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The Old Police House

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7 Nights  

  • £420  to  £900

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Short Breaks From

  • £90 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Old Police House

The Old Police House has been a part of Garsdale for over a century. The beautiful stone holiday cottage has wonderful views over the scenic Yorkshire Dales to the rear and a charming courtyard garden with a gentle stream at the front. Unlike some Victorian places, which can be economical in size, The Old Police House has generous proportions and lots of natural light. Three spacious bedrooms (one king and two double) accommodate six people, and there are two sitting rooms, a conservatory, and a kitchen fully equipped for family self-catering.

Garsdale is a gorgeous spot in the far west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on the edge of the Howgill Fells and at the foot of the mighty Pennines. You'll adore this valley if you love long walks with spectacular views and miles of scenic mountain bike trails. It's actually in Cumbria in the South Lakeland region, giving you excellent access to two of the most breathtaking national parks in Britain. Steam train aficionados will be happy to learn that the historic Settle to Carlisle Railway passes through Garsdale en route from Mallerstang Common to Dent Head. The Dandry Mire Viaduct is three miles from the cottage and is a favourite local walk.

There aren't any shops in Garsdale. However, you can buy fresh ingredients, dine out or go souvenir shopping in Hawes or Sedburgh, both six miles away. Kendal is just over half an hour's drive, as are beaches and coastal footpaths at Arnside and Grange-over-Sands. The house has a garage where you can securely store your bike, paddleboard, and other sports equipment. Windermere is close enough to access boat trips, fishing and other watersports on a day out.

You can book The Old Police House for a holiday with friends, a rural family retreat, or just when you need to escape the noise and bustle of commuting and work. The house is child and pet-friendly, with short breaks possible depending on availability.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Anne-Marie Wedd joined Independent Cottages in September 2022

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Police House is on a corner plot with large sash windows that let in natural light on both levels.


  • Ample seating, a tiled fireplace with a brand new log burner only installed in May 2023, timber floors and soft colours make the sitting room a welcoming space to relax and chat or watch the Smart TV. A basket of logs is provided in the winter.
  • A second, smaller, sitting room or snug has a sofa, record player and a CD player.
  • There is plenty of room for elbows and serving plates at the dining table, which can seat up to eight hungry people.
  • Parties will gravitate towards the conservatory and bar. If you ask when booking, the owners can arrange a keg of beer.
  • Cook everything from toast to a three-course Sunday roast in the highly well-equipped kitchen.
  • A discrete cloakroom with a WC is a handy addition to this large house.


  • Two bedrooms feature king-size beds while the third is furnished with a double. All have bedding and bed linen, and bath towels are provided.
  • A family bathroom has a bath with a shower over, WC and hand basin.

Outside: An enclosed garden has beautiful views, a barbecue, a table and chairs, and a clothesline. There is off-street parking and a garage to securely store bikes.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bath towels, bed linen. The cottage is dog-friendly. No smoking is allowed.

The Old Police House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 King & 1 Double)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £420
To £900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, 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)7950 325428 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.

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Anne-Marie Wedd
Member Since September 2022

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* Calendar last updated: 3rd October 2023