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The Granary

(Ref. 972276)

Ireby, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Kitchen was adequately equipped, bathroom and shower clean and lovely clean/fresh bed linen. Owner, Margaret, was lovely - friendly and very helpful. The only downside was the very poor wi-fi coverage which was intermittent and unreliable. Would not have been such an issue except we had no mobile coverage either (with two different mobile providers!). We had a fabulous, long-awaited holiday Thanks

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, the Area Beautiful, not as clean as I would expect but passable, to many little notice’s in all rooms, would have been better to write all do’s & don’t’s in a book, wi-fi was useless, TV they need a new one!"

    ! Furniture not comfortable, weather was absolutely beautiful sunny every day, just a pity we couldn’t sit outside, no sun umbrella, we ask about it were told it had broken the week before, so why wasn’t it replaced!!! It’s part & parcel of the holiday being able to sit outside in Gorgeous weather but we couldn’t,

    We are glad you found the cottage lovely, but the owners are only next door if you need them and are more than happy to offer any help needed during your stay, unfortunately you did not raise any concerns. WiFi in the area is poor due to the rural location. The umbrella was being mended and was not back in time for your stay. We are glad you were able to enjoy the recent glorious weather and the lovely garden. Management Response Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony2.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in good location."

    Friendly host. Nice touch with biscuits and chocolates on arrival. Beds were comfy but seats were all conservatory type. Ok for short spells but not good for an extended lounge. Biggest gripe was the non-existent WIFI. A booster from one stone cottage to the router in another is NEVER going to work. A couple of days without internet is ok but when away for a week, especially when we’re often expecting to still be able to access work, is not.

    Reviewed by Julia3.1Nov 2022

  • "Found the granary listed on a few sites on sykescottages it was £200 cheaper than another popular site."

    Wow that was a big saving. The cottage it's self was amazing, Stunning views from the garden, very quiet and peaceful location but not too far from civilisation. Nice pubs not too far away for food and a great place to explore the lake from.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Very tranquil. Scenery superb. Owner very welcoming. Great place to get away to.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jul 2022

  • "Margaret was very friendly and helpful."

    Lovely lady. Would like to return in the future

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Margaret the owner is very kind and helpful. There is a secure exercise area for dogs, so you can relax knowing they are safe. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    comfortable and had all we needed . the wifi is limited to near or in one room but this didnt matter to us as we were out most of the days. There is a nice cosy garden with an area for the dog to run in and a lovely view. We mostly ate out side. The owner was lovely and helpful being close by if needed . Its a lovely cottage and we would love to return .

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2021

  • "Only the Wi-Fi, it was awful, & with a teacher & two teenage boys on tow, it was exasperating!"

    Margeret explained the reasons & I accepted them, but kids & teachers? Wooh! All that was nothing compared to the scenery, the air, & the challenge of parking a large 4WD & motorcycle in the space provided (LOL)! The dogs walked for miles & never seemed to be tired, I think the air revitalised them each day! The clear night skies prompted the artist in me & the writer in my eldest. Could I suggest a shower be put in the bathroom upstairs? None of my family like baths & it was a fight for the one shower! The taste of the water in our drinks was remarkable & trying to remember not to use so much soap whilst washing in the soft water, otherwise, we'd be there forever rinsing! The cottage was well placed to visit the Lakes & mountains & I even took a trip to my old stomping grounds of Haverigg & Millom, nothing there like, just fancied a trip down memory lane! St Bees is a must for beach lovers, the dogs loved it! Keswick was fantastic but we found Booths quite expensive, similar to Waitrose, best to shop in Cockermouth (Art shop is there too!)There just wasn't enough time to see everything... Hopefully, we'll be back. Great holiday, great place & Margeret was a lovely person. Stay safe.

    Reviewed by Kev4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a really peaceful location with superb views."

    Loved the direct access to the garden through French windows from the living room. Very helpful owner lives next door. A lovely, pleasant lady. Great garden, well fenced, for our little dog.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings."

    The owner couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage owner is a lovely lady who was always happy to help with any questions on the local area or the cottage."

    My only downside to this cottage would be having no dishwasher. It was a great little cottage in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Annette3.8Jun 2019

  • "Very friendly and considerate owner"

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "Had a lovely relaxed holiday just what we wanted."

    Margaret owner makes you very welcome and helpful. Would definitely consider going back.

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely stay in Margaret's cottage."

    Great location off the beaten track - away from the fray but close enough to where you want to be in the Lakes. Margaret was lovely too - low key but friendly and had we needed advice etc I'm sure she would have been willing to help.

    Reviewed by Delyth4.4Mar 2019

  • "Margaret the owner of the cottage is absolutely lovely."

    She met us on arrival and when a bulb blew she promptly came round and provided us with a spare. Cottage is ideally situated for Keswick, roughly a 20-25 minute drive away. If you stay at the Granary you really should take a trip into Ireby and the local pub. We ate there on our last night and were greeted with a warm welcome and the food is lovely. Although the Granary is advertised as having WiFi none of our party could connect as the signal was too weak. This wasn’t a problem as such as we didn’t come away to spend our time on the internet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Granary and enjoyed meeting Smokey the donkey in the field out back.

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, nice to see a properly ‘ secure garden’ for dogs"

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2018

  • "Very well equipped cottage in a quiet part of the Lake District."

    Very convenient for walking in the Northern fells. Owner was very helpful when there was a power cut. Chocolate cake which was there when we arrived was most appreciated.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "Would be useful to have tumble dryer as took days to dry clothes."

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was very well presented."

    Stunning views and easy access to the northern and western lakes and surrounding areas. The owner Mrs Crooks was very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too muck trouble for her. There were beautiful views of the fells from the kitchen door and the lounge French windows. A very pleasant and relaxing holiday. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with all we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great location and owner delightful and very helpful"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2015

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  • Over two floors
  • There are two first floor bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom with double bed and 1 x twin bedroom
  • There is a family bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: 1 x single bedroom with adjacent shower room, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area following onto a lounge with French doors leading into a garden.
  • Central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD and video and CD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen incl in rent
  • No towels provided
  • Enclosed lawn area and patio
  • Free use of tennis court 1 mile from the property
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Wifi
  • Split level garden layout
  • Pubs 1 mile away, shops and restaurants 15 min drive.

The property

The Granary is a barn conversion sleeping five people in three bedrooms in the rural hamlet of Ruthwaite. Set in a peaceful location, this accommodation makes a fabulous choice for a quiet holiday with open views of Skiddaw from your garden. On the first floor you will find two bedrooms, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

There is a shared bathroom with bath, basin and WC.

Downstairs on the ground floor there is a further single bedroom with adjacent shower room, basin and WC.

Up four steps there is a lovely lounge to unwind after a busy day exploring the Lake District and a kitchen/diner which leads into the characterful lounge with a French doors that take you out to the secluded South facing garden where you can spend your time admiring the uninterrupted vista of Skiddaw.

Ruthwaite dates back to the 1600's and is within easy access to the market town of Keswick, also a mile away you will find a warm welcome in the nearby village pubs of Ireby and Uldale, where they serve good food in the evenings.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas