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Mill Dam Farm Cottage

(Ref. 945189)

High Bentham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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101 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable cottage, with walks from the doorstep, well equipped with everything you might need and extremely welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2024

  • "Charming cottage with beautiful views."

    Rustic, cosy and well equipped with everything you need and more. Karen was amazing, she even collected our Indian takeaway food from Bentham on our first night. Perfect host.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Dec 2023

  • "Mill Dam Farm Cottage is extremely comfortable, well equipped and quiet cottage for a wonderful stay especially if you have a dog."

    All the information you need is provided and Karen is the perfect host. We had a lovely peaceful stay in glorious surroundings and will hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "Mill Dam cottage was absolutely perfect for us."

    The location is peaceful with beautiful views. Karen welcomed us on arrival and made herself fully available should we have needed anything during our stay. The cottage itself was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. We wish we'd have booked 2 weeks as there is so much to do surrounding the area. Would definitely recommend and we plan to return in a few years time.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2023

  • "10*+ all the way such a stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    Cottage has everything u need and more. Fantastic owners/hosts will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Mill Dam Cottage is nestled away from even the nearest road, halfway up a hillside."

    With nature on the doorstep and so much to explore close by, it is a great place to stay. The cottage is spacious, for the most and comfortable you’ll only need to bring yourself and then relax. Our three dogs stayed with us, an added bonus allowing three dogs as standard. The enclosed back garden had a babbling brook for that authentic relaxing backdrop. We enjoyed the stay and felt that the owners Karen and Ryan would do anything, if possible, to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. Our thanks go to them and for the welcome pack, more than just a pint of promised milk, thank you.

    Reviewed by Lewis3.4Sep 2023

  • "The property and the area it is in was lovely."

    It had everything that you needed and more if the owners knew you needed anything. The way that the property was split,suited us as individuals and the views were to die for.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week at the cottage at the end of August."

    The dogs loved the garden and opportunity of other walks in the area. The cottage itself was well equipped and a lovely welcome gift which was gratefully received. We would certainly return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped, comfortable cottage with fantastic views."

    The owners are lovely and very good communicators and willing to give advice and recommendations on places to go. The cottage is very pet friendly and there are very few restrictions on where the dogs are allowed. Ours loved sitting watching the world go by out of the main bedroom window. She also loved meeting the owners dog. Would highly recommend as even on those wet weather days the cottage is very comfortable and homely and the two separate dining tables meant we could leave games and jigsaws up to continue another day.

    Thank you for staying at Mill Dam and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2023

  • "The owners were wonderful."

    Fabulous hosts and the cottage was wonderful. The weather was dreadful but it didn’t stop us enjoying this wonderful part of the country

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great cottage, clean with everything you would want and a lovely welcome from the owners."

    Plenty of room and probably the most comfortable beds we have had in a holiday cottage. Set in a very quiet area but easy to get to lots of places. Highly recommend.

    Hi we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mill Dam and enjoyed some good sleep! Thank you again for staying with us.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property and well equipped,met all of our expectations and needs"

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Mill Dam. Thank you again for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Mill dam farm cottage was absolutely amazing."

    The cottage and its surroundings were so beautiful and idyllic. The host Karen was super amazing. She was so welcoming and was brilliant with the children who absolutely loved their horses. Will definitely be back. I would highly recommend this place. Thank you once again Karen, Ryan, Maddie and Willis.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Mill Dam and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to the children about the horses and answering their questions. Maddie and Willis were sorry to see them go too! Thank you for staying at Mill Dam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mehnaz5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at Mill Dam Cottage."

    The owners gave us plenty of information about the lay out of the cottage before we arrived, as well as detailed instructions on the precise location. The cottage itself was very clean and the beds were cozy.

    Sorry for the delay in replying to your kind feedback and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Mill Dam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0May 2023

  • "This really is the perfect holiday cottage!"

    This was our second stay in this accommodation, it really is lovely, and the location is ideal.

    Thank you so much for staying at Mill Dam and pleased you found both the cottage and location to be ideal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "The property was lovely, clean ,comfortable, welcoming and very spacious."

    The owners made sure everything you could possibly needed was there and if it wasnt they said to ask.The owners were so friendly and accomodating, they went the extra mile to ensure our stay was perfect. The welcome gifts and keepsake were adorable. Karen is a lovely lady with a heart of gold who made a stranger feel welcome and special. I would recommend this cottage to everyone x

    Sorry for the delay replying to your feedback. Thank you so much for staying with us at Mill Dam Farm Cottage and delighted you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a fabulous location, the owners Karen and Ryan ..."

    This is a fantastic cottage in a fabulous location, the owners Karen and Ryan are so very friendly, helpful and gave us the best of welcomes cannot heap enough praise on the cottage facilities and the owners would thoroughly recommend

    Thank you so much for choosing Mill Dam and so pleased you had a lovely time at the cottage and exploring the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful homely cottage in an amazing part of the country!"

    Very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Lots of stunning places to visit close by, the dogs loved Silverdale beach as did we.

    Thank you so much for staying with us at Mill Dam and your feedback which is much appreciated. We love visiting Silverdale and Arnside AONB ourselves so am pleased you enjoyed it there too. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Mill Dam Cottage is a little gem,It provided every thing the visitor needs ,great location ,clean & spacious accommodation ,good parking ,beautiful views & well equipped."

    Fenced in garden for the dogs Lovely walks on the doorstep to explore .The owners of the cottage live next door & are so obliging .There was a lovely welcome pack of treats & milk in the fridge on arrival .We couldn’t have wished for a nicer stay & will definitely return

    Thanks so much for staying with us at Mill Dam and so pleased you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property in amazing location."

    Hosts welcoming and friendly . Excellent place to unwind and close enough to places if you want to explore. Log burner an amazing asset for the colder evenings instead of having heating on. Love this place

    So pleased you enjoyed staying at Mill Dam and enjoyed some cosy evenings. Thank you for staying with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic, spacious accommodation, pictures do not do the cottage and garden/surroundings justice."

    Lovely welcome gifts from Karen and Ryan topped off a perfect week.

    Delighted the cottage exceeded what you expected! Thank you for staying with us and pleased you had a great week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2023

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our short break in this lovely cosy cottage."

    Many thanks to Karen for the warm welcome. The cottage is a great place to get away from everything and relax.

    So pleased you all enjoyed your short break at Mill Dam and thank you again for choosing us as somewhere to get away from everything and relax. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Mill Dam Cottage was comfortable, had everything we could need, and was a lovely home away from home."

    Karen was the most helpful and welcoming host, with incredible pre-stay communication and helpful info as needed during! The cottage smelt wonderful and clean and the quality of towels etc gave a feeling of luxury. We loved spending evenings around the log burner with a glass of wine and our dogs curled up close. Highly recommend.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed some cosy winter evenings at Mill Dam. Thank you again for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay and Karen was an excellent host."

    The apartment is clean, well equipped, spacious, and cozy. The surrounding scenery and views are lovely and it was really lovely to spend a few nights here. We'll definitely be back and we would recommend anyone to stay here also. One point: the driveway is quite pot-holed. Our normal hire car coped fine but I wouldn't drive a sports car or anything up there.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time at Mill Dam Farm - the cottage was beautiful, well equipped, clean, tidy and just gorgeous!"

    Everything you want from the log burner to a netflix account on the TV for guest use. It was amazing! Karen and Ryan are fantastic hosts, really warm and friendly, attentive but very happy to leave you to it. We took all 4 of our dogs - with permission from Karen and Ryan - they loved the garden and being able to walk around the paddock outside the cottage as well. Great local attractions and amenities. Fantastic place for a lovely relaxing holiday. We will definitely be back!

    Glad you had such a great week and that you and the dogs enjoyed your stay at Mill Dam Farm Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful area with lovely hosts who were very helpful throughout the holiday."

    Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fab holiday home and felt very comfortable with our 2 dogs."

    Would definitely go again and recommend it to anyone

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you again for staying with us at Mill Dam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonjia4.7Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mill Dam Farm Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and spacious, and the beds and furniture so comfortable. The cottage was supplied with literally everything required for a relaxing holiday. The owner, Karen, was lovely, and so helpful, and her black Labrador was absolutely adorable. We, and our dogs Milo and Holly, had a lovely holiday, and look forward to staying again next spring.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring! Anakin loves meeting new friends when they come to stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday here."

