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Bishop Fell in Backbarrow, Cumbria

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

Bishop Fell description

Holiday home
Bishop Fell is a lovely detached cottage nestled in Brow Edge close to Backbarrow, Cumbria. Hosting four bedrooms: two super-king-sizes, one with an en-suite bathroom, a king-size and twin, together sleeping eight guests. There are two shower rooms to serve the remaining bedrooms. Completing the interior is an open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, and a second-floor snug. Outside provides a multi-level garden with furniture, as well as off-road parking for four cars. Bishop Fell is a wonderful choice for a rural break to the Lake District.

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.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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September 2020
We have just returned from our family holiday at Bishop Fell. The house is stunning and Jane the lady who owns the property was very helpful both before our holiday and during. My elderly mum spent the week with us and all her needs were able to be met easily, due to bedrooms and a bathroom downnstairs. Jane left us a lovely welcome pack for our arrival,with some lovely goodies. The scenery is beautiful and to sum everthing up, our holiday was perfect. We are already looking to book for next year.
August 2020
Wow! We have just returned home after having an amazing week at Bishop Fell... the house is absolutely stunning with the most incredible fixtures and fittings.. the decor throughout is beautiful and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything at the highest quality. Jane the host greeted us on arrival and provided us with a welcome hamper which was lovely ! The house is situated in a great location in the lakes for exploring, we enjoyed many walks as well as visiting Coniston, Ulverston, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside all within driving distance. We will certainly return in the future to this amazing property and will definitely recommend this wonderful place to friends and family.
July 2020
Stayed at Bishop Fell for a week in July 2020. We were blown away by the quality of every element of the house. It looked fantastic in the photos but was even better in real life which is certainly very rare! Decoration throughout was beautiful and extremely well thought out. Facilities were ideal for groups/families staying together as there was plenty of space for the evenings and 3 gorgeous bathrooms. Self catered most meals most days while we stayed and found the kitchen to be exceptionally well equipped compared to many other holiday cottages I have stayed in before. Owner was really helpful with suggestions for walks and restaurants etc both before arrival and during our stay. Responded to any queries very promptly and left us a lovely welcome hamper for arrival which was much appreciated. Great location in the lakes for exploring - we enjoyed many walks while we were there and our group of 2 children, a grandparent and other family members all had a fantastic week away. Covid-19 precautions were all also dealt with in a very efficient manner. We are already thinking about when we would like to book again and would highly recommend.
April 2020
We booked this property to celebrate my Mums 60th birthday and we were not disappointed! The house is stunning and extremely well equipped - no expense has been spared. Ideal for extended families and the host Jane is great and looked after us very well with a lovely package of local goodies on arrival and great communication both prior to and after our stay. Book now, you will not be disappointed!!
January 2020
We stayed in this beautiful property for New Year and so pleased we chose Bishop Fell. Newly renovated and furnished to an amazingly high standard, start to finish, the owners have literally thought of everything. Perfect for larger families, and having bedrooms downstairs also was a plus with great disability access, shower and we on ground floor. Great walks on doorstep, lovely pubs and restaurants close by. We would highly recommended and most definitely shall return. The owner delivered us warm home baked mince pies and a wonderful bottle of champagne upon arrival - lovely lady and great service.
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