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Ings

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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.
View from kitchen door
1 of 26Ings - fine Lakeland farmhouse on the southern aspect of Blencathra
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5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
3 nights minimum
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AUG 21-28 NOW AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT TO DISCUSS PRIOR TO BOOKING SO THAT COVID-19 ISSUES CAN BE DISCUSSED 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 ...AUG 21-28 NOW AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT TO DISCUSS PRIOR TO BOOKING SO THAT COVID-19 ISSUES CAN BE DISCUSSED 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 traditional features and Ings is now a cosy farmhouse with stone floors, wooden shutters and an open fire and wood burning stove. The property is an ideal holiday destination for a large or extended family, though has been very successfully let to two families wishing to holiday together or several couples. The accommodation is particularly spacious, with two lounges (upstairs and downstairs) - ideal for families with children.of different ages or where there are differences in film choices for the evening! The views are spectacular! To the rear of the property the land rises steeply to the summit of Blencathra. To the front, the large south-facing garden has picnic tables and sweeping views down over St Johns in the Vale; the summit of Helvellyn can be seen on a clear day. Wildlife abounds - a small investment in food for the birds and red squirrels reaps great rewards. The location is excellent, lying just to the west of the village of Threlkeld, which boasts two popular pubs (The Horse and Farrier and The Salutation), both of which are within easy walking distance of the property. The shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema and other amenities of Keswick are only 4 miles away; journey time is just over 10 minutes by car, and there is a good bus service from the village. Within a 20-30 minute car journey lie the Western fells, Ullswater and Grasmere/Ambleside, with all of their attractions. As owners we have visited the Lake District for many decades and have excellent knowledge of the best places to eat, where to obtain instruction for outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, sailing, kayaking and ghyll scrambling - our comprehensive guide for guests within the property has been praised for its detail and utility. Serious walkers will appreciate Ings' prime location. There is direct access onto public footpaths from the house with access to Blencathra, Skiddaw and other northern fells as well as multiple gentle strolls into Threlkeld or in the opposite direction to the hamlet of Wescoe (WH Auden lived and wrote here). There are plenty of opportunities for mountain bikers in the immediate locality, including the Glendaraterra Valley leading to the back of Skiddaw, and the Old Coach Road. The single track routes of the trail centre at Whinatter forest are reached by a short car journey. Road cyclists fancying a quick workout before breakfast can cycle up to Castlerigg stone circle and enjoy the panoramic views before putting the bacon on! Ings lies virtually directly on the Coast to Cost cycle route. Accomodation Lounges (2) A large upstairs lounge with balcony and wood burning stove takes full advantage of the views on both sides and will easily accommodate all nine of the guests. TV, DVD and video player, extensive book library (adult and children's) and games for all ages. Wood burning stove. Double doors leading to large balcony with wonderful views of the summit of Blencathra. For parties with children it can be nice to take advantage of the second lounge downstairs for film or games nights. A wide range of games and films and quite a collection of dressing up clothes are available for our younger guests. Downstairs lounge has open fire (to be converted to log burner in Feb 2017), TV and DVD player. Access to south facing garden via exterior door. Kitchen (newly installed 2015) Slate floor, separate pantry, two fridges, dishwasher, microwave and range cooker. Oak kitchen table seats five adults or seven children: perfect for children's tea. Dining room Oak dining furniture - seats nine comfortably. Excellent south facing views Utility/drying room Located just outside kitchen door - contains oil fired boiler, washing machine, tumble dryer and ample hanging space. The perfect location for drying waterproofs and boots. Bedrooms (5) Downstairs master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite toilet and shower room Downstairs twin bedroom with oak single beds Upstairs double bedroom with contemporary oak bed and bedroom furniture Upstairs twin bedroom Upstairs single bedroom Bathrooms (2) Upstairs family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash-basin.One previous guest commented 'loo with a view!' Downstairs double bedroom has en-suite shower, WC and washbasin with extensive cupboard space. Exterior There is a large south-facing garden with a children's swing and picnic tables. Shed available for dry storage of bikes if required. Parking for multiple vehicles Additional information Travel cot and high chair available for families with infants and small children Ings benefits from unlimited Wi-Fi access. There is excellent mobile phone (3G) reception All bed linen, heating oil and electricity is included. Towels are not routinely provided, though Barbara Scott, our property manager has these available for hire.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Strictly no pets - sorry Strictly no smoking No outdoor footwear upstairs to protect our carpets, rugs and flooring - many thanks.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Nick W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

Ings is a beautiful Cottage at the foot of Blencathra. We had a lovely weeks holiday with our family, it is beautifully decorated with everything you need and best of all are the views down the valley first thing in the morning. I did numerous...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 August 2020

Absolutely enjoyed our stay (combined group of adults and kids). Beautiful old cottage with a modern touch, really well looked after and the views are just fantastic. Plenty of parking for multiple cars. If you are after a quiet retreat with sheep and mountains in...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank conniesam
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Beautiful home set at the foot of Blencathra. Perfect for a week of walking, fell running, relaxing inside and close to Keswick for any shopping needs.

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank catherineapplewhite
Reviewed 3 January 2020

We booked Ings for a week over Christmas 2019 as a family getaway and had a wonderful time. The house is in a beautiful location (it's marked on the OS map) with walking trails starting from the back gate that can take you all the...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Threlkeld has two well known pubs - the Horse and Farrier being the closest and The Salutation at the other end of the village. There is excellent local shopping in Keswick together with theatre, cinema and lake cruises. Keswick Golf Club is less than a mile away and welcomes visitors.
Getting around
There is bus service from Threlkeld to Penrith to the East and Keswick (and on to Cockermouth and Workington) to the West. The bus stop is at the end of the lane leading to Ings from the A66 exit.
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