    The cottage is beautiful with everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Karen gave us information on where to eat and places to visit. We’ll definitely be staying here again, highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Mill Dam! Pleased you enjoyed your holiday here and in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Lots of useful information sent prior to our visit. Cottage is a lovely size, is very well equipped and had everything we needed. Welcome card and pack was thoughtful and much appreciated. Didn’t meet Ryan but Karen was always very friendly and helpful.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mill Dam and that you enjoyed the area too. Thank you for staying with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2022

  • "The owners where brilliant, cottage excellant everything you wanted was supplied and if you had a problem the owners sorted it ."

    Beautiful scenery and beautiful location will defiantly be returning .

    Thank you so much for staying with us at Mill Dam and so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely homely cottage, had everything we needed."

    Brilliant for the dogs, especially the well fenced garden. Karen and Ryan were very friendly and sent us lots of information before our arrival. The countryside nearby provided lots of dog friendly walks and the scenery in both Lancashire and Yorkshire was amazing. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful break.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you had a lovely break! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was everything and more than we had expected."

    Lovely location, has everything you need in the kitchen, very clean and comfortable generally. Well appointed. Exceeded our expectations and Karen is very friendly and helpful. Gorgeous area to stay in.

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased you enjoyed the surrounding area during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Karen and Ryan were very welcoming - in the correspondence prior to our visit and in person after we arrived."

    The thoughtful welcome gift in the cottage was a nice touch and very much appreciated. The cottage and the garden were lovely, and the cottage was very well-equipped. There was sufficient information about the property itself, as well as lots of details on things to do, local places to eat and drink and shop etc provided. Our only bug-bear (which to be fair, the owners did mention prior to our visit) was that the access road to the cottage has quite a number of large pot-holes. Generally though, a perfect base for the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very pleasant lovely location."

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect in a great location with everything you needed for your stay."

    Fantastic views all around the cottage with the three peaks in the distance.The garden was a bonus with lots of seating and a great outdoor log burner for the chilly evenings. Karen and Ryan are lovely people and really helpful. Great walks on your doorstep and stunning places to enjoy not far away. Very dog friendly, would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for your feedback and staying at Mill Dam! Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage,wonderful scenery and a wonderful host."

    Would go back in a heartbeat and highly recomend the cottage.

    Thank you so much and for staying with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in an ideal location."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed, was warm and cosy with ample room for us all (and 3 dogs) The garden was very safe for our dogs and there was numerous dog friendly walks locally. Karen was an excellent host, sharing her knowledge of the local area and was friendly but not in our way. Would definitely recommend this cottage

    Thank you for your feedback and recommendation and for staying with us at Mill Dam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "Cannot fault this property."

    The owner Karen made us feel so welcome from the day we arrived. Perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Dog friendly and secure back yard. The outlook from the master bedroom over to Ingleborough is beautiful. Facilities are great, definitely home from home feel.

    Thank you so much and glad you had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely light, spacious and clean cottage in a fab location for exploring both Yorkshire and the Lakes."

    The owner is very friendly but doesn't intrude and the welcome pack is a lovely touch. The cottage has lovely views in all directions and is so peaceful. It's warm and well equipped, plenty of hot water and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending. Hope to return.

    Thank you so much for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed the property and your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay at mill dam farm The weather was terrible when ..."

    We all really enjoyed our stay at mill dam farm The weather was terrible when we arrived but Karen saved the day with her generosity and friendliness The cottage was so cosy warm and spacious Would definitely recommend and would definitely return

    Thank you so much for your patience in the middle of the storm when you arrived! I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and owner was very nice."

    Unfortunately we had to leave early and the weather wasn’t great but nothing she could do about that. We would definitely stay at the property again. Thank you to Karen for the little touches like the welcome pack and for being available at any point she we need her.

    Thank you for your feedback and I was sad you had to leave a little earlier than originally booked for, but hope you enjoyed some rest and relaxation at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend at this cottage."

    The instructions sent by the owners prior to arrival were brilliant and during our stay they couldn't have been more helpful. Would definitely book again.

    Hi I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us earlier this year and of course the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2022

  • "Where to start."

    Everything was just fantastic. The day before the owners emailed us information on how to get there and Everything else we needed to know about the property. As soon as we walked in it just felt right. A perfect home from home. There's everything you would ever need while away from home. Karen and Ryan live next door so thats super handy if you needed any advice on walks or any other local information. All you need is each other and some boots to get out for a multitude of different walks right from your doorstep. We've just had a blast and really don't want to go home. This place is utterly charming and we can't wait to return. Thanks very much Karen and Ryan, lovely people and even lovelier place. Take care, Hazel, Ray and Missy.

    It's taken me a while to get chance to reply but wanted to thank you for your feedback and so pleased you really enjoyed your stay with us, albeit very different to your original holiday plans at the time due to the pandemic. Thank you again for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely welcome pack on arrival."

    Hosts were brilliant giving us lots of info & helpful directions beforehand & greeting us once we’d settled in then text to let us know anything, wish us a happy new year & even apologising for some fireworks going off somewhere in case they upset the dog - who wasn’t bothered lol. Lovely & cosy. Layout was great for keeping our 1 year old grandson out of mischief & giving privacy too. Lots of cleaning products & hand gels left for us too. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Couldn't have wished for a better time away over Christmas!"

    Karen was fantastic and welcoming. The property felt like home and the area was a fab starting point and an ideal spot to walk your dogs! We will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Dec 2021

  • "Such a cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need for your stay, the owners were very helpful & nothing was too much trouble if you needed anything."

    Very dog friendly.....Would definitely recommend & hope to return in the future!

    So pleased you had a nice stay and we do hope to see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Been before always enjoyed staying there."

    Shame this time had to keep curtains shut to stop dog seeing workmen outside. Would have been to be good to have been forewarned.(Didn’t realise our dog could bark

    Thank you for staying with us again, it is always great to have you return. I am sorry that the work outside this time disturbed your dog - we did not have much forewarning of when work was going to be done for those couple of days. I do hope that you return again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fabulous home from home, a great base to explore the area."

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful surrounding area. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G and C5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have used Sykes many times and this was certainly the best cottage we have used."

    It was spotless and extremely comfortable, well-equipped and very convenient for so many attractions. The owners could not have been more helpful. We hope to return in 2023!

    Thank you for your lovely comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Mill Dam! We hope to see you again in 2023! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing cottage in beautiful countryside."

    We loved the walking and our evenings were spent sitting in the garden enjoying the sun and peace. Karen and Ryan, the owners, were very helpful if we needed anything. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was an absolutely stunning cottage and location, extremely dog friendly."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean with every conceivable home comfort to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. The owners Ryan and Karen were always on hand if you needed any help, but were very discreet and unobtrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting by babbling brook with lambs frolicking in the field opposite, completely dog friendly and in a very quiet location."

    Lenders are very helpful if required. The property is furnished with good quality furniture and spotlessly clean. Lots of places to visit without having to travel a long distance. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2021

  • "Mill Dam cottage was beautifully presented with everything you need for a comfortable stay!"

    Karen and Ryan the owners were very attentive and also very knowledgeable about the area! Nothing was too much trouble. The views were the best we’ve ever experienced. Although the weather was changeable that didn’t stop us from enjoying some lovely walks with our 3 dogs. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent holiday cottage with plenty of space to live in, lovely environment and views, and plenty of places to visit nearby."

    Excellent host who was friendly and helpful all the time but gave us space to enjoy our holiday - despite living next door. The cottage is really loved with so many touches that make it a really warm and comfortable place to relax. Garden is almost dog-proof and wonderful for sunning oneself and for just relaxing if weather allows. I have given poor overall reviews however for the company as we felt we were treated really meanly by them. I have booked several times with Sykes. Owners have been hands-down lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had the most fabulous week at Mill Dam Cottage with our 3 dogs."

    The cottage was beautiful with everything you could ever need to make your stay comfortable, milk in the fridge for arrival along with lovely biscuits, wine and jam. The bed was so comfortable which is a big thing for me as I have a really bad back and suffer from arthritis so normally when I go on holiday i don't get much sleep - this stay was different as the mattress like everything else in the cottage is of a very good quality. and sooooo comfortable. Lots to do and see in the area and some very beautiful walks to enjoy with the dogs. Karen was such a fabulous host and gave us loads of information on the best dog friendly walks to go on. Cant recommend this cottage enough - you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, full of character and very well equipped."

    Clear communication and friendly welcome from host. Helpful information prior to booking. Very comfortable and warm. Beautiful area and situation. A few very minor things would have been a little more helpful: - the bin labels are now not clear for recycling, so need to be replaced - although an email told us where to find the wifi code, we thought it would be helpful to cross it out of the welcome book, or just handwrite the new code in - the directions mention 0.5 miles along the road before locating the bins for their drive, but it's a much shorter distance than that, so initially we missed it. It's more like 100-200 metres.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful property in a wonderful location."

    Great size for a group of 6 & 3 dogs! Beautiful grounds & surrounding walks.The hosts made us feel very welcome & looked after us with whatever we may have needed. We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2020

  • "Charming cottage, done to a high standard, plenty of space and really welcoming hosts"

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Spacious comfortable warm cottage, really well equipped kitchen and lovely outside space with comfortable seating to enjoy the September sunshine."

    Peaceful and tranquil with fabulous views over all of the Yorkshire 3 peaks. Great location for enjoying the local area and super friendly hosts who were there to welcome us and ensure we were settled in and while on hand if you needed them, equally ensured they gave you privacy. Really helpful ‘joining instructions’ which made it super easy to find the cottage and hosts who are genuinely interested in ensuring their guests are comfortable and happy. No hesitations in recommending

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really can't praise Mill Dam Farm cottage enough!"

    The owner, Karen, has literally thought of everything and only lives next door, so is on hand to help with anything else you might need. We arrived to a bottle of wine, biscuits and marmalade on the kitchen table with a welcome card, plus a pint of milk in the fridge - lovely touch! The whole cottage was really clean, lots of living space, all the pots/pans/utensils in the kitchen that you could possibly need, and a great little garden (fences all around so our young children couldn't escape!). Plenty of walks from the cottage, so you don't need to go back in the car once you're there if you don't want to - exactly what we needed, thank you!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2020

  • "We all had an amazing time at Mill Dam Farm cottage."

    Karen and Ryan are great hosts and did everything to make us feel welcome. Great communication before and during the holiday. Really good directions sent to us prior to our holiday made finding the cottage easy. The welcome card, bottle of wine and other goodies upon arrival were a lovely touch. Everything you might need was available in the cottage and kitchen was very well stocked with good quality equipment. The views were absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Thank you. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "One of the best holidays we’ve had , 6 of us and 2 dogs , Mill Dam cottage is gorgeous inside and out , everyone is so friendly, beautiful walk into Bentham or 5-10 drive , the butchers is a must , the surroundings are gorgeous, we couldn’t of ask for more , the cottage has everything, we will definitely be booking again ."

    Karen & Ryan were lovely , so welcoming . Highly recommend going to Mill Dam cottage

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had 6 adults and 3 dogs in our party for the week and the cottage was perfect."

    The outdoor space ideal for the dogs and the use of the adjacent field a bonus when Karen’s horses weren’t about. The kitchen and lounge was fine and comfy as was the garden furniture that had plenty of use due to the fine weather - nice comfy beds and a good shower. Nothing negative at all to say - a near perfect rental property for what we wanted. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Mill Dam Farm Cottage."

    Our party consisted of five adults and three dogs. We were made to feel extremely welcome by the owners and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was beautiful - clean, homely, spacious and had everything we needed, and more. The cottage is set in a brilliant location for exploring the surrounding area - there are walks right from the doorstep and also plenty of beautiful areas to explore just a short drive away. We would definitely recommend a stay at Mill Dam Farm Cottage and we certainly hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a brilliant few days Karen and Ryan were excellent hosts nothing was too much trouble the cottage exceeded our expectations extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more."

    Excellent garden area with comfortable seating very peaceful idilic sun trap. Comfy beds great views we would thoroughly recommend booking this great cottage you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a beautiful property with exceptional quality furnishings & equipment."

    Karen the owner is so eager to please her guests & even went the extra mile when we enquired if the property had a steamer for cooking veg, even though we were happy to bring our own. Karen clearly had gone out to buy one for us & text to say so before we left. The weather could not have been worse but we did get to enjoy a few hours of sun in the gorgeous garden one afternoon with the best garden furniture ever!! The location is great for Skipton which is a favourite or ours & also Settle which is a nice Dales village to wander around. We would definitely return at some point but will wait till a "guaranteed heatwave" is forecast so we could delight in more sightseeing of this gorgeous area.

    Reviewed by Norah and Alan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very relaxing place."

    Wonderfully comfy. Owners extremely helpful, polite and obliging. Smaller dog did manage to get under gate so be careful if you have escape artists.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2020

  • "Mill Dam Cottage is lovely, cosy and comfortable and provided everything we needed."

    We would highly recommend this cottage, and plan to return soon. Thank you Karen and Ryan for making sure everything was OK for us and the welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2020

  • "Mill Dam Cottage had every thing we could have needed and more."

    It has a very homely feeling to it and was perfect for my family to bring in the New Year together. Situated in a picture perfect location with many places of interest and walks on the doorstep. Karen and Ryan are wonderful hosts and make sure you know everything necessary before your stay even begins, they can also be contacted with any concerns or queries throughout your stay. Will certainly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    The owners were really accommodating. The dogs loved the stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2019

  • "This place is amazing!"

    It’s the 2nd time we’ve been here and every year it’s great! So much room for people and guests, close to amenities but you feel out in the sticks. Added bonus of great heating (needed in the winter), outside space and amazing views of the Yorkshire 3 peaks! So inviting for anyone and our four legged friend! Could not ask for more! Hope to visit again soon!!!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is perfect location for walking and exploring Yorkshire, it’s was ideal for me and my girls friends."

    Our 3 working cocker spaniels had an absolute fab time , loads of walks , you can never ware out a spaniel , we did and they snoozed the evenings away in front of the log burner. Karen our host was very lovely and accommodating and if we need anything we only had to ask , thanks Karen you have wonderful 5 star property

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely home and people, beautiful County, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Karen the owner was second to none and made sure we had everything that we needed at the cottage."

    We all had a fantastic stay and a wonderful welcome pack on arrival. It worked well with 4 adults and two children at the cottage and we all had ample space. It’s a brilliant cottage in a stunning location and we will definitely be going back at some point. We loved seeing the two horses passing by our window of an evening and the lovely walks from our doorstop.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2019

  • "I couldn't recommend this cottage more highly."

    For our party - me, my two sons and their partners and my 2 year old grandson - it was absolutely perfect. We had everything we could possibly need and more. The large bedroom up the stairs off the kitchen was particularly good for the toddler. Far enough away from the living room for him not to be disturbed after bedtime, but close enough for us to hear him if he woke up - and absolutely huge. And the other 2 bedrooms are equally lovely but on the other side of the house so we weren't disturbed if he did wake in the night. The kitchen was brilliant for a large party, very well equipped and big enough for my sons, who are both very keen cooks, to not get in each other's way as there's so much space. And no queuing for bathrooms as there's a big full bathroom next to the kitchen and an immaculate new shower room between the 2 upstairs bedrooms. What really made the holiday for us though was the helpfulness of the owners who live next door. Karen really did go out of her way to make the holiday special. She was even apologising for the weather. It poured down for most of the time we were there and she was emailing me with suggestions of things we could do in the rain. Fortunately it didn't rain on the Sunday afternoon so we were able to do the amazing Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and the cottage was so lovely we had a great time anyway. There were gorgeous biscuits, marmalade and a bottle of wine for us on arrival and when I emailed Karen to let her know we'd run out of wood for the log burner we returned to find 2 big bags of wood left for us in the garage. And the dogs were in dog heaven, walking in the fields around the cottage or out and about all day, then flopping in front of the log burner at night. We only stayed for a long weekend this time, but we all agreed we'd definitely go back for longer next time.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous location, perfect for the Dales and Lakes."

    Our dogs had a wonderful time, with a beautiful walk straight from the cottage. Very well equipped, with a glass for every occasion

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is fabulous, every thing and more you need , Karen and hubby are amazing hosts , nothing to much , so helpful and a lovely little card and bottle of wine and basic essentials on arrivals, walks from the doorstep and views are lovely ."

    . definitely recommend this little gem .

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jun 2019

  • "This holiday was wonderful, cosy, clean and more than could of expected."

    Everything I could of wanted and the Owners were Amazing. They were there whatever you may have needed. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2019

  • "Top drawer cottage in first class location."

    Smashing owners. The most comfortable seating and sleeping furniture you could wish for. Excellently equipped with great kitchen knives and huge fluffy towels. A real gem!

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a relaxing, peaceful location."

    The owners could not have been more helpful in making our stay as comfortable as possible including leaving gifts and welcoming card for our arrival. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. I would highly recommend it .

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, well furnished and equipped we had the best time here."

    My 4 year old grandson loved walking with the lambs and sploshing in the becks. My dogs loved the freedom and the excellent walks on the doorstep. My family agreed with should comeback and they are a fussy lot! Karen and Ryan are excellent hosts nothing is too much trouble

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "Had a wonderful week in mill dam farm cottage."

    A beautiful cottage and location. The cottage was well equipped with more than you needed to make for a fantastic break.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage really is amazing, everything you need to make it a perfect stay."

    The kitchen is really well equipped. Plenty of space not to fall over each other, and the games made some amazing family evenings together, something we miss with normal busy lives. The dogs loved paddling in the stream and exploring the many smells. The cottage is so peaceful just the noise of the trees whistling in the wind, the birds singing and the stream at the end of the garden. It was just what we needed to get away from our busy lives. Local pubs a walk away serving amazing food, we didn't have a bad meal out trying different places. The owners live next door which was absolutely fine, they left us alone to enjoy our holiday, but were there in case we had any problems or issues. I would definitely recommend Mill dam cottage and a cottage I would return to. Truely fabulous x

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2019

  • "Incredible cottage, host and holiday."

    Big thanks to the awesome landlords & Sykes for making this happen!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2019

  • "Just absolutely fabulous"

    Reviewed by Denise Bird5.0Mar 2019

  • "Home from home."

    Excellent location, accommodation and owners. Perfect for dog owners.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Feb 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage - lots of little extra touches such as a welcoming bottle of wine/milk/biscuits /marmalade."

    It was lovely to be left a supply of dishwasher tablets , lots of tea towels etc. Decorated in a tasteful simple style with what appeared to be good quality , solid furniture. Good , friendly communication from owner beforehand. The shared upstairs bathroom was very small but adequate though there was a good sized downstairs bathroom with bath. [lovely huge towels!] The garden at the back had a fence and gate but not of sufficient structure to allow us to let the dogs off lead with confidence - not a big issue. We had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend Mill Dam Cottage.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliant, hosts Karen & Ryan were so hospitable, nothing was too much trouble for them."

    we will definitely be returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jan 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    Owners were very friendly and couldn’t do enough to make sure our holiday ran smoothly. Beautifully decorated for the Christmas period. Spacious, comfy cottage with plenty of room for everyone. Access to the Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes making it the ideal base.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2018

  • "We cannot recommend Mill Dam Farm Cottage enough!"

    They were amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble! The place exceeded our expectations and was even better than the photos! We had visitors to celebrate with us pre-Christmas and Hugo the dog loves his new home for the week. Anything we asked for the hosts sorted including a small heating issue that was sorted within a couple of hours!! The local area was great with local walks and being close to settle and gisburn forest! We already want to go back!!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, stunning views, superb hosts/owners that made us very ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage, stunning views, superb hosts/owners that made us very welcome Would highly recommend this lovely place for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful stone cottage in a relaxing idyllic position tucked away but within walking distance to Bentham."

    Gorgeous views and nice to be so close to nature and the wildlife. Fabulous interior and fittings it was lovely having the towels and bedding included. Nice little extras included in the cottage that help your break run smoothly.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Oct 2018

  • "A really fabulous cottage very cosy and everything you wanted was in the cottage."

    Nothing was to much for the owners to ensure your stay met your expectations. A welcome pack awaited you soon as you entered the cottage. Excellent, dog friendly a great place to relax on holiday.

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    We had a wonderful time such a shame to have to come home.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2018

  • "Charming hosts, excellent location and every comfort."

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely property very comfortable and well furnished."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay very helpful owners. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage - perfect for us; 2 under fives, mum, dad and nanna."

    Very nice kitchen, lovely little lawn, wood stove, stunning views of the Yorkshire 3 peaks.

    Reviewed by Doug4.7Sep 2018

  • "This was a short notice booking for us, but the communication with the owners Karen & Ryan was excellent right from the start."

    The cottage is fabulous and very tastefully decorated and finished with those lluxury items .. bedding , towels, kitchenware . We had a lovely welcome pack on our arrival which was a lovely touch. The garden was secured by a large gate which meant that our dog cold be let out safely without worry . This in addition to the use of an adjacent field for his nightime run out was just perfect. A lovely cottage with attentive but unobtrusive owners. A must visit. We will definitely be back .

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Mill Dam Cottage!"

    Karen was a gracious and responsive host and the cottage was very comfortable, set in beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Amy G4.1Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful, well equipped house in a lovely location for exploring the surrounding areas."

    We did the Yorkshire Three Peaks during our stay and it was only about a 25 minute drive to the start. The kitchen was amazing, very well equipped with everything we needed (including milk, jam and biscuits - very thoughtful, thank you!). We wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Jun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king (zip/link for 2 large single beds) available on request, 2 x King-size bedrooms
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Large lounge/diner with wood-burner
  • External utility/drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Oil central heating with wood-burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Ample off road parking for several vehicles
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area, cobbled courtyard, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shops and pubs less than 2 miles
  • Walking from the doorstep.

The property

Situated in Mewith, on the outskirts of the Yorkshire market town of Bentham, you will discover this picturesque, seventeenth century, semi-detached stone cottage.

Resting amidst lovely countryside, you can enjoy views towards the iconic Three Peaks, Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough.

Embracing an elevated position above Bentham, with a blend of original period features, this retreat creates a heart-warming place for families or friends to come together and relax.

Make the most of the wonderful kitchen/diner, complete with a selection of appliances and seating for four, a nice set-up to discuss plans over a lovely home-cooked meal.

Alternatively, set up the table in the dining area with seating for six, where you can create more of an occasion.

The lounge will become your night-time escape, enhanced by a wood-burner and exposed beams to set the scene for some well-earned downtime, whether that is watching TV or simply relaxing on the extra-large and comfortable sofa, love seat or armchair with plenty of room for six people.

To the first floor lies two pretty bedrooms, each with a king-size bed and pleasant views over the surrounding countryside.

These bedrooms share access to a brand new shower room with WC and a sink, newly put in during 2018 with a large modern shower.

From the inner hallway, a staircase to the mid-level floor reveals a further very large bedroom a super king-size bed that can be split into two large single beds, and with an additional day bed for relaxing.

There is ample storage space, wonderful views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks from your bed, further Velux windows and a feature of a door to an external stone staircase.

There is a downstairs bathroom with large bath, a shower over bath, WC and sink that is easily accessed from this master bedroom.

Externally, there is a private garden, with a grassed area to the front and back of the property, with views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks from the front of the property, and wonderful views from the rear garden out onto Burns Moor, the start of the Forest of Bowland, an AONB.

There is also a gated cobbled courtyard and an open stone garage, and a store room/drying room, great for walking boots and wellies and containing a washing machine, tumble dryer and clothes dryer.

When you are not admiring the heart-warming landscape or resting by the tranquil stream, the High Bentham area is threaded with public footpaths and rights of way that are well documented in a local walking guide covering locations such as the River Wenning and the Great Stone of Fourstones, and there are walks from the doorstep including Bentham Heritage Trail.

The wonderful Yorkshire Three Peaks are all easily accessible within a 20-minute drive and the town of Hawes is just 40 minutes away via a scenic drive into the dales proper.

From there it is a short distance to sites like Bolton Abbey, Bainbridge and Askrigg, home of the tales of Yorkshire vet James Herriot in the TV series "All creatures great and small" and many more.

The delights of the Lake District National Park and the coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay are only 40 minutes away by car and there is a local train service, along with local shops and pubs.

Not forgetting the 18-hole golf course, appreciated for its views and friendly atmosphere.

A getaway for all the family to enjoy.

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About the location


Ingleton 3 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 10 miles; Lancaster 12 miles.

The small Yorkshire market town of High Bentham is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north and east, with the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching away to the south. The Bowland fells and the nearby three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent provide excellent terrain for the enthusiastic walker, while the delights of the Lake District and the spectacular coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay are only half an hour away. High Bentham is a busy little town with a weekly cattle market, good local shops and services, as well as a good choice of pubs serving food, while the 18-hole golf course is well known for its stunning views and friendly atmosphere. The High Bentham area is threaded with public footpaths and rights of way that are well documented in a local walking guide and cover locations such as the River Wenning and the Great Stone of Fourstones, a relic of the ice age and a spectacular viewpoint. The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance, making this lovely little town a great holiday base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas