View towards the property
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Relax in the lawned garden
Alfresco dining with beautiful views
View towards the property
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2 / 10  Lounge with cosy woodburner
3 / 10  Kitchen/diner
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5 / 10  Twin bedroom
6 / 10  Bedroom
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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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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 Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip, 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.

Reviewed by S, 31st March 2018

A homely, cosy, characterful cottage in a peaceful location, Ben Fold offers up to date accommodation in a traditional setting. It is an ideal base for exploring the lakes or just relaxing by the fire, or enjoying the garden wildlife and views. This was our fourth stay in the cottage and we hope to return.

Reviewed by Lisa, 21st February 2018

A lovely short break in a beautiful cottage. Really well appointed and beautifully maintained. Lovely walks direct from the property. Really felt had had a treat. Kids adored it and didnt want to come home!

Reviewed by R, 13th February 2018

Lovely cottage, very cosy & warm. Just what we were after. Good location for great walks & good pubs for food. Had a lovely relaxing time.

Reviewed by C Coates, 1st December 2016

Had a lovely stay at Ben fold, property has a lovely mix of tradional and modern and was very clean. Facilities at the cottage were great especially the drying room which thankfully we didn't have much use of as we were lucky with the weather. Great base of you want to leave the car in situ and do lots of walking, lots of great local places in walkRead moreing distance. Hide

Reviewed by F Clayton, 1st December 2016

Last minute decision to spend 3 nights in the lake district before Christmas. Having stayed at Ben Fold before this was our first choice of accommodation. Very cosy on three foggy nights. No doubt will return.

Reviewed by P Bramhall, 1st November 2016

Highly recommend this lovely cottage in a tranquil rural spot. Stunning views on a clear frosty morning. The house was all lit up with the heating on for our arrival. We had 2 lovely 30 minute walks across the fields to Hawkshead and a warm welcome at the local pub in Outgate..great food and roaring fire. Cosy at home in front of the wood burner aRead morend breakfast in the bright sunny kitchen diner. 2 couples..we will definitely return Hide

Reviewed by A Barnes, 1st August 2016

We visited Ben Fold with my son and his family who were on holiday from Palermo in Sicily. It was his wife's first visit to the lake district - she loved it. As a family we have visited the Ambleside area many times over the years. Hawkshead was absolutely lovely, less crowded than Ambleside. The cottage was perfect with excellent facilities, incluRead moreding a drying room. I would definitely stay in the area again and would recommend Lakeland Hideaways to friends and relatives. Hide

Reviewed by R Blackboro, 1st August 2016

Benfold is the perfect holiday rental, from stunning views to a warm log burner for those cooler evenings. Comfortable bedrooms with enough bathroom facilities for privacy with teenage children. Within a reasonable walk of Hawkshead or a short drive of the larger town of Ambleside/Coniston It is one of the best equipped holiday rentals we have eveRead morer used and the drying room was a huge plus given the rain the Lakes are used to. Would recommend to families with children and pets or older couples meeting friends for a holiday! So good that we have already booked again for next year! Hide

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