Ale Cottage, Ireby

Holiday Cottage: 4384 Cumbria

Visit Britain :   4 star

This charming cottage, which was originally a barn, is situated on The Square of the small village of Ireby in Northern Lakeland, just 12 miles north of the very popular town of Keswick.

The cottage has retained much of its original character, with exposed beams and latched doors throughout.

The main accomodation is on the upper level, giving spectacular views from the lounge and dining kitchen, across and down the Eden Valley.

The dining kitchen contains integrated fridge, integrated dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave,toaster and i-Pod dock. The lounge has Flatscreen TV with Sky Freesat and DVD home cinema system, DAB radio, CD-iPod stereo and a solid fuel stove (all fuel is provided).

The twin bedroom and adjacent bathroom are also situated on this level. Downstairs is a double bedroom with Flatscreen TV and DVD player, walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

From the ground floor there is access to the garage which contains the washing machine, tumble dryer and a freezer, it also has a wash down area.

The garage will comfortably house one car and contains 2 mountain bikes and a set of golf clubs which may be used by guests at their own risk.

Outside the cottage has a paved garden area with patio furniture. Parking is available for 2 cars in a designated bay adjacent to the garden.

Emily's Black Lion Pub is situated adjacent to the Cottage serves a variety of beers and good home cooked food (Wednesday to Sunday). The farm in the village sells milk, eggs and a selection of vegetables depending upon the season.

Situated just to the north of Skiddaw, Ireby is an excellent centre for touring and walking throughout the Northern Lakes, yet is relatively unspoilt and provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the Lake District.

Ambleside and Windemere are, however, still within easy reach.

  • Stunning views of the Eden Valley
  • Excellent walks direct from the cottage.

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En-suite bedroom
En-suite bedroom

Sleeps:   4
Bedrooms:   2
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
All linen and towels are provided with the exception of the cot where your own linen will be required.
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Pets allowed by arrangement.
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Coal
Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.

Paved garden with patio furniture.

Local Services: Pub in the centre of the village which serves a selection of beers and home cooked food. The farm sells milk, eggs and local produce depending upon season.


From the M6 motorway:
Take junction 40 and turn left onto the A66 towards Keswick. Continue on the A66 and do not take the exit signposted Keswick. Continue down the hill to a roundabout, here turn right onto the A591 sign posted Carlisle. Continue on this road for a further 7 miles then turn right, just before the Castle Inn, signed Ireby. Continue along this road for 1.5 miles and then at the top of a hill bear left signed Ireby. After 2 miles you will enter the village, through the narrow entrance to The Square with Emily's Black Lion public house facing you. Ale Cottage can be found on the left at the rear of the pub.

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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Prices range from £320 per week in Winter to £490 per week in High Season.
Short breaks are available in Winter and Low Season priced at £210 for a 2 or 3 night break.

Open all year round.

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