Enjoying an elevated position, Lynwood Cottage is accessed by 13 external stone steps. Once inside you'll find comfortable, homely accommodation for up to 5 people and a lucky dog. The spacious L-shaped living-dining room is a lovely social space. The living area has a cosy wood burner and sliding doors lead from the dining room to a quaint gravelled patio area. Also on the ground floor is the well equipped kitchen with delightful views to the raised garden beyond. Upstairs on the first floor is the family bathroom and the three bedrooms: a double with its own en suite shower room, a bright twin and a cosy single. At the back of the cottage, seven steps lead up to the elevated rocky garden with views to the distant fells.
Backbarrow is a charming village sitting on the banks of the River Leven. Follow the river through the village to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, built to transport coal and iron inland from the coast, now a popular visitor attraction where the trains take you through scenic countryside to Lakeside at the foot of Windermere from where you can take a boat trip up the lake. Another great attraction on the doorstep is the Lakeland Motor Museum. It makes a fascinating way to spend the day and has an excellent riverside cafe for lunch with a view.
Head south to the stunning Cumbrian coast, with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air it's the perfect place to truly unwind. A 25 minute drive east takes you to Kendal. There’s a great choice of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants on offer here; a trip to the Brewery Arts Centre is a must for culture vultures and the ruins of Kendal Castle will intrigue history buffs. Spend a day in Keswick - the adventure capital of the northern Lakes or why not sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies? A few miles north of Backbarrow is Grizedale Forest which has bike trails for all abilities. You can hire bikes from the Visitor Centre there and, if you have a head for heights, try out the Go Ape high ropes course.