House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 31
A tranquil rural retreat in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales between Dent and Hawes. Extensive library including hundreds of railway books and DVDs. Sheep from the neighbouring farm wander through the grounds. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Games room. 1 double bedroom with additional single above and additional bunk. Drying room. Shower room with toilet and provision for the disabled. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite shower room, 1 double with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 double with additional single and bunk and en-suite shower room, 2 double with two additional sets of bunkbeds both with en-suite shower room, 1 double with additional bunk and en-suite shower room. Bathroom. Large lawned garden. Multi-fuel burner in living room. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. Satellite TV, games TV, DVDs. CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. Wifi. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Stream in the fenced garden which borders the River Dee. Located in Upper Dentdale within a mile of the source of the river. Views are simply stunning and local walks are spectacular. During the summer there are as many as four steam trains a week. Dent Station at 1150ft is England's highest mainline station.
10 minutes drive is White Scar Caves which feature the longest show cave in the UK. The charming cobbled streets of Hawes are a similar distance away. Market day is Tuesday and other attractions include the Wensleydale Creamery (where the celebrated cheeses are made) and Outhwaites Rope Factory. The local museum includes Hawes Station which is scheduled to reopen one day when the Wensleydale Railway is eventually extended back to join the Settle & Carlisle at nearby Garsdale Station. The nearby Simonstone Hall and Old Dairy Farm are both superb eating places. Two miles north of Hardraw is the superb Buttertubs Pass which leads up towards England's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn.
|Size||Sleeps up to 31, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Dent 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (17), Double beds (7), Cots (1), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 18|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom accommodation includes master bedroom with four-poster (pull out additional bunk bed also available). Another bedroom features its own en-suite bathroom with a Victorian roll-top bath plus shower. The 'brown room' features a beautiful carved bed plus Edwardian furniture and two bunkbeds. All bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. Two further family bedrooms are beautifully appointed with kingsize beds plus two extra sets of bunkbeds. Two further bedrooms include a double and three single bunkbeds. One of these is downstairs with an adjacent shower room with facilities for the disabled.
Other key features include an excellent drying room and a superb games room with pool, table-tennis, table-football, darts and a 32" LCD TV for games.
|Further details outdoors|
The extensive garden is laid to lawn with a stream leading down to the River Dee which is fenced with a gate. A gas barbecue and seating are provided.
Bookings are from Friday to Friday or Friday to Monday/Tuesday. Monday to Friday also bookable. No damage deposit. Dogs very welcome.
The Cumbria/Lake District
Dentdale is a spectacular river valley and Dee Side House is located in Upper Dentdale within a mile of the source of the River Dee but also within 2 miles of the sources of the River Ure and the River Ribble. Views are simply stunning and local walks are spectacular with one close-by visiting a farmyard featuring exotic poultry before proceeding to the north portal of Blea Moor Tunnel where the footpath follows the course of the railway on its way to Ribblehead and its famous viaduct.
During the summer there are as many as four steam trains a week, often with famous express locomotives such as Tornado and Sir Nigel Gresley. Dent Station at 1150ft is England’s highest mainline station and the station furthest (5 miles) from the village it is named after. In 1947 a train was buried in snow close to Dent Station for several weeks.
Within 10 minutes drive is the spectacular White Scar Cave which features the longest show cave in the UK. Ideal for a visit on a rainy day. The charming cobbled streets of Hawes are a similar distance away. Market day is Tuesday and other attractions include the Wensleydale Creamery (where the celebrated cheeses are made) and Outhwaites Rope Factory.
The local museum includes Hawes Station which is scheduled to reopen one day when the Wensleydale Railway is eventually extended back to join the Settle & Carlisle at nearby Garsdale Station which has recently been restored by the Friends of the Settle & Carlisle Railway. A mile north of Hawes is Hardraw which features one of England’s highest waterfalls at the Green Dragon Inn which hosts annual folk music and brassband festivals. The nearby Simonstone Hall and Old Dairy Farm are both superb eating places. Two miles north of Hardraw is the superb Buttertubs Pass (one of Clarkson’s favourite roads) which leads up towards England’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn.
The uniquely charming cobbled village of Dent is six miles to the west and features two pubs, the George and Dragon and the Sun, the latter of which features live folk music on Saturday evenings. The village hosts Dentdale Music & Beer Festival on the last weekend in June and Dent Show and Dent Gala on August Bank Holiday weekend – all of these being free-entry events. Dent Village Heritage Centre is well worth a visit and features a scale model of the valley complete with S&C model railway.
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22 Jul 2014
"A fantastic house for a large group in lovely countryside- brilliant!!!"
Peter is very welcoming and a great host at this brilliant property. Large rooms sleeping 6/7 with en suites make for no queues for showers lovely hot water at all times, in the morning or after a da… More
28 May 2014
"Fabulous location, great place for children and adults to play."
We stayed at Deeside for a week with 25 of us at any one time. We had great weather and the children were in the river making dams for most of the week. The house easily accommodated all of us and we … More
10 May 2014
"Ideal for a large group"
We spent an excellent weekend at Dee Side House over the early May bank holiday. As a large group consisting of 11 adults and 10 children, whose ages ranged from 2 to 12, the house suited our needs pe… More
6 May 2014
"Excellent place for large and small groups alike"
We had a school reunion at Deeside House last week and spent 3 fabulous days there- all 19 of us. It's a perfect place to stay for both small and large groups. Our group ranged from 10 months to … More
30 Apr 2014
"Great Place for a family gathering"
I agree with the last review, some people just like to stir up trouble. We had a great weekend, 36 of us at a Family Gathering. The kitchen was superbly equipped, large and very clean, couldn't g… More
9 Apr 2014
Had a great weekend with extended family. Loads of character. Loads of space. We all got lost a few times which we enjoyed! Games room great fun. Sitting room large but cosy and perfect for family ga… More
1 Apr 2014
"Excellent venue for family get together"
Don't believe the negative reviews about this place which have understandably upset the kind owner who couldn't do enough for us by contacting us before, during and after our stay to help in… More
28 Mar 2014
My two sisters and brother in-laws arrived at the house a day earlier, to make ready birthday party deco for our fathers arrival on the following day. They spent the remainder of the day and the eveni… More
10 Mar 2014
"Cheap & Very Cheerful"
A large group of us stayed in Dee Side House towards the end of February 2014. Firstly, I would just like to point out that there is nothing 'D' about this house, this place was A* all the w… More
We are looking forward to the imminent delivery of our new dining chairs and pleased with several rooms redecorated since this review was written. Running a 200-year-old country house with 20 rooms means that there is a process of constant renewal with some items brand new and some approaching life expiry. Our newly refurbished games room will last no more than 18 months before it needs refurbishing again. I don't agree with 'cheap and very cheerful' - I believe Dee Side House is fairly priced and cheerful.
5 Mar 2014
We stayed here with a family group over the Christmas period. The house was warm with plenty of hot water, but it was in dire need of redecoration and a makeover. The lounge sofas and armchairs were… More
We lost our maintenance man in November so we did have several items awaiting repair. We have a new man and these have now been attended to. Several rooms have been redecorated and we have new dining chairs on order. The lounge three piece suite is a four-year old Peter Guild suite costing over £5000 new but it takes a hammering and needs frequent cleaning to remove the red wine etc deposited upon it. Recent feedback from guests has been excellent so hopefully this will be reflected in some new reviews.
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