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No Eleven @ The Ironworks

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Backbarrow, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Our fourth stay at No 11 Ironworks."

    It really is an exceptional place. So clean, comfortable, everything has been thought about. The welcome hamper was amazing. Thank you Glyn and Claire for another fab holiday, and see you again soon.

    Thanks for those kind words. See you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "I would highly recommend No 11 The Ironworks."

    Glyn and his wife were perfect hosts and made us very welcome - the welcome goodies were greatly appreciated. The apartment was very modern, clean, quiet and a great base for exploring the Lake District. The perfect home from home with everything you need. Lovely to sit on the balcony relaxing while watching the river at the back of the property. Nice little surprise was watching the steam train pass the window each morning. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

    Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you back in the near future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay here."

    The apartment has a contemporary style and is situated in an excellent location for exploring the lakes and walking. Thank you for the welcome pack too.

    Glad you have a good time! Thanks for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just back from 4 nights break at 11 ironworks,, absolutely superb apartment,,quality furnishings, spotlessly clean , amazing welcome pack ,, so thank you too the owner Glyn, love the location ,so peaceful, Definitely will go back."


    Thank you very much for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    The apartment was well maintained and had everything we needed. Location was good-easy to get to Coniston and south Windermere. We also visited the South Lakes zoo and aquarium. The owner gave us lots of details access instructions and lots of local recommendations, which were great. The welcome treat box was also very gratefully received and a wonderful added bonus when we arrived. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great 7 night stay with all the amenities you could want plus more."

    The apartment was child friendly too allowing my 5 and 2 year old enough room for them to do their own thing. A very central location which made it easy to visit the more popular attractions. Thank you for a great stay. P.s. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, with the age of the guests being thought about also.

    Thank you! We are pleased you and your family had an enjoyable break - hope to see you again in the future ..... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful setting ,very relaxing and quiet but very close to local amenities and short drive from central lakes if you want to go somewhere bit busier."

    Will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely location with the river rite by."

    Really well kept and comfortable. Owner provided all information needed and the welcome pack was a really nice touch. Would give this a 10/10 and recommend to anyone looking. Plenty to do in the area within 30 min drive.

    Thanks for the feedback! Hope you all got home ok! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    The apartment is nicely decorated, very well equipped and great welcome pack with lots of tasty treats. Good location as the Haverthwaite steam railway is within walking distance and you can then visit Lakeside, Bowness on Windermere & Ambelside via boat. A lovely day out! Many more places to visit by car within 20-30 minutes including Coniston Water, Cartmel and Windermere.

    Reviewed by Jagjit4.4Jul 2023

  • "Had a brilliant week at No."

    11 Ironworks. Fantastic weather, but also a lovely property, with marvellous views. Lots of wildlife to be seen, and excellent walks. Owners had really thought of everything, very thoughtful welcome pack. Really appreciated both balconies, in the hot weather - there was always one of them in the shade! Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped and spacious apartment for our family of four."

    The luxury toiletries and treats were a nice addition Thank you

    Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cara5.0May 2023

  • "What a truly wonderful time we had ."

    The property is lovely the owners go the extra mile to make it really welcoming. We loved the fact that it's set in a quiet location allowing you to really unwind.We have booked again as we have so much more to do and see. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thanks for the feedback and rebooking we look forward to seeing you next year! Thanks and best regards Glyn and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "This visit was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and No 11 Ironworks was recommended to us by our neighbors who had stayed there earlier in the year."

    On the day of arrival the owner intimated to us that the apartment would be ready for checking in earlier than the stipulated 4 p.m. and we agreed that in that eventuality he would let me know when. Having not had any response from him we then checked in at 4pm as per the booking conditions. We were very disappointed to find the following; a) There was no welcoming pack of any description (despite our neighbor and other feedback on Sykes Cottages website saying there would be one) b) No toiletries at all despite Sykes Cottages advertising Elemis toiletries c) No pot towels at all d) The curtain pull had fallen out of the curtain rings and lay on the door sill. e) The bins in all the rooms had not been emptied from previous guests. The next morning (day of our anniversary) we had to travel to Booths in Ulverston to get basic toiletries, pot towels, milk, tea bags etc. etc. All items that we would have expected to be in place. The owner contacted me after 4 pm on the day of arrival to say it was okay to check in which I thought was strange as normal check in time was 4 pm. anyway! I mentioned the above complaints and he sent me a £25 voucher as a contribution towards a meal at the Swan Hotel. I accepted the gesture but it meant that we had to eat at an establishment which we would not have ordinarily chosen and after the meal it is definitely not an establishment we would eat at again. No offer of replenishing the basic toiletries or even repairing the curtain pull was made or occurred during our stay of three nights. I have sent the same feedback to the owner but as of today I have not had the courtesy of a reply or acknowledgement. At the end of our stay we got a message from Sykes Cottages asking us to leave the apartment in the same condition as we found it! I would like to think we left it in a far better condition than that!! On the positive side the apartment was in a good location and fitted out well and despite the setbacks above we had a nice time.

    We are completely disappointed that No Eleven @ The Ironworks did not meet with your expectations, as we always strive to achieve a high standard for our guests -which we will indeed continue to do so. Best regards, Glyn & Claire Lewis Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger2.5May 2023

  • "This was our third holiday at 11 Ironworks, which I think speaks for itself."

    Beautifully clean and comfortable, everything was just right. Booked again for September. 5 stars. Thank you Glyn and Claire.

    Thank you very much for the feedback. You’re amazing guests look forward to having you back in September! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2023

  • "The place was great!"

    Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived, even receiving a lovely gift basket from the owners. We enjoyed having breakfast out on the balcony looking out to the river. Would definitely go back

    Thanks for the feedback Max! Hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Max5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay at No 11."

    The property was very clean, had everything that we needed and was a perfect base for our exploring. We will stay again on our next visit to the Lakes.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found the apartment to be extremely comfortable with luxurious touches."

    The balcony offered a sunny, sheltered spot for breakfast and had beautiful riverside views. Very clean and quiet. A super base for exploring. Visited Fell Foot park, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Wray Castle, Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel, Arnside (by train), and the dock museum in Barrow-in-Furness. Fabulous coastline to explore. Thank you for our stay.

    Thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our stay was lovely."

    The apartment was clean and warm and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The standard of equipment was of a high quality and made our stay very comfortable. The owners were lovely and kept in touch if we needed anything and gave us good advice on local amenities and places to visit. I would highly recommend it.

    Thank you for the feedback Nicholas it was a pleasure to have you stay in the apartment. Hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Glyn and Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jan 2023

  • "We chose to visit the Lake District because it is arguably the most beautiful part of the UK and the location of this property was perfect for us to get out and see lots of different areas of this fantastic landscape."

    The Lake District really doesn’t need too much of an introduction as its beauty speaks for itself. No Eleven @ The Ironworks took us by surprise when we arrived, it felt so welcoming and we immediately felt at home. All of the modern interior was well equipped with everything we needed and more! We particularly liked the stunning views of the river from the balcony which was a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a coffee after a busy day exploring. Glyn and Claire certainly have an eye for detail, we lived the interior decor and the layout of the apartment. It felt very spacious but also cosy with the additional touch of Christmas decorations which made our stay very festive and one we will certainly remember. They provided clear details for key collection prior to our arrival and were kind enough to provide some local recommendations. This is a property we will definitely be returning to in the future!

    Rachel we are happy you and your family had an enjoyable Christmas break. Thank you very much for the review it’s very much appreciated. Best Regards Claire and Glyn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful break in your excellent property everything was done ..."

    Thank you for a wonderful break in your excellent property everything was done to a really high standard and all the extras above and beyond other properties we have stayed in hopefully we will return

    Thank you very much for the feedback it’s much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful apartment in an idyllic setting!"

    We had such a lovely week here, car was definitely needed to reach further afield but still some lovely long walks nearby and the locals are wonderful! Glyn and Claire were really helpful and left a lovely welcome gift for us on arrival! Thankyou so much and we’ll definitely be back next year!

    Thank you so much ! Glad you had a good holiday ! Look forward to seeing you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely great stay at this apartment."

    We rang the owners with a few questions which were answered straight away, they could not have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was superb nothing about the interior of the property was out of place which made a fantastic stay."

    The property was well situated for travel around the lake district but also in a very tranquil area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, apartment was spotless and made a really good base for our break."

    Thank you for the review Michael hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic location in the south lakes, so convenient for Grange Over Sands which is a wonderful and rather uniquely beautiful “seaside” town."

    The owner’s welcome gift was very generous and delicious. We particularly enjoyed the balconies which capture both morning and the blazing afternoon sun. We would definitely recommend to couples after a very comfortable apartment in a very beautiful part of Cumbria.

    Thank you for the review Mark. We hope to see you return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful apartment in a beautiful location."

    Quietly situated although in a convenient place for access to lots of amenities and places of interest. Enjoyed so much we booked a return within 4 hours of returning home.

    Thank you for the amazing feedback! Look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jul 2022

  • "11ironworks is a lovely place in a beautiful area, the apartment is stunning and everything is just pure quality, plenty to do locally but be prepared to travel."

    There is a nearby pub but was shut the day we went however we were told it was open the next day. All in all a great place to stay thank you Gylnn and Claire we will be back.

    Thanks for the kind comments we look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2022

  • "We've had a fantastic holiday in Backbarrow, Lake District."

