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 103 cottages near Backbarrow.

Coronation Cottage

4 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 4

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£319-£775

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

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£319-£775

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

April Cottage

4 star rating

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

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 1

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£385-£1075

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

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£385-£1075

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Mill Race Thirty Seven

3 star rating

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 0

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£595-£895

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Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£595-£895

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

The Lakeland Village Club - Blue Mill Eighteen

3 star rating

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 0

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£1095-£1095

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Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£1095-£1095

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Coach House

3 star rating

Greenodd, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 2

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£365-£1375

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Greenodd, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£365-£1375

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

3 Force Forge

3 star rating

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 3

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£355-£799

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Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£355-£799

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Thorn Cottage

3 star rating

Lowick Green, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 3

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£535-£1805

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Lowick Green, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£535-£1805

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Blue Mill Seven

3 star rating

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 0

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£695-£975

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Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£695-£975

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Lakeland Village Club - Mill View One

3 star rating

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 0

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£595-£895

3 star rating
Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£595-£895

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Rosemount Cottage

3 star rating

Haverthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 1

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£565-£3235

3 star rating
Haverthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£565-£3235

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Little Knott

4 star rating

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 4

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£365-£1749

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Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£365-£1749

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Woodgate Cottage

4 star rating

Lowick Green, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 4

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£409-£1305

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Lowick Green, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£409-£1305

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Riverview apartment

4 star rating

Backbarrow, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 0

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£409-£1045

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Backbarrow, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

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£409-£1045

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Hazelrigg Farm

4 star rating

Newby Bridge, near Windermere, Cartmel and Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 1

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£589-£1565

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Newby Bridge, near Windermere, Cartmel and Peninsula

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£589-£1565

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Woodland Cottage

4 star rating

Backbarrow, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Backbarrow (miles): 0

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£415-£595

4 star rating
Backbarrow, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

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£415-£595

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0