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7 Nights See prices

  • £649  to  £1419

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Short Breaks From

  • £160 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Next OfferMore offers

£788 Sat, 8 Oct 2022
7 nights - 14 nights £1560

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

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 less than 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 a log burner in the living room and Rayburn in the kitchen; and a pub in the village within strolling distance.

The Cumbrian village of Dent attracts walkers and tourists all year round with its quaint little cobbled streets, beautiful scenery and miles of fabulous walks. Find out about local life at the Heritage Centre in the village (or over a pint in the pub!); take a ride on the famous Carlisle to Settle Railway which stops at Dent's railway station just outside the village (the highest of its kind in the country), passing over Ribblehead's impressive viaduct; or relax over a mug of tea and a slice of cake in Meadowside Cafe after a long walk.

For those who want to explore the wider area, there are a multitude of attractions for day trips out with both the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the doorstep and the Lake District National Park just fifteen miles away by car. If you have bought new walking boots for the trip, test them out on the 5-mile circular route that passes through Flintergill and Dentdale, or challenge yourself on a hilly 11-mile walk that takes in the three peaks Whernside, Great Coum and Crag Hill.

For those who prefer to cycle, the Pennine Cycleway is accessible from the village offering miles of stunning countryside or just spend your days pedalling around the country lanes that surround Dent. There are also lovely walks beside the River Dee, as well as fishing.

The Old Dam has stunning views and offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday, providing a welcoming retreat to return home to after an exciting day exploring this beautiful part of the country.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Managed By Peter Rushton joined Independent Cottages in April 2010

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • 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 - a good place to hang your coats and keep boots.
  • Hall where additional storage space for outdoor equipment is available in a cupboard.
  • Beamed living room with a stone fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, comfy couches, TV, DVD player and lovely views stretching from the garden to the surrounding countryside.
  • Study where you can quietly tuck your self away and catch up on emails.
  • Farmhouse kitchen/diner full of character with painted stone walls, beams, a Rayburn oven for more traditional cooking plus a conventional oven/hob, table with seating for six and Belfast sink. A welcoming place to enjoy supper and plan your next day's adventures.
  • Hall to the side where there is a WC and hand basin.

First floor

  • Master en-suite double bedroom with 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 with roll-top bath for a relaxing soak and wash basin.
  • Separate toilet.

Outside: The garden offers lots of space where the children can let off steam and adults relax in the sunshine with lawn, workshop (for storing outdoor gear and bikes), and fabulous views across Arten Gill beck and the viaduct in the distance.

Additional information: Electricity, heating, bed linen, towels and a welcome fuel pack are included in the rental charge. The property has dedicated gigabit fibre to the house so a good broadband speed for internet use. Off-road parking.

The Old Dam Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 23rd Jul 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 22nd Oct 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Mon, 19th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Tue, 20th Dec 2022 - Mon, 2nd Jan 2023
Changeover: Tuesday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Tue, 3rd Jan 2023 - Fri, 10th Feb 2023
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Sat, 11th Feb 2023 - Fri, 24th Feb 2023
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit 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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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 8 Oct 2022 for 7 nights, £788
14 nights £1560
Sat, 15 Oct 2022 for 7 nights, £819

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The Old Dam 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 11th August 2022
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