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Barn Roost

Ireby, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972275)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Paul

    “We had a fantastic time in barn roost.”

    The property is a great central base to visit Keswick and other areas.

    The property is a great central base to visit Keswick and other areas.

    - Paul, April 2022

The property

Barn Roost is a characterful 2 bedroom cottage sleeping 4 with a cosy wood burning stove for those chilliy Cumbrian nights and a delightful garden to relax in after a day on the nearby fells.

Pets are very welcome at this property.

Barn Roost is an absolutely beautiful Grade II listed cottage dating back to 1690's, nestling in the tranquil, rural hamlet of Ruthwaite, located in the Northern Fells within the National Park.

The cottage has been fully refurbished, with the addition of a new kitchen and bathroom, whilst retaining the historic features that give it direct connections to the famous Cumbrian huntsman John Peel.

He lived next door for thirty years and owned the barn that is now Barn Roost.

The cottage benefits from a charming, peaceful setting but is within easy reach of Keswick, Cockermouth and a wealth of amenities and tourist attractions.

There are some excellent pubs nearby, Ireby 1 mile, Uldale 1.5 miles and Bassenthwaite 5 miles.

It is beautifully appointed and furnished throughout and offers a wood burning stove and central heating for those chilly Cumbrian nights. The accommodation comprises: Dining kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Dining area with oak dining table and chairs, opening into a characterful beamed lounge. Lounge with multi fuel stove, 32" smart TV with love film and i-Player, DVD and CD player. Conservatory with washer/dryer, drying area and stone sink.

Access to enclosed rear garden and patio. First floor: Spacious beamed bedroom with brass double bed and TV/DVD. Bunk bedroom suitable for children. Bathroom with shower over bath, vanity hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. All electric, oil, bed linen and towels included. Parking for one car, plus ample on street parking. Enclosed rear garden and patio. Wi-Fi available free of charge.


  • Over two floors
  • There are two first floor bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom with double bed and 1 x bunk room with bunk beds suitable only for children. There is a family bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: Kitchen with dining area following onto a lounge with woodburning stove and conservatory.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Love Films, i-Player, DVD and CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure garden with patio
  • Parking for 1 car, also parking on available
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile away, shops and restaurants 15 min drive
  • Logs not provided.

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