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Stone-Built, Cosy Cottage with Log Burning Stove and Magnificent Views



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Higher Tatham, Nr. Low Bentham, Lancs/Yorks/Cumbria borders, England - Peaceful Location In Scenic Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Middle 1 of 3 cottages converted from a stone-built barn in 1987. It is located away from the road via a gravel driveway and is situated between the villages of Low Bentham and Wray. The cottage is on 1 level, is substantially built and is heated by a Charnwood multi fuel stove and Economy 7 electric heaters. There is 1 double bedroom, a spacious bathroom and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. There is a private patio to the rear with outdoor furniture.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a married couple living in Manchester. We have 2 grown-up sons, our elder son is married and lives in Abu Dhabi and our younger son lives in Manchester.

We have owned Mount Cottage for 7 years and for the first 5 years we kept it solely for personal use. After many requests from friends about the possibility of renting the cottage for holidays we have decided to offer our delightful country retreat through Owners Direct for others to enjoy as well.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

All our visitors have been delighted with their stay and really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the cottage.
Jan 2013
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Warm, cosy-- just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this cosy, clean, warm, welcoming little cottage was for 4 nights. We arrived on a cold, bleak, rainy night. We had planned to go to a local pub for our evening meal!!!! It didn't happen!!! We were so warm and cosy in front of the lovely log fire that we stayed put ( home-made pasta dish--in the microwave instead of venturing out!!!) The day after, we enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine, taking in the most marvellous views-- setting off from the cottage. The following days-- we were on Granny Duty as our daughter lives close by. Each evening we returned to this well-equipped, delightful cottage-- our 'bolt-hole' after very busy days!!! The views from the back of the cottage are just stunning--looking towards Ingleton. We watched the hens, geese, black swans and horses in the fields before us--- and watched the wild birds on the feeders just outside the patio doors, as we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast. This wee cottage is a haven of peace and quiet for anyone who needs a few days to chill out. We hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and quiet accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation, wonderful views,great bird feeding,nice walks. We came for a few quiet days and this was exactly what we had.

Esther was very welcoming on arrival. We would highly recommend this cottage to any body, we are hoping to revisit soon.

Everything you needed was on site, tea, coffee and condiments, books and information were excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights in March, very nice cottage with everything you need. The log burner made it very cosy in the evening. Short drive to the local village and plenty of walks in the surrounding areas. Esther and Mike have a great welcome pack with information on the area and some local walks. Would definitely return here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rural cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really pretty cottage, cosy and compact equipped with everything you could possibly need from bird-watching books to corkscrews to extra warm fleecy rugs. Everything was in immaculate condition and very clean. The weather for most of our holiday was horrendous so we actually spent more time in the cottage than we expected to which was a real pleasure with the cosy log fire. On the one nice day we could appreciate the lovely views out to the mountains and enjoy watching the birds at the bird-table. Would love to come back when the weather is good to enjoy all the local walks and to sit out on the patio and enjoy the view. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage , Esther was very prompt and helpful with any enquiries. Getting access and checking out was very easy and convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing cottage

  • 3 of 5

A clean and well equipped cottage.Ideal for walkers and those wishing to relax and recharge batteries.Patio with views across the open countryside,the cottage also benefits from a log burning fire.The town of Bentham is approximately 5miles away with shops to cover all your needs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage, second stay here will be returning again, everything you need and more, so relaxing, clean a home from home lovely views

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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From the Owner

After owning a caravan for 5 years in this area, which we both love for its peaceful and relaxing effects, we decided to buy this cottage nearby so that we could reap the benefits throughout the whole year whereas the caravan site closed during the winter. Winter produces fantastic scenes with snow on the hills and frost on the hedgerows. The wild spring and summer flower displays along the hedgerows and in the fields are a joy and in autumn there are sloes, blackberries and rose hips aplenty to gather for gin and jam making. Walk a short distance uphill from the cottage and you can see the sea at Morecambe and the spectacular mountains of the Lake District. A rarely used bridleway runs past the cottages and into the field beyond and there are many public footpaths all round the area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Punch Bowl Pub, Low Bentham at 1.3 Miles Nearest Golf : High Bentham at 3.5 Miles Nearest Train : High Bentham at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Punch Bowl Pub, Low Bentham at 1.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Morecambe at 15 Miles


The coastal town of Morecambe is approximately 15 miles away, Arnside and Silverdale are also within easy driving distance.


A car is essential to access the cottage as there is limited public transport in the area.


Wray (Scarecrow Festival in May) 2 miles, High Bentham (Bentham Show in July) 3 miles, Ingleton (Ingleton Falls) 6 miles, Kirkby Lonsdale (Ruskins View) 8 miles, Feizor (Falconry Centre) 11 miles, Settle (Settle to Carlisle railway) 12 miles, Lancaster 14 miles.

Further Details:

There is a Spar, a Co-op and a good selection of local shops including butchers, bakers and a hardware shop, banks and 3 pubs in High Bentham (3 miles). Nearest pub is The Punch Bowl in Low Bentham (1.3 miles) then the George and Dragon in Wray (2.3 miles). There is a fairly large Booths supermarket in both Kirkby Lonsdale (8 miles) and Settle (12 miles) or Lancaster (14 miles) provides a wide selection of supermarkets and shops. The area is ideal for birdwatching, walking, cycling, fishing, caving, climbing, ballooning or just relaxing and taking in the scenery of the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 19
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 20
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 21
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings and requests for further information can be made by contacting the owners by phone or email at any time.

Changeover Day is Saturday for weekly bookings.
Entry is at 4pm and departure is at 11am.
During quieter periods, there may be flexibility in the length of stay and arrival/departure times.

Prices given are for 7-night periods from Saturday to Friday inclusive. Shorter breaks will be at a higher rate per night. A deposit of £50 per week booked to be paid at the time of booking with the balance to be paid no later than 14 days before the booking commences. All payments to be made by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage is located 10 miles east of the M6, J34 through delightful countryside. Lancaster is an easy 14 miles from the cottage and Lake Windermere is a scenic 45 minute drive. The cottage is 1 of 9 properties that were originally converted in 1987 from farm buildings and barns into holiday accommodation. The cottages are set back from the road and are accessed via a driveway which ensures a quiet and relaxing atmosphere where only the sounds of wild birds and animals can be heard. Over the past 28 years most of the cottages have been bought as permanent residences. As we have spent most of our weekends in the cottage over recent years we know the area very well and have many friends amongst the residents. It is a friendly, relaxing place to unwind and recharge your batteries.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Mira electric shower over the bath
  • Spacious bathroom with over-bath electric shower, electric heated towel rail, sink, wc and heated by an electric fan heater.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, electric wall heater and ample storage. There is also a double bed settee in the living area if guests require separate sleeping arrangements.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage provides a quiet, relaxing, comfortable environment to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and recharge your batteries. There are maps, books, DVDs and videos provided along with a range of kitchen consumables such as washing-up liquid, cooking oil, condiments, tea, coffee, sugar etc. Outside: There is a private patio to the rear of the cottage with outdoor furniture, a chiminea and a bird table with food provided. The views from here are excellent and include 2 of the 3 "Peaks", Ingleborough and Whernside. The cottage is surrounded by hills and fields with grazing sheep and cows, occasional passing wild deer and there are ducks, geese and swans to keep you entertained. At the front of the cottage there is a rarely used bridle way that follows the drive down from the road, past the cottage and into the field alongside the parking area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: The cottage is equipped with general consumables e.g. kitchen and toilet rolls and cleaning materials. All towels and bed linen are included. The cottage is cleaned and replenished between each changeover of guests.

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