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Backbarrow & Haverthwaite Cottages

Come-bye (85910)
Come-bye (85910)
Come-bye (85910)
Come-bye (85910)
Come-bye (85910)
Come-bye (85910)
Come-bye (85910)

Come-bye

Newby Bridge (1.5mls SW), Cumbria

2
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1
pets 1

Beautiful new-build apartment in the South Lake District with comfort and luxury throughout, perfect for a romantic getaway in a stunning location.

Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)
Post Lady Cottage (SZ393)

Post Lady Cottage

Backbarrow, Cumbria

4
2
1

Located in the heart of a delightful Lakeland village a couple of miles from Windermere, this traditional, cosy and welcoming cottage provides fantastic holiday accommodation for couples and families.

Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)
Montara (SZ348)

Montara

Backbarrow, Cumbria

4
2
1

Set in the southern fringes of the Lake District National Park, this compact yet cosy cottage is within easy reach of lake Windermere, Cartmel and Coniston Water for scenic walks.

Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)
Walnut Cottage - Ulverston (SZ549)

Walnut Cottage - Ulverston

Backbarrow, Cumbria

5
3
1

This stylish home is a fantastic base from which to explore the southern Lake District. Find space to get cosy inside after adventures or continue your day in the Great Outdoors with sundowner drinks in the garden.

Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)
Lynwood Cottage (SZ332)

Lynwood Cottage

Backbarrow, Cumbria

5
3
2

This welcoming cottage boasts glorious views and is perfectly placed for exploring some of the Lake District’s most popular attractions, including Windermere, Kendal and Grizedale Forest.

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Robin

Robin's Nest - Backbarrow

Backbarrow, Lake District

6
3
1
pets 2

This renovated Lakeland cottage in the heart of the South Lake District is the perfect family retreat with plenty to do and see nearby.

38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)
38 Ironworks (SZ024)

38 Ironworks

Backbarrow, Cumbria

6
3
2
pets 2

Part of a fantastic development in the friendly village of Backbarrow, this light and spacious apartment is a wonderful base for families and friends exploring the southern part of the Lake District.

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The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
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The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)
The Old Stables - Ayside (SZ506)

The Old Stables - Ayside

Ayside, Cumbria

2
1
1

This unique cottage is ideal for walkers to use as a base for a holiday of exploration around the spectacular scenery of the Lake District National Park.

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Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
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Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)
Hill View - Bouth (SZ253)

Hill View - Bouth

Bouth, Cumbria

3
2
1
pets 2

Featuring original exposed beams, flagstone floors and wood burners, this charming cottage is full of character and makes a delightful base for a couple or family exploring Windermere and Ulverston.

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Tanyard Cottage (SZ460)
Tanyard Cottage (SZ460)
Tanyard Cottage (SZ460)

Tanyard Cottage

Finsthwaite, Cumbria

3
2
1
pets 1

Located in the tranquil Lakeland hamlet of Finsthwaite, this pretty cottage provides relaxing self-catering accommodation for a couple or a small family exploring the southern part of Windermere.

2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)
2 Orchard Cottages (SZ013)

2 Orchard Cottages

Haverthwaite, Cumbria

4
2
1
pets 2

A charming, slate-built cottage with lovely outdoor space for al fresco evenings, escape to the Lake District National Park and enjoy the creature comforts of this home after walks and adventures.

Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)
Swallowdale (SZ591)

Swallowdale

Haverthwaite, Cumbria

4
2
2

A pretty barn conversion set in a breathtaking spot just a few miles from the edge of Windermere, this lovely retreat makes a relaxing holiday home for families exploring the southern Lake District.

Backbarrow and Haverthwaite

Haverthwaite and Backbarrow are two small Lake District villages sitting on the River Leven, which flows out of the southern tip of Windermere down to the sea at Morecambe Bay. Surrounded by spectacular South Lakes scenery and close to all the wonderful attractions and things to do of this popular area, you have plenty of options, whether you’re after a peaceful retreat or an energetic holiday. Read our guide and then find your perfect holiday cottage in Backbarrow or Haverthwaite!

The Lakeland Motor Museum

Housing an amazing collection of vintage vehicles in Backbarrow, this is a must-see museum for any petrol head! From cars to motorbikes, flying machines to pedal cars, and bicycles to caravans, you’ll be fascinated with the display! The Campbell Bluebird exhibition pays homage to world speed record holder Donald Campbell who sadly lost his life on nearby Coniston Water. You can see replicas of his famous Bluebird Boat, as well as the less famous but equally impressive car and jet hydroplane!

Cliffhanger Escape Rooms

For a rainy day in the Lakes, you can keep children, teenagers and adults alike entertained with a fun and challenging escape room game. With a group of up to 6, you have an hour to solve puzzles, find hidden objects, and solve the mystery to escape in time! Otherwise you could be taken by vampires, get locked in a bank room, or be forced to walk the plank by dastardly pirates!

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

You can travel to Lake Windermere in style on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway steam trains! You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to a bygone era as you pull our of Haverthwaite station and travel north alongside the southwest shore of Windermere to Lakeside Pier. Step back into the modern day here and set out on a walk, visit the aquarium, or continue your journey by boat! A selection of combined tickets with many of the attractions around the lake mean you can easily spend a day exploring both the water and shores of Windermere.

Under the Sea

The Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside offers a glimpse into the underwater world of the Lake District. As well as a fascinating selection of creatures – both water and land – that can be found locally, there are more exotic critters too. You can expect to see anything from adorable harvest mice and otters to sharp-toothed piranhas and pike. You can even take a dry dive below Lake Windermere and discover the life that lies beneath the beautiful waters!

Windermere Lake

Windermere is England’s longest lake and is rightly popular thanks to its many attractions and stunning surrounding scenery. You can take walks up and down the shores and in the surrounding fells, discover quirky historical edifices such as Wray Castle, or have a jam-packed day of fun with the kids at Brockhole Visitor Centre. The towns of Bowness and Ambleside are simply lovely and include lots of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants to while away a relaxing hour or two!

Horse Riding

Bigland Hall offers a number of rides and lessons for all levels of riders. Beginners, both adults and children, can be introduced to horse riding while those who have some experience can pick from a range of fell treks or a 1-hour woodland hack. There are also opportunities for advanced rider and classical dressage lessons!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

If you prefer your animals with talons and sharp teeth, then the Predator Experience in Ayside will be right up your street! Get up close and personal with a range of predators including eagles and wolves. Day courses in falconry are on offer from experienced tutors, while the ‘walking with wolves’ experience allows you to join the wolf hybrid pack with Maska and Kajika. It’s a truly spectacular day that you’ll never forget!

Cartmel

Cartmel, though small in size, has a lot to offer. Perhaps most famous for its sticky toffee pudding, made fresh in the village shop, this pretty village isn’t just about the sweet treats! It also has two Michelin starred restaurants, a popular race course that hosts fun family-friendly events, the impressive and historic Cartmel priory, and lots of independent shops. You can get around on your own two legs, two wheels, or do something a bit more unusual by zipping about with Lakeland Segway, or tour the streets in a horse and carriage with the Friesian Experience.

Industrial Heritage

Between Backbarrow and Haverthwaite you will find remnants of Backbarrow Ironworks. The impressive furnace stack takes centre stage, with other remnants of the works surrounding it, including a waterwheel pit and the old ovens. Though on the Heritage at Risk list for many years due to neglect, it was repaired in 2019 and is now a great stopping-off point if you’re interested in industrial history. Historic England describes the remains as “the best illustration nationally of iron-smelting technology development from the 18th to the 20th century”, so it’s well worth a visit!

Outdoor Adventure Activities

For those seeking an edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline fuelled adventure in the Lake District, then how about flinging yourself out of a plane? Skydive Northwest in Flookburgh offers incredible skydiving opportunities high above the spectacular countryside of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. For something a bit more-down-to-earth, head to Graythwaite Estate for a whole range of adventures that include clay pigeon shooting, axe throwing and 4x4 off-roading with CBA Events. Or Path to Adventure can take you out exploring with adventures that include bushcraft, ghyll scrambling and rock climbing.

A Wartime Relic

From Backbarrow or Haverthwaite you can head right into the hills for a number of enjoyable walks. If you’re a bit of a history buff, a walk up Bigland Barrow between the villages will fascinate. One of Wainwright’s ‘outlying fells of of Lakeland’, it has a concrete outlook tower on the summit that the famous author describes as a wartime relic. There are a few shorter walks directly up and down the hill, some passing a trout fishery, or you can include it in a longer hike through Bigland Woods, along part of the river, and past Bigland Tarn. It’s a lovely route that offers gorgeous views of the Coniston fells, Haverthwaite railway station, and more.

Holker Hall and Gardens

The stately Holker Hall boasts gorgeous rooms, though the real draw has to be the stunning gardens. Covering 23 acres, they include formal gardens, informal meadows, and even a Labyrinth! As well as house tours, there are a number of exciting events over the year including a spring fair, winter markets, and a popular summer theatre weekend.

A Day at the Seaside

During your stay here, you’re conveniently located for both the Lake District and the seaside. At Morecambe Bay you can enjoy a wonderful day on the beach, looking out over the glistening water, taking walks along the promenades, or even spotting wildlife at Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! The bay is dotted with coastal villages and small towns that offer lots of seaside delights. At certain times of year you can even walk right across the sands of the bay, led by an experienced Queen’s Guide.

Ulverston

The bustling market town of Ulverston is known as the Party Capital of Furness thanks its year-round programme of exciting events. The annual Dickensian Festival gives you the chance to dress up as your favourite Victorian character and enjoy vintage entertainment, while the Festival of Light sees the streets shine with themed paper lanterns of all shapes and sizes! The town also offers plenty of options for the casual visitor too. Why not admire the view from the 100ft Hoad Monument that sits on a hill above the town? The Laurel & Hardy museum commemorates the comic duo, the first of which was born in the town, and Conishead Priory is a Buddhist temple that hosts public meditation events and the opportunity to walk around the tranquil grounds.

Grizedale Forest

Between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere is the 24km of Grizedale Forest. With all that space, you can be sure that there’s plenty on offer! Forest trails lead you past fascinating art installations between the trees, or you can whizz by on two wheels on one of their mountain biking tracks. To get right in the canopy, there are Go Ape! high ropes courses and zip wire adventures. When you’re all funned out, enjoy a relaxing meal in one of the many picnic areas or have a bite to eat at the café.

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