Otter Tarn - Horse Spout ref: UK1409

Backbarrow, near Newby Bridge, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


A truly magnificent architectural design Horse Spout lakestead is a detached lodge providing you the very best in holiday accommodation, it starts from the minute you enter the estate, driving past the beautiful Belted Galloway cattle as you head towards your holiday home. As you step in, you are greeted with a contemporary kitchen, fully equipped for all your needs and with views to die for, it will make cooking on your holiday that little more enjoyable! With floor to ceiling windows throughout the open plan living/dining area with the wood burner taking centre stage. From the living area there are two kingsize bedrooms and a twin bedroom, all with en-suite large showers and toilets. Horse Spout is close to the estate’s lake so as you sit on your balcony you can enjoy views to the front of the Lakestead, whilst the rear boasts a private hot tub overlooking the woodland. For those curious; a barn owl lives in the wood opposite and for this reason there is a commissioned painting of a barn owl for Horse Spout.
Exploring the immediate area, Backbarrow is set in the South Lakes peninsula, a perfect base to visit many popular attractions in the Lake District. Just 2 miles down the road is the Haverthwaite steam railway, hop aboard and enjoy the stunning landscape as you head into Bowness-on-Windermere. A short drive away is Newby Bridge, home to the Lakes Aquarium and Windermere Lake cruises. Three miles away is the popular priory village of Cartmel famous for it’s sticky toffee pudding, horse racing weekends, both a one and two Michelin star restaurant, and many quaint country pubs, this beautiful village well worth a visit. Beach 5 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 2 miles.Caring for the environment in the most eco-friendly way is at the forefront of this wonderful retreat, from caring for the welfare of the small creatures to the bigger eco picture, Mungeon Barn (UK30125) and Horse Spout (UK1409) are fully signed up to a higher level environmental scheme and committed to the conservation of the natural habitat. So whether you plan to bird watch, take walks in the private woodland, meet the Belted Galloway cattle or spend a day at the lake fishing (license required) this is all on your doorstep to be enjoyed! Exploring the immediate area, Backbarrow is set in the South Lakes peninsula, a perfect base to visit many popular attractions in the Lake District. Just 2 miles down the road is the Haverthwaite steam railway, hop aboard and enjoy the stunning landscape as you head into Bowness-on-Windermere. A short drive away is Newby Bridge, home to the Lakes Aquarium and Windermere Lake cruises. A short drive away is the popular priory village of Cartmel, famous for its horse racing weekends, sticky toffee pudding and two Michelin star restaurants, making this beautiful village well worth a visit! Beach 5 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 2 miles.
These Mungeon Barn, (UK30125) and Horse Spout, (UK1409) can be booked together to accomodate up to 14 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, 65" Smart TV and Blu-ray player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, 28" Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, 28" Freeview TV and en-suite with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, 28" Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair on request.


Patio with garden furniture and BBQ. 500 acre grounds with woodland and fishing lake (shared with other properties on-site). Hot tub for 6 (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Sorry, no hen or stag parties, the property has a natural water supply from a borehole and the lake is 50 metres away.
  • Nearest town
    Newby Bridge
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles

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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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