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Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 948496)

  • Grimbles - (Ref. 948496)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Steele

    “The house was well furnished with ...”

    The house was well furnished with understated modern style decor. Suggestions:

    The house was well furnished with understated modern style decor. Suggestions: 1) Next door's conservatory gutter was broken and rain water was dripping over the left hand side fence which may bring about premature deterioration of the fence 2) A small sign showing where light switch to utility room would help. It was positioned next to conservatory not next to kitchen as you'd expect


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This comfortable, semi-detached cottage is in the South Lakeland village of Backbarrow, on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

This cosy cottage is a perfect base for a family holiday or a group of friends wishing to enjoy this excellent location with Lake Windermere and the pretty village of Cartmel within a few minutes’ drive away.

The cottage has a spacious sitting room with woodburning stove to relax in front of and a modern kitchen with dining area and a conservatory with additional dining area; offering you plenty of space to enjoy a meal discussing your holiday plans.

It also has two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a cloakroom, giving flexibility for a great family holiday.

The conservatory opens out to a small patio area which is ideal for alfresco dining or relaxing after a busy day exploring the local areas.

Just a short distance away is the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, where you can hop on board and enjoy a steam railway journey to Lakeside.

From Lakeside you can then continue up Lake Windermere on the Windermere Steamer or visit the Aquarian, a great idea for a fun day out.

This pretty corner of Cumbria is also perfect for exploring the Grizedale Forest which has endless trails and paths through the forest plus a tree top adventure course for the more adventurous.

The nearby elegant town of Grange-over-Sands has some excellent shops and tea rooms to enjoy, whilst in Cartmel you will find the ancient priory and the village shop selling the famous Sticky Toffee Puddings.

Grimbles is a lovely cottage to enjoy the beautiful Lake District National Park at any time of the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory with dining area.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 11 mins walk, pub 1 mile.

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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.

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