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Lynwood Cottage

Lake Windermere (2mls NE), Lake District
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Just 2 miles from Windermere, England’s largest natural lake
  • Unwind in front of the roaring wood burner or outside in the tranquil garden
  • Cosy cottage with an elevated position providing beautiful views of the fells
Property code: SZ332

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.

Enjoying an elevated position, this cottage is accessed by 13 external stone steps. Once inside you'll find comfortable, homely accommodation for up to five people. The spacious L-shaped living-dining room is a lovely social space. The living area has a cosy wood burner and sliding doors lead from the dining room to a quaint gravelled patio area. Also on the ground floor is the well-equipped kitchen with delightful views to the raised garden beyond. Upstairs on the first floor is the family bathroom and the three bedrooms: a double with its own en-suite shower room, a bright twin and a cosy single. At the back of the cottage, seven steps lead up to the elevated rocky garden with views to the distant fells.

Backbarrow is a charming village sitting on the banks of the River Leven. 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 visitor attraction where the trains take you through scenic countryside to Lakeside at the foot of Windermere from where you can take a boat trip up the lake.Enjoy a family day out at Cascades Leisure Club located at The Whitewater Hotel, swimming, tennis, squash are just a few of the exciting activities on offer.  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.

Head south to the stunning Cumbrian coast, with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air it's the perfect place to truly unwind. A 18-mile drive east takes you to Kendal. There’s a great choice of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants on offer here; a trip to the Brewery Arts Centre is a must for culture vultures and the ruins of Kendal Castle will intrigue history buffs. Spend a day in Keswick - the adventure capital of the northern Lakes or why not sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies? A few miles north of Backbarrow is Grizedale Forest which has bike trails for all abilities. You can hire bikes from the Visitor Centre there and, if you have a head for heights, try out the Go Ape high ropes course.

The living area is a lovely welcoming room, with the two-seater sofa and three-seater sofa positioned to make the most of the wood burner, perfect for cosy nights in relaxing in front of the fire. For entertainment there's a TV with DVD player. The living room leads through to the dining area; gather round the dining table, equally suited to comparing notes on the day's adventures over your delicious home cooked meal or for spreading maps and guide books out whilst you plan tomorrow's. Sliding doors from the dining area lead out to a small gravelled patio area. Early risers will relish the chance to enjoy a peaceful morning cuppa out here before everyone else is up.

The bright and airy kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need for a self-catering holiday. In here there's an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, useful washer/dryer and handy microwave. There's also a dishwasher so no need to fight over who has to do the dishes, though with pleasant rural views from the kitchen sink, you might not mind after all!

Upstairs on the first floor are the three bedrooms. First up is the lovely, spacious double room complete with useful chest of drawers for storage. The double bedroom has its own en-suite shower room, a real treat. Next up is the bright twin room with its two matching pine single beds, and last but by no means least is the cosy single room. Also on the first floor is the modern family bathroom. As well as the WC and wash basin there's a fabulous bath and separate shower cubicle - reinvigorate muscles tired from walking in the shower or indulge in a long soak, all tastes are catered for here.

There is private parking for two cars in front of the cottage. As well as the gravelled patio by the dining room, at the back of the cottage, seven steps lead up to a wooden seat. With wonderful fell views, it's a lovely spot to enjoy an al fresco aperitif.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided
  • TV with Amazon Firestick/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 outdoor seating areas, a gravelled patio and a rocky garden up a flight of steps
  • There is a range of children's toys and board games for both adults and children
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • Please note that 13 stone steps lead up to the front door of the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 27th October 2023

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Great cottage with everything you need.nice local walks and a short drive to windermere. Nice wood stove and enough wood for your stay ( we were out all day so just had it on in evening ) Well kitted out kitchen. read the folder provided by vendor as its very informative of local walks etc. Would definitely stay again. Paul Dongying and Lulu

Reviewed by Valerie 21st August 2023

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A lovely cosy cottage, so well equipped, its really easy to find once you get to backbarrow, there is a steam train ride up the road in hetherswaite. Its about half hour to windermere and from there the other beautiful villages around the lake. There is a really good folder at the cottage with lots of information about walks and places of interest.Read more There is a very small shop/petrol station/Greg's few miles away for essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 19th June 2023

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Great, spacious cottage in a perfect location to explore the lakes and mountains. A real home-from-home feel with everything I could possibly need. Would highly recommend a visit here.

Reviewed by Dennis 27th April 2023

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The cottage was really good, good location for visiting the Lake District. There was Netflix and Disney plus (and a few others) on the television which was great. We had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Jane 26th December 2022

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Reviewed by Brenda 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Lisa 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Yvonne 17th June 2022

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