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.

Emily’s Nook ref: UK1049

Ireby, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£314-£462

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4 star rating
Emily’s Nook
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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

Emily’s View ref: UK1050

Ireby, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£334-£494

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4 star rating
Enjoying stunning views across the northern fells, this lovely apartment, above a charming pub, is perfectly placed for exploring this beautiful area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI
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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

Rivendell ref: UK1110

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£549-£944

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4 star rating
Converted from old farm buildings with original wooden beams and set in the heart of Bassenthwaite with a village green, two farms, a pub and a stream with ducks.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Daleside - Rose Cottage ref: LPD

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£401-£716

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5 star rating
Enjoy fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, sunsets over the Solway Firth and the hills of Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

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
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    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Ellerbeck Cottage ref: W1821

Caldbeck, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£260-£694

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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

Bramble Hare Cottage ref: UK1155

Torpenhow, near Wigton, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£399-£880

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Ideal for exploring the northern fells and mountains of the Lake District and the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    2

Swaledale Cottage ref: W1780

Caldbeck, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£258-£700

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3 star rating
A restored barn with open fire situated on a working farm with views over farmland towards fells. Ideal base for touring northern Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3

Primrose Cottage ref: CC113118

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£391-£862

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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

The Old Stables ref: CC119107

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£287-£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
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • 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

New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage ref: LF2

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£407-£825

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5 star rating
In an AONB, this holiday property is located between Torpenhow and Ireby, on the northern fringe of the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    0

Castle Hill Cottage ref: LA2

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£869-£1342

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4 star rating
This cottage has enviable views across the pasture towards the Lakeland Fells and excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    THU
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Whitehall Pele Tower ref: B4872

Mealsgate, Western Lakes and Coast

£470-£1644

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3 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