Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District

Toad Mire





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Fishing Nearby / On-Site

Hot Tub

Property Info

General Info

Toad Mire is a beautiful cottage situated 1.5 miles from the small village of Backbarrow, a wonderful retreat with an open-plan living area. Completely lake-fronted, you can expect to see extensive views from the sitting room with its glass windows and patio across the lake, and you may even spot the resident otter or swans. Well-suited for families or friends to come together, this retreat is designed to a standard of luxury, beginning with a lounge which hosts sumptuous leather sofas, and a woodburning stove to warm those cooler evenings. White-washed walls, and spotlights in the ceiling, surround a dining table situated by the window; a fantastic outlook over the lake and surrounding woodland, as well as evidence of wondrous nature within in the Osprey painting hanging on the wall, inspired by a photograph taken by a previous guest! The glamorous floor to ceiling windows continue round to the kitchen, which is spaciously arranged, with fabulous wood effect units, and a small breakfast area, perfect for a warm cup of tea throughout the afternoon. There are three beautiful bedrooms included, each wrapped in more enticing views, which you can wake up to every day that goes by, with an interior matching that of a hotel quality. Exceptional extras include luxury en-suites, a hot tub overlooking the lake – perfect for stargazing in the evenings, outdoor furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue. Surrounded by woodland and thriving bluebells and more, you will look forward to opening up the sliding doors, and enjoying everything Toad Mire has to offer. Beyond this, 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 is certainly worth a visit. The cottage is situated 3 miles from the prehistoric village of Cartmel, described as a thimble full of Diamonds, perfectly sited for attending Cartmel Races. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this village makes an inspiring choice from which to adventure further into a magical heartland of silver lakes. A getaway not to be missed.Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs - 918617, 929182, 931530, 931531, 981166 Total occupancy 36. Property ref 923450 is a short walk away sleeping an extra 8 Read More

Property Info

Three ground floor bedrooms with 32 "Smart TV: 2 x super-king size double with en-suite monsoon shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with 65'' Smart TV and woodburning stove.


Gas underfloor heating throughout with woodburning stove. Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice maker and water chiller, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, 4 x Smart TVs ( 1 65" with Freeview and 3 32" with Freeview, Blu-ray, Bose Bluetooth speaker, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available to hire. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio with furniture and BBQ and shared use of extensive lawn and grounds. Private hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.6 miles. Note: Fly fishing available on-site, environmental licence required. Fishing free for one rod on a catch and release basis, at extra cost for more rods and there's an extra cost if you wish to keep any of the fish. Note: Due to fly fishing lake on-site, children must be supervised at all times. Note: WiFi is suitable for general browsing only, not downloading or live streaming. Note: Max 6 people, plus 1 infant. Note: Check-in 4pm. Note: There is deep water close to the property and children need to be supervised at all times. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 6 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



5 star luxury

Otter tarn describes their accommodation as 5 star luxury lodge accommodation, if this is what you are looking for then this is the place for you to stay, we stayed in Toad mire august 2021 all I can say is wow wow wow, this truly exceeded our expectations, pure luxury in the kitchen there is everything you need and more even down to the ice maker in the fridge, the living area huge comfy couch that you can just snuggle into, blankets provided for cold evenings to wrap yourself in, the underfloor heating is fabulous and easy to work, smart tv’s in every room, bedrooms have luxurious showers toiletries, huge big comfy beds. Outside the lodge huge comfortable decking with lovely seating and again blankets for the chilly nights so you can still sit outside under the stars, hot tub is gorgeous and the way the lid opens ensures you are not overlooked, everything is complete luxury inside and out of the lodge. Toad mire is directly on the lake and not overlooked the peace and quiet is amazing, waking up and looking over the lake wow, if you are looking for a place to recharge then this is the place. The owners Kath and John from start and booking the accommodation all the way through to the end of the holiday have been amazing, you can tell they truly love their accommodation and so they should, we had a small issue with the hot tub and the bubbles, called Kath and she was there resolving it, totally on hand for anything you needed. We ordered a shop for the day we arrived this came no issues, and we were enjoying the luxury and the peace so much we did not actually leave the lodge until unfortunately the day we had to leave,  I can’t praise the accommodation and all the team enough, so we booked again for next August 2022 and I cant wait till we return.  


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