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Friars Fold

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Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We were really happy with the cottage during our stay."

    It was cosy and very clean.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Lakes at Friar’s Fold."

    The accommodation was clean and comfortable. It was very well located for the South Lakes and all the activities we wanted to do (boating, hiking, mountain biking). Backbarrow is small and quiet, but Ulverston is quick to get to for shopping.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Jul 2023

  • "Nice cottage at very convenient location in the lakes."

    Short drive to Windermere Ambleside Grizedale forest Coniston Water I just take of examples of places we visited. We also went to Ulverston festival it’s was a lovely day. I got 2 weeks to spend but only booked 1 week to start with, reason being there was a review on wifi connection issue and I needed to log onto a conference call from the cottage. However after we arrived I connected wifi without a prob so I quickly booked a second week. I think the owner shall clarify on the wifi review on line. Many work from home nowadays so wifi is very important for people to pick a place to stay. Cottage got almost everything needed, we settled in like we were home. It’s not a complaint but May I just recommend a fan for the summer? It happened to be the heatwave week and I really wished there was a fan. I do fancy coming back maybe in the winter to try the log burner.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Friars Fold. We are glad to hear that you had no issues with the WIFI. We take your suggestion of the fan on board. Thank you- The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by May5.0Jun 2023

  • "Not a bad spot, had my workers stay here for the week."

    Main thing they moaned about was the WiFi was out all week. Normally wouldn't be too much an issue but with no phone service in the area too made it worse. If your looking to break away from life for a while it's ideal.

    Thank you for your comments. We take all comments on board. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig3.8May 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.


  • Suitable for 4 adults and 1 child under 12
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven, hotplate, microwave, fridge with ice box, freezer, washing machine
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • 1 small dog only.
  • Oil central heating
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 7 cars just a short walk away
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Ulverston 7.4 miles.

Friars Fold is a beautiful, detached house hidden away in Backbarrow, Cumbria, not far from Ulverston.

Friars Fold is an excellent choice for groups of five, thanks to its convenient proximity to both Lake Windermere and the rest of the Lake District National Park.

The property features a off-road parking for several cars and a lovely rear garden with furniture, ideal for savouring your morning coffee or meals alfresco.

Welcome to your new holiday home, complete with a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare tasty meals to enjoy at the dining table as you recount the days adventures.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room, where you'll find sumptuous seating, a TV with Freeview, and a warming woodburning stove—a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

In addition, the ground floor also features a utility room and a cloakroom.

Upstairs, you'll find a spacious bathroom with a bath and a separate shower, plus three wonderfully presented bedrooms—two doubles, one with an en suite shower room, and a single—with tasteful decor.

Visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, take a stroll along the River Leven, and ride the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

Ulverston is home to a good selection of attractions and amenities, from the Laurel & Hardy Museum to the Old Farmhouse, Thyme, and The Mill at Ulverston, and from gin tastings at the Shed 1 Gin Distillery to a variety of other restaurants and shops.

Keep going to Windermere, where you can go waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or paddleboarding on the famous lake, hike to Orrest Head for breathtaking vistas, text your way around an excellent golf course, or explore the World of Beatrix Potter.

For exploring the Lake District, look no further than Friars Fold.

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

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy 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, plus 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, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas