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
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 0.2 mile to a pub
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Great Views
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- On one level
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
A beautiful scenic area to visit.Mrs Brenda Davies - 29th October 2018
One of the best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in. Well done to all who maintain it.Miss Judy Richmond - 2nd July 2018
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. Mrs Linda Booth - 25th June 2018
Lovely well equipped cottage with all you could need. Very clean and in a beautiful location.Mrs Linda Turner - 11th June 2018
Cottage exceeded our expectations: Really comfortable and homely and therefore relaxing with an excellent view from the lounge towards Loughrigg Fell. A great location too for walking and great pubs in Elterwater. Mr Robert Sparks - 3rd January 2018
We've stayed in many self-catering cottages in the area and really enjoyed this one. We chose it as we had our son's dog with us and it was listed as dog-friendly. we would certainly stay here again. Ben's Cottage is delightful with wonderful views and the convenience of a village pub and local cafe on the doorstep. The walks along the river to the Co-op in Chapel Stile or to Chester's at Skelwith Bridge are an added bonus. No car needed once you've arrived!Mrs Lynn Meredith - 6th June 2017
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 - 23rd January 2017
Bens is a very comfortable & warm cottage. Have stayed here a number of times.Mrs Brenda Davies - 18th 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 Paul Walker - 4th July 2016
a really lovely cottage , that i'm sure we will use again and again . thanks for a lovely hollidayMr Frederick Wallhead - 11th 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 Simon Eaton - 20th January 2016
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 - 2nd September 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 Patricia Lightfoot - 17th 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 - 12th August 2015
A great place to stay. Wonderful scenery and many good walks.Mrs Brenda Davies - 22nd June 2015
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