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.

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Nuthatch Cottage ref: CC119138

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£449-£783

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4 star rating
Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Nuthatch Cottage
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Beautiful stone built cottage with ground floor accommodation, set in tranquil open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Garries Cottage ref: CC113105

near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£405-£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
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

The Long Barn ref: UK1005

Branthwaite, near Caldbeck, Caldbeck Fells

£593-£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
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    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3

Overwater Lodge ref: CC113114

Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£526-£1139

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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
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    2

Swaledale Cottage ref: W1780

Caldbeck, near Keswick, Caldbeck Fells

£318-£690

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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
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    3

Laundry Cottage ref: CC119106

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£490-£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
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Knaifan Cottage ref: CC119109

Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£375-£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

Primrose Cottage ref: CC113118

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£468-£863

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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

Wallace Lane Farm Cottages - Treehouse Cabin ref: UK1087

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£536-£833

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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

The Tottsie ref: UK1264

Bassenthwaite, near Cockermouth, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£315-£725

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3 star rating
With plenty of original features, this terraced cottage enjoys fell views and is just 8 miles from the popular town of Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage ref: LF2

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£384-£841

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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
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    FRI
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    0

Swallow Barn ref: UK1327

Torpenhow, near Wigton, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£390-£760

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0 star rating
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This is the perfect spot for touring Cumbria, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Scottish Borders and the Cumbrian coast and beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    2

Snittlegarth Lodge 2 ref: CC119129

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£361-£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

Byre Cottage ref: W8312

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£382-£749

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4 star rating
Rurally placed barn conversion with stunning views and fantastic walks from the door. Pub nearby and Bassenthwaite Lake only a short drive.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage ref: LF3

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£373-£754

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5 star rating
This property is peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery, with pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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