The village of Backbarrow sits on the River Leven in the beautiful Leven Valley, five miles northeast of the busy Cumbrian town of Ulverston. Having been badly affected by the floods of November 2009, the village is now back to its best thanks to the hard work of some proud local people, and tourists are being welcomed to this idyllic spot all year round again. The history of Backbarrow is quite a tale and avid historians enjoy visiting the village to learn about its important role during the industrial revolution. In the 19th Century, Backbarrow was a hub of iron and cotton production, as well as being famous for producing the pigment ultramarine or "dolly blue". The remnants of this colourful production line can still be found at the old factory, known as "The Bluemills". Another lasting testament to Backbarrow's industrial past stands in the form of the old ironworks, which were built in 1711. Visitors here can see the old blast furnace stack. Backbarrow's location at the southern end of Lake Windermere, between Lakeside to Haverthwaite Railway and the River Leven, makes it a powerful draw for tourists who can explore the nearby National Trust-owned Fell Foot Park and Beatrix Potter country. Holiday cottages in Backbarrow are available all year round and visitors are made to feel right at home amongst the luxurious surrounds of their own little piece of the countryside.

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There are 56 cottages near Backbarrow.

Little Knott ref: 394

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£319-£1004

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4 star rating
Little Knott
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An 18th century cottage with a rustic feel situated just one mile from Coniston Water. Countryside views from most rooms.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Ramblers Lodge (VE Gold Award) ref: CC129166

Bowland Bridge, Bowness on Windermere

£464-£744

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4 star rating
Excellent tranquil hideaway cottage within the South Lakes just a short drive away from Bowness and Kendal.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Lane Cottage ref: UK1119

High Newton, near Cartmel, Cartmel and Peninsula

£539-£851

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4 star rating
Within 5 miles of Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands and the southern tip of Lake Windermere, Lane Cottage is ideally based for exploring the Southern Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    3

The Hedgehog ref: UK1053

Newby Bridge, Cartmel and Peninsula

£1495-£2462

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5 star rating
Boasting large en-suite bedrooms and a children’s room fitted with a Playstation 4, The Hedgehog is ideal for families of eight.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

The Barn ref: 26403

Eden Mount, near Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Peninsula

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Explore the Lake District National Park from this property, or simply relax in the enclosed garden with a glass of wine.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Wood View ref: 26333

Rusland, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£836-£2263

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4 star rating
Charming 17th Century barn with a quirky layout and stunning views from the balcony. Quiet courtyard setting with hot tub and sauna.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    3

Addyfield Properties - Addyfield Farmhouse ref: 14512

Cartmel-Fell, near Windermere, Bowness on Windermere

£435-£1237

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4 star rating
Comfortable family cottage with beams and open fire in feature stone fireplace, stunning views over countryside, walking from the door.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Friars Fold ref: UK1017

Backbarrow, near Ulverston, Cartmel and Peninsula

£387-£996

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4 star rating
With excellent walking, cycling and a wealth of attractions nearby, Friars Fold occupies a superb location in the South Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    0

Hillcroft Cottage ref: W43399

Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, Cartmel and Peninsula

£270-£655

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3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

Winnowing Barn ref: CC124112

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£456-£1274

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4 star rating
A former bank barn refurbished to a high standard with a warm homely feel throughout.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Ellerside ref: UK1149

Cark, near Cartmel, Cartmel and Peninsula

£711-£1785

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5 star rating
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Tucked away in a quiet part of the Lake District, yet close to many top attractions, Ellerside Cottage offers the perfect, secluded Lakeland retreat.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    3

Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£281-£639

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3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    3

Broomhill Cottage ref: CC129263

Lindale, near Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Peninsula

£409-£674

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4 star rating
Traditional white washed cottage with delightful enclosed garden, only 15 minutes drive from Lake Windermere.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Fir Tree Lodge ref: CC129332

Lakeside near Ulverston, Cartmel and Peninsula

£509-£1156

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4 star rating
Situated just 50 yards from Lake Windermere this ground floor apartment is ideal for adventures on and off the water.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    2

Thwaite Bridge House ref: CC124164

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£615-£2465

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4 star rating
Located in the heart of the peaceful Rusland Valley with a farmhouse style kitchen, conservatory and a beautiful lawned garden.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    3