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Ling Fell Cottage

Backbarrow, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 971558)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was in good condition, comfortable and well equipped."

    There was a good information book about the property and local walks etc. Some excellent photographs of the Lake District adorned the walls. It was in a good location for exploring South Lakeland. The lack of recycling facilities needs resolving. After having paid a considerable sum out for the cottage hire we shouldn't really be having to replenish essentials like basic cleaning materials, toilet paper, etc.

    Reviewed by RodJun 2022

  • "The cottage was in immaculate condition, comfortable throughout and everything we needed was definitely there, will have no hesitation to return and recommend to all friends and family."

    The location to all amnesties is a great base to start an adventure around the beautiful Lake District , great value for money

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2022

  • "Great holiday"

    Reviewed by KatarzynaMay 2022

  • "Clean, cosy cottage with all amenities."

    Ideal base for exploring the Southern Lakes. Pretty village with spectacular views.

    Reviewed by KimApr 2022

  • "We had an excellent holiday here."

    Loved sitting at the top of the back garden looking across at Ling Fell. Luckily we had magnificent starry nights as the sky was so clear. Great base to explore the very interesting and beautiful peninsula coast line as well as the stunning Lake District. Very dog friendly and pleasant walks in the immediate area from the house. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay, as always just had to get used to little things, kitchen and access door locks, automatic lights, reversing up the steep access to parking area."

    The sloped back a garden must look stunning in the summer and be a great spot to have a lazy breakfast or afternoon tea. The beds must be the most comfortable we have ever hard in a holiday cottage. All told excellent and a good spot for getting around.

    Reviewed by GerardMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Lingfell cottage."

    It was nice and cosy and had everything we needed. Our dog was able to jump the baby gate across the kitchen doorway, so a door would have been easier to manage with a pet in the house. Otherwise, no problems at all, we really enjoyed the time we had there and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely clean property that was nicely decorated for Christmas."

    The heating was good and kept the property warm all week despite the varied weather! Beds were nice and comfy too! Lovely week away!

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2021

  • "This property is very cosy with an excellent heating system and plenty of hot water, the seating is very comfortable with a nice dining area at the other end of the through lounge."

    All the beds were firm but very comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped with the bonus of a utility room that had a toilet washing machine and two extra small fridges for your drinks etc. The garden is lovely but very steep and brilliant views if you climb to the top of the garden. We had a very cold wet weak so it was nice to come home to a cosy cottage. Close by there are two very good museums a lovely zoo with snow leopards and you are only a short drive from Bowness. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cottage and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "The house was lovely with everything you could need for a stay in the lake district, rain or shine."

    Reviewed by LindsayAug 2021

  • "A very nice cottage."

    Fantastic location. Very clean. Couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this lovely cottage and excellent location."

    Added to this the weather was wonderful all week and we were able to enjoy some lovely days out exploring the surrounding area, which is beautiful. However as we enjoyed the week so much, we thought as a family we would book again for next year and were extremely disappointed to see the price for the same cottage and the same week had been 'hiked up' by £400!! A rise of over 50%!! Having spent several years as a family booking a holiday through Sykes you have lost us as customers now because of your greed. The property is self catering, so there is an added cost of food and toiletries on top of the holiday cottage price, but I feel you have jumped on the bandwagon of knowing lots of people will stay in Britain this year because of the pandemic, but you won't keep their custom like this. We are very disappointed regular customers.

    Reviewed by AliceJul 2021

  • "What a stunning cottage !"

    1st. thing clamber to top of garden to see the view. What a stunning garden !! Backbarrow, an interesting village to wander, the old and new. Ensure walk up the hill from the cottage, re the older homes and the wonderfully tended gardens. An easy drive to Windermere and its so many activities. Try NT site a little north of Newby Bridge. Some mention difficulty re entering drive-way, just turn round and enter from an up-hill position, EASY !! Thank you for sharing your home !

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    However we were disappointed that there were no recycling facilities saying the local authorities don’t collect from holiday cottages. In this day and age, Sykes have a duty to ensure there are adequate recycling facilities or at least ensure we are signposted to the nearest recycling facility. Surely with the number of properties Sykes let out in the Lake District there must be a way a private contractor can collect waste for recycling on a regular basis?

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2021

  • "Great stay in a great location!"

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2021

  • "Stayed at this lovely cottage for 6 nights in November."

    We booked before the lockdown was announced but as I was a nurse going there for work, we luckily weren’t affected. First of all the owner was fantastic. Great communication and gave lots of information and advice. We adored the cottage. It was spotlessly clean, well equipped and spacious and very comfortable. Every amenity and in a pretty peaceful village. The 2 main bedrooms were large and had very comfy beds. Great bathroom with a good shower. Nice dual aspect lounge with a wood burner that we loved using, it made the lounge so cosy and cute in the cold dark evenings. 2 fridges and freezers so lots of storage space as we couldn’t go out to eat so cooked every night instead. The garden was great for the dogs and we didn’t have a issue with the narrow driveway entrance as we just parked our car on the edge and it was quite safe It was a great location and perfect for the 2 towns I was working in - Kendal and Windermere- about 25 mins to each. All in all a wonderful stay and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. We’d go back in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by BillyNov 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful place."

    .. It was quiet and comfortable, with a wonderful garden and views of the surrounding countryside. It was exactly as expected from the photographs and information online - just as beautiful as I was hoping for. We even met the owner, who was lovely.

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2020

  • "We had a really relaxing stay at Ling Fell."

    The location is a great base to explore the Lakes. Very picturesque area with some pretty walks from the door. Comfortable beds and nice and clean. Only thing that would have been nice was an outdoor washing line (unless we missed that one). Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "A beautiful house in a very picturesque location."

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2020

  • "A comfortable venue and well located."

    At the start of the c virus outbreak so perhaps not as relaxed as it could have been. We hope to revisit when things are improved. I would recommend the local steam railway at Haverthwaite lovely welcoming people.

    Reviewed by CherylMar 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and very comfortable."

    Attention to detail was impressive. We wanted for nothing . A small issue was resolved immediately. There was fabulous walks on the door step. Would definately return :)

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing had everything we could of needed and more location was perfect for us."

    We had a really good experience and will defiantly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by KurtisJan 2020

  • "I think it was expensive for 3 nights, which means I would look elsewhere and at other options initially another time."

    Reviewed by RosanneDec 2019

  • "As someone who runs a self catering business I am extremely critical."

    Ling fell is excellent and has all the attributes of a fantastic holiday house. We were able to adjust heating as required, important in winter, it was spotlessly clean, ideal for our dog who never wandered, lots of little extras such as the dog gate in kitchen. Thank you so much for beautifully decorating it for Christmas with even a full size Christmas tree. Attended a really good carol service 5 minute walk down the road and a classic car open day on Boxing Day at nearby museum. Ling fell very quiet considering how close to.main road. Ideal for visiting Kendal, Coniston, Hawkeshead and Windermere. Good shopping at Booths in Ulverston Had no problem with entrance to property and we have a larger than normal sized car. Would love to revisit property as is ideal for us living up north and our daughters working south. Makes a good meeting up spot. Thank you so much for making our Christmas special.

    Reviewed by MarilynneDec 2019

  • "This is the second time that we have stayed at Ling Fell and it was as lovely as the first."

    Ideally situated, Ling Fell is a home from home, with all the home comforts that a visitor could require. We were here in the colder season and the wood burner came into it's own - although the property is never cold and the addition of a Hive control unit ensures that the property remains appropriately warm throughout the whole day. We can not recommend Ling Fell highly enough to prospective visitors and the whole process from booking to stay is seamless.

    Reviewed by JennyNov 2019

  • "Lungfell cottage felt like a home from home."

    very comfortable beds the living

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2019

  • "This is a lovely holiday home."

    Spacious, clean and everything you need provided and of high quality. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JimSep 2019

  • "An attached sink to the toilet outside would really help"

    Reviewed by IndranilSep 2019

  • "Gates on the property would be a bonus as this cottage is directly on the roadside ."

    Access up the driveway can be a bit tricky with a large car , the cottage was very clean and homely x

    Thank you for your comments. The beautiful slates wall entrance to the cottage is an integral 100 year old feature and can make it tricky if you have a very large car. After much discussion with builders, we found the additional gates would complicate the driveway and also spoil the lovely organic aesthetic of the slate wall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarilynAug 2019

  • "Clean and cosy cottage, had a lovely time."

    Reviewed by UttamJul 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, home from home,spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you need,good local walks and beautiful scenery,nearby town Ullverston very pretty and plenty of places to eat, we especially enjoyed the itallian restaurant called Betulla's,proper homemade itallian food,also the indian restaurant called Naaz both reasonably priced."

    also the Albert in Bowness has excellent food.Apart from the busy A590 access to and from the cottage we couldn't fault anything and would recommend it to family and friends .

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Ideal for dog owners and families alike. Situated a stones throw from the A590, enabling you to get onto sites within the local area quickly and efficiently but far enough from the road as to be totally removed from the hustle and bustle. The information booklet provided several ‘local walks’ straight out of the door, ideal for setting the dogs up for the days action. Fantastic views and the only thing that ‘disturbs’ the peace are the bird and pheasant calls. An idyllic cottage in an idyllic area. Cannot recommenced highly enough.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities."

    Situated in a great location for exploring the South Lakes. Clean and tidy - would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2019

  • "We are just back from the most wonderful stay at Ling Fell."

    The cottage is beautiful and absolutely spotless (the photos don't do it justice). It has absolutely everything you need for a super comfortable stay. The facilities were fabulous and we were really impressed with the great collection of games and DVDs. It is in a great location to explore the southern lakes. We honestly will be recommending this place to lots of people and look forward to visiting in the future. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by NickMar 2019

  • "Arrived mid afternoon at the property all ok, found a note saying carpet had been cleaned in the rear entrance sun lounge, looked nice and clean but unfortunately was quite wet it never dried out all week windows wiped of running condensation twice per day, small dog was going to be in there but too wet for her so she stopped in the kitchen."

    suggest that carpet is cleaned when no guests going in to property in fairness a small oil filled radiator was in the room on a timer but didn't help much. our holiday was not ruined as the weather was superb.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, very clean, and exactly as advertised."

    The location - Backbarrow, was a good central location, but the village itself is a bit drab and lacking in basic requirements, pub, shop etc.

    Reviewed by AndyDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage just a short drive from Windermere - really comfortable, working fireplace was great in the evenings!"

    Lots of board games, books and DVDs, fab dog walks on the doorstep, and washing machine/dryer really useful after long walks! Would absolutely recommend and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage ideal location"

    Reviewed by CathSep 2018

  • "Beautifully furnished cottage, warm, clean and cosy."

    Good walks on the doorstep and close to the Haversthwaite and Lakeside steam railway. The garden is very steep and isn't enclosed but has a good view. Ulverston has a good supermarket and great fishmongers .

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2018

  • "We had the most fantastic stay at Ling Fell."

    We were very lucky to have walks around which meant we didn’t have to use the car everyday. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed and more! Will be booking again!

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "The cottage was actually nicer than in looked in the photos."

    It was spacious, clean and very comfortable, having everything we needed. Its location was an ideal base for touring the lakes being very close to the bottom of lake Windermere, there were also fantastic footpaths on the doorstep perfect for early morning walks with the dog.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage that is obviously quite new to being let."

    Had great facilities although a fridge freezer would have been useful as we cook quite a few meals for ourselves. Great location and we made use of the picnic table at the top of the garden.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2018

  • "Accommodation very comfortable, couldn't fault it."

    Only minor point for improvement would be as the cottage was dog friendly the back garden was not, it was not secure for dogs as there was no fence between the garden/ driveway and was therefore open to the road. It didn't spoil our holiday, but for customers with a dog not ideal, and we had to tether our dog whilst outside, or keep on lead at all times.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "An obviously newly-restored and decorated cottage, with excellent decor and furnishings, plenty of room, very clean and comfortable."

    Ideal base to explore Windermere and Coniston, with Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway and the lakeland Motor Museum both in the local village. Highly recommended, although the steep, slippery back garden maybe not ideal for small children Definitely intend to return!

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with walk-in wardrobe, 1 x double with walk-in wardrobe, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC only
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD player with DVD collection
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Front Garden
  • Rear garden with lawns on different levels with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and restaurants 1 mile
  • Note: Garden is on many levels, has rocks and an open stream, open driveway, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Dogs are strictly not allowed upstairs or on any furniture in the property
  • Note: This property has a Pet Supplement of £15 per pet per stay

The property

Ling Fell Cottage enjoys an idyllic and peaceful elevated location in the Lake District village of Backbarrow.

Set within the wondrous National Park, this semi-detached country cottage provides an ideal homely base for families, couples and friends to return to after each adventure-filled day.

The property benefits from a lovely light conservatory, where you can sit with your morning coffee and appreciate the beautiful back garden.

Reach the cream and black kitchen, well-equipped and complete with a charming breakfast bar seating two people.

Along with a stylish, fully tiled family bathroom, the ground floor occupies a homely and fresh living/dining room, which boasts a stunning woodburning stove and thoughtful finishing touches.

The first floor offers three immaculate, neutrally decorated bedrooms; a king-size, a double and a single room complete this wonderful accommodation in charming style.

The tiered open garden to the back of the property offers you great views with a choice of lovely seating areas whilst the dogs and children can run and play on the lawn.

Backbarrow is a lovely and tranquil village also providing superb access to the Lake District National Park.

Backbarrow has the Whitwater Hotel with nice bar overlooking the river and health spa which can be used by visitors.

The outstanding Bowness-on-Windermere is just 10 miles away and has something to suit every taste including Windermere, the largest natural lake in the country, The World of Beatrix Potter and a selection of restaurants and cafés.

The fascinating market town of Kendal is also worth a visit.

Ling Fell Cottage is a welcoming retreat in a stunning rural location.

West down the A590 is the colourful and friendly market town of Ulverston famous for it's delightfully eclectic mix of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

The cobbled streets of Ulverston come alive all year round with fabulous Festivals such as Another Fine Fest, Lantern Festival, International Classical Music Festival and the Dickensian Festival that transforms Ulverston into a Charles Dickens extravaganza.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BACKBARROW

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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Region Information

Note: This property has a Pet Supplement of £15 per pet per stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute