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Strait End Cottage

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Strait End Cottage is a pretty old stone cottage set in the heart of the scenic village of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales. The owner, Helen, has used her creative flair and experience as an architect to retain the character and quirks of the cottage whilst maximising the space, the end result is a beautifully appointed and well laid out cottage for 8 guests. The sitting room features the original inglenook with wood burner to keep you cosy on chilly evenings, the spacious kitchen and dining space is designed for cooking and socialising.

The village of Dent may be small but has so much to offer, two pubs, a restaurant and a handy village store, with spectacular walking from the door and lots to discover in the area it is a wonderful escape for friends and family, dog friendly too!


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Entrance Hall

Entering through the original stone porch into the hallway you immediately feel at home in this warm and welcoming old stone cottage, from the hall you can wander through to the living spaces and discover not one but two staircases and all that this beautiful cottage has to offer, it is a real treat.

Living Space

The inglenook with log burning stove takes centre stage and is a striking feature in this spacious yet cosy sitting room, a beautiful calm colour palette creates a bright restful space to relax, to gather together and kick back at the end of a day spent exploring the wonderful countryside and all that Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas have to offer.

Kitchen & Dining

The kitchen and dining space has a lovely flow, the restful colour palette continues bringing a relaxed easy vibe to this sociable space, the dining and seating area is open to the kitchen so the cook for the day can be part of the chit chat too. Everything you need to create hearty breakfasts and tasty suppers is close at hand, there’s an electric oven, grill and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a cafetiere for that get you going morning coffee!

Boot Room

This is a handy room for drying off any wet walking attire after a ramble in the Dales, there is a washer/dryer and a sink too.


Looking out to the village this room enjoys lots of lovely light, the antique bedstead adds a touch of elegance to this pretty room.


This cosy double room continues the restful palette, perfect for retreating to at the end of day spent exploring.


This twin bedroom is spacious and offers the flexibility for twin beds for families and friends to share.


This is a lovely room with the original old fireplace and a king size bed, a second stair case leads from this room to the ground floor.

House Bathroom

Set on the first floor, the owner, Helen, has taken great care to make this bathroom the perfect fit for the cottage, the bathtub is extra deep just what you need for soaking any aching muscles after a ramble across the Dales. You will also find a shower, vanity basin and loo.

House Shower Room

On the ground floor, a large walk in shower, basin and loo.


Tucked away just off the hallway is handy downstairs loo.


The front of the cottage has a pretty garden with a bench, the perfect spot for morning coffee while taking in the pretty village all around, while the garden to the rear has a table and chairs for al fresco dining and offers views out across the fields.


In Dent village

  • The Sun Pub
  • George & Dragon Pub
  • Stone Close Tea Rooms for breakfast, coffee and lunch
  • Meadowside – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Village Store – Artisan bread, homemade cakes, fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables, local cheese. You can also order local meat
  • Dentdale Museum
  • Golf at Sedbergh golf club – 4 miles

Town & Villages

  • Sedbergh market on Wednesdays -5 miles
  • Ingleton Water Falls – 15 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – 9 miles
  • Ravenstonedale Village with excellent pub The Black Swan – 16 mile
  • Hawes – 14 miles
  • Kirkby Stephen – 20 miles
  • Muker – 21 miles
  • Kendal – 16 miles
  • Bowness – on Windermere – 26 miles
  • North Pennines AONB – 60 miles
  • York – 78 miles
  • Whitby – 103 miles

Family friendly – lots of attractions nearby:-

  • Ribble Viaduct – 11 miles
  • Settle to Carlisle Railway – 25 miles
  • Forbidden Corner – 30 miles
  • Lowther Castle – 33 miles
  • Rheged Centre – 36 miles
  • Ullswater Steamers – 48 mile


Glorious walks right from the door, including:-

  • Dales Way goes through the village
  • Church Bridge to Gawthrop loop back to Dent
  • Ghyllside loop through Gawthrop back to Dent
  • Wild Boar Fell
  • The majestic Howgills
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Pennine moors
  • Lakeland peaks


  • You can buy a day ticket from the local newsagents in Kirkby Stephen, to go trout fishing on the River Eden in either Kirkby Stephen or Appleby or at Bessy Beck Trout Farm, in Newbiggin on Lune
  • Killington Lake, a 37 acre lake open 365 days a year, day tickets are available from the Lock Keepers Cottage on the shores of the Lake.
  • Or If you’re interested in Fly fishing, Boatfield Fly Fishing offer guided tours.

Horse Riding

  • Horse-riding in the Howgill fells with Stone Trail Riding Centre as your guide. They even provide hidden picnic lunches on the hillside for you!
  • Park Foot Pony Trekking Ullswater Lake District, offers the beauty of the open fells, giving fabulous views overlooking Lake Ullswater, that will make your experience magical. This is more suited to the novice riders.


  • Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It enjoys an idyllic setting, nestling under the Howgill fells in the village of Ravenstonedale.
  • Appleby Golf Course is another local golf course situated alongside the A66, which will be better suited to the more experienced players.

Wild swimming:

  • Catagill Scar on the River Eden
  • Stenkrith Bridge, near Kirkby Stephen
  • Hell Gill at Garsdale Head – A very deep and narrow canyon, almost enclosed, with a stream and impressive rock formations. It descends in easy steps, coming to a 1m waterfall and deep plunge pool.

Star Gazing

  • Superb dark skies are one of the things that make the Yorkshire Dales National Park so special. With large areas completely free from local light pollution, it’s a fantastic place to start your stargazing adventure.


Smardale Nature reserve – watch wildlife in its natural habitat

Mountain biking


Good to know
  • Wifi
  • Parking – Dent is a small village which has retained the old cobbled streets, to protect this, parking in the village is restricted, you can unload at the cottage and park in the dedicated car park for the village which is just a 2 minute walk
  • Safe, contactless self check-in
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Luxury bed linen and towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Cycle storage
  • Smart  T.V.
  • 1 x Travel Cot & Highchair on request
  • Village Store – Artisan bread, homemade cakes, fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables, local cheese. You can also order local meat
  • Supermarket – Tesco, Asda & Saisburys deliver
  • Walking and cycling from the door
  • Strait End is an old stone cottage with lots of character and quirks




Strait End welcomes dogs.

  • Two dogs welcome
  • Dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture
  • Muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage, there is a hosepipe set up for this
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless they are crated
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required


King Size Bed

Double Bed

Twin Single Beds

King Size Bed

First Floor Bathroom

Freestanding Bathtub




Ground Floor

Walk In Shower





With its narrow, cobbled main street, white-walled cottages and ancient village church, set in a deep, narrow valley, Dent, in Cumbria, is one of the loveliest of Dales villages.

Dentdale, south of Sedbergh, is possibly the finest of the Cumbrian Dales, a valley full of beauty and historic interest. 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.

The Dales Way long distance path runs along the length of the valley, as does the River Dee.

The 12th Century church of St Andrew is well worth a visit, where you can still see Norman features in the Tower, the Nave and the Norman-arched doorway. The church has a leaflet highlighting the places and objects of interest within the church.

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. He was born in the village, the son of the local parson, and never forgot his native Dale. There is a memorial to him in Dent Church, and you can see the Old Grammar School in the churchyard where Adam was first taught by his father, before completing his studies at Sedbergh School and Trinity College, Cambridge.

After 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 England, at over 1100 feet above sea level, on the famous Carlisle to Settle Railway. The 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 two pubs in Dent. Brewery trips are available.



  • Sedbergh market on Wednesdays -5 miles
  • Ingleton Water Falls – 15 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – 9 miles
  • Ravenstonedale Village with excellent pub The Black Swan – 16 mile
  • Hawes – 14 miles
  • Muker – 21 miles
  • Kendal – 16 miles
  • Bowness – on Windermere – 26 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – 32 miles
  • North Pennines AONB – 60 miles
  • York – 78 miles
  • Whitby – 103 miles

Airports / Railway Station

  • Dent Station – 4.5 miles
  • Oxenholme Station – 15 miles
  • Kirkby Stephen railway station – 20 miles
  • Darlington mainline – 58 miles – London Kings Cross 2 hours 30 mins
  • Leeds/Bradford Airport – 59 miles
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport -60 miles
  • Carlisle Airport – 60 miles