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The Nest (39 Ironworks)

Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1067282)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Nest ( 39 The Ironworks ) the property was clean and well presented with good facilities."

    The only comment we would make is that the property would benefit from a basic welcome pack of milk, bread etc. Other self catering accommodation we have stayed in usually contained a welcome pack so surprised this one didn't.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "A quaint apartment but I must agree with other reviews it would be very cosy with 4 or 5 people staying in this 3 bedroom accomodation."

    The beds are comfortable but the living area is quite small for 4 or 5 people. The balcony overlooks in what you can see of the river but the trees block the view and a good portion of the light entering to the living space. The hallway, stairs and landing are also quite dark due to the lack of natural light. There are no instructions for any of the he equipment and the cultlery draw required a bit of a search. It would have been nice to have some milk and a bit of tea and coffee on arrival after a long journey like other properties. There is no information pack in the premises which all other properties usually have. The iron works is steeped in history and it would be nice to read about the history of the site. Being a dog owner and there being laminate flooring down stairs it would be very handy to have a mop and bucket to help keep it clean. The vacuum cleaner is battery operated and is in a holder on the wall. I assumed that the holder was wired into the mains and charged the cleaner when it was in its cradle but no, it has a separate charger and I wasn't aware of that. Another good reason to have an information folder. It's lovely to see the steam train pass by at regular intervals throughout the day. Would I stay here again? Yes I would but on this occasion it was discounted and I would not pay the full asking price.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Property was exactly as described, very clean and included all the necessary amenities including a cot and toys for our toddler."

    We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2022

  • "We really liked the apartment - it was well appointed and was very clean; however, we felt that it was not big enough for 5 people as advertised."

    It had 3 bedrooms, which were fine, but the living space was not spacious enough for 5 adults. The sofa had 5 cushions seats but the corner had no leg space! There were only 4 dining chairs, and not enough room to add a 5th! The outside seating area only supplied two chairs and two footstools, again unsuitable for 5 people. This is a lovely apartment for 4 people, and we would come back, just not all 5 of us at the same time!

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2022

  • "The apartment was really lovely and the kitchen was really well stocked with all the appliances and utensils which was super useful."

    My only criticism is that the oven wasn’t clean and was grease stained when we arrived. The washing machine was also full of damp towels, some of which appeared to have mould on. But apart from that, the apartment was stunning, great location, and super comfy

    Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our apologies about the oven and the towels. Lakelovers manages the clean on behalf of the owners. We have checked with the cleaner and it was an oversight and should not happen again. I am glad to see you had a great holiday at The Nest. Lakelovers Management Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by FleurDec 2021

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    The Nest was perfect location to visit our son in Lancaster and visit Windermere and Kendal. The bedrooms were very well presented, with comfortable beds and lots of sockets. WiFi access was easy and an excellent connection. On arrival the property was spotlessly clean (very reassuring in these Covid times) with all surfaces dust free. The only minor point to make is that we found the sofa a little uncomfortable. However, this is the minor niggle. All in all an excellent venue to visit the Lakes. We’d love to return.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2021

  • "We did enjoy our stay, very happy with the high standard of the property, very pleased to find that not only a smart tv and free wifi, but also a playstation which the children enjoyed having the use of, pack of playing cards and various games also a nice touch."

    Thank you for your feed back, and we are glad to see you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

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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.


  • Second-floor duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x third-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x third-floor double
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Balcony with furniture over looking the River Leven.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • No smoking. Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles, Lake Windermere 2 miles, Ulverston 6.7 miles
  • Note: Double bedroom is only suitable for one guest.

The property

The Nest is nestled in the small village of Backbarrow, just under 2 miles from the south tip of Lake Windermere.

Set over the second and third floor of a contemporary apartment building, lies this beautifully appointed property.

Perfectly positioned to explore the delights of The Lake District, The Nest is an idyllic base for a small family or group of friends.

Two sought-after off-road parking spaces greet you upon arrival, along with a private entrance leading you up an internal staircase and to the second floor, where this duplex apartment is located.

Upon entering the property you're welcomed into a bright and airy hallway featuring a storage cupboard, providing a handy space to store muddy boots and walking gear before continuing through to the main area of the house.

The lower floor of the apartment boasts an open-plan living space, offering a sociable space to gather with the family and enjoy some quality time together, nestling in on the sumptuous corner sofa and putting your feet up to enjoy a spot of television after a busy day.

The designated chef will be delighted by the contemporary kitchen, fully-equipped with all of the necessary amenities and featuring a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Gather your guests around the dining table to serve up your culinary delights before heading out through the patio doors to the balcony for a refreshing nightcap, soaking in the tranquil view across the River Leven.

The lower floor features a king-size bedroom, framing views of the surrounding greenery through the window and offering ample storage space to house your belongings, serviced by the neighbouring family bathroom, fit with a bath and overhead shower, giving you the choice between a leisurely soak or a quick rinse.

The upper floor houses two more bedrooms, a double room and a super-king-size, benefiting from a zip/link feature to offer flexible sleeping arrangements, both decorated with a light colour scheme and offering a homely setting to rest your head, serviced by a contemporary shower room.

Venture out into the center of Backbarrow where you can experience a challenging escape room at Cliffhanger Rooms followed by a refreshing drink overlooking the River Leven at Whitewater Hotel, a converted 19th-century factory.

Take the short stroll to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and travel a 3.2-mile-long heritage railway ride in an old-fashioned coach pulled by a historic steam train.

Head further afield to the popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere, home to a selection of pubs and restaurants including Hole in t' Wall, Bowness' oldest pub, as well as a host of fun-filled attractions to suit all ages, including The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Bowness Bay Marina, where you can hire a boat and enjoy a leisurely float along Lake Windermere.

Adventurers will be delighted with the varying landscape to explore in the Lake District National Park, home to mountains, valleys, rolling countryside and sixteen lakes!

Tackle the climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, offering panoramic views as far as the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.

The Nest is the perfect setting for your next trip to The Lake District.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas