Following an extensive restoration and rebuild in 2010, Bridge cottage is a delightful country cottage offering the finest of finishes in a stunning location overlooking Oliver Gill.
When you visit Dentdale you will by overwhelmed by the stunning scenery, deep heritage and great sense of pride that runs through the Dales community. A place surrounded by natural beauty that has over many years attracted artists, musicians, photographers and poets. Dentdale offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life and its convenient location, on the outskirts of Cumbria yet within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, makes it a superb base for visiting the vast array of attractions dotted throughout both the Dales and the county of Cumbria, including the Lake District National Park which is just fifteen miles from Dent.
Here you can relax and unwind amongst breath taking scenery; spend your days walking through spectacular rolling countryside, enjoying riverside walks, or discovering the many attractions of the area - every day escaping the crowds to return back to this peaceful haven of tranquility.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area which is a haven for walkers where stunning countryside and wildlife abound. A myriad of tracks and footpaths take you across the beautiful landscape including two popular routes, Flintergill and the Heritage Trail. Alternatively, take a more sedate stroll alongside the River Dee. Cycling is another popular pursuit with pretty country lanes for a leisurely ride and off-road tracks providing an excellent way of experiencing the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and also the Pennine Cycleways which call be accessed directly via Dentdale village.
The Settle-Carlisle Railway is one of the areas top attractions and passes directly via Dent Station (England's highest!). Offering some of the finest scenery you will find on any rail route worldwide, you can take a train to Carlisle or Leeds for a great day out and sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales and Pennines on your way.
Dent Village has a Heritage Centre which reveals the working lives of the Dale's people since the 16th Century and the Meditation Centre which is an ideal place for quiet contemplation. There are also three traditional pubs in the village and two cafes so plenty of choice when it comes to re-fuelling after a long day walking or exploring.
With superb opportunities for walkers, breathtaking scenery and an abundance of attractions both in the Yorkshire Dales and throughout Cumbria, it is hardly any wonder so many guests return to Dent for their holiday.
Managed By Peter Rushton joined Independent Cottages in April 2010
Located in the hamlet of Gawthrop and just one mile from the idyllic cobbled village of Dent, this recently refurbished holiday home accommodates up to six guests (or eight if the adjoining Hazel Cottage is also booked). Here you can enjoy a peaceful corner of the Yorkshire Dales where you can relax and unwind. With fantastic views and multi-fuel stove, this is an ideal place for friends or family to enjoy a holiday at any time of the year.
Outside: Bridge Cottage looks out on to a walled area and a hump back bridge reputably built by Oliver Cromwell. Through the French Doors to a paved patio with outdoor seating, looking down the pasture and across to Rise Hill. Suspended above the Western gable is an elevated walkway and viewing deck looking down on Oliver Gill, where you can hear a gentle stream trickling over the limestone rock’s and fish pools, or a spectacular raging torrent heading down to the River Dee below. The road width doubles just over the bridge offering several free parking places.
Additional information: Heating, electricity, a multi-fuel stove fuel allowance and all bedding (inc towels) are included in the rental. A cot is available – please bring your own bedding for the cot. Weekend bookings accepted November to March. One medium size dog allowed (must be restricted to the ground floor).
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