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Billy Boo

(Ref. 931530)

Backbarrow, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous property in a fabulous location everything was perfect."

    We will definitely look at returning I the future. (Sorry I couldn't leave a comment in the book i couldn't find it)

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2023

  • "Amazing find."

    Beautiful accommodation, beautiful site and friendly owners. Cannot fault our stay, the whole family loved it and our teenage children have asked to return. High praise indeed. Thank you for a fantastic break!

    Hi Catherine, Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at Billy Boo."

    Loved the property which was ideal for us since our plan had been to spend majority of our time there since we were using it as a family catch-up. The videos showing how appliances work were a brilliant idea. We very much enjoyed the decking area, the hot tub and also a competitive game of bowls (our own) on the lawn. Lots of attention to detail which were very appreciated inc the regular and decaf coffee pods. The few items in the fridge were also a lovely touch. Thank you so much.

    Really pleased you enjoyed it Gillian. Thank you xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed our accommodation, plenty of room for us all to move about especially with children."

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2022

  • "Faultless, absolutely stunning place, very relaxing and definitely going again in a different season"

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in a stunning location."

    The accommodation was exceptional with nothing more that can be improved on. Look forward to coming back for another stay. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "BILLY BOO was exceptional ."

    the pictures do not do justice when we got there we were just blown away and speechless at the beauty of this place! It’s a little hidden gem absolutely loved it. The attention to detail with the lodges is faultless was not disappointed at all! definitely worth coming here absolutely thrilled to have discovered this hidden gem!

    Reviewed by SairaAug 2019

  • "Gorgeous place, great location, close to lots of activities."

    The cottage was fabulous, very comfortable and very well maintained. There’s a lovely walk you can do just off the grounds and the views are beautiful. Just a couple of things would make the stay even better, maybe a welcome basket of a few little bits (ie some fresh bread, snacks etc) would be nice considering how much it costs to stay there. Also only one frying pan, we did a lot of cooking so another one would have been handy. But we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "Wow, what a wonderful family holiday at Billy Boo."

    ...Everything was fantastic inside and out. The lodge was contemporary, of a high standard and immaculate throughout. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. Its position is away from the hustle and bustle, allowing a peaceful retreat surrounded by countryside and nature when required. However, its also close enough to be a short drive to Windermere and easy access to the rest of the Lake District. Too much to summarise here...but its all good,an easy decision that we plan to return soon. Tell everyone...no keep it a secret!!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Billy Boo is a truly fabulous holiday home."

    We spent the most perfect Christmas there. The owners could not have done it enough for us, their communication pre arrival was superb and so helpful. On arrival all the extras made such a difference and showed how much they cared about us having a good time. The experience of Sykes cottages was also excellent. Information was always provided in advance and was clear and concise. We are already browsing for next year!

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "Billy Boo is a fantastic holiday cottage."

    Spotless, great, clean hot tub and facilities. It is set on a lovely estate with great walks on your doorstop. The lake was lovely. Hosts were very friendly but not intrusive. Would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2018

  • "Wonderful place, would highly recommend for a relaxing break or if you want to explore the Lake District."

    5 Stars plus from the Hession family

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2018

  • "One word , FABULOUS place."

    Reviewed by NSep 2018

  • "Billy Boo is a beautiful, luxury, five star lodge."

    We absolutely loved it and will return. Fantastic walks from the farm. A hot tub. Kath and John, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Perfect!

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2018

  • "We had the best time and didn't want to leave, we shall definitely be recommending to friends and family!"

    one of the best holidays ever!!

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2018

  • "This lodge was fantastic, we have a brilliant time and would definitely come back to the lodges."


    Reviewed by JamesJun 2018

  • "Thank you very much."

    We enjoyed our stay a lot and it was a beautiful stay in your cottage. The owner are also very, very nice. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by RudolfMay 2018

  • "Excellent lodge with everything a family would need ."

    .. very enjoyable holiday !

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2018

  • "Fabulous location, amazing accommodation, very comfortable and luxurious!"

    Loved the hot tub. Lots of great activities nearby. Hosts were kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2018

  • "Fantastic!! What an amazing place - the owners are so friendly and welcoming"

    . You couldn’t have asked for anymore the accommodation was first class and wouldn’t think twice about returning. Wish I was still there now enjoying the hot tub!!

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2018

  • "Me and my family had a lovely stay at Billy Boo, we would highly recommend this place and can not wait to make it back!"

    hopefully soon! very warm welcome and the fresh baked bread was a lovely touch and beautiful too! x

    Reviewed by ShaneFeb 2017

  • "Lovely setting, quiet and very comfortable luxurious modern lodge."

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2016

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms with Smart TV: 2 x super king-size double with en-suite monsoon shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with 60'' Smart TV and woodburning stove
  • Gas underfloor heating throughout with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice maker and water chiller, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available to hire
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ and shared use of extensive lawn and grounds
  • Private hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Fly fishing available on-site, environmental licence required
  • Fishing free for one rod on a catch and release basis, at extra cost for more rods and there's an extra cost if you wish to keep any of the fish
  • Note: Due to fly fishing lake on-site, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: WiFi is suitable for general browsing only, not downloading or live streaming
  • Note: Max 6 people, plus 1 infant
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

The property

A magnificent detached cottage with private hot tub at the base of a small natural rock face, extensive open decking and shared lawns, Billy Boo offers a wide variety of attractive amenities.

Featuring a photo of a belted Galloway cow to represent how the property stands closest to Otter Tarn’s where you can watch tractors drive past in the winter months to feed the cows, this property holds a lot of character and charm.

Inside, the contemporary accommodation includes a spacious open plan living area with large windows overlooking the decking area and shared grounds beyond.

Inside the property is an open plan living area with a designer kitchen and a sitting area with a woodburning stove and underfloor heating.

From the living area are two super king-size double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and one twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

Outside you can find a wonderful decking at the front which offers a fabulous sun- spot for barbecues, alfresco dining, or even sun soaking!

Set at the highest point of the park, Billy Boo presents magnificent views of the park lawns and the maturing rockery ahead, and in the winter months you can even spot Lake Albeit from some of the bedrooms.

This contemporary and stylish cottage is a perfect place to escape to at any time of the year.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs - 918617 , 929182, 931531,981166, 981167 Total occupancy 36. Property ref 923450 is a short walk away sleeping an extra 8

Otter Tarn Holiday Cottages

Backbarrow 1.5 miles. Perfectly situated in the stunning Lake District National Park, this exclusive group of properties is set in a small, prestigious development set in idyllic countryside on the owner's working livestock farm, near the villages of Backbarrow, Newby Bridge and Cartmel. With woodland views, these luxury cottages have been furnished and equipped with every comfort in mind. Each has been finished to the highest standard with beautiful, hand-crafted fittings throughout and original art work, all with a woodburning stove, underfloor heating and en-suite accommodation to provide a superb base for couples wishing to escape or for families or friends who simply want to spend time together in beautiful surroundings. Each has a private hot tub which has been cleverly set in a dry stone wall, extensive open decking which runs all around each cottage and shared lawns. Just a short walk away is a private lake where guests can wander and admire the scenery, fly fish and possibly catch a glimpse of the otter. Haverthwaite Steam Railway is 6 minutes' drive away, where you can catch the steam train to Lakeside, then catch the Windermere Steamers to Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. Also younger visitors will love the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside. The pretty, priory village of Cartmel is three miles away and has a fantastic collection of inns, award-winning restaurants and shops, Cartmel Priory and children's playground, and the last weekend of May is the start of the racing season. These very special cottages offer fabulous accommodation all year round and will leave guests wishing they could stay forever.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. 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.