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Broadfield Farm Cottage accommodates up to six guests in comfort and is a large Grade II listed self-catering cottage with immense character sitting in an enviable position within upper Dentdale. Affording a south facing position, guests can enjoy uninterrupted views over the dale and plenty of original features inside including a 16th Century staircase, beams on the ceiling, stone walls and the remains of a bread oven. Providing a comfortable relaxing home from home, Broadfield Farm Cottage sits in a superb position, with nationally listed walks from the front doorstep.
Although not one of the more well-known dales, Dentdale’s reputation for being one of the loveliest is guarded by those in the know, to ensure it preserves its stillness and beauty. A farming community at heart, it is peppered with homesteads following settlement patterns dating back to Viking times. The smallness of the dale allows for such diverse landscapes, from the open windswept country of the fells and tumbling brooks, through to the wildflower rich hay meadows and riverside pastures, to be accessible within short walks of each other, and directly from the cottage.
For walkers, the Dales Way long distance path takes you along the valley, and the Three Peaks and Pennine Way are easily accessible (the cottage looks out onto the lower slopes of Whernside); numerous other routes will provide endless ideas. There are lots of other outdoor activities to enjoy including two national cycle ways which pass through Dentdale.
The area is one of the most important in the United Kingdom for its rich and diverse flora and fauna and is home to a wide range of species, many of which are rare or scarce nationally. The cottage lies two and a half miles east (a pleasing walk along the River Dee) from the village of Dent, with its delightful cobbled streets, village store, two tearooms, two pubs, craft studio and heritage centre. East of the cottage, the valley weaves through Cowgill as it makes its way to Dent station (under five miles from Dent village). Dent lays claim to being the country's highest railway station, on the famous Carlisle to Settle Railway and a ride on the line can take you to Carlisle or Leeds with amazing scenery en-route. Between the cottage and Dent Station lies The Dent Brewery, one of the country's remotest breweries producing fine award winning ales that are available for sampling in three of Dent's pubs.
Further afield are other beautiful dales and picturesque towns with colourful histories, such as Sedbergh (eight miles), the book town of England, at the foot of the Howgills or, in an easterly direction, Hawes (ten miles) in Wensleydale. Dentdale's position in the West of the Yorkshire Dales allows for easy visits to the Lake District, just twenty miles away.
Managed By Peter Rushton joined Independent Cottages in April 2010
Broadfield Farm Cottage offers accommodation on two levels and has lovely views from all windows.
Outside: To the front of the cottage is a small garden with patio for relaxing outside and enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day. There is also a 'wilder' garden opposite the cottage on the other side of the track (where there is a public footpath) with a stream running through. Private parking for two cars
Additional information: Free Wi-Fi connection. Prices include electricity, heating, fuel for the stove and bed linen (a discount of £5 per person can be given if you bring your own bed linen). No smoking and unfortunately, no pets. A cot and high chair can be provided upon request (cot bedding is not provided so please bring your own). Fire guard for children is provided. The floors are uneven and there are some steps throughout the cottage, making it possibly unsuitable for those with limited mobility.