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7 Nights See prices

  • £739  to  £1349

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Short Breaks From

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

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£848 Sat, 29 Jun 2024
7 nights

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 quaint village of Dent is a delight to visit at any time of the year. Enjoy meandering along the cobbled streets, enjoy a pint of local ale in one of the pubs, or learn more about the history of the area at the Heritage Centre. Arguably the best way to explore the local area is on your own two feet. With numerous walks from the village, from leisurely strolls to challenging mountain climbs, there is no excuse to not get out and about. Or if you prefer you can let the train take the strain and enjoy the stunning countryside from the comfort of a carriage on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. If you want to head further afield, both the Lake District National Park and the Forest of Bowland AONB are within half an hours drive.

Other places to visit include the market town of Hawes which is famous for the Wensleydale Creamery, or the historical town of Sedbergh with it’s links to the Saxons and Vikings. Visit Fairfield Mill, a former Victorian woollen mill that is now an art, craft and heritage centre or stock up on goodies at the fantastic weekly market.

The Old Dam has stunning views and provides a cosy and welcoming retreat to return to after a day exploring this beautiful part of the country.

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
  • 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, 20th Apr 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4

7 Nights

Min. 4 nights:
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Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Thu, 27th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Fri, 28th Jun 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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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
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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.

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Managed By Peter Rushton
Member Since April 2010

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