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Grimbles Cottage

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



Lakes Cottage Holidays rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Review(s)

  • Patricia

    “Ckecked double bed and noticed mattress had topper on mattress not up to scratch so used twin beds .”

    Shower head, hose and corner of shower cubicle needed good clean and nowhere to put toothbrushes and shwer gel in shower . NO info. on recycling not enough bins.

    Shower head, hose and corner of shower cubicle needed good clean and nowhere to put toothbrushes and shwer gel in shower . NO info. on recycling not enough bins.

    - Patricia, July 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. The mattress topper is to allow flexibility for guests as we realise some people prefer a firmer mattress, while others prefer a softer mattress and it is impossible to cater for everyone's individual mattress preference. It is nothing to do with the mattress not being up to scratch and we have had many guests say how comfy the beds are, as can be seen in previous feedback, so we are sorry to hear you did not feel you could use the double bed. We provide information on recycling and waste in the welcome email we send out and also in the information folder in the property explaining that there is no need to separate waste for recycling as it is a mixed waste collection and the waste management company separates it into recycling at their end. We are sorry you did not see this and will make sure the information is displayed more prominently for future guests. Our cleaner usually does a wonderful job and has a high sense of pride in her cleaning standard and quality and many guests have commented on how spotlessly clean and tidy they found the property, so we are sorry to hear on this occasion you found the shower was not clean enough and we will highlight this to her. We appreciate all feedback. Property Owner


  • 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.

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.

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