Part of a luxury development in the peaceful village of Backbarrow, 38 Ironworks is a fantastic modern duplex for up to 6/7 people. The accommodation is laid out over the first and second floors of the building. Inside on the first floor you'll find a sociable open plan kitchen-living-dining area, along with a bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is fully fitted with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, separate fridge freezer and microwave, as well as a full convection hob and oven. The dining table can seat 6 people bench-style or with the option of chairs for 4 people. There is also a wonderful private balcony with views over the River Leven which enjoys full morning sunshine. The 2 further bedrooms and a second bathroom are upstairs on the second floor, both double rooms in size; the master bedroom with its super-king bed may be split into two singles on request and/or a cot and pull-out bed added. Remote control colour televisions are mounted in the lounge and both double bedrooms.
A tunnel under the road allows you to walk from the apartment into the village. Backbarrow enjoys a position on the banks of the River Leven and clues to this area's industrial heritage can be found all around. The Ironworks itself is the site of the oldest ironworks ancient monument in the country, bordered by the river Leven on one side and Haverthwaite Heights to the rear. There are scenic walks from the front door down the river or onto the heights ( great if you have a dog) which has stunning views across the Morecambe Bay a short walk away. Follow the river through the village to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, built to transport coal and iron inland from the coast, now a popular tourist attraction where the trains take you through scenic countryside to Lakeside, at the south end of Lake Windermere and a boat journey on to bustling Bowness-on-Windermere. Another great attraction on the doorstep is the Lakeland Motor Museum. It makes a fascinating way to spend the day and has an excellent riverside cafe for breakfast and lunch with a view.
Close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, why not spend a day exploring here? Enjoy a lakeside picnic at Fell Foot, a beautiful National Trust lakeshore park, before visiting The Lakeside Aquarium or the Stott Park Bobbin Mill to learn all about the industrial heritage of the area. Head to nearby Gummer's How for a woodland walk with stunning views from the summit or enjoy a cruise around the lake from Lakeside Pier. For a change of scenery, the southern coast of Cumbria isn't too far away; with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air it's the perfect place to truly unwind. The beautiful village of Cartmel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and popular race course is only 7 miles away, as is the market town of Ulverston, home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum and many independent shops, restaurants and bars.