    Enjoyed a beautiful flat with exquisite welcome gifts from the owner

    We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and welcome gift. Hopefully we will see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at 11 Ironworks."

    The apartment facilities were excellent. It was nice to have a balcony at the front and rear. The location made it easy to visit the attractions in the Southern Lakes. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the superb welcome pack. Many thanks Denis and Sylvia

    Thanks for the excellent review Denis and Sylvia! Glad you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to help you. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Jun 2022

  • "Love this property."

    Owner very helpful too

    Thanks for the review Eileen hopefully see you in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A much enjoyed stay, with excellent facilities finished to a high standard in a great location."

    Home from Home comforts, slept like a log, in extremely comfortable beds. (Only suggestion King duvet on a double bed) Lovely to meet the owners, the welcome gifts was an appreciated touch. Will definitely recommend and return. Slight heating and hot water issues, but quickly resolved.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at 11 ironworks had a little issue with the key safe on arrival but with a quick phone call was sorted thank you."

    will love another holiday at the apartment thank you for the festive welcome pack. Very clean and warm temperature was just right thank you. Evelyn and Frank Tunaley

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a wonderful few days in this lovely accommodation."

    Only problem was finding the key box. Instructions far from accurate. They need re writing.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just got back today from a great weeks break away."

    We were pleasantly surprised at the Apartment. It suited us perfectly and the welcome pack was a really nice touch. We had a memorable week away in The Lakes and the weather was very kind to us. The Apartment is modern with balconies to front and rear so you can sit out and enjoy river and woodland views. The Apartment was well appointed and is very well located for access to all parts of the lakes and beyond. Please pass on our thanks to the owner/s. We would highly recommend it to anyone. Hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2021

  • "The only thing to improve would be to send us the email with the key collection picutre details earlier."

    There were emails sent prior outlining key collection, however at 7pm on the day of arrival another email was recieved with a picture of the specific lockbox we were supposed to use to get the key. We had already arrived and contacted several people to try and gain access to the flat at that point. So yeah, getting that last email earlier would have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Babar5.0Aug 2021

  • "The apartment was spotless and nicely fitted out."

    Sofa and bed were really comfortable. Nice view of the river. Good parking.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom with balcony
  • One bedroom with a full size foldaway single day bed (suitable for children under 12 only only)
  • A Bathroom with huge enamel bath, hansgrove shower, duravit porcelain and elemis toiletries
  • Open-plan living space with 'L' shaped sofa, snug area and dining with seating for four
  • kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Two balconies with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.7 miles Max 2 adults and 2 children under 12 inc. infants

The property

No Eleven @ The Ironworks is a stylish first-floor apartment resting in Backbarrow, on the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

No Eleven rests in the Lake District National Park, between the forest, fell and the shining expanse of the north-western estuaries.

The property boasts an open-plan living space where you can rustle up a romantic meal in the kitchen to enjoy round the dining table as you toast to a wonderful holiday, or take your dining al fresco as you enjoy the river views from the balcony, alternatively cuddle up on the sofa and watch your favourite film as the sun goes down.

When the evening draws to a close, head to the light and airy master bedroom, floored in Amtico.

This opulent bedroom has a king-size bed and leads into the balcony – providing access to the outside air with an undercover space and views towards the beautiful village.

The second bedroom features a fargo high quality day bed that offers sleeping and lounging in classic style.

Featuring a deep trundle which is stored underneath the bed, the trundle also provides instant sleep space for guests with the addition of a mattress (suitable for children aged 12 and under).

Resting on a Karndean parquet floor the day bed is designed for relaxing by day and sleeping by night (2 x single size).

Outside the property there is two off-road parking spaces and the lovely River Leven running close by.

A thousand square miles to explore, a whole region of scenic towns, endless trails and adventure.

Less than five minutes’ drive away, the southern shore of Lake Windermere is a wonderful place to start, with activities for the whole family – regardless of age or ability – from balloon rides, climbing and golf to the boating and watersports for which the area is so famous.

Escape into the tranquillity, the rich heritage and vibrant culture of Cumbria.

Discover a lifestyle filled with the luxury of Michelin-starred dining, spa hotels, gastropubs and the breath-taking beauty of ancient, slate-stone villages dotted up and down the 13 valleys.

If you can tear yourself away, head north to Lake Windermere where you can enjoy the aquarium in Lakeside, hire a boat or visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness-on Windermere, and explore the interesting Windermere Jetty Museum.

Also in the area you can take a treetop adventure at Go Ape in Grizedale, enjoy some thrill seeking outdoor adventure in Windermere, or visit the National Trust Hill Top which is Beatrix Potter's quaint, rural farmhouse filled with the writer's furnishings.

For a magical trip to the Lake District, choose No Eleven @ The Ironworks as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Max 2 adults and 2 children inc. infants

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas