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Post Lady Cottage

Backbarrow, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful cottage retaining wooden beams and a warming wood burner
  • Close to the Lakeland Motor Museum and the southern tip of Windermere
  • Lovely, extensive tiered garden with plenty of outdoor furniture
Property code: SZ393

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.

Full of charm and character, this is a beautiful Lakeland cottage for four people. With a great mix of traditional features and with all the modern comforts and conveniences you could need, you really do have the best of both worlds here. Inside you'll find a cosy living room complete with wood burner, a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely dining area that has fantastic bi-fold doors. Upstairs on the first floor are the two bedrooms - a king-size room and a twin room - and the family bathroom. To the front of the cottage is parking for two cars, and at the rear is a delightful garden with decking areas and astro turf.

Backbarrow is a charming village, just 3 miles from the southern end of Lake Windermere. A great attraction on the doorstep is the popular Lakeland Motor Museum. It makes a fascinating way to spend the day and has an excellent riverside cafe for lunch with a view. Follow the river Leven that runs 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 bustling Bowness-on-Windermere.

Spend a day exploring around the southern end of Windermere, there's plenty to see and do 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. The market town of Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel, has a great selection of local independent shops as well as the world's only Laurel and Hardy Museum. Why not continue to the coast? Take in the wide-open vistas whilst enjoying a bracing coastal stroll.

Enter through the entrance porch of the cottage, with its useful coat hooks and slate flooring, and into the cosy living room. The two-seater sofa and two armchairs are perfectly positioned around the wood burning stove, prefect for relaxing evening in in front of the fire. There's a Smart TV in here for entertainment too. The modern country-style kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine and handy microwave. At the back of the cottage is the lovely dining room, which has feature bi-fold doors to the garden. The wooden dining table is the perfect place to gather round and enjoy a homecooked meal whilst comparing notes on the day's adventures.

Carpeted stairs lead from the living room up to the first floor, where you'll find the two beautiful bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom has a wooden king-size bed, perfect for indulging in a long lie in. This room is lovely and bright thanks to its two windows. There's also a quant dressing table and chair tucked in one corner, painted wardrobe for storage and an original feature fireplace. The second bedroom, a twin, is just as lovely as the first; a painted wooden wardrobe provides useful storage and there's a lovely view over the garden. This room can also be made up as a king-size upon request.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom, hidden behind a sliding door on the landing. In here you'll find a WC, washbasin and bath with shower over.

To the front of the cottage there is parking for two cars as well as a little seating area, ideal for watching the world go by. To the rear is a fantastic, tiered garden, while off the dining room is a wonderful, decked patio area. There's a table and chairs, wall-mounted heater and lighting, making this a great spot to enjoy some al fresco dining. Steps lead up to a further area of the garden which is covered in astroturf and has stylish pod seating and a hot tub, perfect for relaxing with a good book. There's also a pretty flower garden, a further grassed area that has an apple and a plum tree, and another decked area that has lovely views of the surrounding countryside. A steel bike cable with padlock is also provided for storing bikes if you fancy getting out and about on two wheels for a change.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin (which can be made up as a king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave
  • Wood burner - fuel provided
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed tiered garden with decked area, hot tub and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 0.5 miles, Windermere 2.5 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

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 23rd December 2023

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We spent an amazing Christmas at Post Lady Cottage. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The cottage feels so homely and is decorated beautifully. Our daughter loved all the Christmas decorations and really enjoyed the hot tub. The location is wonderful too, there are a few great walks a short drive away. Carol and Jimmy were heRead morelpful and there if you needed anything, but they left us to enjoy the cottage and garden on our own. A perfect location for a country Christmas! Hide

Reviewed by Diane 16th September 2023

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Lovely clean property , small but has everything you need . Well equipped and nicely presented . The hot tub was lovely , a nice addition to your relaxation .

Reviewed by Stephen 9th September 2023

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Carol and Jimmy were great hosts they are friendly and and went the extra mile to be helpful. Post lady Cottage has been beautifully renovated and is spotlessly clean. it was a real home from home with all mod cons and we appreciated the extra touches. We loved the gardens and jacuzzi, which was used every day. The location of the cottage is ideal Read moreand a great base to explore the Lakes. We recommend this property and hope to return next year Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 26th August 2023

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Fantastic cottage. Beautifully decorated. Attention has been given to all the things you might need while staying like cleaning products for the kitchen and bathroom, cling film and tin foil too. Separate towels supplied for bathing and the hot tub was fantastic. The garden is lovely. 2 separate egg chairs was great (I loved the double one for an aRead morefternoon snooze!). The hot tub was fantastic. We loved sitting out there at night. Great location for getting around. We loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 12th August 2023

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This cottage was by far the best we have stayed in. Carol and Jim were fantastic hosts, always on hand if we needed anything. The cottage was spotless and has everything you need for your stay. The welcome goodies were a nice surprise. The garden is beautiful and the hot tub was amazing after long days out walking. Its in a great area to get out anRead mored explore the beautiful Lake District. Thank you for an amazing stay. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 5th August 2023

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We had a really great stay here, the cottage is very comfortable and has everything we needed. Also has lots of options for eating and sitting outside. We also made great use of the hot tub. Owners were very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ian 29th July 2023

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This is an incredible picturesque property with easy access to many attractions and amenities. We had an amazing relaxing time. The venue allowed this. The hot tub was always welcome after days out.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Victoria 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 10th June 2023

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Carol could not have been more helpful. The offer of a fan for the bedroom to make the conditions a little cooler for our grandson was a lovely gesture and very welcome. The cottage was very well equipped with a cosy feel and we would love to return over the Christmas period when it is all decorated. Next time we are in the Lakes we will certainly Read morebe booking this beautiful cottage again, it was a great find. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by Joanne 6th May 2023

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We had a fantastic holiday at Post Lady cottage. The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. We loved the hot tub after a long day walking the fells.

Reviewed by Carol 21st April 2023

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A lovely clean, cosy cottage with everything you need. Nothing is too much trouble, great location for exploring the area. The garden is a beautiful peaceful place to relax. The boat from lakeside around windermere is definitely worth it.

Reviewed by Trudi 13th February 2023

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Would highly recommend. Clean, warm and cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need. Great hosts. There if needed but not intrusive.

Reviewed by Kathleen 29th December 2022

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Fantastic cottage. Really cosy and homely. Well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We loved the hot tub at night before relaxing in front of the log burner. Great location for visiting many of the Lake Districts beautiful sights and we really enjoyed the Motor Museum and Cliffhangers Escape Rooms which were within the village. The hoRead morests were so welcoming and we would highly recommend a stay in this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 22nd October 2022

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A very warm welcome and such a great place to stay for the half term break. The place was immaculate and the hot tub was used almost everyday. We had everything we needed as it was so well equipped. Despite a bit of weather as, they say in the Lakes, we were warm and cosy. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Peter 24th September 2022

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A beautiful little cottage spotless . everything you would need in the kitchen right down to a coffee machine . The host couldn't have been more helpful when the village had a power cut she came around with some candles ,and checked that we were OK If there is anything that you need just ask

Reviewed by Sarah 27th August 2022

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The most beautiful, comfortable, clean, home-from-home place we have stayed in. The hot tub was a huge success. The garden is beautiful. The owners, Carol & Jimmy, are so lovely, friendly, kind & helpful.

Reviewed by Carol 20th August 2022

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On arrival we were met by Carol who gave us a warm welcome. From the first step inside we could see just how fantastic,immaculate, and tastefully decorated the cottage was from the stone floors to the exposed wood. Small and compact but contained everything you needed. Everything was shown and explained to us. The garden is amazing a lot of thoughtRead more and planning obviously had gone into how to make the best of every space. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 13th August 2022

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Just got back from a lovely week at Post Lady Cottage as a family of four. The accommodation is beautiful with everything you could need, the hot tub was a real bonus. The indoor and outdoor games were a hit with the children, especially the badminton and archery. Carol was always helpful if we needed anything. Highly recommended.

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