Watch Tree Apartment is a stylish and romantic duplex apartment, perfectly placed in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Backbarrow, near Haverthwaite, Cumbria.
Just two miles from the tip of Lake Windermere, the property boasts a great location if you are looking for plenty of outdoor adventure, with easy access to both the Southern and Western Lakes. A perfect base to enjoy walking, wild water swimming and cycling, for the cyclist there is secure cycle storage.
Park up in the dedicated car park before climbing the external steps up to the second-floor. Step into the beautiful open-plan living space complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and plush seating for up to four, a Smart TV, along with excellent WiFi. Perfect to unwind after a day of adventure.
Equipped with a full-size double sofa bed the apartment can comfortably cater for four adults.
Venture to the third-floor where you will find a calming king-size bedroom, a perfect place to sleep, before starting a new day with a refreshing shower or long soak in the bathroom.
The apartment rests just a short walk away from local attractions, including the historic Haverthwaite Steam Railway, that runs (in season) from Haverthwaite to Lakeside where cruises across Lake Windermere lead to Ambleside and Bowness.
Also within walking distance is the Lakeland Motor Museum, Café Ambio, Cliffhanger Escape Rooms and the Whitewater Hotel with its spa and club (day passes available), plus a bar and bistro overlooking the river. The Swan Hotel and Restaurant with its beautiful riverside setting is a pleasant two mile walk or short drive along quiet country lanes.
Nearby activities include horse riding at Bigland Hall, Cartmel races with meets throughout the year, Holker Estate and Gardens, walking, cycling trails, and the Go-Ape Experience at Grizedale Forest. Fell walks and water sports at Windermere and Coniston Water are also available.
A short drive will bring you to the historic village of Cartmel, where you will find plenty of places to eat and drink. A little further on will bring you to the beautiful Edwardian town of Grange-Over-Sands, where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade and stunning ornamental gardens.
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.