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Robin's Nest - Backbarrow

Backbarrow, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a relaxing evening in front of the wood burner after a day out
  • Large garden area to enjoy the amazing views over the hills and fields
  • Leisure pass for nearby hotel and spa with pool, sauna, and much more
Property code: 85686

This renovated Lakeland cottage in the heart of the South Lake District is the perfect family retreat with plenty to do and see nearby.

Fire up the wood burner in the winter months and relax out in the delightful cottage garden in the summer when you stay at this welcoming Lake District holiday home in Backbarrow, 7 miles from Ulverston. Sleeping six guests and two dogs, this three-bedroom property is just 2 miles from Lake Windermere and 7.5 miles from Coniston Water. Head out from here to Lakeland beauty spots and follow footpaths through dramatic and picturesque parts of the national park.

Step through the porch, where you can leave your outerwear, and into the inviting lounge/diner. Settle in here in front of the Smart TV, with Sky TV and BT Sport, or play games together while the wood burner crackles gently in the background. Wander on into the well-equipped kitchen to prepare tasty meals for your party then call everyone to the table in the room next door. At the end of each fun-filled day, climb the stairs to discover a twin bedroom and the family bathroom. A double bedroom, with an en-suite WC, and a super-king-size room, with zip-and-link beds that can be arranged as twins if discussed in advance, are up on the floor above. Take breakfast, lunch and dinner out into the sunshine of the private garden, with its choice of seating areas, during your stay. There’s also parking for two cars, an electric hook up and bicycle storage at the cottage.

Make your way 2 miles to Lakeside to take a nostalgic steam train through the gorgeous scenery of this southern section of the Lakes. Alternatively, board a cruise here and disembark at piers along the shores of Lake Windermere to undertake walks and see historical sites. Head into Ulverston to browse in its shops, visit the market and dine out.

 

  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC, and 1 en-suite WC
  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private on-site parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 6 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Enclosed garden with seating, lawned area, and patio area
  • Smart TV with SkyTV and BT Sports in the lounge
  • Leisure pass for a nearby spa hotel - facilities include indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, squash and tennis courts
  • Electric car charging point
  • Bike storage available
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Ian 8th July 2022

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Cottage absolutely delightful, very clean, well stocked hamper upon arrival, lots of towels, bedding, quality oven, hob etc again really clean, lots of small details like packets of doggy bags, wash liquids, barbecue coals, walking sticks, the owners have really given thought to what people would like and that effort is warmly welcome, booking agaiRead moren! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 4th July 2022

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Great cottage fully equipped. The hamper on arrival was a lovely surprise The owner has made us feel very welcomed. Good communication Easy access to the south lakes and local walks. will definitely be booking again

Reviewed by Heather 24th June 2022

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a wonderful place to stay . spotlessly clean and really well equipped. All the little extras for dog and human guests made us feel very special. thank you both and finally you were around to help and advise when needed which was much appreciated

Reviewed by Linda 18th June 2022

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The cottage for needs and perfect location. We had a family interment to attend in Barrow, where a lot of the family are, but this was perfect for some to enjoy us with a family evening meal and have a good matter about the memories we all have our holidays in Barrow.

Reviewed by Cynthia 3rd June 2022

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Lovely, spotless, comfortable cottage, very well equipped.

Reviewed by Leigh-Anne 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 21st May 2022

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This is a very comfortable and cosy cottage, with everything you could wish for, even your furry friends. A beautiful garden to sit and relax in with stunning views. The most comfortable beds we have ever encountered and lots of charming walks on the doorstep. The only thing people need to be aware of is due to it being an old property the stairs aRead morere quite steep and the garden is also on a gradient. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay here if your looking for a comfortable holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 8th April 2022

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Absolutely beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. It had been cleaned to a pristine standard prior to our arrival and it was equipped with everything you need. Really appreciated the lovely hamper and Easter goodies which were waiting for us when we arrived. If we were to visit the Lakes in future we would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Clare 2nd April 2022

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Beautiful cottage, incredibly clean and homely. A gorgeous setting for a restful holiday. Owners have left us some lovely surprises on arrival, theres no recommendations I would make for improvements as its simply brilliant.

Reviewed by David 19th February 2022

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Lovely property in a great location. Hosts were extremely accommodating and the little extra touches were very much appreciated. We had an absolutely lovely time and would come back in a heartbeat! Perfect for all four of us and perfect for our lovely dog.

Reviewed by Elsie 30th December 2021

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Th cottage was very clean and fully equipped as described. Beds are very comfortable We did appreciate all the kind attentions such a the Christmas tree and decorations which made the place festive, the Prosecco and chocolates and the fresh bread. We had an amazing stay and the owner is very responsive for any question We did feel like home

Reviewed by Rachael 5th November 2021

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A lovely cottage set off the A590. Tastefully furnished and very comfortable,the welcome pack of tea, coffee & biscuits were a lovely touch. We loved our stay there and found it a good base to travel to see the lakes and mountains. ! We would thoroughly recommend staying here.

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Location

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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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