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Leven View

(Ref. 1050394)

Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "This apartment is first class, really comfortable with everything you need ,the decor is very tastefully done and would definitely be returning,I don't think we have stayed anywhere as clean and tidy ."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely comfy Apartment exactly as described."

    Welcome gift of biscuits and personalised greeting card a really nice touch. Excellent location with views from both balconies. Would highly recommend and will definitely consider staying next time we visit the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Oct 2023

  • "The apartment was amazing and couldn’t fault it."

    An excellent location for exploring the Lake District. Looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "On arrival we found the apartment to be exceptionally clean tidy and well appointed."

    Our holiday was a return visit and being familiar with the surroundings it felt like home as you opened the door, it welcomed us back. Our bed was super comfortable and the apartment was cosy. A BIG Thank you to the owners again for giving us a superb holiday break. We wouldn’t hesitate to another return visit or to recommend.

    Reviewed by Alaina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Clearly an owner who cares very much about the property and providing a lovely place to stay for her guests. The hand written welcome card was a nice touch. We had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous,wonderful,exceptional… above and beyond clean with extra special touches ."

    The owners are amazing, the flat is homely with beautiful views of the babbling river. Lovely walks from the door….cannot rate highly enough ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay ."

    Apartment was very clean and comfortable . Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Upon arrival the apartment was spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and a well appointed kitchen with biscuits on arrival."

    The immediate vicinity was quiet and peaceful, just sound of the river and pleasant view from front and rear of the property. The apartment was situated within easy walking distance of the bus stop, and the Stagecoach service gave us access to various parts of the district. We enjoyed the woodland walks full of bluebells, ferns & trees. We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked to go again.

    Reviewed by Alaina5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic modern clean apartment perfectly situated for exploring the south Lakes."

    The apartment was well equipped with everything we needed and we really appreciated the welcome pack of tea and biscuits on arrival. Would highly recommend for a relaxing break in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Primrose4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely modern apartment which was very clean and comfortable."

    Has two balconies. The rear one overlooks the river and gets the morning sunshine. Unfortunately the almost constant traffic noise took the edge off the enjoyment. Other than that very pleased. Took the steam train (only a short walk from the room) to lakeside and The boat along lake Windermere. Motor museum and aquarium close by. All in all an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Andy3.8Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, will definitely be going back to Levens view, fantastic!"

    !!!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful appartment with fabulous balcony and view of the River Leven."

    As we opened the door the warmth greeted us. Excellent bedding and towels and all appliances first class. Area was quiet and everywhere easily accessible Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent, would stay again"

    Reviewed by Riccardo5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little apartment just about big enough for two."

    Quiet and cosy. Pleasant views of the river and interesting local history.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "We spent a fantastic week at Leven View."

    The location was perfect for exploring the southern lakes and the outlook from the apartment was beautiful. The apartment was was immaculately clean, modern and beautifully appointed and everything was provided for a comfortable stay. The bed was extremely comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great base for exploring the Lake District."

    Property was warm and welcoming and with great facilities to use. Built in sympathy with the local environment and heritage; there was also a choice of two lovely balconies to access and sit outside if needed. It was lovely seeing the steam train pass each day on its way to Lake Windermere. We were blessed with good weather so this was a great base to use. The owner was also very kind and helpful when we needed advice about something. Would highly recommend this property to anybody.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a great stay in a lovely property, really nice to be able to relax on balconies taking in the views, property spotless with everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "Leven View is a great property to explore the Lake District."

    The apartment was great - the tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival were a nice touch - would return when coming back to the Lake District - we didn’t need to contact the owners as everything was immaculate!!!!

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property - very clean with great facilities."

    Really good linen and towels which distinguishes it as well. Kitchen well equipped if you want to cook. Well placed for the South Lakes. Nice touches with the card and biscuits as well. Happy to recommend and would be pleased to return.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2022

  • "First time in the Lake District and absolutely loved it."

    Apartment was so modern and clean. Everything we could have wished for and more. Fantastic location for exploring the lakes . I didn’t want to leave the lovely apartment. Felt so relaxed after our visit and would recommend highly. Will be booking in the future.

    Reviewed by Inga5.0Apr 2022

  • "Good base to explore the area."

    Michaela and Gary left a lovely welcome pack in their immaculate apartment plus tea, coffee milk etc. which was very much appreciated. There is fast EV charging at Booths in nearby Ulverston.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Accomodation was a bit smaller than we expected but a perfect base for doing things in this area."

    There were two heat detectors in the livingroom/kitchen area and everyday they went off even though we had the extractor fan on & every window & balcony door open, regardless of whether we were making a slice of toast or a meal in the oven. I know legislation dictates where and how many detectors there are but they are extremely sensitive.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.1Sep 2021

  • "Comments left for owner of ways in which the property experience could be improved, and hopefully they will action some of them."

    None left for Sykes because if they are in the least bit negative then Sykes do not publish feedback, so therefor a waste of time.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Sep 2021

  • "Leven View is a fantastic apartment for two people."

