View towards the property
Relax in the lawned garden
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Alfresco dining with beautiful views
View towards the property
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3 / 10  Lounge with cosy woodburner
4 / 10  Kitchen/diner
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9 / 10  Alfresco dining with beautiful views
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Ben Fold,

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning accommodation with details by local craftsmen
  • 17th century Grade-II listed country cottage property
  • Eco-friendly facilities like ground source heat pump and solar panels
  • Quiet rural location close to Tarn Hows and the lakes
  • Views across the spectacular Esthwaite Valley
  • Woodburning Stove with fuel provided
  • Pretty south facing garden with patio areas
Property code: LLH10

Charming eco-friendly cottage enjoying a tranquil location with stunning countryside views, located close to the village of Hawkshead.

This property enjoys a stunning location at the heart of the Lake District, with the village of Hawkshead, famous for its connections to William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, just 1.5 miles away. There are several National Trust properties here, as well as shops and pubs. The larger town of Ambleside is around a fifteen-minute drive away and is the departure point for a number of popular cruises on Lake Windermere. The location of the property means that it is a wonderful base for anyone who wants to make the most of the regions walking routes and there are even walks directly from the cottage itself. Nearby Coniston water is a great place for visitors to try their hand at a range of water sports, including paddle-boarding, canoeing, windsurfing and rowing.

This beautiful property makes a wonderful base to return to after a busy day of sightseeing, walking, climbing or water sports, offering a restful countryside retreat. On entering the property, guests come immediately to the stylish and sunny kitchen/diner which is well-equipped with an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, A kitchen island offers a great place to prepare meals, perhaps whilst watching the TV. The dining area, at the far end of this room, is especially light, as it surrounded by windows on three sides. Just off from this room, guests will find a separate utility room, with a WC, washer, and tumble dryer. The lounge has some lovely original features, including the beamed ceiling and stone fireplace, which now houses a cosy wood burner. Comfortable chairs and sofas here make it a great place to relax whilst watching the TV and DVD. To the first floor of the property, there are three bedrooms. Two of these are double rooms, each with its own TV/DVD and en-suite shower room with WC. The third bedroom is an attractive twin room. The main bathroom, which is also on the first floor, has a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, the property has a good-sized garden which benefits from both patio and lawn areas, beyond which the property also has ownership of an extended area of land with trees. It is even possible to follow the path straight from the property into the nearby village of Hawkshead. A thoughtful additional feature out here is a convenient drying room where guests can leave their walking clothes and shoes to dry out. There is off-road parking for two cars. The property’s eco credentials include a ground source heat pump and solar panels which together keep the cottage lovely and warm, no matter the temperature outside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, plus ground-floor WC
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD in the lounge and both double bedrooms, plus TV in kitchen
  • Eco-friendly including heat pump system and solar panels
  • Wi-Fi available
  • External drying room
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops, restaurant, and pubs 1.5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andy, 16th January 2020

Fantastic cosy cottage internally, perfect for a couple or small family. The location is great for walking, Tarn Hows, Ambleside and Coniston all achievable in a day. We had a great 3 nights with ouf dogs and will return.

Reviewed by Mandy, 21st December 2019

Lovely cottage, cosy and warm, great location, however we would have appreciated more daily essentials as in bin bags, toilet rolls, dishwasher tabs, the last thing you want to do on holiday is go shopping for essentials with a disabled person

Reviewed by Dave, 16th November 2019

We have used Ben Fold for a number of years, even before the new extension was built and always enjoyed our stay and will continue to do so in the future.

Reviewed by Helen, 2nd November 2019

Great holiday and location, lovely cosy cottage. Our 2nd visit.

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 26th October 2019

On the quiet side of Lake Windermere- close to the Langdales - a beautiful cottage!!

Reviewed by Hana, 29th September 2019

The cottage was perfect for our week-long break with our dog, and walks to Ambleside, Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge, Coniston via Tarn Hows. It was comfortable, clean, bright, fully equipped with all the necessities and additional home comforts that made it feel like a home from home rather than a rental property. There were only two of us so we had Read morea lot of space for ourselves, but all 3 bedrooms were equally nice, the lounge was spacious with big sofas, and the dining table comfortably sits six. Hide

Reviewed by Janet, 22nd September 2019

Lovely cottage in a quiet location within walking distance to Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Steve, 14th September 2019

Very nice cottage in quiet area of Lake District, couldn't use the footpath to take us into Hawkshead as Bull/Cattle was in field that we would have had to walk through with dogs, so didn't try that route! Well fitted out cottage, lovely kitchen area, small but ample garden. The drying room was a god-send and used to keep boots & jackets out of cotRead moretage. External lights didn't all work (reported to office when returned keys at end of holiday) however didn't stop us enjoying the garden in evening! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 7th September 2019

Quite a large property with a cottage feel. Wonderful location, near village with pubs and shops but in a quiet secluded spot with many walks from the cottage.

Reviewed by Alan, 31st August 2019

Really beautiful historic cottage in idyllic location, in hamlet surrounded by fields yet near Hawkshead. Everything you need whether staying in or going out. Ample room and facilities for a family. Daily deliveries of wide range of goods available if needed. We didn't want to come home! You'll love it.

Reviewed by Heather, 17th August 2019

Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and comfortable. Beautiful cottage garden. It is rural with single track roads to access, so take care to go slowly when driving. There are a number of beautiful villages to explore, you need to drive but they are not that far away.

Reviewed by Carolyn, 13th July 2019

Beautiful character cottage in a superb location for getting the most from the lakes. Added bonus the weather was beautiful during our stay. An easy walk to Hawkshead across the field for shopping, pubs and coffee shops

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 18th May 2019

Beautiful cottage with private garden in an excellent location. Hawkshead is within short and easy walking distance and there are many walks from the cottage to places like Tarn Hows, Brantwood, Wray Castle. Would not hesitate to recommend the cottage.

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 27th April 2019

Lovely cottage - at which we have stayed an number of time - we love the area - the fact that its a bit off the beaten track and the care taken to keep the cottage and property maintained and up to date!

Reviewed by Ros, 13th April 2019

This is a beautiful little cottage in a quiet lane within walking distance of Hawkshead village. It is very well set up and is more or less a home from home, nearly everything has been thought of to make your stay comfortable. The scope for walking from this property is huge, we did a 12 mile walk to Grizedale and Tarn Hows easily on Good Friday wiRead morethout having to drive, and there is a pub in Outgate which is a 5 min walk, and pubs in Hawkshead which are a 10 min walk across the fields. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, 2nd March 2019

We all loved this cottage, humans and dogs alike. The kitchen was bright and very well equipped, having the utility with downstairs toilet was a great bonus. You could not wish for a more cosy lounge, but still plenty of room and seating. The sofas which recline where such a wonderful surprise. Rainy evenings spent in front of the wood burner with Read morea good book were a real de-stress time. The 3 bedrooms are a good size and 3 lovely bathrooms. Brilliant drying room & garden with views Hide

Reviewed by Phil, 10th November 2018

We loved it so much weve booked again for the same week next year! Cosy cottage, beautiful location, and all you could ask for as a base for a week in the Lakes

Reviewed by Helen, 18th August 2018

Great property in an ideal location (peaceful setting yet close enough to walk into Hawkshead village which had some great pubs and shops). The property was spotless on arrival with all the necessary equipment (& more). I would not hesitate to book this property again. We had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Jan, 28th July 2018

Lovely cottage with added bonus of boot room and drying cabinet. Good location and within short walking distance of Hawkshead and local pub.

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