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Cumbria Self Catering cottage, Barn Roost, Ireby, sleeps 4

Barn Roost

Barn Roost, Ireby, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £430

This charming Lakeland cottage is set in a rural location of Ruthwaite and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Barn Roost is a charming family cottage that is pet friendly and sleeps 4 people in a rural location of Ruthwaite. The cottage has two first floor bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with feature beams and 1 bunk bedroom with bunk beds suitable for children only. There is a shared family bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC.

Downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen, where you can expect everything you need to enjoy a self-catering holiday, with a lovely dining area which leads onto a beautiful lounge with a cosy wood multi fuel stove, where you can unwind with a glass of wine after a day on the fells. There is a conservatory that you can use to dry out your walking clothes and has access to a secure garden for your pets.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Ok but not a 4 star
A cute barn conversion in a lovely quite area tucked away. On arrival we found a welcome pack of sachets and a full outside bin. The upstairs fire alarm was bleeping and there were no replacement batteries of the type needed to fix it. However the cottage was clean bar some cobwebs and a few pans (which we expect had not been cleaned by the previous guests). There was soap, kitchen roll, foil and dishwasher tablets etc which was handy. But no basic provisions milk/oil/vinegar/fire wood which you usually find. There is a small fridge which doesn?t hold a four pint milk, but there is a second larger fridge through the sitting room in the utility which we used for bulky/family sized items. A clothes horse would have been useful in the wet weather. The cottage is dog and boot friendly, although no dog beds etc were not provided so ensure you bring all you need! The sitting room is cosy with quality curtains but the sofas are small and not particularly comfortable, there are a good selection games etc provided however to keep a family entertained, a good tv and WiFi! The bathroom looks fairly new and has a reliable electric shower but the ventilation is poor in this listed building so there is a mildew problem from guests not opening the window to release the steam. The bunk room is quaint with a mini wardrobe. The master bedroom was nice on first appearance but really smelt of dog and the carpet in need of a clean. I was surprised to find a dog chew behind the side table! There is a nice bed frame but the mattress is cheap and exhausted and not what you would expect in a four star rental which generates a good weekly ? return in peak season! It also had lumpy pillows? It hasn?t been a restful holiday due to this and has been a real bug bearer all week!! Along with the spiders on the beds... and everywhere! Sykes haven?t responded regarding the bed. I will be looking at different agencies going forward as their 4 tick rating is not a good representation of the previous two cottages we hare rented through them.

Quiet retreat
Well equipped cottage, in a beautiful quiet hamlet. A short walk down a footpath to beautiful views. Great parking outside and lovely interior with period features. Great for sitting out at the back of the house on an evening in the piece and quiet. Fabulous history - the house was once the barn that was owned by John Peel-a local farmer made famous by a local song.

Cosy and cute
What a beautiful snug little cottage with bags of charm and character. Perfect location for exploring the area around Keswick.

lovely cottage
lovely little cottage in middle of no where, irbey village was just under a mile away, although there was nothing there... the sites say little shop and pub, well the pub has been shut 6 months and there is a little house that sells eggs and some fresh veg with a donation pot so thats ok, we found nearest village to be Wigton, about 7 miles away and that had a few shops, Spar and things like that so if you run short id recommend that. The cottage itself was lovely, brand new kitchen and bathroom, very clean, nice enclosed garden out back which was a big plus for us as we had a little dog and he could go out without being on his lead... everything you needed was the a fridge and dishwasher (although we didnt us that) and another fridge out in the conservatory with a small freezer on top.washer dryer very handy as we got rather muddy.... the bed room was massive with a very comfy big bed... the cottage itself was very warm as well, we took some logs and lit the fire, you didnt need to mind you but it was a nice experience to have an open fire... you dont get no phone signal there but once you get out and about you soon pick one up... there if wii fi which was good we was still able to keep in touch with people back home.

Lovely well equipped cottage.
Lovely cottage, very well equipped with wi-fi, DVD, CD & MP3 player. Bath and shower in the bright clean bathroom. Lovely double bedroom and bunks in second bedroom perfect for kids. Widescreen TV with freeview. Washing machine and drying area perfect for cleaning walking clothes and storing boots etc. great off season price. Loved it, thanx!
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Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Love Films, i-Player, DVD and CD player, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
 Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Secure garden with patio
Parking for 1 car, also parking on available
Three well-behaved pets welcome
No smoking
Pub 1 mile away, shops and restaurants 15 min drive
Logs not provided

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Nearest Attractions

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

Ireby Old Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lake District Wildlife Park - 2.8 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Bassenthwaite Lake - 4.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Isel, St Michael's Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mirehouse - 5.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Isel Hall - 5.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

The Howk Waterfall - 5.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dodd Wood - 5.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Aspatria, St Kentigern's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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