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The Flowing River

Backbarrow, near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1053394)

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  • “The apartment is warm,modern,well equipped and comfortable.”

    Well located for visiting the South Lakes area. Would be very happy to stay thee again.

    Well located for visiting the South Lakes area. Would be very happy to stay thee again.

    - Mr Hughes, October 2021

The property

Ulverston 7 miles. Resting in the quaint village of Backbarrow, on the banks of the River Leven, is this fabulous ground-floor apartment, The Flowing River. Nestled in a rural location, The Flowing River is the idyllic base for an escape from reality with your significant other. Stepping inside, be charmed by the owner's attention to detail, with a contemporary décor complimented by stylish eye-catching features, where a plush blue sofa takes centre stage in the open-plan living space, inviting you to kick off your shoes and settle down for a moment of peace following a day of adventure. Tucked away at the rear of the sociable space rests a fabulously-appointed kitchen, housing all of the essential amenities required to ensure an enjoyable self-catering experience; cook up a storm and serve your culinary delights at the intimate dining table, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, take your experience outdoors with a spot of alfresco dining, backed by the tranquil waters of the River Leven. Stepping back indoors, prepare for bed with a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles in the contemporary bathroom, stylishly tiled throughout, and retire for the evening to the thoughtfully laid-out double bedroom to rest your eyes ahead of a new day. Head off on foot and take the short stroll into the heart of Backbarrow to discover the plethora of heritage vehicles on display at Lakeland Motor Museum, or if that's not your thing, soak in the peaceful setting of the charming village as you unwind with a refreshing drink at the Whitewater Hotel. For a unique experience, visit The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and ride a heritage steam-hauled locomotive through the picturesque countryside, and after working up an appetite, head to the Anglers Arms to indulge in some traditional pub grub. Avid outdoor adventures are spoilt for choice with the selection of walking, cycling and hiking routes available from your doorstep; challenge yourself with a hike to the summit of Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights, or discover the striking dam at High Dam Tarn. No visit to The Lakes would be complete without a trip to Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England; board a steamer at Lakeside Pier and travel to the popular tourist destinations of Bowness or Ambleside; a wonderful way to get better acquainted with your surroundings. The medieval village of Cartmel is within easy reach, offering stunning views of the South Lakeland fells and steeped in history, with its 12th century priory and delightful assortment of heritage buildings decorating the village square. Whether you're looking to unwind or explore, The Flowing River is a base that you'll be delighted to return to.


  • Ground floor apartment
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffeemachine, Smart TV, Bluetooth DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles.

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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
  • Christmas