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  • £589  to  £989

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  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

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£419 Wed, 6 Jul 2022
3 nights - 4* Two person special £295. Looking for a short Break !! Why not check out our lovely country cottage. Pet friendly. Stunning Location with lovely views over rolling countryside.

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Mire Garth

Mire Garth is a stone built 17th Century holiday cottage within an amphitheatre of beautiful countryside, 500 metres from the nearest road!

From the lovingly tended garden, with its splendid views, the cottage itself offers a spacious well equipped interior. Enjoy a warm cosy open fire in the living room, dimmable lighting, beams in the bedrooms, panelled doors, and all tastefully furnished throughout. The owners maintain a high standard of décor and cleanliness, which they consider to be an important attribute to this property. There is a utility room allowing uninhibited access, without guests feeling conscious of spoiling carpets and furnishings in other parts of the house.

Adjoining the cottage is a barn which is generally unused and the main farm dwelling sits some 500 metres further up the valley. The atmosphere is unique and cannot fail to charm - a true country retreat and an idyllic hideaway suitable for all.

The cottage is accessed from a single track road three miles from Dent. It lies 330 metres above sea level, on the North Western flank of Whernside, this being Yorkshires highest peak.

It affords beautiful views within a rugged sheep farm environment where there is peace and harmony with nature - animals, birds, meadows and streams, in sunshine and wild weather alike. At night, experience ‘true dark’, with clear moonless nights affording a free look at the vastness of the constellation.

A infrequently used public footpath meanders past the garden wall, giving access to many local walks, without the use of the car. Small mountain steams tumble through the surrounding pastures, great for children to splash and play, perhaps with a little supervision (or participation!) from an adult.

The garden is perfect for sitting in, watching all the bird life, admiring the scenery, or generally relaxing amongst the many diverse plants that are growing in the beds and borders.

Although Mire Garth is in a remote peaceful place, accessibility to other locations is relatively easy. Travelling West and North, and within a sixty minute drive, you can reach the Southern parts of the Lake District which offers plenty to see and do. Here you can enjoy scenic, low level lake-side rambles, energetic strenuous high level walks, rock climbing and different types of water-sports, to name just a few. Picturesque villages and small towns offer independent shopping outlets, and tearooms. Then going North and East for approximately the same length of time, there is a small but unusual range of hills called the Howgills. These are rounded grassy fells quite different from the surrounding areas. Other beautiful Yorkshire Dales with their pretty stone villages and rural crafts radiate from this area. Some rivers are suitable for fishing, and there are one or two outlets for horse riding.

East and South bring you into amazing North Yorkshire terrain. The limestone pavements and escarpments above are underpinned beneath by large cave formations, which can be explored by self venture, or guided, through the show cave system.

All of this landscape is joined by the well known Settle/Carlisle railway, with its cuttings, tunnels and viaducts. It weaves from valley to valley, punctuated with beautifully maintained stations including Dent which is some 10km from Mire Garth and is the highest station in England. At certain times of the year, you may see a steam hauled train passing over the Ribblehead viaduct - an amazing sight!

Finally heading South and West where you will see waterfalls, caverns, and eventually rather more gentle pastoral landscapes, all within the one hour time span from Mire Garth.

Further afield, in one to two hours, there are castles, stately homes and historical places including Hadrians wall. The children may even like a trip to Blackpool.

Several recent visitors to Mire Garth have cycled to some of the nearer attractions. Bring your bike and do like-wise! The nearest pub and shop is in the cobbled village of Dent (three miles) where meals are served daily, should you wish to dine out.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Helen Middleton joined Independent Cottages in September 2011

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and plenty of cooking utensils. There is a large dining table which comfortably seats six guests and a small portable radio which can be used in any part of the cottage.
  • Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. There are work surfaces and a sink, along with storage for wood and coal and the water filter unit from a private water supply. Cycles, walking boots etc can be kept safely here and the owners have a policy for recycling as many waste items as possible and boxes are provided for this purpose.
  • Lounge with television, video, DVD player, hi-fi system and lovely open fire - ideal for those more chilly nights. The router for the Ultra-fast WiFi sits next to the television.
  • One double bedroom.
  • One twin bedroom.
  • Two single bedrooms - one of the single rooms is a walk through room to access the double room. All beds are provided with duvets, electric blankets and all bed linen and towels are supplied with beds made up.
  • Bathroom with white toilet, sink and bath suite and a walk in shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer tap. There is a shaver point and light next to mirror.
  • Ground floor WC and walk in shower - this small area leads off the utility room.

Outside: There is a well tended cottage style garden giving lots of seasonal interest with natural stone patio that has table and chairs and a chimenea. A portable barbecue can be brought out for ‘alfresco’ dining and the garden is completely enclosed with a wall, giving good privacy without obstructing the views.

Additional information: Special discount may apply during low and mid season for two guests. Electricity and central heating are included within the price, along with bed linen and towels. Coal for the fire can be purchased from the owners should you wish to use it. A high chair and cot are available by prior arrangement (please bring your own bedding for the cot). Pets / dogs are all welcome but must be stated in the booking procedure (this is a working farm with sheep that graze in the surrounding fields so care must be taken). A strict no smoking policy applies (guests are welcome to smoke outside and under the covered area to the side of the cottage). The change-over day is Saturday exclusively during the high and mid season. Short breaks are available in low season when a flexible changeover day is offered to accommodate them. Currently (as of Jan 2019) mobile phone signals in the cottage are patch, however some service providers provide a good signal. Guests have the use of ultra-fast broadband which will give phone coverage for guests the the appropriate mobile phone package.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Mire Garth Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 10th Sep 2022 - Sat, 17th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Just two person special £699. Please don't hesitate to contact me on 01768 865791 or Robert on 07821016416. Thank you.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Oct 2022 - Sat, 8th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Two person special £689. Please don't hesitate to contact me on 01768 865791 or call Robert on 07821016416 Thank you.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 15th Oct 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Enjoy a week in Miregarth.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Sat, 17th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Just two person special £589

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Tue, 20th Dec 2022 - Mon, 26th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Christmas is coming. Fully Decorated with tree and lights. Home made mince pies on arrival. Enjoy watching a film sat by a log / Coal fire what joy that is.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Tue, 27th Dec 2022 - Tue, 3rd Jan 2023
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Fully Decorated with tree and lights. Enjoy home made mince pies on arrival.. Watch the New Year come in , Sat next to the lovely open log / coal fire. With a glass or two of wine.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms (1 King size bedroom. 1 Twin bedroom & 2 Single bedrooms)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1768 865791 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Helen Middleton
Member Since September 2011

Mire Garth Noticeboard

A delightful detached country cottage.Occupying a picturesque rural location.We are a friendly family run cottage, giving that personal touch !! Pets welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact me on 01768 865791 or 07821016416

Last Minute Offers

Wed, 6 Jul 2022 for 3 nights, £419
4* Two person special £295. Looking for a short Break !! Why not check out our lovely country cottage. Pet friendly. Stunning Location with lovely views over rolling countryside.
Sat, 10 Sep 2022 for 7 nights, £839
Two person special £699 !! Miregarth is a unique place. Set on the slopes of Whernside.Lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. Open countryside views. Great cottage garden.
Sat, 1 Oct 2022 for 7 nights, £779
Two person special £669. Enjoy some Autumn walk's right on the door step. Cosy Log fire.wonderful Location stunning views over rolling countryside.

Mire Garth 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th July 2022