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Grimbles Cottage

Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 996179)

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Heidi

    “The cottage was lovely so many little touches, I would definitely recommend this cottage, had to contact the owner to ask advice and they were very helpful.”

    If I ever get to the lake district again I would book this place.

    - Heidi, October 2021

The property

An elegantly presented, semi-detached property set in the South Lakeland village of Backbarrow, in the Lake District National Park.

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

Look forward to spending your wind down time within the sitting room, where you can cosy up in front of a woodburning stove before heading into the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal.

Here, you will also find an idyllic conservatory room with an additional dining area, ensuring plenty of space to enjoy a meal discussing your holiday plans.

The conservatory leads to an outside space which is ideal for a spot of alfresco dining or relaxing after a busy day exploring the local areas.

The interior is completed by two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each benefitting from a bright interior and ample storage for a week-long stay.

Just a short distance away is the Lakeside and 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 aquarium, 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, along with the Cartmel races and renowned restaurant L'Enclume, perfect for an evening out.

A short walk from the property you will find the Lakeland car museum and Cliffhanger escape rooms.

Grimbles Cottage 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 and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wood for the woodburning stove is available
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute