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Ings - fine Lakeland farmhouse on the southern aspect of Blencathra
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Ings - fine Lakeland farmhouse on the southern aspect of Blencathra
Brand new well equipped kitchen with range cooker and dishwasher. Lambs grazing outside window. Dining table in kitchen in addition to dining room table - ideal for younger guests
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Ings - fine Lakeland farmhouse on the southern aspect of Blencathra
Brand new well equipped kitchen with range cooker and dishwasher. Lambs grazing outside window.
Dining table in kitchen in addition to dining room table - ideal for younger guests
Superb brand new cooking facilities
Downstairs lounge with newly installed log burner
Dining room with oak furniture and south facing views
Downstairs lounge leads directly into garden
Upstairs double bedroom
Superb views in every direction!
Sheep graze the field outside the kitchen window
Upstairs single bedroom with south facing views
Spacious upstairs lounge with balcony overlooking Blencathra. Extensive book and DVD library.
Downstairs twin room
Downstairs kingsize bedroom
Winter wonderland - Blencathra in the snow
View of Blencathra to rear of Ings
Footpath from Ings towards Skiddaw
Woodland area of large south facing garden
Large south facing garden
South facing garden with swing for children of all ages
2015s new arrivals!
Our red squirrels are back - it is well worth leaving feed for them
A winter view looking south towards St Johns in the Vale
Winter 2016/17 - looking north towards Blencathra
View from kitchen door
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Threlkeld, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Jehward
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32 reviews
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“Dr”
Reviewed September 13, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Great place to relax and enjoy the Northern Lakes. Good walks and bike rides on your doorstep & great local pubs!
Ings is a comfy and modern house with lovely fires for when the weather closes in.

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RobManche...
Manchester, UK
2 reviews
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“A true 'Getaway'”
Reviewed September 13, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We loved it here when we first visited a few years ago so decided to return. It is a perfect location as the property is in splendid isolation at the foot of Blencathra with stunning views. It is very convenient for Keswick and the northern fells, and only a short stroll to Threlkeld with its beautiful little church, pub, coffee shop and restaurant. Will come again.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Frances L
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Escape to the country (repeat visitor)”
Reviewed September 13, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Fantastic house with wonderful amenities. Enormous lounge with plenty of games/books and large TV for groups and additional smaller lounge, again, with lovely fire and TV if you want to get away from the crowd!
Modern kitchen and plenty of crockery and utensils etc, lovely bathrooms.
Really feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but with easy access to Keswick and South Lakes. Beautiful setting in walking, cycling terrain.
Walking distance to local pub.
Will definitely recommend

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SheilaHuf...
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Our second visit - won't be our last!”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is a lovely place to stay with extended family. Well equipped and well thought out accommodation. Fabulous views out of every window and walking from the door. We love it!

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Liked best: Situation of the property
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Lucinda H
1 review
“Ings is perfect for a family! Beauty, peace, comforts of home...”
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Ings is an absolutely lovely house: it is located in the most beautiful spot in Cumbria (in my opinion) and has the charm of an ancient farm house with all modern updates including a washer and dryer which was really a blessing. Nick is a kind and communicative (long-distance) owner and has a very nice and easily accessible house manager who lives nearby. We were there in mid June and had every kind of weather but nothing prevented us from being outside! We enjoyed hikes up the spectacular Blencathra right behind the house, walked to the pub in Threlkeld several times by walking right out the back door, drove to and strolled all around Grasmere (and up to the lovely and peaceful Alcock Tarn), and saw a number of Wordsworth-related sites; we ate several delicious meals in Ambleside (Italian, Indian, even American, which was hilarious and not very good ;-) -- but most of all we just reveled in the beauty of the Lakes overall. The house is a great spot to base yourself for long or short drives around the whole of Cumbria. The kids were happy with the TV and the Wifi on the rainiest of days, and it was nice for us, too, for them to be occupied while we cooked or read or snoozed. Loads of books, DVDs and VHS tapes for all tastes and ages, a number of games and other diversions are also available. Really it is just a perfect family retreat for immersing yourself in the lakes district. The kids loved the sheep everywhere and tried their hardest to befriend them (though never quite succeeded). The only thing to note: towels are not included, but for 4 pounds a set, we "hired" them from Barbara a very accommodating and knowledgeable house manager. The toilet flushing is a bit tricky but fine once you get the hang of it. Old pipes, antique plumbing, etc. (Nick: It might be useful to leave an explanation about the plumbing and its eccentricities). And also I'd add that I think the pillows need replacing -- they are a bit lumpy. Otherwise everything was perfect, amazing, fantastic, and just so incredibly beautiful!! and I hope when we return next we can stay two weeks instead of one which felt too short!

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Liked best: the upstairs double bedroom with views of the hills.
Liked least: The bed was uncomfortable in that room but we used that room anyway for the view.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Glynis M
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“Fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed June 5, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

had a brilliant weeks stay at Ings, house was superb and had everything you needed for self catering.Set in amazing countryside the views and scenery were breathtaking, felt like we were miles from anywhere but Keswick only four miles away. Our grandchildren loved the garden with its many nooks and crannies and would have been happy to stay and play here all day,however there were many great places and things to do within a thirty minute drive from Ings. I'm sure we will be back again sometime soon to soak up the peace and tranquillity that Ings had in abundance.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Nothing negative
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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ck2003201...
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Lovely Ings”
Reviewed May 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed at Ings for my Dad's 91st birthday. Comfortable spacious accommodation, wonderful views from the garden.
We enjoyed evenings out in the local pubs at Threlkeld and even Dad managed the 20minute walk.
Would definitely stay here again

Traveling group: Extended Family
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