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.
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
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.
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Rates include heat & light, a log pack for the fires, all bedding, towels, wifi & private parking.
| Tue, 16 Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £292
| Fri, 19 Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £309
7 nights £449
| Mon, 22 Jan 2018 for 4 nights, £322
3 nights £299
| Mon, 29 Jan 2018 for 4 nights, £349
7 nights £455
| Mon, 5 Feb 2018 for 4 nights, £349
11 nights £888
| Fri, 9 Feb 2018 for 1 nights, £444
3 nights £444
| Sat, 10 Feb 2018 for 7 nights, £628
| Sat, 17 Feb 2018 for 7 nights, £577
14 nights £994
| Sat, 24 Feb 2018 for 7 nights, £465
| Sat, 3 Mar 2018 for 7 nights, £466