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The Flowing River

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

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Manser

    “Really nice place - high standard.”

    Water pressure in the bathroom is really bad, took ages and ages for bath to fill up.

    - Mr Manser, July 2021

The property

The Flowing River is located in the village of Backbarrow and is set on the banks of the River Leven. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but still sits in the Lake District. The apartment is located on the ground floor with fabulous views of the river. This stunning apartment has been created by the current owners as a luxurious retreat and offers contemporary living in the Lake District. From the moment you step inside, the owner's attention to detail is evident. The whole apartment is furnished in a cosy and welcoming contemporary style and offers high quality accommodation. The open plan layout takes advantage of the views. The bedroom has a double bed and is complemented by a smart luxurious bathroom room. Stepping outside the front door, a short stroll takes you to the centre of the village and many walks and attractions. Accommodation in detail Located on the ground floor, the front door opens to reveal a luxurious, boutique, home from home, which welcomes guests with its contemporary and high-quality finish that is of the very highest standard with superb attention to detail. From the entrance hall, enjoy your first view of the beautiful riverside surroundings through the bedroom window ahead. Walking into the open plan lounge/kitchen diner, the views of the River Leven from here are just stunning at all times of the year. This stylish area allows you to relax on the comfortable sofa, whilst watching the TV. Enjoy an evening meal or simply sit at the table planning the day’s events. Gather in the morning to cook up a culinary treat in the well-equipped kitchen. Here you will find everything you need to cook that hearty breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. With high quality units and worktops, integrated appliances and a first-class inventory which is complemented by an electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Tassimo coffee machine and washing machine/dryer. The bedroom, which is dual aspect, offers a welcoming double bed and is complemented by a luxurious bathroom which is fully tiled and has a bath with shower over, basin and WC. A large, mirrored bathroom cabinet with shaver points. Step out from the lounge to a patio area with garden furniture. Relax here whilst enjoying the sound of the river and enjoy alfresco dining on a summer evening or indeed breakfast on a beautiful morning. Private parking for 1 car. Location The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to explore these areas without driving. There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High Dam Tarn - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions within easy reach, especially the Lakeland Motor Museum and the Cliffhanger Escape Rooms. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored traditional steam train. Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas. This unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park is only a fifteen-minute drive from Durham Bridge Barn. Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day. Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings. All this and the famous Cartmel racecourse providing national hunt racing in its most original format is just off the centre of the village square. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeple chases.


  • 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:

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  • Christmas