An ancient Celtic Kingdom deservedly known as ’The jewel of the Dales’ Dent is 16 miles East of Kendal in the South East corner of Cumbria, only 3 miles from Sedbergh and lies at the Western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and on the fringes of the Lake District National Park. An ideal base for visitors wishing to enjoy the nearby countryside, there is an outstanding variety of walks from the door, to the top of Helm Knott and Whernside, one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, to a delightful stroll along the Dee, part of the Dales Way which passes through Dentdale. The craft centre at Helmside and just 100 yards from Helmswood Farmhouse, offers a collection of goods produced by local Dales folk, everything from watercolours and prints to walking sticks and pottery, ideal souveniers of your stay.
Helmswood Farmhouse dates back to the 17th Century and displays a wealth of original features to remind you of its ancient past by way of exposed beams, flagged floors and even the odd piece of farming ironmongery or two. The rooms are spacious and characterful and the Farmhouse has wonderful views from all rooms to the front and side of the house, even from the bath! Every possible facility has been provided, from broadband internet access and full sky package to the sumptuous beds and mattresses - carefully chosen to ensure a good night’s rest.
The orchard garden shared with the two smaller cottages next door is fully enclosed, the trees providing plenty of shade in warmer weather and the grounds enable you to get even closer to the stunning views of the Dales that are literally on your doorstep, beckoning walkers of all abilities to get out and explore. This really is a super, quality property well suited to a special gathering of family or friends at any time of the year. This property can be booked together with Helm Byre (131137) and Helm Knott (131143) to accommodate up to 20 people
Ground Floor: Helmswood Farmhouse has oil fired central heating and briefly comprises:
Entrance leading to:
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble drier, Belfast sink and plenty of hanging space for walking clobber.
Cloakroom: With hand basin and W.C.
Lounge: Spacious room with deep cushioned leather seating, wood burning stove, flat screen 42" plasma TV with DVD, video and Sky Plus (full package).
Kitchen: With AGA, microwave , halogen hob, dishwasher, fridge, American style fridge/freezer with ice maker and water chiller and an electric range cooker.
Snug/study: With double sofa bed for occasional use (additional charges apply)
Dining room: With oak table and chairs, leading through to the sun room.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: Sunny double bedroom enjoying fine views.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds with iron bedsteads and delightful views.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and some limited headroom.
Bedroom 4: Master bedroom with superking bed, ornamental feature fireplace and wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD with sky and en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, quirky shower cubicle, hand basin, W.C. heated towel rail and bidet.
Bathroom: With freestanding roll top bath, hand basin, W.C. and bidet. (some limited headroom).
All fuel, electric and bed linen provided (not for sofa bed). Charge per additional person is £25 per person. Linen can be made available for the sofa bed at £15 per person. Cot, highchair and fireguard available.
Please note that this property can be booked alongside Helm Byre (property ref 131137) and Helm Knott (property ref 131143) to accommodate 22 in total.Outside: Enclosed orchard gardens shared with two cottages next door with furniture provided. Paddock available for guest’s use. Fishing nearby. Free broadband internet connection signal can not be guaranteed as it is weather dependent in this area. Telephone provided. Parking for up to 4 cars.