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Newby Bridge (1.5mls SW), Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Stylish, contemporary second-floor apartment in the Lake District National Park
  • Curl up with a film in the living area or admire the riverside views
  • Enjoy a blissful night’s sleep in the cosy king-size bedroom
Property code: 85910

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

Escape to this outstanding retreat at Backbarrow, just 1.5 miles from Newby Bridge and 2 miles from the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Sleeping two guests, and also welcoming one canine companion, the inviting apartment is set on the second floor of a modern building. From here, head out for walks through picturesque countryside and along the banks of the river and the shores of the lake. Take a boat trip out across Lake Windermere from Lakeside, 2 miles away, or simply relax at your home from home with your loved one, taking in the picturesque views out over the River Leven.

Step inside, leave your walking boots and jackets in the lobby and make your way into the immaculate, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Enjoy the airy ambience of the light-filled room, lose yourself in the waterside vistas or settle down together in front of the Smart TV with a DVD player and Bluetooth speaker. Whip up a delicious dinner for two on those nights you chose to stay in, then dine together at the table. You also have a handy washer/dryer and a dishwasher. Indulge in a relaxing hot shower before heading off to your king-size bedroom every night. Sit out in the sunshine of the shared lawned areas as often as you choose, looking out for wildlife beside the river. You’ll have parking for one car, plus access to visitor spaces, subject to availability.

Plan trips out to Bowness-on-Windermere, 8 miles away; Windermere, 9 miles away, and Ambleside, 14.5 miles from the apartment, to potter in independent shops and dine out in eateries. Cartmel, 7 miles away, also has a colourful choice of shops and restaurants. Make your way to Coniston Water, about 7.5 miles drive, to walk beside the lake. Venture 12.5 miles to see the National Trust’s splendid Wray Castle.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Sloping ceilings throughout
  • Private parking for 1 car plus nearby visitor spaces (subject to availability)
  • Shop 6 miles and pub within walking distance
  • 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.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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