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“Perfect spot for a relaxing Lake District getaway”
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Excellent
12 reviews
Well equipped galley kitchen
Family bathroom with shower over the bath
Ensuite bathroom
View from the door
Sunny patio area
View from the lane with parking for 2 - 3 cars
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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David N
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect spot for a relaxing Lake District getaway”
Reviewed 28 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. There are definitely cereal bowls at the cottage! We can only guess that the previous guests had moved things around and you didn't come across them, but they are definitely there - somewhere! Thanks again, Wendy & Hugh Taylor
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J5154SJga...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage, well equipped and homely.”
Reviewed 20 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Andy Z
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 14 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely, clean and well furnished cottage, located very conveniently near Grasmere and the fells. Very helpful owner. Highly recommended.

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meriva91
uk
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 26 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Lovely cottage in ideal area only few minutes away from the touristy Grasmere.
Bring your boots and bikes. The cycle ways are brilliant and could certainly show our council a thing or two.
Wildlife abundant too.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Amount of tourists in village
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Terry L
Wakefield England
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in wonderful location”
Reviewed 31 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed here for a week in mid August.Well equipped kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, nice bedrooms 1 ensuite and family bathroom, comfortable beds. Washer/drier in utility room. Nice spacious lounge with lovely views over to helm crag and surrounding fells. Ample parking space, just a 10 minute walk into Grasmere (don't forget to visit Baldrys tea rooms!)

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Chris266
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good except the shower!”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Ben Place is a lovely cottage. It is well equipped, everything you need to self cater in the kitchen. Having the sitting room upstairs gives you a lovely view. The position, about a 10 minute walk across the field to the village is perfect. There is however one downside, the shower. The water pressure is almost non-existent. Running a bath was a lengthy process (half an hour for a worthwhile amount) and having a shower was pointless. Washing my shoulder length hair was a painful process and just took too long.

This is a lovely cottage but we would be reluctant to return because the simple act of being able to have a shower was frustrating and time consuming.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Hot water pressure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
5 Aug 2016
Hi Chris, thanks for your review of Ben Place Cottage. We are glad that you liked the cottage, the location and the views to Helm Crag. However we are really sorry about your issues with the hot water pressure and wish you had let us know during your stay, as we would have tried to resolve. This problem is now resolved and we hope that you'll pay a return visit at some time in the future to give us another chance. All best wishes, Wendy and Hugh Taylor.
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