    The owners make themselves available if you have any problems; e.g. where is the cutlery drawer :) The little gifts left for you on arrival are also very much appreciated. The apartment is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District, but also allows you to access local walks from your doorstep. Inside, it is immaculate and has everything you need for your stay. The two balconies are a bonus. The only negative is the road noise on the back balcony as it takes away the serene sound of the running river water. All-in-all, I would definitely recommend this place if you are a couple and need a good base for a holiday to the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had the most amazing week in the Lake District."

    This apartment is perfect for a couple who are exploring Cumbria/the lakes! The owners had thought of everything, and left some flowers and little bits to make our stay comfortable even from the moment of arrival

    Reviewed by Jonjo5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was a lovely place for a holiday the apartment is really lovely especially having the two balconies the lovely welcome of the special biscuits , flowers milk in the fridge and tea and coffee and the hand written card and the lovely toiletries were lovely touches it is a bonus having your parking space we hope to return again it was so quiet and really relaxing."

    Thankyou Michaela & Gary.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Leven View was well appointed & well looked after."

    It was modern & comfortable & felt home from home. Nice touches like fresh flowers & a box of biccies was appreciated. Seating & bed was very comfortable & a large TV with amazon prime was welcomed. The owners had obviously chosen carefully on its decor & soft furnishings & maintained everything to a high standard. 2 verandas front & back we're nice & used the back (facing the river) more. There is some road noise but it didn't detract from the overall pleasantness. Leven View is one of the best self catering properties we've stayed in & wholeheartedly recommend it. Thank you Gary & Michaela.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location & apartment excellent."

    No shop within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at level view , wished we had booked it for longer , will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "The apartment was very comfortable for a couple to stay and an easy location for visiting the south Lakes and Furness area."

    The owner kindly provided a lovely welcome for our stay at Christmas and the apartment provided for all our needs.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2020

  • "We sent 5 days in the apartment in October and without doubt it exceeded our expectations."

    Everything was new and clean, the bed was very comfortable and the sheets and towels were very high quality. The kitchen is very well equipped and the owners had left some milk in the fridge, tea bags and coffee pods for the Nespresso machine, and some lovely biscuits for us when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Oct 2020

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Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom with balcony
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for one car
  • Private balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no children, pets, or smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles Note: For Christmas 2023 minimum booking must be 7 nights starting on Fri 22nd Dec

The property

Located within the Lake District National Park inside a brand-new 2020 luxury apartment development, this property is set on the bank of the River Leven and forms the perfect base for a romantic break or weekend away, ideally placed to explore the Southern Lakes and Furness Peninsula.

Enter the property and arrive into the entrance hallway.

Off the hall is the well-appointed double bedroom, with bedside tables, built-in wardrobe, & vanity table, there is a private balcony off the bedroom with views across to the Ironworks monument, steam railway and wooded hillside.

Directly opposite the hall is the stylish bathroom housing a large walk in shower, WC & large sink with over sink vanity mirror and large heated towel rail.

The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with floor-to-ceiling windows, here you will find contemporary furnishing’s including double sofa and single chair, Smart TV, coffee table, side table and additional lighting.

The modern kitchen incorporates Corian style work tops and local slate splash backs, there are Bosch appliances throughout including induction hob, electric fan oven built in washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker also provided.

The dining table for two has modern comfortable chairs and allows views out of the apartment down towards the adjacent river Leven flowing past below.

Lastly head out of the lounge patio door and sit and relax on your private balcony with a glass of wine to enjoy the stunning river views at any time of day, there is private parking for one car.

Please note this apartment can be booked with its sister apartment on the ground floor (Leven Reach property reference 1051202) should a party of four wish to stay.

The apartment is just a walk away from local attractions including the historic Haverthwaite steam railway that runs (in season) from Haverthwaite to Lakeside on Windermere for onward lake cruises to Bowness and Ambleside, also, within walking distance are the Lakeland Motor Museum, Café Ambio, Cliffhanger Escape Rooms and the Whitewater Hotel with its Spa and Leisure Club (day passes available) plus bar and bistro restaurant overlooking the river, nearby outdoor activities include horse-riding at Bigland Hall, Cartmel races through the year, Holker Estate and gardens, cycle trails and Go Ape experiences in Grizedale forest, fell walks, and water sports opportunities on Windermere or Coniston Water.

Explore the popular National Trust owned Fell Foot park or take a hike through Hay Bridge nature reserve, before heading north to the hustle and bustle of Bowness on Windermere for shopping and attractions.

For eating out, this area offers a great selection of dining options, from Michelin star restaurants to gastro pubs and casual cafes.

Make memories to last a life-time with a stay at Leven View.

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

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About the location

NEWBY BRIDGE

Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy 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, plus 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, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

Please note, this property is not suitable for children or infants


If guest are adding on extra nights, please contact owner to ensure they are happy with the changes before confirming with the guests.

Note: For Christmas 2023 minimum booking must be 7 nights starting on Fri 22nd Dec

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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