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ALE COTTAGE, pet friendly, wi-fi. Ref: 972284

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Rental Home
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. Amenities: Storage heaters. Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, fr...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. Amenities: 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. Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination. Town: Situated just to the north of Skiddaw, Ireby is an excellent centre for touring and walking throughout the northern Lakes yet is relatively unspoilt and provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the Lake District. Ambleside and Windermere are however within easy reach. There are numerous walking opportunities from the door over the Caldbeck Fells and Skiddaw which leads you into Keswick (12 miles by road) where many amenities including Derwent Water, restaurants, pubs and shops await you.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Full2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (13)
Stuart G
Stuart G
Ireby, United Kingdom44 contributions
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.
Visited October 2020
Written October 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debbie M
Debbie M
9 contributions
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.
Visited May 2017
Written May 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier398938
FrequentFlier398938
Good afternoon Thank you for your review following your stay at Ale Cottage, Ireby. We are delighted you found this beautiful cottage and its location perfect for your needs and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written May 16, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard p
Richard p
7 contributions
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..
Visited October 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written October 17, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier398938
FrequentFlier398938
Good afternoon Thank you for your review following your stay at Ale Cottage, Ireby. We are delighted you had such a wonderful time in this lovely cosy cottage and enjoyed its location. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written October 18, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trish M
Trish M
19 contributions
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!
Visited December 2014
Written March 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier398938
FrequentFlier398938
Good evening Thank you for your review following your stay at Ale Cottage. We are delighted that you had a really enjoyable stay in this fabulous cottage and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written March 3, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wilf12014
wilf12014
Bolton, United Kingdom1 contribution
excellent
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.
Visited August 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written August 11, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FrequentFlier398938
FrequentFlier398938
Thank you for informing Lakes Cottage Holidays of your review of your stay at Ale Cottage. We are pleased to hear you had an excellent time at the cottage, enjoyed the views and plan to go back to Ale Cottage next year. Lakes Cottage Holidays looks forward to welcoming you back to Ale Cottage in the future. Kind Regards, Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written August 30, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chandy1
chandy1
41 contributions
Away from it all, exceptional value.
Have just spent a week in Ale Cottage, and was a little nervous beforehand, as it is next to a pub. No worries, the pub is closed! The cottage is kitted out with everything you could need, with a few extras on top.Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and cake on arrival. Tissues in the lounge and bedrooms, spare loo rolls, cling film, foil, liquid soap in both bathrooms, excellent quality furniture and fittings, and plenty of crockery and cutlery. I have stayed in many places that cater for 4, and you get 4 of everything, and only 4!, the cheapest quality furnishings as well. Not so here. The nearest shop is a 15 minute drive away, so it really is a peaceful location, but a good base for the Northern Lakes.
Visited May 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written May 30, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
David H
David H
Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your feedback after your stay at Ale Cottage. We are delighted you found the cottage to have excellent quality furniture and fittings, in a peaceful location and was well equipped for your stay. Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Ale Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future. Kind Regards, Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written May 31, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

david and sue -:- west midlands
peaceful location
excellent service The cottage was lovely, nice and cosy loved the log burner,as it was xmas the tree was a nice suprise. the location was a bit too quite for us but the awful weather didnt really help so we couldnt get about but we had a good chill out lazy holiday.The only downside was the pub next door was never open.
Visited December 2013
Written January 9, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review of Ale Cottage, Ireby. We are pleased you loved the log burner at the cottage and the Christmas tree to enjoy during your festive stay. Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Ale Cottage or to another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future. Kind Regards, Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written January 9, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura -:- Southampton
Home from home :)
My partner and I shared a lovely week here. The house was an excellent base for exploring the lake district and Scotland, but be prepared to drive as there aren't many amenities nearby. The house was well equipped for cooking, entertaining yourself (there were boardgames and books), and there was a lovely wood burning stove that we made use of on a few occasions. All in all, we had a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend the cottage.
Visited September 2013
Written October 10, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your feedback of your stay at Ale Cottage, Ireby. We are pleased to hear Ale Cottage was an excellent base for your holiday and was well-equipped for your needs. Thank you for recommending this cottage! We hope to welcome you back to Ale Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the near future. Kind Regards, Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060
Written October 10, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Walker -:- The South
A Slightly Spoiled Holiday
Summary: Wonderful views and a nice woodburning stove, but dirty in places and had noisy construction taking place nearby during our stay. Unfortunately, the cottage was a bit dirty here and there (kitchen, bed linen, cooking utensils), and the basement bedroom was musty so our clothing quickly smelled bad. The local people also do not seem to like that this cottage is rented, and we noticed they would walk/drive by and just stare up at the property which made us uncomfortable. Most frustrating of all was that the house opposite was having its slate roof replaced (we were not advised of this in advance). Us and our two young children were awoken early several times by the sound of power tools which is not what you want on your holiday. No phone service (3 or Vodafone) or wifi which was nice for peace and quiet, but something to bear in mind depending on your needs. We definitely overpaid because of the disturbance from the roof replacement, however the view from the cottage was fantastic and the wood burning stove was lovely.
Visited June 2013
Written July 11, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your recent review on Ale Cottage. The issues you have raised in your review have now been investigated and discussed with the owners. Any cleaning issues you found on arrival or during your stay should have been reported immediately to the owner. Their details were included in your directions and key collection information which was attached to your booking confirmation. Had they been made aware, the caretaker would have been able to attend and liaise with you personally regarding any problems you may have had. There has been, on occasion, a musty smell in the basement bedroom. This is obviously due to the location of the room, however, literature has been provided in the property with instructions on preventing this from happening during your stay. Unfortunately our company and the owners of the property were not made aware that a house in the village would be having work carried out on its roof. This is, again, outside of the owners control. Had they been made aware of this during your stay, contact could have been made with the householders concerned in order to minimise any noise. Ale Cottage is not advertised as having WiFi available. Due to the geographical nature of the Lake District it would be advisable to check with your service provider regarding telephone signals if you are looking to stay in one of our more rural properties. We are unable to prevent anyone from looking or driving past this property as it is located on the main thorough fair of the village. The lounge area is located on the first floor and there are nets and curtains provided for the rooms on the ground floor to ensure privacy at all times. We can confirm that our office, the owner of the property and the caretaker were not contacted regarding any issues or problems you may have had during your stay at this property. We were not informed of your concerns until 3 weeks after your departure, therefore, we are unable to comment further with regards to any cleanliness issues or noise pollution from outside. As a company we pride ourselves on our Customer Service. We hope that these issues did not detract from your stay in the Lake District and we hope to welcome you back to one of our properties in the future.
Written July 11, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zoe -:- Ayr
pleasant and relaxing break
Excellent base for a lakes holiday, cottage very comfortable and well equiped. Lots to do in the Keswick area.
Visited May 2013
Written June 20, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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