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Dee Side House

House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 31

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car essential

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)
Access Car essential
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
Other High chair
Access Parking
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.

Further details

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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Review 1-10 of 10

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

26 Mar 2014


"Extremely disappointed, so much so I burst into tears!"

The photos and description is a false representation, I booked the house for a week, NOT cheap at £1,700 for a week in March, 28 members of my family celebrating my dad's 80th birthday. We … More

We are just completing the redecoration of Dee Side House. At the time of this reviewer's visit we had just refurbished the games room and several other areas. The cleaning prior to this reviewer's visit was not up to their usual standard and I went in to remove cobwebs and clean skirting boards that they had missed. We have been praised previously for our high standard of cleanliness but the House is often left in a mess and with rapid turnarounds our cleaners have to address the essentials and on this occasion they missed some things. However there are elements of this review which are quite untrue and I think this reviewer will struggle to find satisfaction anywhere.
Most of our bookings are now repeat bookings from guests who have enjoyed their previous stays and we get a stream of positive feedback which makes this review seem very much out of place.
We had a five-star review just a month earlier and I shall invite further reviews from our guests over the next few weeks which I am sure will confirm this.

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.

27 Aug 2012


"Great Stay with the family."

I stayed as part of our extended family (with the previous reviewer - M.Kaleem) and can guarantee we had an excellent time. All the rooms and bathrooms have been beautifully decorated. I agree with on… More

17 Jul 2012


"excellent stay - highly recommend it, had a fab time"

We had a family reunion at Dee Side House, there were ten adults and ten children - we stayed from friday to monday, we really had a wonderful time. The house is perfect for a large group, it was ver… More

7 Jul 2012


"Great place for large groups"

Stayed here as part of the Dales Way with my extended family. It really is in the middle of nowhere but its in a lovely location. The house reminded me of a hostel and you have to do a lot of walkin… More

Dee Side House has its own certificated and well-maintained water supply with UV lamps and sand and charcoal filters. It varies in colour from colourless to slightly yellowish according to the recent level of rainfall. At the time of the reviewer's visit we had had exceptionally high rainfall. I had mentioned this to the group's leader Jon who has assured me that they had a great time and were hoping to come back again soon.

20 Mar 2012


"A slightly eccentric house in a beautiful remote location"

A group of about 25 of us stayed here for a 30th birthday party in February. We loved it, it was quirky and a bit eccentric, in a beautiful remote setting (we could make as much noise as we wanted - t… More

Our Electrolux industrial dishwasher had just been serviced and had not been properly reconnected - hence the leak, which was remedied within 48 hours. Shower doors frequently need fixing and can also take a few days to rectify.

6 Nov 2011


"Great place for big group"

Super big house for big family gathering or group of friends. Ideallic location that's close to many walks and attractions with the diversity of a walk one day and Blackpool Pleasure Beach another. Some rooms could do with a bit of decorating but overall a great stay :-)

We have recently redecorated the dining room and installed an 18-place Victorian dining table and a beautiful John Corcoran original oil painting 'View from Pendle Hill'. We have also recently redecorated the games room and installed a new Dunlop table-tennis table. The games room is intensively used and needs frequent refurbishment.

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