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 46 cottages near Ireby.

The Old Rectory ref: UK1267

Uldale, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£688-£1690

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The Old Rectory
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Enjoy a break in the village of Uldale in the Lake District National Park, perfect for walkers and cyclists with its many footpaths and trails.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Skiddaw Cottage ref: W8310

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£353-£569

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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

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Nuthatch Cottage ref: CC119138

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£449-£783

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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

Laundry Cottage ref: CC119106

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£446-£1038

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4 star rating
This charming cottage is architecturally designed and is decorated and furnished throughout by an interior designer.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Knaifan Cottage ref: CC119109

Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£342-£668

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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
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Branthwaite Stable ref: CC119146

Branthwaite, near Caldbeck, Caldbeck Fells

£477-£963

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4 star rating
Cosy character cottage with traditional features and stunning, peaceful, fell and river side location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3

Whitehall Pele Tower ref: B4872

Mealsgate, Western Lakes and Coast

£541-£1633

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4 star rating
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
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    2

Osprey Cottage ref: CC113116

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£394-£599

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3 star rating
Osprey Cottage is situated in a peaceful farming village and has the advantage of having breathtaking views over Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

The Long Barn ref: UK1005

Branthwaite, near Caldbeck, Caldbeck Fells

£539-£1311

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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

Snittlegarth Lodge 2 ref: CC119129

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£360-£631

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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

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Farmhouse Cottage ref: UK1285

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£366-£711

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4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the surrounding countryside, relax in your very own hot tub and enjoy the surroundings.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Kiln Hill Cottage ref: W8309

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£0-£821

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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

Garries Cottage ref: CC113105

near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£382-£734

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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

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Safari Tent ref: UK1286

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£329-£814

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Enjoy a glamping holiday at Safari Tent, which is set within 23 acres of shared grounds, and just a short drive from Carlisle.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Ellerbeck Cottage ref: W1821

Caldbeck, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£291-£687

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3 star rating
Attractive farm cottage with period features and views over fields and fells. Perfectly placed for touring the north of the Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3