£105 / night
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Ings – Home 789305 Farmhouse

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.


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.


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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

The property is managed by Barbara Scott, who will be your point of contact during your stay. You will be provided with her contact details, as well as the key code for access to the property prior to your visit. The email will also contain directions and other useful information.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No outdoor footwear upstairs to protect our carpets, rugs and flooring - many thanks.


About the owner

Nick W.
Average reply time:
3 hours 13 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Oct 2013. Located in Keswick, it has 103 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £540 to £1600.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

103 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 31 Jan 2019

Just got back from a 3 night break Could not fault the farmhouse Everything you need for a relaxing break Well positioned for the horse and farrier pub Would definitely go back Steve Berry


Reviewed 24 Nov 2018

This is our second time at this Beautiful house. Amazing views and perfect for kids! The location is brilliant for getting to the popular spots and the house is very well equipped with everything you need. The house was always warm and cosy and the beds were very comfortable. My 3 year old daughter sobbed when it was time to go home. 10/10!! Thankyou Nick!

“Great house and Lovely Location”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2018

I stayed here with my three teenage boys and my parents. The house is very spacious and well equipped. My parents had the large downstairs bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There are two living rooms and a dining room (which is off the main bedroom so my parents used it as their living area) The house has lovely views 10 min walk from the village 10 min drive from Keswick Booked again for next year

“Beautiful cottage”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2018

Had an amazing time, what a beautiful setting for a cottage. Beautiful layout of the cottage and the kitchen has just about all the equipment you need. Having such a large lounge upstairs was amazing, we could all sit relaxing and have space for the kids to play. Nice and quiet location, feel like you're in the middle of nowhere but actually very close to the A66. Stayed at the right time to see some lambs being born in the field right behind the cottage. Will definitely be back, had a fabulous stay.

“Fantastic Stay”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2018

We stayed here the week commencing 29th Jan and were a mixed group of young and old (8 adults, 1 child and 1 baby). We had a great time and would definitely recommend to friends and family. The location is easy to find and the instructions provided by the owners enabled us to have an easy/no fuss check in. The village is within walking distance and the pub is definitely worth a visit; food and drinks excellent and reasonably priced. The property is beautiful and spacious. The lounge areas (both upstairs and downstairs) were very cosy with lots of space for us to relax in the evenings. The kitchen is well equipped and we found everything we needed to cook a big family meal. There is plenty of storage at the property and a nice pantry area in the kitchen with an extra fridge/freezer (which we used to chill the wine and beers :-) ) The views from the property are simply stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area on our bikes. We look forward to returning soon.


Reviewed 5 Dec 2017

We have just returned from a short break at Ings - this was our second visit and it was definitely as good as the first, if not better! A wonderful location for peace and quiet, or to make as much noise as you like without the worry of disturbing your neighbours! We walked into the village, visited the coffee shop and had lunch at the horse and farrier pub - both we would recommend. The cottage has everything you could need, lots of kitchen equipment, books, games and DVD's. It's exceptionally furnished with comfy beds and sofas. We were a party of 7 and there was plenty of room for us all. Great communication from Nick the owner with directions (the cottage is a little off the beaten track and quite difficult to find in the dark) and info about the property. The only thing to bear in mind is to bring your own towels, perhaps this could do with a little more pointing out? Saying that, there's nothing negative we can say about this place - without doubt we will return. Thank you Nick!

“A cozy farm house with a perfect view”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2017

I would recommend this lovely farmhouse to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in the Lake District. It is cozy with all the modern conveniences. When we arrived we were all so thrilled with everything the place has to offer. The scenery from all sides of the house is just breathtaking

“Well worth a stay”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2016

Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of home from home.looking forward to the next stay...

“The perfect property for a wonderful weekend in the Lake District.”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2016

Ings was the ideal property for our party of 9, accomodating us all easily in a house with great character,amazing views & plenty of space. The facilities were excellent, & the house was spotlessly clean & warm on our arrival, which was much appreciated with the snow outside. The village of Threlkeld offers 2 great pubs & a coffee shop that rivalled Paris for it's hot chocolate (as rated by one of our group who had just returned from there!). Keswick was a great destination on market day, it was busy & bustling & very upbeat considering the dreadful flooding it suffered a few weeks ago. Half our group were over from Australia & seeing snow was high on the wish list - Ings definately didn't disappoint, & the views & walks from the property were simply stunning. We will definately be staying here again.

“Beautiful house in splendid location”

Reviewed 14 Dec 2015

This is a most impressive cottage in a stunning location in open fields near the village of Threlkeld. There are 5 bedrooms (3 upstairs and 2 downstairs) providing 7 separate beds for up to 9 people, two separate lounges each with a large TV and a spacious modern kitchen with attached dining room. The larger upstairs lounge has a large selection of books, dvd's and games available. The property is centrally heated and there is also an open fire downstairs and a wood burning stove upstairs, but these are not essential. We found that the property remained warm and dry in spite of the recent appalling weather. The property was clean and fresh bed linen is provided. There is plenty of parking space for a number of cars. The only real problem we noted was that there is only one toilet for general use (there is another one in the downstairs en-suite). We will certainly return to this cottage again in the future.

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