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Hazel Cottage

(Ref. 923738)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Hazel Cottage is lovely!"

    Very comfortable and welcoming, with touches of luxury. We had a wonderful week there.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2023

  • "Superb Property in a beautiful position."

    The property has been beautifully converted and the hot tub and barbecue a real bonus. Loved the welcome pack and the welcome from the managers.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Hazel Cottage at the beginning of May 2023."

    It’s set in beautiful countryside and it’s wonderfully quiet. It was a beautiful cottage, really well equipped and comfortable. The quality of the decor and the furnishings were excellent. We had beautiful views over the estuary and the outside patio was was a lovely addition with the hot tub and barbecue. We used the wood burner once which provided good heat /warmth. The welcome pack was so thoughtful and very much appreciated. We had a wonderful and very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely short weekend break with two other friends and my other half."

    The hot tub was lovely and hot on arrival, the cottage was filled with everything you need (salt,pepper, sauces, butter plus lovely little extras such as bread and Prosecco!) would definitely return here, and hope to at some point in the near future. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hazel cottage, everything was perfect, we will be back!"

    Reviewed by Ciara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Outstanding."

    The pictures do not do the property justice. Absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend. Perfect location for relaxing and exploring. Special thank you to Lynsey.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent quality accommodation."

    Very comfortable beds and sofas. 2nd time we have stayed at Bigland Hall cottages and will definitely be back. 10/10!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The most amazing cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    Stunning views and equipped with everything you would need for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Sep 2021

  • "The most amazing location and cottage!"

    Will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "There was a bit of an issue with the electricity in that if you had too much on at once the lights would trip."

    Other than that is was a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Tom4.7May 2021

  • "We really appreciated all the little touches like the welcoming basket when we arrived."

    Things like this make such a difference especially after a long day travelling. The hot tub was a real hit with the kids whereas the real log fire was my personal highlight. A truly beautiful cottage in even more beautiful surroundings, it was a pleasure to come home to this every evening after long walks.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent facilities, close to main Lake District attractions ..."

    Lovely cottage, excellent facilities, close to main Lake District attractions but just far enough off the beaten track at the same time - we will definitely go again

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Utterly incredible."

    From booking to arriving it was the smoothest process. The cottage was so well presented. Very clean and had everything you could need. I love the welcome pack full of local goodies The bedding and towels were very clean and fresh, the cottage was incredibly clean. Would absolutely book with you again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2019

  • "On arrival at Hazel Cottage, it really does take your breath away."

    The cottage is beautiful and the location is simply stunning with breath taking views. The cottage is like a home from home and has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The little extras left by the owners ie; fresh bread and lovely jams are such a thoughtful edition. I have been on quite alot of holidays and always struggle to get company in hotel beds. The beds at Hazel cottage are so comfortable i was really suprised. Everything about our stay was luxury we cannot wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Hazel Cottage is in a beautiful setting with amazing views."

    The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and the hot tub wonderful after a day out walking. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "We were just delighted with Hazel Cottage, the area was beautiful, the cottage was stunning and spotless, everything catered for, and the welcome pack waiting for us, plus the very friendly greeting was more than expected."

    Will return again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

  • "House needs a better WIFI connection and absolutely needs a radio or device for playing music."

    It was possible to stream through the tv but the connection was so poor it dropped out. Also the tv needs radio channels if the above is not actioned

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was well presented and the welcome hamper was a lovely gesture."

    Sitting in the hot tub looking out to the tranquil country side was perfect. Absolutely amazing place for a break away from it all.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great cottage a real home from home great location for windermere and coniston"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2019

  • "We loved it top place to stay"

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was a great holiday experience."

    The. Cottage is a good size, with lovely decor throughout. The kitchen is well supplied and the patio terrace is gives you an amazing view of the whole valley. Finally, the owners are great, so accommodating. I can’t recommend it enough and I am sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful area and fantastic views It you need a relaxing holiday then hazel cottage is the place for you to unwind"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2018

  • "Amazing location and cottage, everyone that we came in to contact with were friendly, helpful and explained how everything worked and were everything was."

    We even arrived to milk, tea, coffee, bread, jams and wine! Beautiful view over the valley and the best cottage we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by Tyrone5.0May 2018

  • "The views and peacefulness at Hazel cottage."

    We loved the lake District area there was plenty to do and see also loads of walks short and long. There were plenty of nice pubs and restaurants as well, had some delicious meals.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2018

  • "This holiday was true perfection - easy booking process, a friendly welcome, beautiful, comfy cottage in the most picturesque location with superb facilities."

    Honestly couldn't fault it. We can't wait to return - thanks all at Sykes Cottages for a lovely break :-)

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2017

  • "Hazel Cottage is, by far, the best cottage we have stayed in and I would recommend it as the ideal holiday home."

    The furnishings and design are contemporary and the views are spectacular. You must book this cottage!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2017

  • "What an amazing cottage."

