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 and wonderful countryside views.
Cottage in Higher Tatham, Nr. Low Bentham, Lancs/Yorks/Cumbria borders, England - Peaceful Location In Scenic Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Jan 2019
About Esther Dodd
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 9 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 decided to offer our delightful country retreat through Owners Direct for others to enjoy as well.
Esther Dodd purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Esther Dodd chose Wray-with-Botton
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is located 10 miles east of J34 of the M6, 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 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 30 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Lovely quite relaxing cottage with beautiful views, every thing you needed will recommend and will be back again love every thing about it it was amazing
Lovely little cottage in a superb location spotlessly clean and really helpful owners
We arrived later than planned st it was dark we called the owner Esther who guided us into the property - on arrival it exceeded our expectations and was cosy very well equipped and had a great WiFi connection which I needed for work Conference’s with Taiwan (sad I know but a guy has to make his beer money somehow) woke up early to beautiful views over the fells lots of wild life and very friendly black labs and a flat coat retriever who loved being stroked!
Good pubs with easy walking distance and shops etc only a couple of miles away
To sum it up a really lovely spot quiet yet handy location we definitely recommend it and will be back soon
Bill n Debs Mills
We had a very enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage. Esther had thought of every.thing and if we are in that area again we shall definitely book the cottage.
Great to hear, thank you, look forward to your next visit,
Very enjoyable stay
Nice quiet comfortable cottage
Thank you very much for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again soon. Also, thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, much appreciated.
Kind regards, Esther
Bad points : Wardrobe space restricted by vacuum cleaner etc.
Dining chairs need attention, very wobbly.
Drawers below TV need clearing out of accumulated stuff, Video tapes etc
Mattress topper slid over mattress during night.
Timers of heating and towel rail not working as stated times.
Neighbours with dogs walking past french window regularly.
Good points: Lovely shower room.
I am so sorry you felt some of the facilities in the cottage were not up to scratch, I hope it didn't spoil your overall enjoyment of the holiday. I am in the process of updating the cottage and the shower room was first on the list, I am glad you liked it. I will certainly try and rehome some of the equipment stored in the wardrobe etc to free up space so that future guests don't have the same problem. Apologies again, kind regards, Esther
Great place to stay
We enjoyed our stay at Mount Cottage, the property is very well equipped comfortable. If you just want peace and quiet then you have it but there are plenty of walks and other entertainment nearby should that be your wish.
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.
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, horse-riding, fishing, caving, climbing, ballooning or just relaxing and taking in the scenery of the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
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.