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The Old Dam

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £479
    Low season
  • £929
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
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Calendar last updated: 21st March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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£529 Sat, 14 Apr 2018
7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location

About The Old Dam

The Old Dam sleeps six guests and is a delightful three bedroomed stone holiday cottage set in a tranquil position just five miles from the pretty Cumbrian village of Dent. Enjoying a detached position in Cowgill village within the Yorkshire Dales, The Old Dam offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday. It has a large garden for enjoying the summer months (with views in the distance of the Arten Gill Viaduct - keep your eye out for the Settle to Carlisle railway passing by!); wonderful original features inside for cosy winter breaks including log burners and Rayburn in the kitchen; and a pub in the village within strolling distance.

The cobbled centre of Dent Village is just 4.9 miles from the cottage which is also conveniently located just one and a half miles from Dent railway station, England's highest mainline station. The Settle-Carlisle Railway is one of the world's most spectacular journeys you can take by train, travelling through Dentdale, stopping at England's highest station, Dent. From here you can also catch a train to both the cities of Leeds and Carlisle - a stunning route with amazing views along the way.

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.

Visit the Heritage Centre in the heart of Dent and learn all about the history and working life of the locals living in the Dales. The Mediation Centre in the village is a lovely place to visit for a quiet moment of contemplation. The village also has three pubs and two nice cafes offering the opportunity to enjoy a meal out or pint of local ale at the end of a long walk!

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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Managed By Peter Rushton joined Independent Cottages in April 2010

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • You enter via a porch where you can hang your coasts and keep boots.
  • Hall where additional storage space for outdoor equipment is available in a cupboard.
  • Beamed living room with multi-fuel burning stove set in a stone fireplace, comfy couches, TV, DVD player and delightful views across the garden and surrounding countryside.
  • Study where you can quietly tuck your self away and catch up on emails.
  • Large well equipped farmhouse kitchen/diner full of character with beams, handmade units providing storage, Rayburn oven for more traditional cooking plus a conventional oven/hob, table with seating for six, Belfast sink and log burner. A cosy place for chatting about the days activities over supper.
  • Side hall where there is a WC and hand basin.

First floor

  • Master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Guests can wake up to lovely views over the countryside.
  • Additional double bedroom.
  • The third bedroom is a twin with two single beds.
  • Family bathroom for a long soak at the end of the day with roll-top bath (including mixer taps/shower attachment) and hand basin.
  • Separate toilet.

Outside: The garden offers lots of room for the little ones to play and space to relax in the sunshine with a lawn area, borders for plants, stone workshop (where bikes can be stored), and views across Arten Gill beck and the viaduct in the distance.

Additional information: Electricity, heating, fuel pack for the log burners, bed linen and towels are included in the rental charge. Wi-Fi available and off-road parking.

The Old Dam Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin)
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:
Low Season from £479
Mid Season from £689
High Season from £929
Peak Season £929
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, 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)7973 989831 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

Managed By Peter Rushton
Member Since April 2010

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Rates include heat & light, a log pack for the fires, all bedding, towels, wifi & private parking.

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 for 7 nights, £529
Sat, 28 Apr 2018 for 7 nights, £549
14 nights £1066
Sat, 5 May 2018 for 7 nights, £566
14 nights £1111
Sat, 12 May 2018 for 7 nights, £566

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The Old Dam 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 21st March 2018