Walnut Cottage is a beautiful cottage for 5 people, located in the charming South Lakes village of Backbarrow. With an open plan living-dining-kitchen area on the ground floor, the accommodation is super sociable, perfect for getting together with family and friends. Also on the ground floor is the fabulous family bathroom, with a wet room-style shower and feature roll top bath. Up the stairs on the first floor you'll find the three bedrooms - there are two gorgeous king size rooms and a delightful single. To the front of the cottage is a pretty enclosed garden and at the rear is a lovely patio garden with outdoor furniture. As well as parking for two cars, there's also a wonderful games shed at the end of the drive that's sure to be a hit with children and adults alike!
Backbarrow sits on the banks of the River Leven and clues to this area's industrial heritage can be found all around. 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 tourist attraction where the trains take you through scenic countryside to the bustling Bowness-on-Windermere. 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.
Why not spend a day exploring Windermere, a short drive away? Indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy a cruise around the lake to experience the landscape from a different perspective. Head north east to magnificent Coniston Water where Donald Campbell attempted to break the water speed record in his jet engine boat, Bluebird. There are plenty of fantastic walking and cycling opportunities here, from the mighty Coniston Old Man to gentler woodland and lakeshore rambles. Spend a day exploring the stunning southern coast of Cumbria, with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air it's the perfect place to truly unwind.