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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.
|Sleeps||4||Grid Reference||SD 357 847||Off Road Parking||Yes|
|Bathrooms||1||Short Breaks||None||Smaller Party Reductions||No|
An attractive 1790s terraced Lakeland cottage located in the tiny village of Backbarrow, just a stone's throw from the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Set out over three floors, this Backbarrow cottage boasts many traditional features, such as oak beams in the sitting room, traditional exposed stonework and an open fire. This Backbarrow cottage has two sitting rooms, and a cosy, welcoming feel throughout. Enjoy a gentle stroll along the nearby River Leven, walk the 'Wainwright' fells, discover scenic walks from the door, ride the Furness Steam Railway or discover the magic of the Lake District National Park from this Backbarrow cottage. This is an ideal Backbarrow cottage in which to relax and unwind, and from which to enjoy attractions including Cartmel with its famous horse race and Michelin starred restaurant, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston and the Lake District Peninsula. If you yearn for a traditional Lakeland retreat then look no further!
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2nd floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen. Sitting room with open fire and dining area. 2nd floor sitting area adjoining twin bedroom.
Storage heaters throughout, additional heating from open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, CD player, radio, library of books and games. Electricity and fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed front garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: No children under 5 years.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Oakbeam Cottage:
I found the location great and the accommodation relaxing to come back too.
Miss Laxen, Norwich, August 2012
The owner contacted me before our stay to make sure all was well. He informed me we would be able to find any fuel we may need for an open fire such as logs and coal in the shed. He also gave me details of things to do for a more enjoyable stay. The cottage was delightful, situated in the National Park very convenient to many tourist attractions without getting the car out. A short walk to a local well stocked shop, owned by very nice folks. Over a week of very changeable weather, we all enjoyed ourselves, the cottage was a delight to come back too. One very wet afternoon we stayed in and completed a jigsaw puzzle.
Mrs Weller, Gainsborough, June 2012
We always felt comfy after returning from a hard days walking.
Mr Walters, Hull, September 2011
Nice clean cottage, ideal location for touring the area. My wife and I have no complaints with the cottage.
Mr Mitchell, Wakefield, June 2011