The Old Rectory, Litlington, POLEGATE,

East Sussex, BN26 5RB,

United Kingdom.



Tel/fax 44 (0)1323 870032.


Web site:


Thank you for your interest in our holiday cottages which are graded Visit England ‘3 Stars’ (formerly English Tourist Council ‘3 Keys commended’) and are situated in the centre of Dent, a very picturesque village set in one of the quieter Dales within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

The Dales Way passes close by and the famous Settle—Carlisle railway is served by Dent station, the highest in England and some 4 miles from the village.  The whole area, which is mainly given over to sheep farming, is excellent for fell walking and some adventurous souls go pot-holing!  The Lake District is within easy driving distance as are all the other lovely Dales and National Park areas.


Both cottages have been carefully modernised and tastefully furnished to a high standard.  Electricity for cooking, hot water and heating (storage radiators) is included in the holiday charge.  Bed linen is also included but towels are only available at an extra charge. 

A cot can be supplied if booked in advance, but bedding is not provided.  Either cottage will sleep up to 4 adults.



Fountain Cottage:

A mid 18th century cottage that has all the facilities for a cosy and comfortable visit. 

Accommodation consists of a fully fitted kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, sitting room with additional convector heater, colour TV, video and radio/cassette/CD player (we do not provide cassettes or discs), a shower room and separate WC on the first floor and a top floor   comprising two bedrooms, one with a double bed, and the other with two 3' 0" single beds. 

Parking is on-street or there are spaces near the shop or The Sun Inn. 

All parking is only a very short distance away.

Click HERE for additional photographs of Fountain Cottage 


Middleton’s Cottage:

A late 17th century cottage skilfully brought to a high standard in recent years which consists of a fully fitted kitchen/dining room, cosy sitting room with additional convector heater, colour TV, video, radio/cassette/CD player (we do not provide cassettes or discs), on the first floor there are two comfortable bedrooms each with twin beds, and a bathroom with shower and WC. 
There is a small ungated garden and a parking space for one car.

Click HERE for additional photographs of Middleton Cottages


Railway stations are at Dent or Oxenholme (Kendal) and a taxi should be booked in advance (Woof’s of Sedbergh—tel 015396 20414).  Bus services from Kendal operate as far as Sedbergh, some days to Dent.  Contact the Traveline on 0870 608 2 608.

There is a Post Office as well as a general store in the village which provide for all needs and if you don’t fancy cooking, then The Sun Inn, the George and Dragon, or further up the Dale, the Sportsman’s Inn or Craft Centre all provide excellent fare.  Meadowside and Stone Close in the village offer good quality meals and snacks during the day, and evening meals in summer, but all have hours that may be restricted during winter months.


Our cottages do not accept smokers.


Saturday to Saturday 2017


£329     8 Jan – 8 Apr, 28 Oct – 23 Dec  Winter weekends £204, additional nights £45 each.

£355     6 - 27 May, 7 - 21 Oct

£405     8 Apr – 6 May, 3 Jun - 22 July, 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 21 - 28 Oct

£455     27 May – 3 Jun, 22 July – 2 Sept

£490     23 Dec - 6 Jan 2018                  Any 2 nights £218, additional nights £64 each.




The deposit payment is £50 per cottage per week and is non-refundable.  Balances are due 5 weeks before departure, and failure to complete payment correctly and on time will place the booking in jeopardy.  The cost includes bed linen (nothing for the cot), electricity for heating, lighting and cooking.  Towels can be provided at an additional charge.



We regret that dogs and other animals are still not accepted.



Philip and Christine Ayers,
The Old Rectory,Litlington,
East Sussex, BN26 5RB.

Tel/fax: 01323 870032.  E-mail:




Click HERE for Booking & Availability

Middleton’s and Fountain Cottages, Dent

Booking Conditions



Our Agreement with You
An agreement, which incorporates these booking conditions, is formed between us when one of the following takes place:

·        We receive your completed booking form by post (following a provisional reservation by telephone)


·        You submit a completed Reservation/Booking form from our web site (unless your selected cottage(s) is not available for the dates requested)


·        You make a booking by telephone and pay by credit or debit card over the phone.

An Initial Payment of £50 per cottage for each week of your holiday is payable when booking. We will send you a confirmation, by post or email, upon receipt of this deposit. The balance of the cost of the holiday is due 5 weeks before you arrive. No further reminders will be sent.

Cancellation and Insurance (revised December 2011)
Once you have booked your cottage(s), our agreement with you is a legal contract.

If you have to cancel and the cottage(s) cannot be re-let, you are still liable to pay for the booking in full (less 15% of the rental cost as an allowance for costs that we will not now incur) even if you cancel before paying the balance.

If we succeed in re-letting the cottage for all or part of the period of your booking, we will deduct from you what you owe us (or refund to you if appropriate) any such rentals received, less a remarketing charge of £50, up to a maximum refund of 85% of the rental cost of your booking.

For these reasons we strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance for your holiday.

Non-availability of cottage as booked
We would only cancel your holiday if the cottage(s) was unavailable for reasons beyond our reasonable control. We would attempt to offer you alternative accommodation, however if this was either not possible or not acceptable to you then we would refund to you all monies paid for the holiday. Our liability to you would not extend beyond this refund.

Your cottage(s) will be ready for you from 2.00pm on the day of your arrival, unless otherwise agreed in advance. Please do not arrive earlier, as the cottages will be being prepared for your arrival.

You should vacate your cottage(s) by 10am on the morning of your departure, unless we have agreed a later time with you. To assist our cleaners, we ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition.

Should you find any faults or have any complaints during your stay, please advise us of these immediately so that any appropriate action can be taken. Any unresolved disputes may be referred to arbitration.

We do not accept liability for damage, loss or injury unless caused by proven negligent act or omission of ourselves, our employees or contractors, or agents of the same, whilst acting in the course of their employment. This includes loss or damage to vehicles and their contents, and to the personal possessions you bring with you.

Damage and Breakages
You are responsible for any breakages or damage you cause to the cottage(s) and its contents. Please report these before you leave, or else we will send you an invoice which will also include an administration charge of £25.00. Note that we do not normally charge for minor breakages (eg glassware, crockery) provided that these have been reported.

Web Site
We make every effort to ensure that the information and cottage descriptions contained on our own and other web sites are accurate. We do however reserve the right to make small changes and we accept no liability for minor inaccuracies.

We do not accept any pets, except guide dogs.

Our cottages are strictly non smoking inside.