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The Granary

Ireby, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972276)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Timothy

    “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.

    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.

    - Timothy, February 2022

The property

A spacious three bedroomed barn conversion sleeping five situated in a rural setting with walking and cycling opportunities from the doorstep.

You are very welcome to bring along your pet who will also appreciate the delightful walks. The Granary, Ruthwaite is part of a tiny, former farming hamlet of the 1600s, set in a most restful, tranquil, location among the Caldbeck hills yet only a 15 to 20 minute drive of the many amenities, tourist attractions and activities which the Lake District offers. Converted from the barn of the old farmstead dated 1690, is owner maintained and provides comfortable, cosy, well equipped accommodation with an assured high standard of cleanliness.

Guests describe it as "home from home" as they return time after time to "their cottage".

The lounge looks onto a large enclosed south facing garden and patio and stunning views beyond the donkey paddock, over uninterrupted farmland to Skiddaw and the Uldale fells.

Walks start at the cottage door and Bassenthwaite lake is three miles away, Overwater one mile and a number of pubs and tearooms are nearby. The gas centrally heated accommodation comprises: Dining/kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. Ground Floor single bedroom and shower room with WC and hand basin From the ground floor three step take you up to the lounge, TV, DVD and video, There are 2 sets of French doors taking you from the lounge onto the rear secluded south facing patio with views to Skiddaw. First floor double bedroom Twin bedroom with seating area and TV. Bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin. All gas, electric and bed linen included.

No towels provided. Private parking for 1 car. Rear south facing patio and enclosed lawned area. Please note that due to the split level layout at this property and garden it may not be suitable for toddlers.


  • 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 layout
  • Pubs 1 mile away, shops and restaurants 15 min drive.

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.