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Oakdene Country House

Sedbergh, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1022219)

5.0

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  • 23 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 12 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Review(s)

  • Gail

    “Had a lovely stay at oakdene.”

    Would recommend this place it has everything you need for a large family gathering. The owners were there to greet us with all the details we needed for our stay. We will definitely return.

    Would recommend this place it has everything you need for a large family gathering. The owners were there to greet us with all the details we needed for our stay. We will definitely return.

    - Gail, May 2024

Summary

  • Eleven bedrooms in total: six bedrooms are in the main house and five bedrooms in the adjoining annexe
  • Main House Bedrooms (All 1st Floor): Baughfell: 1 x luxury super king-size bed with hairdryer, 32” LED Smart TV and en-suite bathroom, including freestanding bath, wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Crook: 1 x luxury super king-size bed, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Winder: 1 x luxury super king size bed (zip/link) plus double sofa bed (suitable only for 2 children up to age 10) with hairdryer, 32” LED Smart TV and en-suite bathroom, including wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC (Please contact the property owner at least 7 days before your arrival if you require the sofa bed or Winder configuring as a twin)
  • Holme Knott: 1 x luxury super king size bed plus single sofa bed (suitable only for 1 child up-to age 10) with hairdryer, 32” LED Smart TV and en-suite bathroom, including shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Frostrow: 1 x luxury single bed, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Rise Fell: 1 x luxury super king size bed, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Adjoining Annexe Bedrooms (Ground Floor): Whernside: 1 x luxury super king size bed (zip/link), hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, (Please contact the property owner at least 7 days before your arrival if you require Whernside configuring as a twin)
  • Calders: 1 x luxury twin beds, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Widdale Fell: 1 x luxury twin beds, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Adjoining Annexe Bedrooms (1st Floor): Howgills: 1 x luxury super king size bed, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom, including wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Longstone Fell: Family bedroom with 4 x luxury single beds, hairdryer and 32” LED Smart TV
  • Annexe bathroom (opposite Longstone Fell) with freestanding bath, large wet room shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Main Entrance, with coir mat flooring, boot rack and coat/waterproof hanging
  • Cinema room with 64" LED Smart TV & Soundbar
  • Morning Room with views out towards the large natural wildlife pond and surrounding farmland
  • Main House Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Drawing room with wood burning stove and stunning views of the surrounding Howgill Fells and neighbouring farmland
  • Large, open-plan Kitchen/Dining Room, extensively equipped with all the necessary and appropriate pots, pans, dishes, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware for hosting 23 guests including; 3 x electric fan ovens, 2 x 4 ring induction hobs, 2 x large fridges, 1 x large freezer, 2 x wine chillers, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x kettles, 2 x 4-slice toasters, microwave and washing machine
  • Games Room with full-size Snooker table and table football
  • Spacious Courtyard (off Kitchen) including a large stone BBQ, luxury rattan seating with tables and outside drying area plus access to the Hot Tub changing area
  • Hot Tub changing area including walk-in shower plus separate WC and basin
  • 2 x 7-person luxury hot tubs under a sun canopy
  • Whole House Mesh WiFi with Gigabit full-fibre broadband connection (up to 1000mbps)
  • Automatic temperature-controlled gas central heating throughout the property with wood wood-burning stove in the Drawing Room for additional ambience
  • Fuel, and power are included in the rent
  • Luxury premium hand towels, bath sheets, bathmats and 4mm sateen striped bed linen are included in rent for 23 guests
  • A selection of books, jigsaws and board games
  • Outdoor games include, skittles, Jenga & 10 can alley
  • Two highchairs & two travel cots are available upon request
  • Perimeter CCTV
  • Private parking for up to 10 cars
  • Mature gardens, natural wildlife ponds and several large lawned areas, including a courtyard and patio
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping allowed
  • Sorry, no EV charging is allowed
  • Check-in 5pm - Check-out 10am - No deliveries before 5pm check-in
  • Please Note: Oakdene Country House is able to offer check-in or check-out on any day of the week - We can facilitate consecutive bookings (where one guest checks out and another checks in on the same day) Monday to Friday, however, we are unable to facilitate consecutive bookings on either a Saturday or Sunday - Please contact Sykes’ so that we can verify that your booking can be correctly accommodated
  • The property has a good housekeeping bond (GHKB) of £1500
  • Concierge Services at Oakdene, Oakdene Country House offers all guests access to an extensive concierge service, through a wide network of approved local suppliers, services include Wood burner & BBQ starter packs
  • Additional bed linens and towels
  • Housekeeping
  • Firework displays
  • Private Chef & Catering
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting with Sommelier
  • Cocktail Masterclass
  • Guided walks
  • Yoga & Pilates
  • Masseuse & Beautician
  • Home Spa Experience
  • Canal Boat trips
  • Quad Biking 4x4 Off-road Driving
  • Clay Pigeon & Air Rifle Shooting
  • Archery, Crossbow & Axe Throwing
  • Paint-balling
  • Build/Race a Raft
  • All concierge services must be pre-booked - The cost is confirmed on an individual basis as all concierge services are tailored to your specific requirements and are subject to availability.

The property

Outstanding views of the surrounding fells, luxurious and spacious rooms with high ceilings, original features and a general splendour await you at the wonderful Oakdene Country House. Oakdene Country House is a detached Victorian former mill owner's house sitting on the outskirts of Sedbergh, an attractive old market town with its old world atmosphere. Perfect for discovering Wainwright's beloved Howgills, the nearby Cautley Spout, Britain's highest waterfall, the dramatic Dentdale, the fascinating White Scar Caves, the stunning Ingleton Waterfalls Walk, and the popular Wensleydale Creamery, while the local area is home to many varieties of wildlife including buzzards and deer. The attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is also just a short drive away. The small town of Sedbergh is where you will find your local amenities, including a well-stocked convenience store, butchers, green grocers and the welcoming pubs and restaurants of The Thirsty Rambler, The Dalesman, The Black Bull, The Red Lion and Sedbergh Golf Club. The popular Fairfield Mill is just short walk around the corner from Oakdene itself. Not only is it set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. Sleeping 23 guests across eleven bedrooms, 10 with en-suites plus a large house wet room bathroom, Oakdene Country House is the perfect choice for your next long-awaited gathering with family or friends. Easily the heart of the home, the Drawing room holds a real sense of grandeur, with the whole house decorated and styled by an interior designer, you can relax in here amidst your loved ones on the inviting sofas and soft seating while the fire blazes in the wood burning stove, creating the perfect ambiance to end an amazing day. Enjoy celebrations and family meals within the huge open plan kitchen/dinning room, with two long dining tables to gather around and make your toasts, as well as a sleek, contemporary fitted kitchen providing all of three electric fan ovens, two induction hobs, two dishwashers, two wine chillers and a washing machine amongst the excellent offering of appliances. Alternatively, experience our wide range of catered options from grazing platters or hors d’oeuvres, Yorkshire picnics to enjoy down by the pond (or take with you further afield) or the ultimate luxury - a fine dining tasting menu experience. Unwind with your favourite tipple, which can be ordered ahead of your stay from our sommelier’s hand- picked list of fine wine and award-winning Yorkshire ales and spirits. Relish relaxing moments within the Morning Room if you want time away from the excitement of the group, with lavish armchairs facing towards the window, looking down mature gardens towards the natural wildlife pond enticing you to soak up the views. Plan a movie night to be enjoyed in the cinema room, with a large U-shaped sofa to sink into while your chosen film plays on the 64" LED Smart TV and soundbar. Follow the stairs down to the lower ground floor where more wonder awaits; discover the snooker room, with a full-size snooker table and a table football, providing endless evenings of fun. Embrace complete relaxation on your holiday by making the most of the fabulous leisure suite, once the garage it now holds a warm and inviting changing area, walk-in shower and separate basin and WC so you can prepare in comfort and take a refreshing rinse here before heading out to into the hot tubs outside, placed perfectly for admiring the most stunning of the views Oakdene Country House boasts of the surrounding fells - truly an idyllic spot. Each guest will be delighted with a luxurious sleeping spot, with six bedrooms resting on the first floor of the main house, and five more bedrooms found in the adjoining annexe, 10 boasting en-suite facilities and the other opposite a large house wet room bathroom. All rooms enjoy names relating to the fells and hills that their windows face. Parents with younger children will be delighted with Winder, thanks to it hosting a luxury super-king-size bed and a double sofa bed which is perfect for two children under ten, whilst Holme Knott also has a luxury super-king-size and a single sofa bed perfect for one child under ten - both found in the main house. Also in the main house; Baugh Fell, Crook and Rise Fell each offer luxury super-king-size beds, whilst Frostrow is a lovely luxury single bed. Over in the adjoining annexe, there are three ground-floor bedrooms including a luxury super-king-size bed, which can be a twin on request (zip/link), and two further twin rooms, whilst the first floor holds a further luxury super-king-size and a family room with four single beds, all with en-suite bathrooms aside from the family room which is served by the large house wet room bathroom opposite. If you can tear yourself away from this magnificent property, take an easy stroll following the river through the countryside down into the charming old market town of Sedbergh and delight in exploring the fabulous quaint, local shops and traditional pubs amongst its narrow streets. This area is truly a walkers paradise, with Oakdene House being just a stone's throw away from the Dales Way, a walking route taking you into the heart of this beloved national park, follow the route down to Dent, another charming town which lies at the foot of Whernside. Embark on a hike up this stunning peak and experience incredible views of the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, with Aye Gill Pike being another nearby fell to tackle. Hop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway for a wonderful way to experience the scenery. From the station in Dent, you can stop off in various places to see the local attractions up close like; Appleby Castle in Appleby, The Folly Museum of North Craven Life in Settle and Skipton Castle in Skipton. Venture over towards the Lake District and stop at Kendal to visit Kendal Castle and Kendal Museum, before embarking on walks and adventures within Cumbria's national park, home to England's largest natural body of water, Lake Windermere. For an unforgettable stay with all of your nearest and dearest, choose Oakdene Country House in the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1500.

