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Stone-Built, Cosy Cottage with New Bathroom, Log Burning Stove, Magnificent View

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 and wonderful countryside views.

Esther Dodd
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

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.

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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Wray-with-Botton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious walk-in shower enclosure with Mira electric shower
  • Very recently completely renovated bathroom with walk-in enclosure and Mira electric shower, electric heated towel rail with fan heater back-up, sink with cupboard under and back-to-wall wc. Also features a ceiling blue-tooth speaker which can be heard throughout the property if desired.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
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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Stone-Built, Cosy Cottage with New Bathroom, Log Burning Stove, Magnificent View
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Early spring break.

  • 5 of 5

This was the most delightful, cosy cottage with everything you could wish for and spotlessly clean. Set in beautiful surroundings, it is a bird lovers' paradise with every kind of bird feeding on the veranda, ducks and chickens in the fields not to mention other wildlife, horses and also four friendly black Labradors on the neighbouring farm providing amusement.

We are an older couple and found the countryside walks rather taxing but there was pleasure in visiting local villages in the car and enjoying delicious pub meals. (though many of them seem to close on Mondays!)

For a relaxing, peaceful break in an idyllic setting, nothing could be better and we can highly recommend Esther and Mike's beautiful cottage and the excellent service they provide.

Thanks to you both.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful and very kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed staying in our much loved cottage and you are welcome back any time. I wish I had some influence over the pub opening times as I have felt the lack of a Monday opening at our local myself, I think it opens Mondays during the peak season. Kind regards, Esther
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Wonderful cottage holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely comfortable cottage. The views are spectacular and the neighbours were friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage was just what was needed to re-charge our batteries. Within a small settlement, it didn't feel too isolated - half an hour's walk from the nearest pub with good beer and hearty food. Walks in the countryside straight from the front door. Ideal for longer distance walks and cycle rides on the moors. Fabulous south facing view. In May the sunrise was fantastic (if out of bed early enough) over Penyghent and in the afternoon the terrace was a great place to sit to watch the sun as it lowered in the west. Birds on the feeders, including a woodpecker. No need to switch on the flat screen TV. Well equipped kitchen & a newly fitted shower room. We had a very comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage was absolutely lovely and in a very beautiful setting. It had everything you could want.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful short break in this cosy, well equipped cottage with stunning views and fantastic walks. Esther has thought of everything to make the stay perfect! There is so much to explore in the local area. We were sad to leave and are very keen to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend in this cottage, lovely clean and cozy with perfect views and lovely neighbours. Esther was more than helpful and such a lovely lady who was in touch with us before and during our stay so everything run smoothly.. would definitely recomend this cottage :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Kirkby Lonsdale
Ingleborough Cave
Lancaster Castle
RSPB Leighton Moss
White Scar Cave
Ribblehead Viaduct
Punchbowl Inn
The Game Cock Inn
Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Leeds Bradford Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
The Punch Bowl Pub, Low Bentham
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
High Bentham
Nearest Train
3 Miles
High Bentham
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
The Punch Bowl Pub, Low Bentham
Nearest Beach
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, horse-riding, fishing, caving, climbing, ballooning or just relaxing and taking in the scenery of the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.