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 67 cottages near Backbarrow.

Addyfield Properties - Addyfield Farmhouse ref: 14512

Cartmel-Fell, near Windermere, Bowness on Windermere

£450-£1301

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4 star rating
Addyfield Properties - Addyfield Farmhouse
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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
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Allt Maen ref: E3266

Lowick Bridge, , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£254-£644

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3 star rating
Enjoying views of the Old Man of Coniston this first floor accommodation is in a prime location for walking the many hills and fells of the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Hillcroft Cottage ref: W43399

Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£314-£664

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3 star rating
From this cottage, explore the beautiful Lake District National Park, or simply relax in front of the woodburner.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

Cragg Cottage ref: LC3

Bouth, Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£362-£759

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4 star rating
Set on the edge of the village of Bouth at the foot of Lake Windermere, this superbly presented cottage exudes character and charm.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

Coronation Cottage ref: 9063

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

£292-£411

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An 18th Century characterful cottage with a delightful ‘olde worlde’ charm just two miles from Grange-Over-Sands and within easy reach of Lake Windermere.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

West Cinder Hill ref: UK10067

Finsthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£525-£1124

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Enjoy a holiday here on the west side of Lake Windermere with many attractions and walks in the area to suit everyone.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

3 Force Forge ref: CC124191

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£347-£736

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3 star rating
Chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Lakeland, perfect for the smaller party and your dog offering an open fire, slate floors and luxurious designer décor fabrics.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    3

Tower View ref: UK1292

Beech Hill, near Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness on Windermere

£417-£1041

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Enjoying an elevated position with views over Lake Windermere and surrounding fells, this spacious property is ideal for exploring the stunning Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£475-£1417

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3 star rating
Refurbished to an excellent standard and benefitting from fabulous views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

April Cottage ref: UK1029

Staveley-in-Cartmel, near Windermere, Cartmel and Peninsula

£343-£909

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A quaint white washed stone cottage in a quiet village just south of Windermere and within walking distance of the lake shore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

Ben’s Row Cottage ref: CC129195

Backbarrow, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£424-£724

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3 star rating
Ben’s Row Cottage is in a quiet position in Brow Edge and has been lovingly restored and furnished to create a super holiday home.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    0

The Love Nest ref: UK1057

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1741-£2059

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5 star rating
Get ready for a romantic week away in the south of the Lake District National Park here at The Love Nest.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

Burrow House ref: 16118

Tower Wood, near Bowness, Bowness on Windermere

£398-£980

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3 star rating
A charming holiday home with plenty of character, just half a mile from the shores of Lake Windermere.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    4

Rosemount Cottage ref: CC129234

Haverthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£654-£1654

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3 star rating
This chocolate box cottage is perfectly placed, close to the South shores of Windermere in a secluded, peaceful setting.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles)
    1

Fir Tree Lodge ref: CC129332

Lakeside near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£578-£1167

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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