Birch House

Backbarrow, near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 951914)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • “This cottage is just perfect.”
    This cottage is just perfect. Recently refurbished, so clean and fresh. We didn't want to come home!
    This cottage is just perfect. Recently refurbished, so clean and fresh. We didn't want to come home!
    - Miss Foster, August 2017


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Birch House is a charming end of terrace cottage in the South Lakeland village of Backbarrow close to Newby Bridge and the tip of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

This cosy cottage is great for a romantic break.

It has been decorated with a fresh, contemporary look.

There is an open plan living area with a wood burning stove and modern breakfast bar.

Upstairs there is a king-sized double bedroom and a bathroom.

Just a short walk away is the Lakeland Motor Museum and just down the road at Newby Bridge there is the Aquarian of the Lake and the Windermere Steamers also dock here to take passengers on a cruise to the popular lakeside towns of Bowness and Ambleside.

Enjoy a variety of activities on Lake Windermere, including sailing or boat trips.

Birch House is just 20 minutes drive away from Cartmel a charming village, with fabulous restaurants, ancient priory and race course.

After a day out exploring return to this lovely cottage and enjoy an evening in front of the wood burning stove.

A perfect cottage at any time of the year.


One bedroom: 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar, sitting area and wood burning stove.


  • Electric central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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