Situated to the north of Skiddaw in the pretty village of Ireby this 2 bedroomed cottage which sleeps four people is ideally located to explore the northern lakes. Free use of two mountain bikes and a set of golf clubs. 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 Windermere are however within easy reach. There are numerous walking opportunities from the door over the Caldbeck Fells and Skiddaw which leads you into Keswick (12 miles by road) where many amenities including Derwent Water, restaurants, pubs and shops await you. After a busy day on the fells or sight seeing a relaxed evening can be enjoyed sat around the stove in this cosy cottage or in the local pub, just next door, which serves a variety of beers and good home cooked food. Ale Cottage has retained much of its original character with exposed beams and latched doors throughout and is heated by night storage heaters, and is accessed by first floor and comprises:
Ground floor Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Garage housing washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
First floor: Lounge with solid fuel stove, Sky Free sat TV, DVD player, home cinema system and CD player with i-Pod dock.
Kitchen with electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
All electric, bed linen and towels are included.
Garage and private parking.
Garden with patio furniture and BBQ.
Two mountain bikes and a set of golf clubs are available for use free of charge.
A cot, highchair and stair gate are available.
Wi-Fi available for browsing and checking e-mails.
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.
IREBY 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: