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 39 cottages near Ireby.

Whitehall Pele Tower ref: B4872

Mealsgate, Western Lakes and Coast

£482-£1560

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4 star rating
Whitehall Pele Tower
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Restored from a 14th-century Pele Tower and retaining lovely period features. Great for large groups with lawns, games room and bike store.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    2

Garries Cottage ref: CC113105

near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£347-£724

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3 star rating
A 17th century cottage nestling in the foothills of the Skiddaw range.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Holly Bank ref: CC113125

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£719-£2029

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4 star rating
Fabulous detached bungalow with lake and fell views, 2 acres of private grounds and ample parking
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

New Park Farm Cottages - Church Cottage ref: CC113123

near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£372-£774

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5 star rating
Attractive cottage within imaginative barn conversion development, close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    0

Primrose Cottage ref: CC113118

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£399-£845

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4 star rating
A delightful 300 year old cottage which is full of character, with a wealth of exposed beams throughout and very good quality furnishings, which blend perfectly with the traditional features.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Daleside - Rosedale ref: LYL

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£414-£732

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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
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Kiln Hill Cottage ref: W8309

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£312-£616

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

The Old Stables ref: CC119107

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£304-£725

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4 star rating
A charming cottage of historic and literary interest, decorated and furnished throughout by an interior designer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

John Peel House ref: UK1081

Ruthwaite, near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£839-£2029

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5 star rating
Situated in the northern Lake District, John Peel House is perfect for families, with plenty of adventures to be had locally.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Stable Cottage ref: W8311

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£273-£728

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4 star rating
A cosy ground floor barn conversion in a quiet, unspoilt, rural position close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Brookfield ref: CC113101

Bassenthwaite Village, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£476-£1379

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4 star rating
Spacious cottage with spectacular views of Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Treehouse Cabin ref: UK1087

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£519-£759

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0 star rating
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
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Snittlegarth Lodge 2 ref: CC119129

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£272-£612

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3 star rating
A Pine log cabin situated on Snittlegarth Farm, a haven for wildlife as well as the farm animals of Snittlegarth.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Robin Hood Cottage ref: CC113117

Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£428-£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

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Nuthatch Cottage ref: CC119138

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£449-£775

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4 star rating
Beautiful stone built cottage with ground floor accommodation, set in tranquil open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4