Montara - The Lake District, Sleeps 2-4
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Montara - Backbarrow, Nr Ulverston, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 2-4


Montara dates back some two hundred years and provides self-catering that is perfect for couples or three adults (but can also accommodate four guests if need be). Well appointed, Montara sits within the Lake District National Park close to Lake Windermere and Coniston Water in the small Cumbrian village of Backbarrow with lovely views over the gorge.

Cosy and welcoming all year round, the cottage has an open fire for winter breaks, and a front garden area where you can sit out when the sun shines. Nicely tucked away from the busier tourist honeypots, this tranquil area offers plenty of peace and quiet for a relaxing break, whilst being within easy driving distance of the many attractions of the Lakes.

Within the surrounding local area you have great walking opportunities, as well as attractions that include the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway (it passes the back of the cottage) for a nostalgic way of seeing the scenery, and the Lakeland Motor Museum for enthusiasts of all things transport related (cars, bikes and motoring memorabilia).

The Cumbrian Coast and Morecambe Bay is also only a short drive away with Grange-over-sands providing plenty of seaside fun. Stop off at the Medieval village of Cartmel (the home of the sticky toffee pudding!) on the way with its beautiful priory, shops and eating establishments.

Sitting alongside the River Leven, Backbarrow's heritage is long with its roots firmly in cotton milling. Today it has a shop for stocking up on provisions and also a hotel with a spa for meals out and pampering. The local area also offers a good choice of pubs and restaurants.

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  • Montara, sleeps 2-4 in the Lake District National Park
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • King-size bedroom at the front
  • Twin bedroom at the back
  • A tranquil spot to relax
  • View over Lake Windermere
  • Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway runs past the back of the cottage
  • Steamer cruise on Windermere
  • A typical Lakeland street scene
  • Coniston Water
  • Montara
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  • Open Fire
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Kingsize Bed

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Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Entrance porch takes you into...
  • Sitting room with comfy seating, television (with Freeview), DVD player and open fire for cosy nights in.
  • Kitchen equipped with electric oven/hob, fridge, microwave, and washing machine - everything needed to self-cater.
  • Shower room with WC and wash basin.

First floor

  • King-size master bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers for clothes storage at the front of the cottage.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe at the back (you can see the steam trains as they pass from the bedroom window).

Outside: There is a garden to the front of the cottage where you can sit out and enjoy the lovely views over Barrow Hill. Parking on the quiet lane at the front of the cottage (there is also parking opposite).

Additional information: Unfortunately no pets and strictly no smoking. Babies in arms and children over the age of twelve are accepted. Heating (electric storage heaters throughout), electricity and bed linen are included in the price (please bring your own towels). Welcome bags of logs and coal are provided. Short breaks available, please enquire with the owner: three night weekend breaks offered (Fri, Sat, Sun); or four night mid-week breaks (Monday to Thursday inclusive). Unfortunately the owners cannot offer short breaks in June, July, August and September).

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £225
Mid Season from £240
High Season from £345
Peak Season £395

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Enquire with owner
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 2-4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin)

Owner's details:
Owner: Tony Bubb, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Montara joined Independent Cottages in Aug 2016

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