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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Bishop Fell, Backbarrow, sleeps 8

Areas: Lake District

Bishop Fell
LA12 8QP

Bishop Fell, Backbarrow, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £986.00

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.


Wonderful accommodation
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.

A great house from which to explore the Lake District.
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.
Brigid D

Excellent holiday, super host!
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!

Do not waste your money if you are a young group!
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

Fantastic week
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!



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


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 or similar parties
Note: Between 1st April - 30th September, this property is only able to accept week long bookings beginning and ending on a Friday
Note: Rental of this property includes access to the nearby Members Only Club at Cascade Health and Fitness, for use of the pool, steam room, jacuzzi, sauna and gym
Shop less than 2 miles and pub less than 1 miles

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lakeland Motor Museum - 0.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Fell Foot Park - 2.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - 2.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse - 3.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Cartmel Priory Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 4.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Holker Hall - 4.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Halecat House & Gardens - 4.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Blawith, St John's Church - 5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hoad Monument - 5.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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