Broadfield Farm Cottage
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A Grade 2 listed character cottage situated in the upper part of Dentdale, one of the quieter, yet more beautiful, dales in the west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is in a peaceful, elevated, south facing position, with commanding views over the dale and surrounding hills, with nationally listed walks from the porch. The cottage is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The ground floor accommodation consists of sitting room (with multi-fuel stove), dining room (both with ample seating), kitchen with separate breakfast area (seating includes a church pew and an organ bench), pantry and boot room (bikes could be stored here).
On the first floor there are three bedrooms: Bedroom 1, with two single beds and a full-size sofa bed, Bedroom 2 with a double bed and Bedroom 3 with two full-size bunk beds and a single bed with the capacity to pull out another single bed. Bedroom 1 has a bathroom en-suite and there is another bathroom: both have a bath, wc and basin. There are a number of characterful features in the cottage such as an Elizabethan staircase and the remains of a bread oven. As well as numerous books, games and puzzles, there is also an electric organ to provide entertainment for cosy evenings in.
There are views from all windows, with views from the rooms on the front particularly spectacular. Outside there is a small garden and patio immediately in front of the cottage and, on the other side of the track (public footpath), there is a car parking area for at least two cars and a wilder garden, which has a stream running through it. Due to the unevenness of the floors and the resulting steps around the cottage, it may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Cot and high chair are available on request. The cottage has the capacity to comfortably sleep 7 or 8 but additional numbers may put a strain on the private water supply: please contact the owner to discuss this further if your group is large.
Dent Village with village store, pub and post office is 2½ miles away although a more local country pub is just over a mile away. Other services are at Sedbergh (8 miles) or Kendal (19 miles). Dent Station, on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line, is 1 mile away and the Dales Way runs through the dale, at the bottom of the drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds 88 km, Nearest railway: Dent 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an expansive area of hill country in the north of England straddling the central Pennines in the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria, rising in the Three Peaks to over 2,300ft (700 metres). Rivers have cut deep valleys (dales) of which there are over 20 named examples, each distinctive in character and atmosphere. The area was established as a National Park in 1954, and covers an area of 1,762 square kilometres (680 square miles). It has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It is a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife.
It is one of the most important areas of the United Kingdom for its rich and diverse wildlife heritage and has the largest area of nationally and internationally important habitats of any National Park. This ranges from the wildflower rich hay meadows and pastures in the dale bottoms, through to the moorland fringe with its rush pastures so important for wading birds and the windswept uplands with their open heather moorland and blanket bog, to the unique limestone pavements. It is also home to a wide range of species, many of which are rare or scarce nationally.
Geology and natural processes have been the fundamental force behind the creation of this dramatic landscape and of the variety found within it, from the classic limestone (Karst) scenery in the south, the distinctive stepped profiles of the main peaks, the extensive moorland plateaux and the western Howgills, a series of grassy rounded hills with deep ravines that result from different geology and contrast markedly in appearance from the rest of the National Park. In contrast to the stillness and tranquility of the moors and meadows, there are numerous cascading streams and dramatic waterfalls, bringing movement and sound.
Lying in the Western Dales, Dentdale is one of the smaller and quieter dales but possibly the finest of the Cumbrian Dales, where such scenery and wildlife are allowed to flourish and where you will find yourself immersed in natural beauty, stunning scenery, a depth of heritage and the culture of a Dales community that has attracted artists and lovers of wildlife and landscapes for many years. It is a farming community, with scattered homesteads, each sharing the fell and valley floor, owing much to the settlement patterns of the Vikings who came here in the 10th century. Spend time strolling from the cottage itself through beautiful meadows and lush riverside pastures, or exploring the surrounding hills.
The Dales Way long distance path runs along the length of the valley, as does the River Dee. The Dent Fault cuts across the valley close to the village of Gawthrop, marking a geological boundary between the Carboniferous Limestone to the south, and the older Silurian and Ordovician rocks of the Howgill Fells to the north. Dent is the only village in Dentdale, with its delightful cobbled streets. A fountain of pink granite in the village centre, where the three cobbled streets meet, commemorates Dent's links with Adam Sedgwick, (1785-1873), professor of geology at Cambridge University, who was one of the greatest field geologists of his time. East of Dent, the valley winds its way through Cowgill, on its way to Dent station, some 4.5 miles from the village. Dent is the highest railway station in Britain, at over 1100 feet above sea level, on the famous Carlisle to Settle Railway.
The railway line crosses the huge viaducts at Arten Gill and Dent Head, built of massive blocks of Dent 'marble', from the now-disused quarries nearby, before going through the Blea Moor tunnel to Ribblehead viaduct. At Cowgill is one of the most remote breweries in Britain – The Dent Brewery, brewers of award winning ales that can be bought in any of the three pubs in Dent. Brewery trips are available. Further afield are other beautiful dales and picturesque towns with colourful histories, such as Sedbergh (8 miles), the book town of England, at the foot of the Howgills or, in an easterly direction, Hawes in Wensleydale. Dentdale's position in the West of the Yorkshire Dales allows for easy visits to the Lake District too (about 20 miles away).
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28 Apr 2014
"Delightful - a homely, comfortable family bolthole in idyllic surroundings"
What a fantastic cottage! Spotlessly clean, extremely well-equipped throughout (especially the kitchen, which has everything - a refreshing change), and extremely comfortable. There was easily more th… More
23 Apr 2014
"Great family house with views to die for"
Great house to get away from it and spend time with family - good facilities and the books and games were a welcome plus. Great walks on your doorstep and several great villages in the area to visit … More
24 May 2013
"A comfortable, characterful and well-equipped cottage in a quiet, rural position with beautiful views over Dentdale."
This cottage is an ideal base both for those who want to tour the Dales and Lake District and for those who want to step out into the countrysside from their own front door. There are many lovely walk… More
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