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Bassenthwaite 5 miles; Keswick 12 miles.
Ireby nestles in the peaceful fells of the northern Lake District, in the beautiful area to the north of Keswick known as 'Back of Skiddaw'. Once a thriving market town, with the market cross believed to date back to 1200, Ireby is now a truly unspoilt, peaceful fell village. The peaks of Great Calva and Knott look down on the village and the nearby Aughertree Fell was the site of a Bronze Age farm and the remains of a pre-Roman road are still in evidence, a unique and most complete settlement from the Iron Age period. Nearby Bassenthwaite Lake itself, while boasting gentler scenery than others in the region, is still one of the most picturesque places in England. Places of interest nearby include Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Lake with small open-air theatre (reputedly frequented by poets such as Tennyson and Wordsworth), Trotters Farm, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the Lake District are within easy reach and the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The nearby towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, both have weekly markets and offer a good range of amenities. The scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is within touring distance, as is the city of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall.
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An historic terraced cottage in the centre of the Lakeland village of Ireby, just twelve miles from Keswick. Part of a 16th century Moot Hall, this Ireby cottage provides warm and cosy accommodation of character and style. Individually styled by the current owners, the accommodation seamlessly combines many original features with new ones to create a real home-from-home in the heart of the northern lakes. This charming Ireby cottage features a lovely sitting room with magnificent fireplace and woodburning stove, a delightful kitchen, a separate dining room and cosy bedrooms, which all provide visitors with a wonderful Lakeland retreat. Known locally as the ‘Back O’Skiddaw’ the Uldale and Caldbeck Fells provide scenic and peaceful walks to suit all abilities on wonderfully uncrowded footpaths. Nearby Bassenthwaite is one of the most picturesque areas in Lakeland, and the drive along the Newlands Valley to Buttermere is the highlight of any trip to this wonderful area. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw, there really is something for everyone. Trotters Farm, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach. A lovely Ireby cottage in a quiet and peaceful location!
Three bedrooms: 1 x single, 1 x twin, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
LPG central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, phone (honesty box), selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Rear sitting area with furniture, small garden to the front. Bike storage in lockable garage. Three well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Fresh produce from village farm. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 min walk.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about The Moot:
Good location to tour from. Just outside the main tourist area. Easy to access.
Peaceful area with great views.
Mr Kendall, Arundel, April 2013
Great location and fabulous house, well equipped with many thoughtful details. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
Ms Huntley, April 2013
We loved everything, even the dogs. We forgot to sign the visitors book but a big thank you to the owners.
Mr Boothby, Preston, January 2013
Lovely cottage, ideal for pet owners with the enclosed courtyard. Great base to travel from into the National park. Comfy cottage, lovely sitting room and wood burning fire. Lovely village, very friendly local folk.
Mrs Powell, Stockton-on-Tees, December 2012