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Barn Roost

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

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    • “Cosy and cute”
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    • “What a beautiful snug little cottage with bags of charm and character. Perfect location for exploring the area around Keswick.”

    ScubaRachel, Selby, United Kingdom, May 2016

    • “lovely cottage”
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    • “lovely little cottage in middle of no where, irbey village was just under a mile away, although there was nothing there... the sites say little shop and pub, well the pub has been shut 6 months and there is a little house that sells eggs and some fresh veg with a donation pot so thats ok, we found nearest village to be Wigton, about 7 miles away and that had a few shops, Spar and things like that so if you run short id recommend that. The cottage itself was lovely, brand new kitchen and bathroom, very clean, nice enclosed garden out back which was a big plus for us as we had a little dog and he could go out without being on his lead... everything you needed was the a fridge and dishwasher (although we didnt us that) and another fridge out in the conservatory with a small freezer on top.washer dryer very handy as we got rather muddy.... the bed room was massive with a very comfy big bed... the cottage itself was very warm as well, we took some logs and lit the fire, you didnt need to mind you but it was a nice experience to have an open fire... you dont get no phone signal there but once you get out and about you soon pick one up... there if wii fi which was good we was still able to keep in touch with people back home.”

    Peachy1027, Grimsby Uk, March 2014

    • “Lovely well equipped cottage.”
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    • “Lovely cottage, very well equipped with wi-fi, DVD, CD & MP3 player. Bath and shower in the bright clean bathroom. Lovely double bedroom and bunks in second bedroom perfect for kids. Widescreen TV with freeview. Washing machine and drying area perfect for cleaning walking clothes and storing boots etc. great off season price. Loved it, thanx!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Staines, March 2014

    • “Fab break!!”
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    • “We ( 2 adults and 2 boys) went and stayed late December for a 3 night break over the New Year. The cottage was equipped with everything we would need. The wood burning stove was lovely and cosy after a walk out. Could not fault in anyway. We all had a wonderful time!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Preston, January 2014

    • “Just what we wanted.”
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    • “Fully equipped cottage in a beautiful area, a little remote but that suited us and our dog. Keswick 12 miles away, blissfully quiet, well equipped kitchen. Would have no hesitation in staying again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wigan, October 2013

    • “Warm welcoming cottage.”
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    • “Barn Roost was a fantastic base to explore the northern Lakes. Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. Absolutely loved our stay and would definitely return.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, St Helens, September 2013

    • “Great Cottage”
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    • “Great cottage, great location. Had everything we needed. The rural location was a bonus. Will definitely go back, next time for longer.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, July 2013

    • “Absolutely beautiful cottage, relaxing to come back to after a d”
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    • “Very tranquil location perfect if you don't want any hussle or bustle. Beautiful cottage, short walk away from the pub if you do fancy a drink in the evening. We went in January after the snow so one day we were completely house bound but it was extremely nice in this cosy cottage to be stuck. Good value as it was out of season.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Warwickshire, January 2013

    • “Lovely cottage!”
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    • “We really enjoyed our week at Barn Roost, it was warm, comfortable and well equippedv- great for two adults and 3 dogs - we had loads of great walks and cost evenings in. The conservatory made drying off soggy dogs easy and the laminate flooring was easy to keep clean in the rainy weather. Immaculately clean throughout. The second bedroom would be ideally suited to children, it's got lovely wooden bunks and the courtyard garden would be great in the summer. Room to park one car in front too.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Beverley', January 2013

    • “Excellent”
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    • “It was a perfect getaway for me, the wife and our dog meg for a long weekend of walks and snuggling by the fire. We would definitely visit this property again, in fact we are already planning to go there at some point in 2013.”

    Big "D", Lancashire, November 2012

    • “Value with quality and secluded with accesability”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barn Roost, the cottage was excellently appointed, warm and cleanand the location was very quiet but afforded a great opportunity to travel to the coast, up to carlisle and of course down to the Lakes, We believe the value was fist class and the comforts of the highest order, Our Dog, Blu soon settled and the conservatory/lean to utility room was very useful. We would gladly use it again. Seane and Sharon + Blu Wilkinson”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockton On Tees, October 2012

    • “relaxing”
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    • “The cottage had everything you could want (there was details instructions on the heating & the cooker, which was very handy), the owners had thought of every eventuality. It was clean and welcoming and the beds were really comfy. It rained every day but that the lakes. All in all we had a relaxing break and would book again and would certainly recommend to a friend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Liverpool, September 2012

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    • “The bathroom is tired. W.c. brush/ holder rusted. Shower was poor due to lack of pressure. The cottage however and garden cosy and warm. The cleaner needs to move furniture as dead flies on floor behind setee.”

    Mrs Cowan, Grantham, September 2018

    • “We were bothered by numerous flies in the kitchen don't know if we were unlucky with date booked as only one other person had commented on the fly problem in the visitors book. Couldn't fault the cottage or enclosed garden very homely and lean to conservatory was a boon when it rained for drying coats/boots and wet dogs.”

    Mrs Skrimshaw, Holmfirth, July 2018

    • “Cosy, well equipped cottage in a very quiet location. The cottage is situated in a small hamlet of just a few beautiful cottages, some dating from the 17th century. We were blessed with good weather for most of the week and it was lovely to hear a cuckoo calling for long periods everyday. This cottage adjoins John Peels cottage and a photograph c1955 in Barn Roost shows it to be a barn/outbuilding then, so it is a very effective conversion. There are low roof beams and windows in the upstairs rooms and the small cottage garden at the rear is secure for dogs and children. For provisions we shopped at a small COOP in Keswick and Sainsbury’s in Cockermouth, both only approximately 10 miles away. ( If you don’t have cash for the car parks then the machines accept card payments).”

    Mr Rose, Southampton, June 2018

    • “It's the first time we have booked a holiday in this way. We are so impressed with Sykes. The booking process was easy, clear with perfectly timed informative emails regarding finding and accessing the property. The property itself was just as described and we had a Brilliant holiday thst included a heatwave that week ! Thank you.”

    Mrs Stanley, Oldbury, May 2018

    • “Describing a lean-to as a Conservatory is stretching things a bit. The garden area was untidy, mossy and steps to it were damaged. Realise it was April but it could have been an awful lot better. Instructions re bin were confusing as said use 1 bin but there were 4 in use and collectors emptied 2 (very minor point) Inside the cottage was excellent. Very well furnished and equipped. Very comfortable. Leaflet states pew and chapel chairs of which there were neither. All comments meant to be constructive as all in all it was very good and the best Lakeland coutage we have had. Thanks Stuart Fillingham”

    Mr Fillingham, Haighton, April 2018

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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 additional 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.

Regional Information

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas