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The Dolly Blue Stores

Backbarrow, Cumbria & The Lake District, LA12 8PU (Ref. 1077719)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Greg

    “We loved our stay at Dolly Blue Stores.”

    Huge lounge, brand new decor, and well located for Coniston, Windermere and the surrounding area. A perfect break for us (a family of four).

    Huge lounge, brand new decor, and well located for Coniston, Windermere and the surrounding area. A perfect break for us (a family of four).

    - Greg, August 2021

The property

Nestled in the small village of Backbarrow, close to the foot of Lake Windermere, is this attractive, ground-floor apartment, The Dolly Blue Stores.

Boasting a contemporary finish, this inviting retreat welcomes families eager to explore Cumbria, with easy access to the southern Lakelands.

Step inside and be greeted by the bedrooms, offering a bright and airy double and bunk room, furnished with ample storage for your personal belongings.

Continue into the open-plan living area, the focal point of the apartment, where you rustle up something tasty within the modern kitchen and serve it at the dining table for all to enjoy.

There’s plenty of space to kick back after a day of exploring, with two plush settees and a woodburning stove to curl up to, along with a Smart TV for all your entertainment needs.

Completing the interior of The Dolly Blue Stores is a sleek shower room where you can begin each morning with a refreshing rinse.

Backbarrow is home to some great attractions, including the Lakeland Motor Museum and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, a 3.2 mile-long heritage railway where you can take a nostalgic trip between Haverthwaite Station and Lakeside Pier, or you can test your team working skills at the Cliffhangerrooms, an award winning escape room.

Venture north to the popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere, home to a great selection of eateries including Hole in t’Wall, Bowness’ oldest pub, as well as a plethora of attractions to suit all ages, including The World of Beatrix Potter where you can learn about the life of the famous children’s author, and the Bowness Bay Marina, offering boat hire and a chance to explore the Lake from a different perspective.

Get all dressed up for a day at Cartmel Racecourse, founded in the 12th century by the monks of the Cartmel Priory, or simply wander the winding and cobbled streets that give Cartmel a charm you won’t find easily elsewhere.

Those looking for a little more adventure, the varying landscapes of the Lake District provide unique walking and hiking routes, with many mountains, valleys, rolling countryside and sixteen lakes to discover!

However you choose to spend your time, The Dolly Blue Stores will be awaiting your return.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: The apartment is situated next to a busy road; windows are triple glazed but there may be some noise
  • Note: There is no outside space

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas