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Annie's Cottage

Backbarrow, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful cottage retaining wooden beams and a warming wood burner
  • Cosy cottage with an elevated position providing beautiful views of the fells
  • Spend balmy evenings on the patio or around the firepit
Property code: 87603

Cosy cottage for four, set in the south of the Lake District National Park with plenty of walks right from your door and Lake Windermere only a short distance away.

Bright and cheerful throughout, this quaint three-storey cottage sits in the pretty village of Backbarrow and boasts some lovely views across the fells. Sleeping four people over two bedrooms and welcoming one canine companion, it’s an excellent accommodation option for small families or groups of friends. Escape to this fantastic retreat and spend days exploring Lake Windermere and evenings chatting beside the fire pit in the cottage’s pretty garden.

Step inside and you’re met by a whole host of cosy features, like wooden beams and a glowing wood burner. Head to the stylish kitchen and rustle up some dinner for your loved ones. Get everyone together to eat at the dining table in the lounge, or make your way outside to the raised decking and dine alfresco. After dinner, take up a seat by the fire pit in the garden, retire to the lounge to slip onto a sofa and warm your toes by the wood burner, or head to the second-floor snug to lose yourself in a good book. When it’s time for bed, you’ll find a lovely master bedroom on the first floor and a handy twin on the second floor.

Stroll just 1 mile into Haverthwaite and hop aboard the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Enjoy a 3.5-mile trip on a nostalgic steam locomotive to the foot of Lake Windermere. From there you can board one of Windermere Lake Cruises’ elegant steamers for picturesque sailing to Bowness or Ambleside. Check out the World of Beatrix Potter Museum in Bowness and the Peter Rabbit Experience at Wray Castle in Ambleside. When you return to Haverthwaite, stop off in the station’s famous tea room for afternoon tea.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • TV in the lounge, Echo Dot in both bedrooms
  • Garden with patio seating and firepit
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Private parking for 1 car and on-street parking (subject to availability)
  • Sleeps 4 + 2 (daybed in the snug)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Colin 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 27th May 2022

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The cottage is pleasant and comfortable. It is unusual in that it is an old terraced cottage in what was once an industrial village. But this gives it character, though the local industry has now gone.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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