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Fell Cottage

Sandale near Ireby, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20187)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect place friendly owners could not have found a nicer place facilities efor xcellentcould recommend to anyone"

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, warm, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Jon and Janet were friendly and helpful. Great location for the North Lakes and Solway coast.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "We have visited Jan and Jon on numerous occasions."

    It is by a country mile the best cottage we have visited. not a fault to find and wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage with beautiful gardens with plenty of seating options to enjoy the views (should the weather permit)."

    The location allowed us to easily access the western and northern lakes as well as the Cumbrian coastal town and beaches.

    Reviewed by GregoryOct 2020

  • "The first cottage we would love to come back to felt like home made very welcome had everything you needed and more a great holiday."

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Fell cottage, it is a wonderful place."

    Jon, the owner, was so kind and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The children loved exploring the gardens and feeding the chickens and the BBQ shed was truly superb. We really hope to come back again!

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2020

  • "An amazing cottage so well equipped for everything."

    The garden is beautiful, the hosts very friendly and helpful and it is very dog friendly. Would highly recommend this stunning cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2020

  • "The cottage was stunning, very clean, cosy and had everything you could wish for."

    Janet the owner was there to give us the keys and was very welcoming. I would highly recommend booking this beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2020

  • "The kitchen was even better than ours at home which is pretty good anyway."

    Reviewed by BrianJan 2020

  • "So much thought has gone into making this little gem of a holiday cottage a really cozy home from home."

    The views are stunning. We had a really great stay. Thank you so much. I highly recommend this cottage. There was even a little welcome pack for our dog!

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable with all the facilities one needs for a self catering holiday."

    Jan and Jon were excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "The owners Janet and Jon could not have done anything else to make us more welcome at Fell Cottage."

    That they were a delight to meet. They provided us with fresh eggs daily and new potatoes from their garden. Fell Cottage has a BBQ garden house which is unique and added further memories to this holiday. If you want a quiet hideaway in the Lakes away from all the hustle and bustle, you could not ask for anything better!

    Reviewed by TimJul 2019

  • "Really beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    The hosts were perfect; helpful and attentive but not over bearing. Everything we could possibly have needed was already thought about.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2019

  • "Such a beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need including really lovely owners whom made our stay wonderful."

    Reviewed by AngJul 2019

  • "Perfect!"

    Reviewed by DannyJun 2019

  • "Such a well equipped cottage with the most lovely hosts."

    We had fantastic time. Such a brilliant, brilliant place with brilliant, brilliant people. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic the owners were very friendly and welcoming nothing was too much trouble."

    They were definitely dog friendly. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly want I would highly recommend this to anybody. I have stayed in many Cottages this is the best I’ve ever experienced.

    Reviewed by SheenaMay 2019

  • "This cottage was outstanding in its attention to detail, cleanliness and comfort."

    It was by far the most well equipped cottage we have stayed in and every room was delightfully decorated with soft furnishings and lovely features. The garden was beautiful with areas of seating giving exceptional views across the countryside. Hosts couldn't do enough for us,.

    Reviewed by PatApr 2019

  • "The cottage was superb, it had absolutely everything we could possibly need for our few days away."

    The owner, although we never met was very helpful and kept in touch via email to ensure we were having a lovely time and was available should we need any assistance. The cottage was totally perfect for us, spotlessly clean and not a single thing was too much trouble. The outdoor bbq was amazing! I travelled with 2 children aged 10 and 13 and they were so well catered for with a variety of games and things to keep them entertained. I would most definately recommend this cottage and hope to return at some point in the near future.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2019

  • "This was an absolutely brilliant cottage with everything!"

    ! you could need provided including a welcome pack.The location was ideal, quiet and out of the way ,but not to far away that it would take you all day to get there for instance Keswick was only 30 minutes away and Bowness on Windermere just over a hour. All in all we had an enjoyable stay at Fell Cottage and hosts Jon & Jan were on hand but not in your face in fact perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "This was a superb cottage with every creature comfort accounted for, topped off set within spectacular scenery on the edge of the national park."

    Well kitted out for couples or families with children, no need to bring your kitchen sinks as this lovely cottage has everything you would need for ALL the family. The owners who lived next door were great, but at the same time never in your face. Cannot recommend this cottage enough. Being set on the quieter edge of the lakes it still affords easy access to all of the busier tourist spots and many quieter ones too. The nearby lakes distillery is well worth the visit.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "The cottage is set in beautiful two acre grounds adjoined to the owners cottage."

    They have provided everything you could wish for to have a truly great holiday. The designer kitchen has every facility you could ever need and opens out onto a sheltered patio. Lounge and bedrooms are upstairs so you can take in the views of the garden and the hills. All the furnishings are very good quality comfortable and well thought out. You are given the use of all the areas in the gardens....a spectacular Scandinavian bbq hut at the top of the field with seating for about eight...a must if you are avid bbq fans! Janet and Jon are brilliant friendly hosts and will look after you well.....produce from the allotment, eggs from the seven chickens, and Jon will offer you any other items he Although we didn't have children with us we could see they are well catered for with lots of toys books etc and outside playthings too. There are friendly dogs and cats to meet who will come to see you every morning. Keswick is about half an hour away and Wigton four miles away for good butchers and some general grocers. This was the best Sykes cottage we have stayed in!

    Reviewed by KayJun 2018

  • "Superbly practical, but also beautifully decorated."

    Set right amongst the Lakeland scenery,this cottage is a gem. The owners are also lovely!

    Reviewed by CeriMar 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish."

    Fell Cottage is the best cottage we've rented and we will be back. Thanks Jon and Janet.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2018

  • "The cottage is a brilliant little gem in the Lake District that is surrounded by glorious scenery."

    Our hosts were amazing and the cottage so well appointed we had need of nothing additional. Our kids loved the daily feed of the most sociable chickens, and our morning visit from the hosts kitten. Felt like home!

    Reviewed by JodiDec 2017

  • "This is a truly fabulous cottage, with host and hostess to match."

    Try though I might, we just couldn't fault it, and set in a part of Lakeland that is perhaps not the most visited, and therefore not quite as crowded as some of the better known spots, and all the better for it. Needless to say it is very much in demand, and we only hope we can find a slot soon.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2017

  • "Fell Cottage was outstanding, fantaatic hosts giving a warm welcome and there for any help if needed."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2017

  • "A fantastic cottage spotless inside ,and equipped to the highest standard,we will be going again"

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2017

  • "It was perfect and much better than we dared hope for - thank you"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "Feel Cottage has exceeded all our expectations."

    It was amazing and Jon and Janet were fabulous hosts.

    Aug 2016

  • "Was truly dog friendly."

    Most welcoming owners. Everything superb!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric Rangemaster double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two cots and one highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared 2-acre garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The entrance door and inner hall have low ceilings and doorways.

The property

Ireby 1.5 miles.

A superb semi-detached Lakeland cottage, nestling in tranquil surroundings in the scattered hamlet of Sandale, with excellent views across the Ellen Valley, Solway Plain and the spectacular Lake District fells.

This cottage in Sandale has charming features, including oak beams and an inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, and a host of original arts and crafts on display throughout.

Luxuriously appointed to provide cosy and extremely comfortable accommodation, this Sandale cottage is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break for a couple, family or friends.

The farmhouse-style kitchen has a dining area and doors opening out onto a charming terrace, stocked with seasonal herbs.

The first floor sitting room of this Sandale cottage, with its cosy woodburning stove and sumptuous sofas, is a perfect retreat to snuggle down in at the end of the day whilst enjoying a perfect sunset over the Solway Plain towards the Scottish coast, while the beautifully-appointed bedrooms are perfect for a great night's sleep.

Outside this Sandale cottage, guests can make full use of the two-acre gardens shared with the owner, and even meet the resident chickens!

The town of Wigton is just 6 miles away, with the thriving Lake District market town of Keswick only 30 minutes' drive, with many excellent individual shops and cafes to enjoy, all nestling on the shores of Derwentwater.

With mountain biking and ample walks available in the Whinlatter Forest Park, there is also the Osprey Observation Centre on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite to enjoy, while the charming villages closer to hand have some lovely traditional inns serving excellent food.

A charming Sandale cottage to be enjoyed all year.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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