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Lime Cottage

(Ref. 938720)

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
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful idyllic place to stay, surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    The cottage had everything and more, luxury feel with all the creature comforts. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Lime Cottage!"

    The hosts were fantastic when we needed the heating changing to make sure the baby was comfortable! The cottage had everything we needed, was comfortable, a great location and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch! The cottage was clean, but there were some rather large cobwebs in the upstairs bedroom which were not hard to miss. Overall, we had a fantastic first family holiday with our 6 month old in Lime Cottage!

    Reviewed by Alice4.7Nov 2023

  • "Amazing stay."

    Wouldn’t hesitate to book again, next time we’re in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The bed was very comfortable and all linen provided was good quality and clean. The washing machine was a bit musty so we didn’t use it. The hot tub and garden furniture were great.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jun 2023

  • "It was a brilliant stay and we were so well looked after"

    Reviewed by Hayward5.0May 2023

  • "Everything that was listed was correct The place is beautiful and ..."

    Everything that was listed was correct The place is beautiful and communication was excellent Only thing is that the local pub is know shut so maybe people should be aware of that before booking

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful rural cottage."

    Great facilities to make your stay more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage - Lime."

    The little touches were excellent. Did not want to leave! Will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "High quality accommodation, in a very peaceful scenic location."

    Would fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Even lovelier than we'd expected."

    It was furnished with great attention to detail and in a beautiful location. Lynsey went out of her way to make sure we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could need in a lovely location we had the perfect time"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our first trip to the Lake District was amazing!"

    Lime Cottage was the perfect location and so peaceful. It had amazing facilities, the hot tub was so good to have after long days of hiking and walking! The cottage was spotless and we loved the decor inside. We will be recommending to friends and family and would love to come back and stay in the future!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stunning cottage, excellent customer service from owner."

    Clean, well equipped. 5 *

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended!"

    Stayed for 7 nights across the Christmas period and loved every minute. The location is ideal with great views (and walks) and Lime Cottage is near the best holiday let we have stayed in. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, well maintained hot tub and great Christmas touches including personalised gifts under the tree! Lynsey and the team were beyond helpful and couldn't have done more to make our stay 10*. Really handy to have logs for the log burner on site, saves having to leave the estate! Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location for the south Lakes."

    Cottage equipped to a very good standard. On site help with any queries. The cottage was very warm and comfortable and plenty of walking sightseeing in the area.

    Reviewed by M5.0Nov 2021

  • "Tranquil and peaceful."

    We had a great time exploring the local area and enjoying the scenery. Thankyou for making it such a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a very lovely stay at the lime cottage , the cottage had everything we ..."

    We had a very lovely stay at the lime cottage , the cottage had everything we needed to make the stay comfortable and the views are amazing plus the jacuzzi was a good bonus

    Reviewed by Veronika4.7Nov 2021

  • "My sister and I had a truly wonderful time."

    Unfortunately there was a problem with the hot tub after our first night there but it didn't dampen our enjoyment of this truly beautiful place. stunning surroundings and the facilities were amazing. We would and will be returning without a doubt!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great accommodation and host."

    The welcome basket was fab.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Best place we have stayed, fantastic facilities."

    Sykes were efficient and made the booking experience easy. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful - clean and well equipped."

    It was lovely to have a few items already in the cottage such as coffee, bread, milk, butter, eggs and Prosecco. The kitchen was really well thought out and had more than we have ever seen in the self catering cottages we have previously stayed in. It was peaceful on the estate, and everywhere we wanted to go was within an hour’s drive. The only thing was the pillows were very flat and soft but I didn’t get round to asking Lynsey for different ones - I am sure if I had she would have been able to provide them.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful for our 1 year old daughter surrounded by open spaces and animals she absolutely loved it."

    The hot tub provided a welcomed parent break. Overall the facilities were absolutely wonderful and we are already looking to return at Christmas time. Thank you for a wonderful break. Highly recommend Cumbria zoo!

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is perfectly equipped for all you need with some thoughtful touches in providing provisions and essential cleaning and kitchen items."

    The complex is well maintained with a stunning view.

    Reviewed by Catrin5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is the 2nd stay at Lime Cottage, Highly recommended."

    Excellent cottage and facilities. Perfect for a relaxing get away.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely holiday, very relaxing."

    Location was beautiful!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely facilities and nice touch with the welcome food and drink and cleaning kit."

    Only slight snag we had was pillows were all very soft and not everyone gets on with duck/down pillows and duvets. Perhaps alternative pillows to be kept in the wardrobe. Overall lovely facilities and hot tub under the stars was great. Lovely fireplace Although felt having to pay for more wood etc would be a little tight if we were in the colder months but luckily this was enough for our stay. Lovely situation and would stay again (but would bring own pillows)

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2021

  • "Have stayed in another cottage on this site both excellent quality and very comfortable."

    Still the best cottage we have rented for a holiday

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage."

    Lovely welcome basket. Lovely rural location. Cannot recommend Lime Cottage enough for a relaxing quiet rural break

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, very quiet location with wonderful views."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing break. The cottage is very well equipped and everything was of the highest standard. Hot tub was a great bonus as we had lovely weather. Good location for both Windermere and Coniston lakes. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very high spec beautiful views in a very tranquil location"

    Reviewed by Penelope Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Most well equipped rental property we have stayed in, unexpected but very nice welcome pack."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is amazing."

    Beautiful surroundings and great facilities. We were lucky with the weather so spent a fair bit of time in the garden and the hot tub which was fabulous. The cottage has everything you could ever need, the beds etc were really comfortable and showers were good. If there was one tiny niggle it would be that it’s difficult to control the temperature with the underfloor heating. Downstairs was boiling while upstairs was much more comfortable. Loved it though. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Time accommodation is available from is later than you advertise not helpful"

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Nov 2019

  • "Really amazing place to stay, absolutley fabulous area, brilliant views and the welcome pack was amazing."

    Reviewed by Eoin5.0Sep 2019

  • "The welcome pack was just fabulous."

    Lynsey was very welcoming & explained all that we needed to know. The views were exceptional, helped by the wonderful weather

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, we'll be booking again."

    Reviewed by Ally5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage and location was amazing!"

    This was our second trip to Lime Cottage and we will definitely be going again.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location , lovely cottage , can’t wait to visit again"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lime cottage was amazing, very comfortable and exceeded our expectations in every way."

    You are very well looked after by the lady who runs the cottages - Lindsay. We will definitely be booking to go back.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely week spent in the Lakes, cottage was excellent just a few minor issues, ..."

    Lovely week spent in the Lakes, cottage was excellent just a few minor issues, not enough pans for 4 people or rather not big enough pans, and armchairs not comfortable so we were fighting over the sofa

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lime Cottage was a gorgeous place and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there!"

    We stayed there with our 2 children who really enjoyed the hot tub! Everything we needed was there including a welcome basket with bread, eggs, jam and prosecco. There was shampoo and shower gel in both bathrooms as well as a hairdryer, which was really handy. The owners were really nice and welcoming. We look forward to going back up there and definitely recommend the place!

    Reviewed by Marie-lucie5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage gave us real comfort, actually all our needs were met."

    Smart Tv's kept our young ones occupied by following there favourite programmes. Location was just fabulous perched on top with great views. We really enjoyed the complimentary jams, eggs, freshly baked bread and the Prosecco. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Amit5.0Apr 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a great setting."

    The owner was very helpful and had left us a gorgeous welcome basket of goodies. The cottage was beautifully furnished and very comfortable and warm. I would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gabrielle4.7Mar 2018

  • "Really beautiful cottage with stunning views and indulgent hot tub."

    The owners are lovely, and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Myra5.0Feb 2018

  • "Could not fault the cottage."

    It was beautiful, exactly as described. Would definitely love to visit again. The hot tub was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was exactly as booked with great views and comfortable accommodation."

    On arrival Lindsey (site contact) was extremely helpful in allowing us to arrive early and have a late checkout, a nice welcome pack with bread, butter, eggs, jam, milk, tea, coffee, sugar and a bottle of prosecco for the ladies. Would definitely recommend to anyone that wants a quiet and relaxing break, hot tub a great addition with a lovely patio with furniture.

    Reviewed by Angela4.8Nov 2017

  • "Welcome pack on arrival was a nice surprise, very friendly service and views to die for."

    Reviewed by Leslie4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was presented superbly and the resident manager was attentive and helpful."

    We could find fault with nothing; this was up to Sykes' expected standard.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2017

  • "We had a truly fantastic time, the cottage was a real home from home really comfortable amazing views across the valley."

    Looking forward to going back asap.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2017

  • "Absolutely Fabulous Cottage."

    Had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Everything was to an exceptionally high standard. The Management Staff were also extremely helpful. We have already re-booked to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2017

  • "The Cottage was absolutely stunning in every aspect."

    The whole place was decorated, equipped and furnished to exceptionally high standards. There was nothing I would change as it was perfect in every way - we will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2017

  • "Myself & three friends stayed at Lime Cottage for my 30th birthday."

    We had an absolutely fantastic time. Even though the weather wasn't great we still enjoyed using the hot tub & had a lovely walk. The cottage has been finished to an exceptional standard and feels luxurious to be in. The owners have thought of everything - the free welcome basket & accompanying bottle of prosecco was very thoughtful. I will definitely be back for more visits in the future.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2017

  • "This short break was booked for relaxation and I did not fail to deliver."

    The cottage was in immaculate condition and felt extremely cosy and welcoming. The hot tub was the cherry on a cake. Great location for short walks to nearby restaurants and beautiful countryside. We will be definitely be returning to this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lime Cottage was a beautiful and extremely cosy property with everything that you could wish for to ensure a lovely week away."

    I took my partner away for our first holiday together and it made a perfect base to explore the lakes, whilst also being somewhere very relaxing and comfortable to spend our time when the weather was bad. We will definitely be returning to this cottage as it made our time away extremely special.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Feb 2017

  • "What lovely accommodation, everything was spotless, well equipped & furnished."

    The rooms are huge, warm & welcoming after long walks by the sea or in the countryside. Having your own paddock to keep your dog or children safe is a great bonus . The house is charming, & has an atmosphere of calm, which did me a world of good. Loved every moment of our holiday

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.8Dec 2016

  • "I booked the cottage for the weekend as a surprise for our first wedding anniversary, and it was absolutely perfect."

    The pictures don't do justice to the gorgeous property which was everything we asked for and more. Thank you so much, we had an incredible weekend and would love to stay again, probably with friends or family as there is more than enough room. Can't recommend highly enough - thank you!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with Smart TV: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, twin basins and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen with 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, Blu-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
  • 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 on-site and hot tub, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is one step up to the ground floor
  • Note: WiFi suitable for browsing only
  • Note: Maximum 4 guests including infants
  • 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

This stone, terraced, cottage directly overlooks the courtyard to the long range views.

Stepping into this cottage there is a spacious bedroom on the ground floor with large windows and en-suite with shower, large contemporary basin and WC.

Enter the luminous open plan living area incorporating the sitting room and dining area with its large glass windows providing views over the surrounding hills.

The bespoke kitchen has crystal door handles on wooden curved cupboards above the coloured base units with stone work surfaces.

The seating area has comfortable settees and a woodburner to enjoy in cooler months.

Upstairs there is a spacious bedroom with long-reaching views, an en-suite with bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

From the landing there are patio doors where you step out to your terrace patio where the hot tub, BBQ and furniture are situated.

Enjoy a different private aspect of the countryside grounds whilst relaxing in this delightful outdoor space.

This stunning partial upside down cottage with its exceptional attention to detail and glorious location will be hard to leave at the end of your break any time of the year.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs: 923738, 923820, 938717, 938718 and 938719, 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 including infants.

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:

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