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Bishop Fell, Backbarrow

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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This delightful detached cottage rests in Brow Edge, close to Backbarrow, Cumbria and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.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. Amenities: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher, tumble dryer. And i...This delightful detached cottage rests in Brow Edge, close to Backbarrow, Cumbria and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.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. Amenities: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher, tumble dryer. And in the out building outside the kitchen door is a washing machine and tumble dryer. Smart TVs with Freeview and WiFi. Selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Heating – Radiators, Wood burner, mains underfloor heating in kitchen and 2 bathrooms and electric in 1 shower room. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off-road parking for 4 cars. Multi-level terrace to the rear with furniture. Sorry, no smoking/vaping and no pets. No stag or hen parties. Shop 1.2 miles and pub 0.5 miles. Region: 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. Town: 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type, 2 Full baths
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Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Brigid D
Brigid D
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On arrival we received a warm welcome from Jane, the owner of Bishop Fell. The house is beautifully presented and very well equipped with quality kitchenware and furnishings throughout the house. The layout of the house is great with plenty of space for our thee families/generations. The house is very cozy and is spotlessly clean throughout. The bathrooms and en-suite are exceptional and of a very high spec. The garden is on three levels and cleverly designed with seating on each level and we enjoyed eating outside despite it being October! Jane has even provided blankets to use outside! A picnic set of plastic plates/cups/glasses would be a great addition for families eating in the garden - especially for children. Next to the house is a small well-equipped park which our grandchildren (6 & 9 years) enjoyed several times a day. It is a real bonus as children can be easily supervised from the house. The property is in a small village and a great location for exploring the Lake District. The many walks from the house are enhanced by option of visiting Cafe Ambio en-route! Jane has provided lots of information about the local area which we found very useful and a Guest Comment book would be a good addition. Jane lives nearby and although we didn’t need to, we felt confident that she would respond to any issues arising during our stay. We also appreciated the opportunity to catch up with her on the morning of our departure. We would thoroughly recommend this property to others.
Visited October 2022
Written November 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Discover65723931863
Discover65723931863
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This accommodation is top notch; luxurious, extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. Jane was very welcoming and the welcome pack was a lovely touch too.Lots of interesting places to visit - we particularly liked the The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. We had a lovely holiday here - highly recommended.
Visited September 2022
Written November 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Danielle
Danielle
2 contributions
Jane is the perfect host! Before we even arrived, she couldn't do enough to help us. Due to unforseen circumstances, we couldn't make the original date and we rang Jane to see if there was a possibility of moving the booking (if not we'd have lost the money). She was so understanding and offered us an alternative date. We booked through booking.com and she helped us liaise with them, even when it proved difficult. Booking.com mentioned a fee and Jane wavered this too! From the second we arrived, we had a warm welcome including treats for our stay. The house was perfect: decorated to the highest of standards, very spacious, exceptionally clean and included everything we needed. We asked Jane about restaurants nearby, she rang us with multiple suggestions. Unfortunately, the local area had a power cut and Jane contacted us apologising and asking whether we were okay - we actually weren't even affected. We were so thankful and would book again without hesitation. Thank you Jane and family, we've had an amazing time! Hope to see you again!
Visited March 2022
Written March 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rob
Rob
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To give an honest review I will give the accommodation credit it was well equipped and kept to a high standard. However that is unfortunately where it ends. Jane the host, made it perfectly clear she did not want a young group in her accommodation. We are all mid to late 20s hard working just wanting to explore. I can only describe Jane as patronising, paranoid, aggressive and untrustworthy Receiving text messages during our stay, checking up on us saying the neighbours heard the smoke alarm. It created an atmosphere like we were being watched all of the time. Then during check out we were essentially questioned about what we did, times that Jane spotted us and when we set the smoke alarm off. We were branded as liars when we said it was the toaster. We took pride in leaving the house exactly as we received it and went the extra mile to make sure it was more then enough. I then received a rather aggressive and bullying text messages falsely claiming we had burnt the bottom of her pans because the heat was too high on the induction hob. The text message was as if she had been wanting to find anything just so she could prove us wrong and prove to herself we weren't the people who we were saying we were. This was part of her aggressive text telling us also she can read our body language when speaking to us that something wasn't right. I would say you need to get your money back on who taught you because you were most certainly wrong! This is something completely unacceptable and not what a host should be doing. Jane left such a sour taste in our mouths at the end of our holiday and left us feeling so upset with your prejudice towards a younger group. This is the only thing I can assume. Anyway as a prewarning to anyone thinking of booking she will try and find anything to gain extra money from claiming 'damaged' items. Take photos of everything at the start of your stay! Rob
Visited September 2021
Written October 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness24343699736
Happiness24343699736
I am saddened to witness your comments made as I do not feel this a true reflection of the events that had happened during your stay. The Kitchen contains a heat sensitive alarm which is triggered by high heat. The lounge contains the smoke alarm which should be triggered by any smoke protruding through, therefore the toaster would not have caused these said alarms to go off as you have suggested. Our neighbours witnessed the windows being wide open and the alarms going off which alerted them to report this to myself. This caused me some concern to which I made contact with yourself to ensure everyone is OK. When it came to carrying out the changeover of the property, I noticed severe damage caused to the pans which I reported the incident to our Agents who informed us of the good housekeeping bond process. The experience could have caused future disappointed to our guests had I left them in the condition that your party decided to leave them in. The pans costs anywhere around £130 to replace (La Creuset) but upon further reflection, we only decided to retain £30 of the said fees as the pans were able to be restored to an acceptable state again. This isn't a decision taken lightly, as I like to ensure all of my guests have a wonderful stay at my property by way of maintaining the property standards throughout. For assurances to any of our future guests, the property is not watched over by myself or the neighbours as this review may suggest, only in the event our property and guests may be at risk. Best wishes, Jane
Written February 7, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alyons13
Alyons13
St Helens, United Kingdom2 contributions
It was an absolute joy to spend a week at Bishop Fell and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Our family included me and my husband with two under 2’s plus grandparents and the property was perfectly situated for us; close proximity to many tourist spots but peaceful and tranquil on a night time. There is a park literally next door (there is an access gate in the garden) which was great for taking the twins into to keep them occupied. The cottage is recently renovated and you can tell - all appliances and kitchen utensils are up to date and there are smart TVs throughout so you don’t miss out on Netflix, prime etc (godsend with two toddlers) and we had no issue with connectivity. The views upstairs of the surrounding forestry are beautiful. It was just a shame we were so busy that we didn’t get the chance to sit in the comfy chairs and chill out - either indoors or outside. In the garden outside, for that matter, there are both a dining area and casual seating area as well as the option to use a fire pit. Overall a fantastic week and we were sorry to have to leave!
Visited September 2020
Written September 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue F
Sue F
1 contribution
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.
Visited August 2020
Written September 5, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MrsJLBrown
MrsJLBrown
Beverley, United Kingdom3 contributions
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.
Visited August 2020
Written August 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Caffeine addict
Caffeine addict
2 contributions
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.
Visited July 2020
Written July 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Natalie
Natalie
1 contribution
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!!
Visited March 2020
Written April 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KAREN P
KAREN P
3 contributions
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.
Visited January 2020
Written January 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop Fell, Backbarrow

Bishop Fell, Backbarrow is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Bishop Fell, Backbarrow has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Bishop Fell, Backbarrow has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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