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Ben Place Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £500  to  £895

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Short Breaks From

  • £125 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£875 Sat, 20 Jul 2024
7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Ben Place Cottage

Ben Place Cottage sleeps up to four guests and is perfect for one or two couples who want to explore the Lake District National Park. Ideally placed in a peaceful spot in the popular picturesque Cumbrian village of Grasmere, guests have excellent amenities within walking distance.

The cottage was formerly part of a 'gentleman's residence' and today provides a welcoming retreat where you can enjoy peace, tranquility and lovely views, as well as the opportunity to stroll out to the pubs, restaurants and shops (just ten minutes level walk away in the village centre).

Grasmere was made famous by William Wordsworth who resided in the village. His house (Dove Cottage) is an exceptionally popular tourist attraction, as is Grasmere's Gingerbread Shop! A short walk away is the lake which offers lovely walks around the shore and also rowing boats to hire.

Well placed for exploring all the major attractions of the Lakes, Windermere with its lake cruises, Coniston (take on the challenge of the Old Man!), Keswick (home to the Pencil Museum and Theatre on the Lake), Ambleside, Bowness with Beatrix Potter World, Ullswater (which also offers lake cruises), Grizedale Forest and the Langdale Valley are all within easy driving distance. Alternatively, leave the car at home and take advantage of the bus service that stops close to the cottage and provides access to many of the attractions and also the train station at Windermere (making a car free holiday a real possibility).

For those who enjoy the great outdoors and walking, you are spoilt for choice with mountains for those who like a challenge and low-level lake walks for a more relaxed stroll. Walk straight from Ben Place Cottage to Stone Arthur, Alcock Tarn (a lovely NT walk) or Easedale Tarn just two miles away. Alternatively, have a full days adventure and head off to the Langdales, Helvellyn or the Fairfield Horseshoe (one of the classic Lakeland walks).

A stay at Ben Place Cottage allows you to be as active or as lazy as you wish on your holiday in the Lake District.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Hugh & Wendy Taylor joined Independent Cottages in March 2010

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation comprises:

First floor

  • External stairs take you to the porch which leads into the sitting room at first floor level.
  • Open-plan lounge with comfy seating, flat screen TV and DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and CD player and a log burner for cosy nights in. There is also a dining table with 4 chairs leading into:
  • Nicely presented galley style kitchen equipped with everything you should need to self-cater including a dishwasher, plenty of cupboards for storage, microwave, electric oven/hob and fridge.

Ground floor

  • Double bedroom which has both a dressing room with plenty of clothes storage and an en-suite bathroom with shower-bath (please note that this room is under seven foot wide so provides access to each side of the bed but with limited space - see photo).
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
  • Second well appointed double bedroom.
  • Utility/boiler room with a freezer and washer/dryer.

Outside: A patio garden with outdoor furniture provides a lovely place to enjoy the sunny aspect during the warmer months. Off-road parking for two cars.

Additional information: The cottage has gas central heating and a log burner for extra cosiness in the living room. Unfortunately no pets and no smoking. Children: One baby before the age of crawling and children age 5 and over are welcome, please note the cottage has two bedrooms each with a double bed. Sorry, but the owners don't accept children under the age of five as the cottage has an unfenced light well outside, with a drop of around two meters. WiFi internet access. All bed linen, tea towels, bath mats provided but you do need to bring your own towels.

Ben Place Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 13th Apr 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 21st Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 22nd Jun 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (each with a double bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Hugh & Wendy Taylor
Member Since March 2010

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £875
Sat, 3 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £875

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Ben Place Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 15th May 2024
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