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.

Castle Hill Cottage ref: LA2

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£869-£1267

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4 star rating
Castle Hill Cottage
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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

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

Daleside - Primrose Cottage ref: LPG

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£414-£706

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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
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    1

Lealholme ref: UK1138

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£391-£771

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4 star rating
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

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
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Ireby (miles)
    4

Snittlegarth Lodge 2 ref: CC119129

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£329-£624

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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 - Nuthatch Cottage ref: CC119138

near Caldbeck and Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£449-£774

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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

Whitehall Pele Tower ref: B4872

Mealsgate, Western Lakes and Coast

£595-£1020

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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

Bramble Hare Cottage ref: UK1155

Torpenhow, near Wigton, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£549-£811

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0 star rating
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

Knaifan Cottage ref: CC119109

Uldale, Caldbeck Fells

£343-£651

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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