The Nest is nestled in the small village of Backbarrow, just under 2 miles from the south tip of Lake Windermere. Set over the second and third floor of a contemporary apartment building, lies this beautifully appointed property. Perfectly positioned to explore the delights of The Lake District, The Nest is an idyllic base for a small family or group of friends. Two sought-after off-road parking spaces greet you upon arrival, along with a private entrance leading you up an internal staircase and to the second floor, where this duplex apartment is located.
Upon entering the property you're welcomed into a bright and airy hallway featuring a storage cupboard, providing a handy space to store muddy boots and walking gear before continuing through to the main area of the house.
The lower floor of the apartment boasts an open-plan living space, offering a sociable space to gather with the family and enjoy some quality time together, nestling in on the sumptuous corner sofa and putting your feet up to enjoy a spot of television after a busy day. The designated chef will be delighted by the contemporary kitchen, fully-equipped with all of the necessary amenities and featuring a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer. Gather your guests around the dining table to serve up your culinary delights before heading out through the patio doors to the balcony for a refreshing nightcap, soaking in the tranquil view across the River Leven. The lower floor features a king-size bedroom, framing views of the surrounding greenery through the window and offering ample storage space to house your belongings, serviced by the neighbouring family bathroom, fit with a bath and overhead shower, giving you the choice between a leisurely soak or a quick rinse. The upper floor houses two more bedrooms, a double room and a super-king-size, benefiting from a zip/link feature to offer flexible sleeping arrangements, both decorated with a light colour scheme and offering a homely setting to rest your head, serviced by a contemporary shower room.
Venture out into the center of Backbarrow where you can experience a challenging escape room at Cliffhanger Rooms followed by a refreshing drink overlooking the River Leven at Whitewater Hotel, a converted 19th-century factory. Take the short stroll to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and travel a 3.2-mile-long heritage railway ride in an old-fashioned coach, pulled by a historic steam train to Lakeside Pier and the Windermere Steamers. Head further afield to the popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere, home to a selection of pubs and restaurants including Hole in t' Wall, Bowness' oldest pub, as well as a host of fun-filled attractions to suit all ages, including The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Bowness Bay Marina, where you can hire a boat and enjoy a leisurely float along Lake Windermere. Adventurers will be delighted with the varying landscape to explore in the Lake District National Park, home to mountains, valleys, rolling countryside and sixteen lakes! Tackle the climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, offering panoramic views as far as the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. The Nest is the perfect setting for your next trip to The Lake District.
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.