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Magnificent detached cottage in a peaceful spot in the village of Cowgill

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Detached cottage, 3 bedrooms, 6 people

The Old Dam is an attractive detached self-catering cottage nestling in a peaceful spot in the village of Cowgill and less than five miles from Dent's quaint cobbled village within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Accommodating six guests the cottage has three bedrooms and affords incredible far reaching views up to Arten Gill viaduct in the distance where the Settle to Carlisle railway passes (an impressive sight!). Providing an 'away from it all' retreat, yet within walking distance of a pub, The Old Dam offers all the comforts of home and is perfect for a break or longer holiday whatever the season.

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

Porch where you can store boots and coats.

Hall with cupboard providing more storage for outdoor gear.

Sitting room with multi-fuel burning stove set in a stoone fireplace, comfortable seating, TV, DVD player, wooden beams and delightful views over the garden and rolling countryside beyond.

Study which again has beams and exposed stone wall. A good place for those who need to catch up with the outside world or want a quiet moment.

Large well equipped farmhouse kitchen with beams, handmade units providing storage, Rayburn cooker with an additional electric oven/hob, Belfast sink, log burner and dining table with chairs. A cosy place for chatting about the days activities over supper.

For 2016 the cottage is being extended almost the full length of the building at the rear with a large sun room that will overlook Arten Gill beck. Work to be completed by early January 2016.

Side hall where there is a cloak room with WC and wash basin.

First floor

Landing (with airing cupboard) leading off to...

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, double bed and lovely countryside views.

Second double bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Family bathroom for a long soak at the end of the day with double ended bath (including mixer taps/shower attachment) and wash basin.

Separate WC.

Outside: The gardens are large providing lots of room for the little ones to play and adults to relax with a lawn area, borders for plants, stone workshop (where bikes can be stored), private parking and views across Arten Gill beck with the historic viaduct towering high above in the distance.

Additional information: Prices include electricity, heating, fuel pack for the fires, bed linen and towels. Wi-Fi available and private parking.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter Rushton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sedbergh in Dent

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • The master bedroom is en suite. Family bathroom with bath with shower over & washbasin. Separate wc across the landing. Ground floor cloakroom wc off the utility room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming


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Car: recommended

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 most wonderful scenic railway journeys in the world which travels through Dentdale, stopping at Dent Station. From here you can take a train to Leeds or Carlisle and sit back and take in the spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales and Pennines along the way.

When you visit Dentdale, you will find yourself immersed in natural beauty, stunning scenery, deep heritage and the culture of a Dales community which has over many years attracted poets, painters and musicians. Dentdale is an ideal place to relax and unwind and it is also ideally situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on the edge of Cumbria. This convenient location provides easy access for exploring both the Dales and Cumbria with their many attractions including the Lake District (approximately fifteen miles away).

Relax and unwind amidst stunning scenery, explore the hills and towns of the Dales and Lakes and spend days walking through beautiful meadows and riverside pastures - here you can escape the crowds and return back to a peace retreat.

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 Heritage Centre at Dentdale reveals the working lives of the local folk since the 16th Century and the village also has a Meditation Centre for quiet contemplation, three pubs and two cafes where you can enjoy a meal.

With spectacular scenery, wonderful walking and plenty of attractions within easy reach, you are sure to return to this peaceful paradise time and time again.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sedbergh, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices for 7 nights:

Low Season from £469
Mid Season from £629
High Season from £695
Peak Season £779

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