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Ings - fine Lakeland farmhouse on the southern aspect of Blencathra
5.0 of 5 bubbles
68 reviews
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
Dining room with oak furniture and south facing views
Comfortable downstairs lounge with open fire and views onto south facing gardens
Downstairs lounge showing direct access into south-facing garden
Downstairs lounge leads directly into garden
Upstairs double bedroom
Superb views in every direction!
Winter wonderland - Blencathra in the snow
View of Blencathra to rear of Ings
Footpath from Ings towards Skiddaw
Sheep graze the field outside the kitchen window
Spacious upstairs lounge with balcony overlooking Blencathra. Extensive book and DVD library.
Upstairs single bedroom with south facing views
Downstairs twin room
Downstairs kingsize bedroom
Woodland area of large south facing garden
Large south facing garden
South facing garden with swing for children of all ages
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Threlkeld, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property also makes an excellent base for those who wish to simply relax and enjoy the stunning views and local wildlife. Lambs graze in the field behind Ings and the large south facing garden is frequented by red squirrels and a wide variety of bird life. The property is reached up a tree lined track through a five-barred gate from the lane.

Ings was originally refurbished from a 17th century farm house and adjoining barn by the actor and Oscar winning director Colin Welland (Z-Cars, Kes, Chariots of Fire). Whilst thoroughly modernising the property, he retained many of the tradi...
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About the Owner, Nick W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 68 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL789305
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Rochdale, England
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in December 2016

This is a spacious and very comfortable farmhouse suitable for an extended family or a small group. It is set by itself in open fields below Blencathra and close to the village of Threlkeld. It is clean and well equipped. There are even two televisions in case you can't agree what to watch! There is plenty of parking space for at least 5 cars. A number of walks can be done on Skiddaw and Blencathra...

Richard P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in December 2016
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We had a fantastic 4 nights at the Ings. The property's amazing and ideally located with great views. The service from the very start of the booking to staying then afterwards was excellent. The house was really impressive and the 8 of us had plenty of room. We have booked again as we can't wait to return.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Jan 6, 2017 -
Feb 9, 2017
3 nights
Feb 10, 2017 -
Feb 23, 2017
February Half Term
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Feb 24, 2017 -
Mar 2, 2017
3 nights
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Prices include all heating and electricity
A damages deposit of £100 will be added to all bookings. This will be returned by bank transfer within 7 days of departure provided that the property is left in good order.
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About the neighborhood
The Lake District is Englands largest National Park and one of the countries foremost tourist destinations. It is famous for its scenic mountains (England's highest), lakes and forests, which inspired the 19th century Lakeland poets, including William Wordsworth. Whilst the region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with some of the countries finest walks and cycle routes, there is much to do for the less energetic. Literary sights abound, from Wordsworth's boyhood school to the lavish country estate of John Ruskin at Brantwood.
Food is taken seriously here. There are a total of three Michelin starred restaurants within the Lake District as well as a multitude of other excellent restaurants and pubs. The guide for guests at Ings contains a number of our personal recommendations,...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 120.5 mi
Railway: Penrith: 14.3 mi
Ferry: Fleetwood: 97.6 mi
Easy access from M6 junction 40 via A66. Ings is less than 20 minutes from the motorway junction.<BR><BR>Ings can be reached by public transport. Penrith station is on the West Coast main line from where a number of buses regularly depart for Threlkeld village. From here a short walk down the lane leads to the property. We can provide further details for guests wishing to use this option.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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