Ben Place is set in a peaceful location just 10 minutes walk from the village of Grasmere. The cottage is cozy, clean and well equipped with everything you need to feel relaxed and at home. Views are amazing looking out from the cottage and we enjoyed seeing the wild deer visiting the neighbour’s garden. A private seating area was available but we also enjoyed sitting in the porch area of the cottage admiring the wonderful scenery. Car parking area is private and located very near to the cottage.
Grasmere tea room was perfect for lunch time if you enjoy sitting by the riverbank and we’d also recommend the Jumble Room for an evening meal if you appreciate good food and friendly customer service. It’s very popular though so make sure you book a table in advance and although it’s small there is an upstairs floor which we found out about.
There are plenty of walks from the door step and it was nice not having to use the car, the bus service is very regular avoiding the need to find a parking space in busy Ambleside. We walked into Ambleside and caught the open top deck bus back to Grasmere. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Grasmere but there’s also a well stocked local co-op if you fancy eating/drinking in for a change.
Overall we’ve had a lovely week and the weather has been kind so we’ve enjoyed our stay at Ben Place and would love to visit again. The owners Wendy and Hugh have been very quick responding to emails when we made the booking and provide a very informative information booklet when you arrive.
Thanks for a lovely week.
Cottage is totally as described and very easy to find. We had a peaceful and very relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. Wendy and Hugh are excellent hosts and very easy to communicate with. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need and within short walk from Grasmere village. We found the time we spent here both relaxing and rewarding with plenty to see and do. There are plenty of walks for every level of fitness. Having stayed in many cottages in UK and Ireland this one is at the top. Thank you Wendy and Hugh for allowing us to stay.We will certainly recommend to our friends and family
We have just returned from a lovely one week stay at Ben Place Cottage.
The property is situated in a quiet location but just a short 5 to 10 minute
walk into the centre of Grasmere itself. The property is immaculate and
well presented with tasteful soft furnishings and good sized bedrooms
each with a separate bathroom facility. The kitchen is well equipped with
everything you need for a self catering holiday. From our initial inquiry to
arriving at this holiday cottage the owners Wendy and Hugh were quick to
answer any questions and provided full details on how to reach the property.
Also there is a comprehensive booklet on how to use the various appliance
with recommendations for eating out and shopping in the local area. We
would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to a return visit in
the near future.
We chose this cottage over staying at a local hotel, partly because most hotels were booked but more importantly we wanted the freedom and space, on arrival we were delighted we made this choice. The owners Wendy & Hugh are excellent to communicate with, they are very quick in their responses and their instructions in the house on how to use items are first class. They are also very helpful with any local knowledge you may have questions on. The cottage is tucked away in a small road just off the main Grasmere/Keswick road, so is easily accessible but very quiet and importantly for us has parking space for 2 -3 cars, in fact we never used our car for the week we were there. The cottage is only 8-10 minutes pleasant stroll into Grasmere with plenty of walks right from the door (recommend Alcock Tarn & Easedale Tarn) and many restaurants (recommend The Jumble Room & Lewis's) within a short walking distance. The Cottage is cosy, clean & spacious with just about all the facilities (of good standard and quality) you could want on a self catering holiday, in fact a "home from home" experience. Overall, we had an excellent stay in a well positioned "hidden gem" and certainly look forward to a return visit. Would highly recommend.
A lovely spot, tucked away down a very quiet lane with space for two cars to park off-road. The cottage is very well appointed and had everything we needed (except for the exceedingly minor oversight of cereal bowls). It's a short 5/10 min walk away from the heart of Grasmere - so has great access for shops/restaurants etc. Also very handy for getting out on the trails with some great walks starting only a few yards away from the front door. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. Would happily stay there again.
The location is peaceful and quiet but you can walk to the busy centre of Grasmere within 10 minutes. Ideal location for central lakes giving you access to many wonderful walks and fells.
The cottage was very clean and well equipped with nice shower and bath which was essential after a long day walking and climbing.