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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • windermere (5)
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "A really nice apartment."

    It was spoiled slightly by heavy footed guests above us. Still, it was a great break. Clean and well equipped, with some nice touches. Just two things spring to mind, that there was no wardrobe for the second bedroom. And in the en suite, it needed a light directly over the mirror, for shaving. But overall it was very good. Mike

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "The property is really nice, with two parking spaces, which is a plus."

    The quality of the furnishings is excellent. However, my only, but significant, issue was with the heating. It was pretty cold during the two weeks we stayed, to the point where we could see our breath inside. The owner told me he would adjust the heating, and we went back and forth for four days. Eventually, I gave up and drove a 60-mile round trip to buy a heater. Having the owner argue that it was perfectly warm while I was sitting in my coat was not what I wanted during my stay. Whether the app on his phone wasn't working or he was just too miserly to spend a bit on electricity, the heating still went off all day despite his repeated assurances that he had adjusted it. Either way, I won't be staying in any place where the heating is controlled remotely.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced with the heating. We will pass your comments on. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Apr 2024

  • "Great location and very easy to find."

    Very clean, spacious and comfortable accommodation. The kitchen had everything we needed. There were games and books and lots of local information for walks and attractions. This place is a great base to explore the southern part of the Lake District by car, on foot, by bus or you can take the local steam train (just 10 mins walk front door) up to Lakeside (southern tip of Lake Windermere) and either take a boat from there or take a walk in the surrounding area. The accommodation was in a safe, quiet area, next to the river with private parking and outside space to sit and eat.

    Thank you for these kind words, they echo all the reasons that attracted us to the apartment in the first place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great property."

    We will book again

    Thank you very much for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kashaf5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, we were provided with everything that we needed."

    Lovely touch of the treats when we arrived. Comfortable, lovely stay in a nice quiet location. Thank you.

    Thank you very much Jayna, glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Perfect location to visit the Lake District. Unfortunately our holiday was spoilt for the first two nights because of the family upstairs.. It sounded like they doing gymnastics above us, therefore we couldn't sleep. Contacted Alex at Lakelovers on Monday 12th to see if could contact the owner because the property above slept 6 people and 10 people vacated the property that morning. He assured us he would come back to us, but we heard nothing! Clearly Lakelovers had their money, so job done.

    Thank you for your comments. We apologise for the experience that you had during your stay, and that a member of the team did not come back to you. We will investigate further into your comments. We hope to welcome you to the Lake District again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team........................................................ Apologies, I have subsequently made contact with the owner of the property above ours to highlight the situation. Hopefully, this will be acted upon and passed on to their future guests. Thank you for your kind words regards the apartment. Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Just back from a lovely week in the Lakes, I think we lucked out with the weather and the apartment."

    Highlights, sitting out on the patio for breakfast and the balcony, with gins in hand, for sundown. Great location with easy access to Windermere and some of our favorite walks. The welcome pack was a very ‘welcome’ surprise

    CharlotteJun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable place with all the amenities you could need for a week."

    Very clean, comfortable beds and sofas, and a well equipped kitchen. Wonderful to watch the steam train go past in the distance. Close to Windermere. Unfortunately noise from adjacent properties travels quite easily and one of the two bedrooms became very noisy early in the morning, making it difficult for us to get enough sleep. We suspect this to be because of where the waste pipes are situated in the property, making it very noisy when bathrooms were used in other properties. Additionally, no option was offered for us to move properties despite this major issue. If this issue was resolved we would be back; otherwise we unfortunately cannot recommend a stay here. Despite this everything else was spot on.

    UPDATE. The builders have now been in and carried out a number of jobs to address the points you raised. I believe and hope this will reassure you, such that we can welcome you back sometime soon. . Thanks for the kind words about the apartment in general. We take your feedback very seriously and whilst none of our other guests have raised this issue we would like everyone to enjoy their stay as much as possible. We’ll be exploring ways to address the issue you’ve highlighted straight away and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.8May 2023

  • "I stayed with a couple of friends for a long weekend and what a lovely time we had."

    The house is modern, clean & spacious, we had everything we needed to cook meals with ease. It Was so nice to relax outside in the sunshine with a beer in the outdoor space. Great location too, nice pubs, cafes & a brewery with a great walk not too far away. You can easily get out to Windermere & other tourist attractions too. Would highly recommend!

    JessMar 2023

  • "We stayed here with friends and it was wonderful!"

    Really spacious and modern house in the Lakes. The house has lots of space for eating and entertaining. In an amazing location not too far from the Windermere to get the authentic lakes experience. Highly recommend!

    LIzzieMar 2023

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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.


  • Duplex apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (Ziplink can be 2 full size singles) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double bedroom
  • Balcony and furniture
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, Ground-floor basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine with built in dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles, river 0.8 miles

The property

Nestled in the superb base of Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, Cumbria is this lovely duplex apartment, Bruach.

Welcoming four guests, boasting off-road parking and a spacious open-plan interior, Bruach is the perfect place to begin your adventures in Cumbria.

Cross the threshold into your new home to be impressed by a fully-stocked kitchen, ideal for rustling up tasty dishes as a family to be enjoyed at the dining table for four; if you prefer to dine alfresco, why not step out onto your very own patio to tuck in amongst the lovely surroundings of the Lake District National Park.

If the temperature begins to drop, retreat to a homely sitting area complete with Smart TV, so you and your loved ones can relish a movie night as you sink back into the sumptuous sofas.

If you want to freshen up, make use of the splendid family bathroom and indulge a soak in the bath before completing your evening routine; choose from a king-size with en-suite shower room and a double with a fabulous balcony to catch your sleep in before awaking to kickstart your exciting itinerary.

From your doorstep, enjoy the Lakeland Motor Museum which resides only paces away or embark on a stroll along the River Leven, ensuring to stop off at the National Trust owned Fell Foot or Lakes Aquarium along the way.

Travel to Flookburgh where you can stock up on the essentials in the handy convenience store or treat your family to some hearty fare in a selection of pubs and restaurants including The Rose and Crown and Hope and Anchor.

For a range of watersports and activities, spend the day at Lake Windermere where The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Hill top and Blackwell- the Arts and Crafts House all reside, in addition to a wealth of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities that pepper the rolling hills.

With plenty to see and do nearby, make your next holiday in Cumbria special with a stay at Bruach.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas