leave the cottage as I could just sit and watch the train going back and forth, the waterfall, the woodpecker, the fighter jets and B52 bomber flying past. Wonderful owners always so kind to us. Would highly recommend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, December 2009

    • “Very nice place to stay in and good location.”
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    • “Friendly owner welcomed us at the cottage with lots of interesting details of the area. Cottage itself was comfortable and was in a central position for all the tourist things that you would want to see and do. Would recommend to other people and if we holiday in Cumbria again ... would book again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Pompy Hants, December 2011

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    • “A superb cottage which was cosy and welcoming, ideal for a small family. The garden and views are stunning. The log fire was lovely, and there were super views form the bedroom too. A great spot to reach the Lakes and coast.”

    Mrs Adin-Christie, Redhill, August 2015

    • “A fantastic cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Lake District. The cottage was a real home from home, very comfortable and relaxing. We walked our socks off and enjoyed coming back to the cottage to put our feet up. It was recommended by my sister who visited last year and I will recommend it to anyone that asks!”

    Miss Kingswell, Thetford, June 2015

    • “Had a wonderful time - a lovely cottage in a great location with superb views. Had a great garden and summer house. Very comfortable and well equipped and we were given a very warm welcome by the owner.”

    Mrs Kendall, Lincoln, April 2015

    • “Really relaxing, cosy cottage.”

    Mr Brereton, Wallasey, December 2014

    • “We liked being met by owner who showed us around and welcomed us with tea/milk/coffee. We had great weather and the info provided by the homeowner was second to none as we didn't know the area. She recommended some places we hadn't even though of going. Thank you.”

    Mrs Turland-ord, Sharnbrook, September 2014

    • “Great views from the garden.”

    Mr Davis, Crewe, August 2014

    • “Whiteholme was a lovely cottage in a truly beautiful location. It enhanced our holiday break, really adding to enjoyment of the holiday, only wish we could have brought some of the glorious views home with us.”

    Mr Rowe, Gravesend, June 2014

    • “We had a brilliant holiday and the cottage was warm and cosy. We would recommend the cottage to all our friends and family.”

    Mr Thwaite, Bedale, May 2014

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1 mile; Bowness-on-Windermere 10 miles.

The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Furness Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors.

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