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  • £589  to  £998

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

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£689 Fri, 1 Mar 2024
7 nights - Just two person special offer £549 .... Enjoy home made cakes on arrival. We even have a treat for your Pet.

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  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 Hadrian's wall. The children may even like a trip to Blackpool.

The nearest pubs/ licenced cafe and shop are in the cobbled village of Dent (three miles) where meals are served daily, should you wish to dine out.

The shop sells a variety of everyday groceries. Using this local enterprise all helps the local economy!

For worship, the Parish Church of St  Andrews  or Dent Chapel lie right in the heart of the village, where a warm welcome awaits.

We have recently been acknowledged  and given a 'Rose Award in 2022  from Visit England. This is in recognition of  the personal approach we strive to convey in the promotion of the cottage.  It is something we are proud of, and feel is a very important attribute, relating to the welcome we give to you, our guest.


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
  • Smart TV
  • 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 /diner 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. Walking boots etc can be kept safely here.
  • Lounge with Smart TV,  DVD player, hi-fi system and lovely open fire - ideal for those more chilly nights. The router for the Ultra-fast Wi Fi sits next to the television.
  • One King-size bedroom.
  • One twin bedroom. (with full sized single beds)
  • Two single bedrooms - one of the single rooms is a walk through room to access the King-size 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, chimenea, all ideal for alfresco dining. 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 and logs for the open fire in the living room can be purchased from the owners.

A high chair, travel cot, baby bath and stair gate are available by prior arrangement. (please bring your own bedding for the cot).

We have a variety of board games and books for evening/ wet day entertainment, plus a few outdoor toys suitable for smaller children.

Pets are all welcome, however, your intention to bring an animal must be stated within the booking procedure. (this is a working farm with sheep that graze in the surrounding fields).

A strict no smoking policy applies within the cottage.

The change-over day is Saturday exclusively during the high and mid season. Short breaks are available, but only in low season when a flexible changeover day is offered.

Currently mobile phone signals in the area are patchy, however networks do vary.

Guests have the use of ultra-fast broadband which will give phone coverage for guests the the appropriate mobile phone package.

We have our own water supply, which is  UV /filtered on site.

If you wish to bring your bikes, we can store them undercover on site. Lots of great cycle routes around with some steep gradients!

We have a policy of recycling as many forms of waste as possible. There is an undercover area at the side of the property to accommodate such items.

Grocery deliveries are active in our area, from all the national companies. It is your responsibility to facilitate a 'slot' within your booking period.


Star Rating: 4 Star

Mire Garth Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 20th Apr 2024 - Fri, 3rd May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Two person special £689. Lovely time of year. Lamb's playing in the fields all around the cottage.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Just Two person special £689. We are Dog friendly. Please have a chat if you wish to bring your 4 legged friend a long to enjoy holiday.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: May Half term. Great environment for children. Plenty of room to run and play. Bring your bikes along with you. We can store them for you.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Please Enquire about 2 person special. ???

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Enjoy a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. Please don't hesitate to contact Helen on 07951 296326.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Sat, 10th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Enjoy a summer break in a country cottage. Stunning views over rolling countryside. Lovely garden to sit in and enjoy. Great environment for children to play and run around Bring your bikes along.

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. Mire Garth holds 4* Visit England . Plus Rose 2022  Award in Recognition Of Service Excellence. We are a friendly family run enterprise, giving that personal touch !! Pets welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact Helen on 01768 865791 or 07951196326

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 for 7 nights, £689
Just two person special offer £549 .... Enjoy home made cakes on arrival. We even have a treat for your Pet.
Fri, 8 Mar 2024 for 7 nights, £689
Just two person special offer £549. Enjoy a spring break.. in a wonderful rural Location. Cosy open fire great atmosphere.
Fri, 15 Mar 2024 for 7 nights, £709
Just two person special offer £575.... Escape to the country and unwind. Fantastic local walk's all round. Please Don't hesitate to contact Helen on 07951 196326 for more info.
Sat, 23 Mar 2024 for 7 nights, £885
Detached country cottage in a wonderful rural Location.. Great wild life to see.
Sat, 30 Mar 2024 for 7 nights, £885
If you fancy a Break why not check us out !! Bring your walking boots, lovely walks all round..
Sat, 20 Apr 2024 for 7 nights, £759
Save £30. Two person special £629. Escape to the country side and watch the little lambs running and playing.
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 for 7 nights, £759
Save £30. Two person special £629. Lovely cottage garden. Please don't hesitate to contact Helen on 07951 196326..
Sat, 4 May 2024 for 7 nights, £779
Save £10. Two person special £649. Pet friendly. Enjoy home made cakes on arrival. We even have a treat for your Pet.
Sat, 11 May 2024 for 7 nights, £779
Save £10. Two person special £649. Please don't hesitate to contact me on 07951 196326 for more info. Or to Book look forward to hearing from you.
Sat, 18 May 2024 for 7 nights, £789
Two person special £649. Enjoy a week in the Yorkshire Dales. Visit Dent, Sedbergh , lngleton plus many other places to.
Sat, 25 May 2024 for 7 nights, £918
Save £80.

Mire Garth 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th February 2024