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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Ale Cottage, Ireby, sleeps 4

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Ale Cottage

Ale Cottage, Ireby, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £398.00

A characterful, pet friendly cottage in the rural village of Ireby near Bassenthwaite that is near to the Lake District National Park and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Ale Cottage is a pet friendly holiday cottage in Ireby. A cosy traditional cottage that comfortably sleeps four people in two bedrooms, with the one double en-suite and one twin that shares the family bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC. The property also has a kitchen/diner completely equipped for your culinary needs whilst on holiday and a cosy lounge with a solid fuel stove.

To the outside there is a private garden that is enclosed and off street parking. Ale Cottage is a lovely cottage in a fabulous part of the Lake District.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Lovely cottage
A tastefully renovated property in a quiet village located in the North Western fells of the Lake District. Equally convenient for the City of Carlisle, the Solway Coast and the Northern Lake District, there are plenty of places to visit. Tastefully modernised, this stone cottage is comfortable and clean with ample provision of appliances and extras, we were surprised at the volume of cleaning products left for our use. We brought our own alcohol based cleaners but these were only used initially since the obvious cleanliness gave us the confidence and comfort that we feared may not be evident. Whilst over and above our expectations in many aspects, there are some minor issues which are easily overcome...bring a torch for the dark nights as the steps up to the cottage are dark and would benefit from, say, solar lighting. If you struggle with steps, there are approx 17 to contend with to gain entry. The property Information Book is comprehensive and a ?must read? when you arrive (in the cabinet drawer in the lounge). Maybe the bedding duvets could be a higher tog rating or hadn?t been changed from Summer rating when we arrived in early October although we weren?t too cold and never felt the need to use the wood burner. Previous mentions re the sofas are correct...not that comfortable but, nevertheless, functional Overall, nothing would dissuade us from a return visit should the opportunity arise and we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

All you could want and more!
Beautiful cottage with all facilities ready for you - two bathrooms, dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine, wifi etc. But also the 'little' things such as cleaning stuff was there too so no need to go armed with washing up gear or washing powder. Spotlessly clean throughout. The garden is mostly enclosed but if you have young children or adventurous/older dogs it may not be as safe as you would want. Plenty of walks from the cottage and within fairly easy reach of the main Lake District villages and sights but situated in a very peaceful, quiet village that offers tranquillity a little off the beaten track. Pub next door and farm shop a short walk away but only 15 minutes to Cockermouth, which has some of the bigger shops and supermarkets plus a lovely selection of individual shops. For anyone with dogs or who love walking the choice is endless.

Excellent cottage with the bonus of a great local pub next door
What an excellent cottage this is. It has everything you need and more. All of the rooms are cosy and spacious especially the lounge with its two cosy settees and a log/ coal burner for those relaxing evenings in. The kitchen has everything you need and the two bedrooms are very comfy and nicely decorated. We took our little dog with us and the added bonus whether you have a dog or not ,is the small local friendly pub 'Emily's Black Lion' next door that is dog friendly and serves delicious home cooked food in the evenings Wednesday to Sunday's. I personally recommend 'Emily's draught ale. This is a great cottage,ideally situated in a friendly village. It would be difficult to find a better one..
Richard p

Lovely relaxing stay for the New Year
Ale cottage is extremely well equipped, myself, my husband and our 12 year old daughter and our two dogs stayed in this fabulous cottage for a week. We enjoyed lots of walks, cosy afternoons and evenings with the log burner on, there is everything you could ever need- I was able to wash our muddy clothes in the washer provided, you could enjoy either a shower or a nice soak in the bath, lots of books to read, plenty of room, the cream carpet was a bit of a worry having two dogs! Really enjoyable stay, lovely views, the bottle of wine & cake welcome gifts were a lovely touch! Will definitely stay again!
Trish M

Ale cottage was a fantastic holiday home for me and my partner it is beautifully set up in every way and their was everything that you would ever need in side and more, the views are lovely and their are some fantastic walks so we are going back next year.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Storage heaters
Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Sky FreeSat, TV with Freeview, DVD player, home cinema system and CD player with I-Pod dock
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in the rent
Private rear garden with seating and BBQ
Private parking for 1 car
Towels included
Three well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Pub 2 minute walk
Note : If arriving in the dark please bring a torch

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Ireby Old Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lake District Wildlife Park - 4.1 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

The Howk Waterfall - 5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Isel, St Michael's Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Isel Hall - 5.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bassenthwaite Lake - 6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Aspatria, St Kentigern's Church - 6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mirehouse - 6.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dodd Wood - 7.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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