What a lovely cottage! Beautifully restored and really cosy yet spacious so perfect for a relaxing walking weekend away with friends. The cottage is right on the doorstep to some incredible walks and Dent is such a beautiful little village with some great local pubs (which are well needed after a long day’s walk!) We have visited twice and are already planning a trip for 2017!
I booked the Methodist Manse to accommodate part of our large family visiting Dent for Christmas. It was everything and more we could have wished for. The house was beautifully arranged with a Christmas Tree, chocolates on pillows, and even a large welcoming bottle of Prosecco. The 'wow' factor was immense and I was awarded top brownie points for choosing such a gorgeous place to share the holiday. The owners have thought of everything. There's plenty of parking and the back door entrance provides the place to kick of your boots and hang up your coats (it rained a lot this Christmas). Two of the bedrooms have bathrooms attached and there's a family bathroom with a large bath for a good soak as well as a shower and loo downstairs. Everyone loved the wonderfully comfy beds. The house is kept at a perfect temperature with the log burner in the living room adding extra cosiness. There is plenty of kitchen equipment and enough room to invite extras for dinner and drinks round the fire. We had a truly wonderful Christmas. The owners have created a truly welcoming and luxurious country retreat.
Stayed here for a family catch-up weekend in early December, six of us plus a small child. Extremely comfortable, clean and very well presented. Equipped to a high standard. A real treat. All the rooms are a good size with some lovely spaces to sit, chat, eat and watch the fells. Plenty of space all round, nice lighting, uncluttered, good wifi and great atmosphere - log burner also to enjoy. Very relaxing place to stay. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean, really comfortable beds. It's on the edge of Dent village with a couple of good friendly pubs, cafe and a village shop within a few minutes easy walk. Good walking also from the house and plenty of parking space. We all enjoyed it and will certainly think about returning.
We have just had a fabulous week at The Methodist Manse.
Two of our daughters now live in Yorkshire and so we regularly rent large houses for our get togethers all over the Dales. We know and love Dent Dale although this was our first time staying in the village. We will feel we are cottage holiday experts and think wholeheartedly, this is a gem!
Firstly it has been beautifully and imaginatively renovated, keeping the feel of the old with the comfort of the new. It says it sleeps eight adults and no tricks, no " adult " bunk beds but four beautiful double rooms. It does not have seven dining chairs and a stool or arm chairs for six and two large cushions for the floor, all eight adults can sit comfortably.It has comfortable garden chairs for all, which even in the first week in October we were lucky enough to use. You can see already that for a family reunion the arguments between siblings were obliterated at once!
But for us this house went the extra mile. Good bedside reading lights, excellent kitchen equipment, pots that fitted the oven, and plenty of crockery and glasses.
We were very grateful to have permission to take dogs but even the facilities for them were excellent making them easy to manage and I hope the cleaner will report their visit has resulted in no damage or extra work for them.
So all in all, just great. We plan to be back in the future and felt very sad leaving today.
Thank you, for your little northern powerhouse!
The house is located in an idyllic setting with easy access to some of the UK's best countryside walking! The house itself is finished to an incredibly high standard and it is the perfect set-up for a big group holiday - I can't wait until I get to go back next year!!