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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.
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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 and a delightful living room with open fire. 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. Living room with open fire and dining area. Entrance hall.
Storage heaters with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, radio, library of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 10 mins, pub 1 mile. Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 3 adults.
Previous visitors' comments about Whiteholme Cottage:
It was great to be back at the cottage and we had a wonderful time. We can't wait to go back another time.
Mrs Campbell, Inverness, October 2012
A lovely warm welcome from the cottage owner on our arrival. Well equipped, cosy cottage with beautiful views from the garden. Great location with easy access to many attractions.
Miss Hargrave, Beverley, September 2012
We wrote in the Visitors Book that as much as where you go and what you do makes your holiday that where you stay also makes it memorable and enjoyable and Whiteholm Cottage did that for us. The fact that the owner came to meet us there and show us round, gave us hints and tips about where to go and what to do all added to the charm of the place and we would certainly go again.
Mr Hatton, Pontefract, September 2012
Lovely, kind owner and bijou garden.
Mrs Hill, London, July 2012