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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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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • Mrs Smith

    “The cottage is well placed for getting into the Lakes, the Southern end of Windermere is a few minutes drive away.”

    We were also close to Grange Over Sands, a pretty sea side town. ...

    We were also close to Grange Over Sands, a pretty sea side town. The house itself was bigger than we expected with good sized rooms and well equipped kitchen. The time we were there, we had some very cold weather with penetrating frosts, but the cottage was lovely and warm and we didn’t feel the need to use the wood burner. The owners sent a “welcome email” beforehand with contact details and were friendly and helpful which we appreciated. Amazingly for the end of November, we had some excellent weather and enjoyed walking in brilliant sunshine with wonderful views in the mountains and the lakes. The colours were phenomenal. We will certainly look at using this cottage again.

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 11 mins walk, 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
  • Last minute
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