Plumthwaite ref: UK2212

Dent, near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

3 Stars

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 

Description

Located in the picturesque village of Dent, this studio style apartment is ideal for couples, or a small family who want to take advantage of the great walking that the area offers.
The apartment, which is located on the village green, is split over two floors. On the ground floor, which is warmed by underfloor heating, is a well-equipped kitchen/dining room and a family bathroom with large bath. The first floor living and bedroom area is open plan, making it a very bright and airy space. The lounge area has a fantastic wood burner and in the bedroom area is a kingsize bed with an additional 2’6” single and a small sofa bed, both for a child. The bedroom leads out onto a balcony from which to take in the sounds of nature and all the fresh country air.
The village of Dent, with its charming cobbled streets, stunning scenery and excellent walks, has a local store, post office, a couple of pubs and a heritage centre/tea room. The village also hosts various events and activities throughout the year.
Dent railway station, which is on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, is the highest railway station in Britain, at approximately 1100 feet above sea level. From here you can take a scenic journey to the surrounding towns of Hawes, Sedbergh, Leyburn, Giggleswick, Kirby Lonsdale, Skipton and Ingleton. Should you wish to travel a bit further you can go to Carlisle, 90 minutes’ by train, or Leeds, 1 hour 30 minutes’.
Although Dent is situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park it is technically part of Cumbria, so you also have the Lake District, which can be reached in 1 hour by car, or a 20-minute train journey from Oxenholme to Windermere, making this the ideal location for those who love the great outdoors. Walkers, runners, cyclists, nature lovers, bird watchers and artists are well catered for and Plumthwaite is the perfect base to relax and unwind after the day’s activities. For those who prefer something a bit more adventurous why not try climbing Yorkshire’s 3 peaks, potholing at one of the many caves in the area, or even a spot of sailing in the beautiful Lakes. There is a public phone outside the library, which is just a short walk from the apartment. Shop 250 yards, pubs serving food 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric oven, separate grill oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and piano.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Living room/bedroom: With wood burner, kingsize bed, 2ft 6in bed (for child), sofa bed (for child) and balcony (no TV).
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Sedbergh
  • Shops
    250 yards
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    150 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dent
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4 miles
  • Lake
    9 miles

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

Reeth

Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

Hawes

The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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