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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.

This amazing property is ideally situated for making the most of everything on offer in this beautiful corner of the South Lakes. Take a ride through the rolling countryside on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway (1 mile), visit the popular Lakeland Motor Museum (0.5 miles), or enjoy a peaceful walk along the River Leven. Ulverston Safari Zoo (11 miles) is a must for all ages, or why not head south to the coast for a day at the seaside. Just a few miles away from neighbouring village Newby Bridge is the southern tip of Windermere, England’s longest lake and a hugely popular Lake District destination at Lakeside (3 miles). Hop aboard a vessel with Windermere Steamers for a tranquil and relaxed exploration of the water and head up to Bowness (9 miles) or Ambleside (14.5 miles).

Walking into this traditional Lakeland property you will feel relaxed and ready for your holiday. First is the porch area, perfect for those muddy boots and for hanging your coats and dog gear. The open-plan living area is the hub of the house with three sofas surrounding the wood burner and Smart TV, with Sky TV and BT sports. It is the perfect base to chill and relax after a day exploring this picturesque region. The dining area is equipped with oak table and chairs and has plenty of space for a family feast. Head on through to the kitchen which has lovely views out across the garden. Here there is an electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge/freezer. Up to the first floor, you’ll find the main bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, plus a twin bedroom. On the second floor there’s the main bedroom with double bed and en-suite WC and finally the super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request).
There are plenty of seating spots throughout the steep, stepped garden area to enjoy those amazing views. There is a patio area outside the kitchen, or head up to the top for another vantage point. There is private parking for two cars with an electric hook up. Cyclists can store their bikes in the lockable shed.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • 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
  • 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

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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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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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