Located six miles west of Caldbeck among the "Back o' Skidda'" fells of the northern Lake District, Ireby is a quaint and peaceful little village that provides an excellent base from which to explore the likes of Wigton, Cockermouth, Bassenthwaite and the Solway Coast. This area provides a stunning setting for walks for all abilities. There's a particularly pleasant walk from the village pub to Ireby Chancel, a simple, 12-century celtic church building located just three-and-a-half miles from the village. Walks to the fells and peaks of Blencathra, near Threlkeld, and Skiddaw, near Keswick are easily accessible from the village, which also offers a number of delightful little Cumbrian cottages to those who wish to explore the region at their own pace. Ireby has had several commendations from notable literary figures - a testament to its beauty and appeal to the romantic. John Keats once visited Ireby on a walking holiday in the early nineteenth century, and talked favourably about Ireby folk and the village itself in his writing. Similarly, writer Wilkie Collins also visited, as did Charles Dickens, who described it as "a very little town with the purple and brown moor close upon its one street; a curious little ancient market cross set up in the midst of it; and the town itself looking very much as if it were a collection of great stones piled on end by the Druids long ago, which a few recluse people had since hollowed out for habitations." For those with a penchant for a good ghost story, a trip just a mile south of Ireby to Overwater Tarn will discover a ghastly tale. The early nineteenth-century Overwater Hall, which now functions as a hotel, was once owned by a Mr. Gillbanks, who made his fortune and found a wife in Jamaica. Unbeknownst to his wife, he had a relationship with a poor Jamaican girl, who followed him all the way to Overwater Hall. One night, under the cover of darkness, Gillbanks took his Jamaican lover out to the middle of the tarn and hurled her overboard. She managed to cling to the boat, but as she did so, Gillbanks callously chopped off her arms, sending her plummeting into the Tarn's dark waters. While Gillbanks was never charged with her murder, his lover has since managed to divulge his dark secret; her armless ghost has been seen on countless occasions, particularly on New Year's Eve, and most often in Room 3 of the hotel
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There are 40 cottages near Ireby.

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Treehouse Cabin ref: UK1087

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£519-£699

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Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Treehouse Cabin
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Feel like you are floating amongst the tree tops in this comfortable lodge with a private jacuzzi hot tub and a cosy wood burner.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Snittlegarth Lodge 1 ref: CC119128

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£280-£629

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3 star rating
With views across open country to Binsey Fell, Snittlegarth Lodge enjoys a secluded south facing position on Snittlegarth Farm, an idyllic retreat to escape to.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Kiln Hill Cottage ref: W8309

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£309-£813

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4 star rating
An ancient farmhouse with lovely views and spacious kitchen diner. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake with its walks, cycle routes and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Daleside - Rambling Rose ref: LWG

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£414-£751

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5 star rating
Surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery, enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere from this holiday property.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Daleside - Primrose Cottage ref: LPG

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£414-£742

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5 star rating
Guests will enjoy the rare breeds of sheep and ponies on-site and visitors can walk in the fields surrounding the farm.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Knaifan Cottage ref: CC119109

Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£329-£655

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3 star rating
A delightful characterful cottage with exposed beams set in an ideal place to explore the northern lakes.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Greenrigg Cottage ref: CC119141

near Caldbeck, Caldbeck Fells

£360-£774

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4 star rating
Greenrigg Cottage enjoys an isolated location high up on the Caldbeck Fells.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3

Overwater Lodge ref: CC113114

Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£514-£1143

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4 star rating
Lovely location with large south facing gardens and adjoining woodland, an open fire and excellent facilities makes this an ideal holiday choice.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    2

Skiddaw Cottage ref: W8310

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£280-£731

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3 star rating
A detached stable with charm and character alongside lovely views of hills and fells close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Daleside - Rosedale ref: LYL

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£414-£740

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5 star rating
Enjoy excellent scenery from the property, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Country Seat ref: CC119132

Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£221-£478

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3 star rating
300 year old, quirky little one bedroomed cottage recently renovated but still retaining all it’s charm and character to provide the perfect getaway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Lealholme ref: UK1138

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£281-£757

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4 star rating
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For those who are looking to unwind in simple village life, Lealholme offers you just that and a little bit more.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Emily’s Nook ref: UK1049

Ireby, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£314-£462

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4 star rating
This cosy apartment is perfect for exploring the northern lakes and enjoying a meal in the traditional, oak panelled pub below the apartment.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    0

The Long Barn ref: UK1005

Branthwaite, near Caldbeck, Caldbeck Fells

£470-£1280

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4 star rating
A traditional Lakeland barn conversion retaining a number of original features nestled at the foot of the stunning Roughton Gill.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3

Robin Hood Cottage ref: CC113117

Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£416-£1084

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4 star rating
Robin Hood Cottage benefits from stunning views due to its elevated position 1 mile above Bassenthwaite Lake and nestling into the slopes of Skiddaw.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3