- £580 per week
- £83 per night
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets
- Welcome pack
- Countryside views
- No mobile signal
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 king size bed
- 2 single beds
- Cooking hob
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 WCs
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Family friendly
- Travel cot
- Enclosed garden
- Private parking
- On one level, no stairs
- Ground floor WC
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
Important - please note
- Check in: 4pm
- Check out: 10am
Situated in the pretty village of Elterwater in the Langdale Valley, Bens was once upon a time a wheelwright's workshop, now lovingly converted into a spacious ground floor property. Bens has fantastic views towards Elterwater Common and over towards High Close.
A couple of steps up lead to a level entrance on entering the cottage, the hallway leads through the house with bedrooms off from either side. The main double bedroom has a king-size bed, built in wardrobes, large chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Across the hall the twin room has two single beds, built in wardrobes and small dresser, and an en-suite shower room (Villeroy & Boch fittings). Continuing down the hall, to the left is the main house bathroom with shower over bath, and to the right the kitchen/dining room with Aga Style Esse electric range cooker. The lounge takes full advantage of the views with a floor to ceiling picture window looking out to High Close, the village common and fells beyond; A glass door opens from here to lead you down a few steps to a small sunny private and enclosed patio area with garden chairs. Lots of people sit out and admire the views with a well earned glass of wine!, The property has exclusive parking on a private quiet road for one vehicle, along with a separate laundry room underneath the property.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home from home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
Bens Cottage also has Sky and WiFi.
Local Shop - The nearest shop is the Village Store in Chapel Stile
Nearest Supermarkets - Tesco Express in Ambleside. Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - Britannia Inn, Elterwater
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 25 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 8.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 97.7 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 3.5 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 9.2 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.1 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 9.4 miles
Waterhead - 4.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 6.4 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 3.5 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 8.2 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 15 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 16.7 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 21 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 10.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 21 miles
Horse Riding -
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 7.8 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.2 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside - 4.2 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 11.2 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 8.9 miles
Bens is a lovely, comfortable cottage in what is a peaceful and most beautiful part of the Lake District. There are lovely walks from the door with a number of places to stop to enjoy a spot of lunch. The local Co Op in the neighbouring village of Chapel Stile is always well stocked for the basics so you can park the car and just enjoy a relaxing break. The patio is a lovely place to relax with a cuppa or a glass of wine, weather permitting!
I wish I could relocate this property into all the places I would like to visit. It is so perfect for my family's needs - father with limited mobility, two dogs and me.
Bens is an ideal centre for a holiday. It's warm and comfy with some stunning views. There's some great walking right on the doorstep with some great pubs nearby. Can't recommend it enough.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you
A beautiful cottage in a great location. Cottage very clean and well looked after with everything you need at hand. We are back in July.
A beautiful scenic area to visit.
One of the best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in. Well done to all who maintain it.
We enjoyed our stay so much at Bens that we have rebooked for next year. We have now stayed in three of the Good Life Cottages and this so far has been the best.
Lovely well equipped cottage with all you could need. Very clean and in a beautiful location.