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The Flowing River

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


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Joanna

    “Property was beautiful.”

    Very clean and really liked the little touches such as the dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and cloths left for us.

    Very clean and really liked the little touches such as the dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and cloths left for us. Only downside was the instructions for the key safe. It took a while and a phone call to find the correct key safe. Where it was placed was the furthest away from the building and not clear enough in the instructions! Apart from that it is set in a beautiful place with stunning locations in the surrounding areas.

    - Joanna, August 2022


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Tassimo coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am


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.

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About the location


Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas