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Grimbles Cottage

Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 996179)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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28 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “Lovely, clean, cosy cottage with good parking (which pleased hubby); equipped with everything you need for a great holiday.”

    The property is in a good location with plenty of places to visit not too far away, there’s even some a walkable distance.

    The property is in a good location with plenty of places to visit not too far away, there’s even some a walkable distance. Would definitely recommend.

    - Karen, May 2022

The property

Grimbles is a cosy, semi-detached cottage in the village of Backbarrow, in the Lake District National Park.

With the attractions of Windermere and the quintessential village of Cartmel closeby, this is an excellent base for a small family or two couples wishing to explore the southern Lakes.

The sitting room oozes complete comfort through the woodburning stove and plush cream settees, making it an ideal spot to unwind after a day of exploring.

Move into the kitchen/diner and you’ll find it to be well-equipped with all the necessities for cooking hearty family feasts.

The ground floor is completed with the pleasant conservatory, utility room and WC.

Grimbles hosts a double and twin bedroom which are served by the ample family bathroom.

From the cottage you are spoilt for plenty of breath-taking walks along the River Leven and around the southern tip of Windermere.

In the summer you can enjoy recreational activities such as sailing or scuba diving on the Lake as well.

Continue up the water on the Windermere Steamer, stopping off at various located to break up your journey.

The lively town of Bowness-on-Windermere offers many attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter and the brilliant range of restaurants, pubs, cafés and ice-cream shops.

This special corner of the Lake District is also home to Grizedale Forest which has endless woodland trails plus a tree top course.

With a great range of attractions nearby, the Grimbles has everything you need for a special holiday in the Lakes.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wood for the woodburning stove is available
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

About the location


Newby Bridge 1 mile; Bowness-on-Windermere 10 miles.

The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. Enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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