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Ale Cottage

Ireby, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972284)


  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • “Fantastic place and we'll placed to explore the Lake District, it has everything you would want.”

    We have two dogs and one jumped off an unfenced 6 ft drop wall so I would say not entirely secure just something to make you aware of and when we first got to the prope... more

    We have two dogs and one jumped off an unfenced 6 ft drop wall so I would say not entirely secure just something to make you aware of and when we first got to the property we went in to make sure the dogs were secure then unwittingly just shut the door to get luggage when we returned we could not get in, panic ensued then went to the local pub next door to cut it short 2 lovely men did the phoning for us (because phones were left in property) but nobody was answering we were informed that when you close the doors they lock, it took 2 hours to sort out not good at all I'm telling you this so you're informed I later found out that the information about the door's is on the well come pack to late it's happened to a few people I was informed .But saying all that it was a lovely holiday and we enjoyed it.

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The property

Ale Cottage is a terrific two bedroom characterful beamed cottage sleeping 4 people, in the village of Ireby, 12 miles from Keswick and ideal location if you want to be away from it all, but near enough to explore the northern lakes.

Offering spacious accommodation set over two floors, with one double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite shower room, basin and WC.

Up to the first floor there is one twin bedroom that shares a family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC and a lovely lounge with a fabulous solid fuel stove, in which you can unwind after a day out exploring the Lakes.

The kitchen/diner is a sociable space where you can gather whilst preparing a home cooked meal and talk about the day's activities.  Leading down from the lounge you are out onto the garden where your dogs can scamper about.

Outside is a garage with storage.  Ireby is a small village and ideally placed for the Northern Lakes and further afield, there is a small village pub next door where they serve home cooked meals in the evening, where you can sit in front of the fire and unwind.


  • Over two floors
  • On the ground floor there is 1 x double bedroom en-suite with shower room, basin and WC. On the first floor: 1 x twin bedroom and a shared bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner, Lounge with solid fuel stove, leading to an enclosed rear garden with seating
  • Attached garage with storage
  • Private parking.
  • Storage heaters
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Sky FreeSat, TV with Freeview, DVD player, home cinema system and CD player with I-Pod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Private rear garden with seating and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car
  • Towels included
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 miins walk.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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