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About the location

SEDBERGH

Kendal 11.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 11.8 miles, Hawes 15.8 miles.

The attractive old market town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its old-world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th-century church, has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry-stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which have existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. From this line, you can experience the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Hop off at Ribblehead station, and soak up the magnificent surrounding countryside of Ribblesdale the ideal location for fell walking, with the famous Three Yorkshire Peaks Walk; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough offering some of the most challenging walks in the country. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners, and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes it an ideal all-year-round holiday destination. Oakdene Country House, set in a fabulous location, against a stunning backdrop, offers outstanding holiday accommodations to make your break, relaxing and memorable.

Please Note The Following:

The hot tub guidance must be followed by all guests for the duration of the booking. Charges may be taken from the Good Housekeeping Bond (GHKB) if the guidance isn’t followed.

There is a large, natural wildlife pond in the front garden and steps in the garden, children must be supervised and care taken.

The minimum stay for this property is 3-nights.

Events (such as weddings, parties, celebrations, meetings, etc) may be held at the property by obtaining permission from the Owner in advance. Please contact Sykes’ before you book.

Only the number of guests declared on the booking form will be allowed access to the property. The maximum number of overnight guests (adults and children over 10 years) allowed at the property is 23.

Any visitors (in addition to those already staying at the property) will only be allowed with prior approval from the owner. Please contact Sykes’ before you book.

Stag/Hen parties and groups under the age of 25 will only be allowed with prior approval from the owner. Please contact Sykes’ before you book.

Oakdene Country House is able to offer check-in or check-out on any day of the week - We can facilitate consecutive bookings (where one guest checks out and another checks in on the same day) Monday to Friday, however, we are unable to facilitate consecutive bookings on either a Saturday or Sunday - Please contact Sykes’ so that we can verify that your booking can be correctly accommodated

The owner reserves the right to request proof of identification for all guests staying at the property ahead of arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas