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 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. From here through a gate, to the common. 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, along with a seperate laundry room underneath the property.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for 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.
Now has Sky+ and WiFi.
Local Shop - The nearest shop is the Village Store in Chapel Stile
Nearest Supermarkets - 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
- Saturday changeover
- On one level
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- Towels provided
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|B||18th February 2017 - 31st March 2017||£569.00|
|C||1st April 2017 - 7th April 2017||£700.00|
|I||8th April 2017 - 21st April 2017||£829.00|
|F||22nd April 2017 - 28th April 2017||£743.00|
|D||29th April 2017 - 26th May 2017||£704.00|
|I||27th May 2017 - 2nd June 2017||£829.00|
|F||3rd June 2017 - 16th June 2017||£743.00|
|G||17th June 2017 - 21st July 2017||£780.00|
|H||22nd July 2017 - 25th August 2017||£822.00|
|E||26th August 2017 - 29th September 2017||£732.00|
|C||30th September 2017 - 13th October 2017||£700.00|
|H||14th October 2017 - 20th October 2017||£822.00|
|I||21st October 2017 - 27th October 2017||£829.00|
|B||28th October 2017 - 22nd December 2017||£569.00|
|B||23rd December 2017 - 24th December 2017||£569.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
Our 2nd time at Bens, would certainly recommend and will return later this year .A touch on the expensive side but you get what you pay for.Mr PAUL Hart - 14th January 2017
Bens is a very comfortable & warm cottage. Have stayed here a number of times.Mrs B Davies - 8th October 2016
Our first self catering holiday in over 20 years was a roaring success and we'd be more than happy to use yourselves againMr P L Walker - 25th June 2016
a really lovely cottage , that i'm sure we will use again and again . thanks for a lovely hollidayMr F Wallhead - 2nd April 2016
Just like to say we've stayed with the good life cottage company on numerous occasions and have always been happy with everything from properties to the level of friendliness from the company . We have already booked with the team again for this new yearMr S Eaton - 27th December 2015
Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could need and more. Lots of lovely walks from the door without always having to use the car, very relaxing. The Good Life staff were very welcoming.Mrs JANE Dronfield - 22nd August 2015
Yes, Elterwater is an ideal location, peaceful and within walking reach of everything you could need and within driving distance of both remote and touristy areas of the Lake District.Mrs P Lightfoot - 8th August 2015
We come to the lakes every year for week in summer. Have stayed at Bens cottage last 3 yrs. The cottage and the area ideal for us.Mr BENJAMIN Goorney - 1st August 2015
A great place to stay. Wonderful scenery and many good walks.Mrs B Davies - 13th June 2015
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