    Superb facilities, and wonderful views. We absolutely LOVED it

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.8Jul 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful & peaceful location, amazing cottage with high spec finish, and a really professional outfit."

    I would not hesitate to rebook here. By far the best cottage in the uk I have stayed in to date.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Surpassed our expectations with all of the little extras. The views were beautiful, very quiet and peaceful. The cottage was furnished to a high standard and very clean. Miss it already and will return.

    Reviewed by Arron4.8Feb 2017

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    The only downside for me was the mattress which was too hard for me to sleep on, but apart from that, it was perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with Smart TV: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, separate shower, twin basins and WC, 1 x king-size double and 1 day bed with en-suite bath, shower, twin basins and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Bio-mass central heating with ground floor underfloor heating, radiators on first floor and woodburner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs with Freeview, Blue-ray, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed patio with hot tub, furniture and BBQ and shared use of estates extensive grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Note: Fishing available on the estate tarn/lake at certain times of the year by prior arrangement with owner
  • Environmental license required
  • Note: Due to tarn/lake and hot tub, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: WiFi suitable for browsing only
  • Note: Maximum 4 guests plus 1 infant
  • Check in and check out days are Fridays and Mondays only
  • Note: The check-in days for Christmas December 2023 are 21st and 28th December only
  • Please call Reservations to make this booking on 01244 345700

The property

A superb link-detached stone cottage with private hot tub on a large private wrap-around patio courtyard garden with lawn and stunning views.

In the living area there are two leather settees and a dining area with a large window so you can enjoy the views whilst dining.

There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and a woodburner in the sitting room.

This room also has attractive arched windows and bespoke shutters.

Step out from the living area through French doors onto the large patio and enjoy the views!

On the first floor there are two bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, beams and one of the bedrooms has a circular window with vaulted ceiling and direct long-reaching views.

This exceptional cottage with its beautiful furnishing and character features can be enjoyed all-year-round making it a perfect place to holiday in any season.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs: 938717, 923820, 938718, 938719 and 938720, together they sleep 40.

The Courtyard - Bigland Hall Estate

Backbarrow 1.5 miles. Ideally located on a private estate in the Lake District National Park these superb historic, luxury stone properties have been converted from 17th century courtyard buildings on the Bigland Hall Estate, adjacent to 350 acres of ancient woodland. Set in an elevated position which provides stunning long-reaching views across the hills, estuary and valley all properties are individual in layout, whilst being close to the villages of Backbarrow, Newby Bridge and Cartmel. The cottages also offer easy access to Lake Windermere, Coniston Water and the Leven Estuary. With character features of beams, feature walls and flooring, all cottages have underfloor heating on the ground floor with woodburning stoves and bespoke high-quality kitchens, again all with a unique design to each property. The bedrooms all have luxury en-suite bathrooms and TVs, all styled with beautiful soft furnishing and unique furniture to each room. These outstanding properties mix modern amenities whilst every effort has also been made with stunning craftmanship to keep the historic integrity of the buildings. Don’t be surprised to see unusual windows, bespoke shutters, and stunning beamed vaulted ceilings. These properties are a perfect base for family, friends or couples wishing to have a truly memorable holiday enjoying this location and outstanding accommodation. Outside each property there is a private enclosed courtyard and garden with hot tub, again all are different and dry stone walled to allow maximum privacy and several have wrap-around space, and all have outdoor furniture and barbeque. It is just a short walk to the estate’s public footpath where guests may explore. Fishing is also available upon request at certain times of the year. You may see the estate’s resident deer and there are footpaths to Cartmel from the grounds where you'll find plenty of local food and drink, and regular events and concerts at the Priory and the Racecourse. The nearby market towns of Keswick and Kendal also offer regular markets where you can sample local delights and artisan crafts; Keswick's Theatre by the Lake and Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre also boast a range of plays and stand-up comedy. A short drive brings you to Newby Bridge where you can embark on the steamers that will take you to Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, where you can enjoy the lakeside vista and stunning scenery, or you can also hop on the steam train that departs to Haverthwaite. Equally you can enjoy a waterside meal or beverage at a choice of good quality hotels and simply relax, watch the birds and lake activities. Younger party members will enjoy Beatrice Potter or the lakeside Aquarium. Just a short walk away from your cottage is Bigland Equestrian centre for guests who would like to ride. Historic Cartmel with its 12th century priory is less than 4 miles away with its award-winning eateries, pubs, shops and restaurants, including the famous Michelin starred L’Enclume restaurant. It is also home to the UK’s smallest racecourse and holds meets during the summer from May to August bank holiday, which is a tremendous day out for all members of your party. There is so much to do locally, if you can tear yourself away from these exceptional and exclusive cottages which offer you a very special break all-year-round in the wonderful Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

Note: Maximum 4 guests plus 1 infant.

Check in and check out days are Fridays and Mondays only.

Note: The check-in days for Christmas December 2023 are 21st and 28th December only. Please call Reservations to make this booking on 01244 345700

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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