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Bracken Beck

Garsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1053302)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage is really lovely and the surrounding is breath taking.”

    Only problem I had was the mosquitos and midges so people need to take bit precaution.

    - Saikat, June 2021

The property

This stunning semi-detached, stone-built cottage dates back to 1724 and is situated in Garsdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Being in the heart of the delightful Dales and within easy reach of the Lake District, Bracken Beck is ideal for friends or families looking to explore this wonderful area.

Built on a hillside, Bracken Beck offers entrances at both the ground floor level and first floor, with the ground floor entrance leading into a stone-flagged hallway, perfect for leaving your muddy boots and coats after a day of exploring.

The two well-appointed bedrooms are downstairs, both beautifully furnished with hand-made oak furniture and comprising a king-size room and a family room with a double and a single bed.

Completing the ground floor is the shower room for you to freshen up in, along with a handy utility room, home to a washing machine, freezer, iron, ironing board and airer.

Travel up the open-tread spiral staircase leading up to the first floor to find the open-plan living space, with its A-framed ceiling and feature stone wall, this sociable area offers the perfect way to relax together with your group.

The kitchen is well equipped with all you need for your self-catered holiday, and meals can be enjoyed together around the dining table as you discuss the day's adventures.

There is a warming woodburning stove to relax in front of on chillier days, whilst in warmer weather the double doors open out to the lawned garden area affording lovely views over the local fells, with regular visits from the local wildlife including red squirrels, woodpeckers and nuthatches too.

Set off on an adventure from your doorstep or take a short scenic car journey to reach plenty more options with nearby landmarks to incorporate into a walk including Arten Gill Viaduct, Hardraw Force Waterfall, Kisdon and Currack Force and Pendragon Castle.

Train enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the historic Garsdale railway station just up the road, on which runs the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway; hop on here and delight in a magnificent and scenic journey through the stunning Dales landscape passing over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, a marvel of Victorian engineering with 24 arches.

Enjoy a drink at the local Moorcock Inn two miles from the cottage, with walkers always welcome, so you can delight in a well-deserved pint on the way back from a ramble.

A short drive will take you to the ancient market towns of both Sedburgh, Hawes and Dent with their traditional pubs, shops and cafés to discover.

Also within easy reach of the Lake District and the town of Kendal, perfect for walkers.

Hawes is also home to the Dales Countryside Museum offering exhibits on rural life and home to an outdoor steam train.

Enjoy a wonderful stay in the Yorkshire Dales at Bracken Beck.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor family room with a double and single
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Ground-floor utility room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with outside seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 7.5 miles and pub 2.1 miles
  • Note: There is an open tread spiral staircase, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility and children should be supervised
  • Note: This property is situated on the main A684, some associated road noise to be expected
  • Please note property is on a private water supply and water appears discoloured.

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About the location


Sedbergh 7 miles; Hawes 9 miles.

Garsdale is a small hamlet of stone cottages and farmhouses, nestled together with a village hall, church and chapel, resting at the foot of the dale alongside the meandering river Clough between Sedbergh and Hawes. Sheep graze on either side of the dale in this tranquil valley which is perfectly situated for days out in the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District. The nearest market towns are Sedbergh, 7 miles to the west, and Hawes, 9 miles to the east, both of which retain their ancient character and traditions and are well situated for shops, banks and traditional pubs. With wonderful walks through the dale from the doorstep, and the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park surrounding you, this is an idyllic and peaceful setting for your holiday.

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