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Watch Tree Apartment

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Backbarrow, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Me and my partner had a lovely stay at Watch Tree Apartment."

    The apartment is very new, modern and well kitted out with everything required. We didn't hear a peep from any other apartments, instead you have the noise of the rushing river that you can see from the kitchen window. It's in a lovely, quiet little village and very idealic for walks. I have back issues due to a slipped disc in my spine so I am always nervous when sleeping in a different bed, but this one was amazing!! The owners have clearly spent a lot of money making this apartment top notch. We slept so well. The pillows were so good that I had to look at the labels before we left so I could buy some for home!! And that I did! Also the sofas in the lounge are firm (great for my back) and very comfy. We had terrible luck with our car when we arrived, in the end we had to have it towed home. But when we informed Steve, the owner, of our problem he was very keen to help out in any way. He kindly let us leave the car in the parking spot for an extra day and helped the tow man locate our car after we had already left the area. Prior to our stay, Steve sent us lots of info about the apartment and was very keen to connect with us to check we arrived OK and had everything we needed. Fantastic hosts!! The location is brilliant for access to the lakes and also the coast, we covered so much ground when driving around the Lake District, in only a few days. The scenery when driving is beautiful, without even seeing the famous lakes!

    Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We're delighted that you found the apartment so comfortable and you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back anytime, kind regards, Steve & Jayne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2023

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.


  • Duplex apartment, over second and third floors
  • One third-floor king-size bedroom
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer and ironing facilities
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in car park, with additional parking nearby
  • Communal lawned area, bike store with key fob access (available on request)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 11am
  • Note: The apartment is accessed via stairs, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The sofa bed sleeps two guests
  • Note: A welcome pack is provided

The property

Watch Tree Apartment is a stylish and romantic duplex apartment, perfectly placed in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Backbarrow, near Haverthwaite, Cumbria. Just two miles from the tip of Lake Windermere, the property boasts a great location if you are looking for plenty of outdoor adventure, with easy access to both the Southern and Western Lakes.

A perfect base to enjoy walking, wild water swimming and cycling, for the cyclist there is secure cycle storage. Park up in the dedicated car park before climbing the external steps up to the second-floor.

Step into the beautiful open-plan living space complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and plush seating for up to four, a Smart TV, along with excellent WiFi.

Perfect to unwind after a day of adventure. Equipped with a full-size double sofa bed the apartment can comfortably cater for four adults. Venture to the third-floor where you will find a calming king-size bedroom, a perfect place to sleep, before starting a new day with a refreshing shower or long soak in the bathroom. The apartment rests just a short walk away from local attractions, including the historic Haverthwaite Steam Railway, that runs (in season) from Haverthwaite to Lakeside where cruises across Lake Windermere lead to Ambleside and Bowness.

Also within walking distance is the Lakeland Motor Museum, Café Ambio, Cliffhanger Escape Rooms and the Whitewater Hotel with its spa and club (day passes available), plus a bar and bistro overlooking the river.

The Swan Hotel and Restaurant with its beautiful riverside setting is a pleasant two mile walk or short drive along quiet country lanes.

Nearby activities include horse riding at Bigland Hall, Cartmel races with meets throughout the year, Holker Estate and Gardens, walking, cycling trails, and the Go-Ape Experience at Grizedale Forest.

Fell walks and water sports at Windermere and Coniston Water are also available. A short drive will bring you to the historic village of Cartmel, where you will find plenty of places to eat and drink.

A little further on will bring you to the beautiful Edwardian town of Grange-Over-Sands, where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade and stunning ornamental gardens.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas