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Walnut Cottage - Ulverston

Backbarrow, Lake District
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage for 5 people, located in the charming South Lakes village of Backbarrow
  • Sociable open plan living-dining-kitchen area, perfect for getting together with family and friends
  • Enjoy dining alfresco on the pretty patio
Property code: SZ549

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.

This attractive holiday homeis a beautiful cottage for five people, located in the charming South Lakes village of Backbarrow. With an open-plan living-dining-kitchen area on the ground floor, the accommodation is super sociable, perfect for getting together with family and friends. Also on the ground floor is the fabulous family bathroom, with a wet room-style shower and feature roll-top bath. Up the stairs on the first floor you'll find the three bedrooms - there are two gorgeous king size rooms and a delightful single. To the front of the cottage is a pretty enclosed garden and at the rear is a lovely patio garden with outdoor furniture. As well as parking for two cars, there's also a wonderful games shed at the end of the drive that's sure to be a hit with children and adults alike!

Backbarrow sits on the banks of the River Leven and clues to this area's industrial heritage can be found all around. 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 the 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 lunch with a view.

Why not spend a day exploring Windermere, a short drive away? Indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy a cruise around the lake to experience the landscape from a different perspective. Head north east to magnificent Coniston Water where Donald Campbell attempted to break the water speed record in his jet engine boat, Bluebird mk II. There are plenty of fantastic walking and cycling opportunities here, from the mighty Coniston Old Man to gentler woodland and lakeshore rambles. Spend a day exploring the stunning southern coast of Cumbria, with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air it's the perfect place to truly unwind.

Leave coats and boots by the door before continuing onwards into this charming cottage. The open-plan living-dining-kitchen area is a wonderful social space. At the front is the living area - with its inviting L-shaped sofa positioned around the cosy wood burner, it's the perfect place for relaxing evenings in. For entertainment, there's a Freesat TV. The gorgeous dining area is full of character, with exposed brickwork and a framed map of the National Park, centred on the house – perfect for planning trips and walks. Gather round the dining table for convivial mealtimes swapping stories about the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal. Overlooking the rear garden is the modern country style kitchen. Well equipped with an electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, handy washer/dryer and dishwasher, the kitchen is sure to delight the cooks in the group! Perch at the breakfast bar, perfect for keeping the chef company.

The family bathroom can also be found on the ground floor. An oasis of calm, as well as the expected WC and wash basin there's a fantastic wet room-style shower and a fabulous free standing, roll top both. Whether you prefer an invigorating shower or an indulgent soak in a beautiful bath, all tastes are catered for! An extra separate WC next door completes the ground floor. A separate utility room offers a washer/dryer and Belfast sink – perfect for cleaning muddy boots!

Head up the stairs to the first floor and you'll find the three bedrooms. There are two beautiful king-size bedrooms, both with gorgeous metal bedframes and quirky character features. Last but by no means least is the single bedroom with extra long 6'6' bed. A lovely light room, you're sure to feel instantly relaxed.

At the front of the property is a pretty enclosed garden. With a wooden bench, it's the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by with a cup of tea. To the rear is a delightful patio garden, with a shaled area with table and chairs and a further raised paved patio with a picnic bench. Enjoy dining alfresco out here, or simply relax out here with a good book for a peaceful few moments. A real treat at the house is the addition of a games shed tucked away at the end of the drive - this fantastic bonus space is sure to delight children and adults alike! With table tennis table and a dart board, it's the perfect place to escape to on a wet afternoon. This shed also doubles as a great place to securely store bikes or canoes, for those who prefer to explore their local area on two-wheels or by paddle power.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 single with extra-long bed at 6’6”
  • 1 bathroom with a free-standing bath, separate shower and a WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed front garden with bench, rear garden with 2 patios – 1 is raised, both have furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars on the driveway. Further on-street parking available on the road in front of the cottage
  • Bike and outdoor gear storage available in games room
  • Games room with table tennis table and dartboards, access via outside
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 27th January 2024

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Lovely cottage warm and cosy. Good base for touring the lake district. Had a great stay.

Reviewed by Michele 7th December 2023

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This cottage was like home from home. It was extremely well equipped in the kitchen and had everything you could possibly need. The beds were really comfortable and the bedding was very cosy. The personal touches in the cottage make it a very pleasant stay. We will book here again in the future as an ideal base for exploring the lakes.

Reviewed by Rosemary 10th November 2023

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Walnut Cottage is a comfortable property sleeping 5 people. It is well appointed with an excellent selection of crockery, cutlery and versatile cooking utensils. The kitchen area is spacious as is the utility room. The underfloor heating in kitchen, bathroom and utility room is efficient. The dinning area has plenty of room as does the lounge, therRead moree is a good collection of local interest books. The bathroom is downstairs it has a good shower, nightlights in the hall guide you at down at night. Hide

Reviewed by Anjana 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Georgina 4th August 2023

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A lovely and cosy cottage. Comfy beds and plenty of storage. Kitchen was well equipped. Good to have the utility room and separate toilet. The free standing bath was fab and the shower was excellent. The kids loved the games room and nice to have a bit of outside space in the garden to dry towels and sit out in the evening. A great location to visiRead moret Windermere and Coniston and we really loved Fell Foot, which was only 10 mins away. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 11th July 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 3rd July 2023

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A lovely holiday home, very well equipped in the kitchen & for keen walkers if they need to wash & dry clothes ( also families) The location was ideal for days out We both had a fantastic holiday

Reviewed by Valerie 3rd March 2023

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Very easy access to cottage by key access box. Property lovely warm in arrival. Clean fresh and tidy. Very comfortable beds and great decor. Log burner easy to use too. Would highly recommend as in great location and access to many areas of the Lake District easy reach. We would book again.

Reviewed by Les 20th February 2023

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The cottage is in a good location for exploring The South Lakes. A few things I wished we had known before hand were: 1. the main road behind the cottage is very loud even when inside the cottage so would spoil any enjoyment of the yard in the summer months. 2. there says ample parking but it is down a steep drive which was not suitable for our estRead moreate car which meant parking on the road at the front which was annoying as the front door did not work. List of maintenance issues left for owners. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 23rd December 2022

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Reviewed by Jenny 9th September 2022

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Lovely home, well-equipped and in a great location. Easy to find, no issues with parking or anything else relating to the house whilst we were there. Really nicely decorated, homely and clean/tidy with good provisions of toys/books etc. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Simon 2nd September 2022

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Walnut cottage is well equipped and comfortable cottage in a great location to explore the southern lakes. The only negative was that there was some slight traffic noise that could be heard from the back bedrooms when you had the windows open.

Reviewed by Brian 19th August 2022

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Walnut Cottage is a beautiful, spacious property that more than lived up to our expectations. It's not always the case these days that online photos give an accurate, honest picture of reality, but we can honestly say that the cottage is every bit as impressive in real life as the photos suggest! Beds and sofa were very comfortable, kitchen well eqRead moreuipped and the games room was excellent. A wonderful property that we'd love to stay in again. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 22nd July 2022

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Lovely cottage, had everything we needed

Reviewed by Fouzia 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 13th May 2022

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The cottage was really well-equipped. Never seen so many utensils in the kitchen! The beds were really comfortable and the bed linen was superb. Really appreciated proper covers on the pillows! The location of the cottage is great for visiting Windermere Lake and is quieter than the northern end of the lake. There is a little traffic noise from theRead more road to the rear of the property but not unduly worrying. We had a great long weekend and would definitely use the property again. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 29th April 2022

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A comfortable, well provisioned cottage for our family of 5. Close proximity of steam train was an added bonus. Wonderful local walks.

Reviewed by D 15th April 2022

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This is a lovely, clean and well equipped cottage. It is at a great location very easy to explore the south of the Lakes.

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