Lynwood Cottage ref: CC129140

Backbarrow, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

3 Stars



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Lynwood Cottage occupies an elevated position within the village of Backbarrow, a mere two miles south of Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The area is an ideal base from where to explore the delights of the Furness Peninsular, the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and, of course, the steam cruisers on the lake itself. The property is also within easy reach of Grizedale Forest, home to the ’Go Ape’ attractions, a series of climbs and walkways set above the forest floor, all with the security of safety harness! Newly refurbished in a contemporary style with much use of bright co-ordinating linens and fabrics throughout, Lynwood is a comfortable and quality home and enjoys direct access from the rear onto the surrounding fells. We are certain that plenty of attractions will keep the whole family busy but for a change of scenery and all important relaxation, a day at the nearby Whitewater Leisure Centre can be enjoyed, payable locally.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Heated by night storage heaters, the accommodation comprises:
Steps to entrance.
Lounge/diner: L-shaped room with woodburning stove, TV and DVD.
Dining area: with patio doors leading into the garden.
Kitchen: With fridge/freezer, electric cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and pleasant views to the fells.

First floor

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with views to the fells and a fully tiled en-suite with shower, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with fell views and pine furniture.
Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
Bathroom: Fully tiled with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access available.


Small rear elevated, natural rock garden with patio area and views to the fells. Private parking for two cars. Please note: There are 7 steps to the garden.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    8 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible, with its winding streets, pretty cottages, whitewashed houses and medieval buildings leading to the village square. The village offers visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, and eateries.

Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings. It is also home to Britain's smallest National Hunt racecourse and the National Trust attraction of Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, a historically important building situated in the heart of the village.

Occupying one of the most attractive spots in the area, Grange-over-Sands looks out across the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, a rich feeding ground for many species of birds that take advantage of the great climate in the area. It is easily accessible from the Lake District (Lake Windermere is only seven miles away) and towns such as Kendal are also just a short drive from here.

There is much to do and see on the Peninsular from golf , horse riding and fishing to hot air ballooning and parachuting! There also a good number of great walks, plus many places of historical interest.

Things to do nearby

Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow

Discover over 100 years of motoring history including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Plus motorist gift shop and riverside cafe. Tel: 01539 530400

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. This beautiful historic house is set amongst stunning formal gardens, woodland and deer park. Holker hosts an inspirational programme of special events. The cafe and food hall offer the finest local and speciality produce. Tel: 01539 558328

Ulverston Golf Club

One of many great golf courses set on the Cumbrian coast with views over Morecambe Bay, Lakeland and the Irish Sea. Designed by HS Colt in 1924 the course offers visitors an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf. Tel: 01229 582824

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory is one of the most beautiful churches in the north east. Built more than 800 years ago the church serves as a centre for the local community.

Grange over Sands Golf Club

Set on the coast in Grange-over-Sands this 19 hole golf course has sensational views of the surrounding woodlands, open countryside and the famous mountains of Cumbria. Tel: 01539 533180

Bigland Hall Equestrian

Aiming to provide the best quality horse riding in the Lake District Bigland Hall Equestrian Centre offers a wide variety of rides suitable for all ages and abilities. Tel: 01539 530333

Silverdale Golf Club

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fabulous views of Morecambe Bay and the Leighton Moss reserve this 18 hole course gives golfers a real chance to challenge themselves. Tel: 01524 701300

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

An intriguing Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Manson with cafe and gardens. Enjoy a woodland walk to Morecambe Bay. Tel: 01229 584029

Lakeland Quads
Lakeland Quads

Lakeland Quads is the only dedicated quad bike trekking company in the Cumbria. There are three treks to choose from - the farm trek, the peak trek and the fell trek, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and fell. Tel:07881 919940

Furness Abbey

Nestled in a peaceful valley in Barrow-in-Furness are the majestic remains of Furness Abbey, an English Heritage site that was formerly one of the richest and most powerful Cistercian Monasteries of its time.

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

Cartmel Racecourse

Situated in the picturesque village of Cartmel the racecourse has been in operation since the 1850's. It offers traditional National Hunt Racing to seasoned visitors and novices alike. Tickets can be booked online and events are held throughout the year.

Ascent Training

Outdoor adventure for all abilities in the Lake District specialising in all outdoor activities. Staff are very experienced and highly qualified in all sorts of activities including rock climbing, caving and mountaineering. Tel: 01539 551375

Lakeland Miniature Village

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate which depict Cumbrian house and farms all hand made by Edward Robinson. All surrounded by an Oriental garden. Tel: 01539 558500

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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Your pets go free at this property. Your total pet price of £0 is included in the below prices
Saturday 24 March 2018 7 nights £ 387.00
Was£ 474.00
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