Montara is a welcoming terraced cottage in the South Lakes village of Backbarrow. Sleeping four people in two comfortable bedrooms it makes an ideal base for exploring the Windermere and Coniston areas as well as Cumbria's southern coastline. It boasts traditional features, a cosy open fire and even a view out onto a heritage steam railway line, perfect for railway children of all ages! There's even a good local pub just a mile from the door.
Backbarrow was built on the River Leven which tumbles through the village on its way from Lake Windermere to the coast at Morecambe Bay. The industrial heritage that built up around the river is still evident in the form of a large hotel which has been created from former mill buildings, this has a leisure centre and spa which makes a great way to spend a rainy day. Of course, there's also the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway, the terminus of which is an easy stroll from the cottage. Why not take a trip on it to Lake Windermere's southern tip? Staying in the village there's yet another great attraction on the doorstep with the Lakeland Motor Museum. It makes a fascinating way to spend the day and has an excellent riverside Cafe for a tasty lunch.
Only slightly further afield there is a fantastic choice of things to do. Windermere and Coniston are two of Lakeland's most well-loved destinations, and both are just a short drive away. Aside from the obvious attractions of the Cumbrian lakes and mountains there is plenty more to explore. The lovely village of Cartmel, just five miles away, is a foodie paradise with a Michelin starred restaurant, as well an ancient priory and even its own racecourse. Why not continue on to the coast and enjoy a stroll at the Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-Over-Sands? Whether you choose to spend your visit in the tranquil surroundings of Backbarrow or seeking out Lakeland's busier attractions, at Montara you are perfectly placed.