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 find yourself immersed in stunning scenery, natural beauty, deep heritage and the culture of a Dales community that has over many years attracted painters, poets and musicians. 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 strolling through rolling countryside, enjoying riverside walks, or exploring the towns and hills in the nearby Dales and Lakes - every day escaping the crowds to return back to your own little corner of peace and 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 vast array of footpaths criss cross the landscape allowing you to explore the area including the Heritage Trail and intriguing Flintergill. 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 passes through Dentdale (stopping at its station which is the highest in England!) and is one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. 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. The village also has three pubs and two cafes offering the opportunity to enjoy a meal out or pint of local ale at the end of a long walk!
With wonderful walking, spectacular scenery and so many places within easy reach both within the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, you are sure to want to return time and time again to this peaceful paradise.
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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