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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

Description

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

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 succesfully let to two families wishing to holiday together or several couples. The accomodation 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, though an attractive alternative is the cycle ride or walk along the picturesque Greta Gorge (the former Penrith to Keswick railway line). This flat easy path is entirely safe and traffic free, criss-crossing the river over the old railway bridges with multiple opportunites for picnicing and bathing. 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 knowlege 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 Ing's 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 singletrack 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, TV and DVD player. Access to south facing garden via exterior door.

Kitchen

BRAND NEW KITCHEN INSTALLED FEB 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 ensuite 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 ensuite 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 can be made available to guests at additional cost.

Location description from owner

The England region

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,

Threlkeld

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.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 1 Double Bed, 5 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Nick W
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Sep 2016
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom

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 60 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £505 to £1420.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Sep 2016.

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“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.

“A great place to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2015

Ings is beautiful. I read many reviews before I booked and wondered if it could be as good as everyone was saying, I am happy to report it is. The cottage is spacious and well appointed, the upstairs lounge is a great haven. The view from every window is stunning and waking up to them is a wonderful start to every day. The disused railway walk into Keswick is great fun and I advise starting from the very beginning from the main road (sign posted) rather than part way down as you will miss some fantastic surprises. (For those who have bands its just over 23,000 steps for the total journey.) Contacting the owner Nick was easy and painless, he is very helpful and keeps you informed at every stage. Would I advise you to book this lovely home? Yes in a heartbeat. Will we be returning? Without a shadow of a doubt.

“Beautiful Position - views and sheep”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2015

This is everyone's favourite but especially the children who love the walk to Threlkeld through the sheep. The position of Ings gives you excellent views in all directions with St John's in the vale to the front and Blencathra at the rear. The property has been refurbished with a lovely new kitchen. The owner was especially helpful.

“Perfect holiday home”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2015

We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across fields or road to the village, with it's two good pubs. An hour's gentle walk into Keswick. An ideal base to visit the rest of the Lakes. The facilities in the house were perfect. A new kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The two lounges have a great range of DVDs, videos and books. There is a lovely view from every window. We are hoping to book again for next year.

“Fantastic group holiday retreat”

Reviewed 26 May 2015

Beds for 9, 10 mins. from Keswick. Fantastic views from front and back. Great pub and food in Threlkeld. Easy access to multiple walks from the back door. Modern kitchen many utensils etc. and helpfull property manager. Hard to beat for an extended family vacation.

“Far from the madding crowd”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2015

If you like the Lakes and also seclusion, this is the place for you. Just outside the village of Threlkeld and handily close to Keswick, you can have as much or as little company as you would like. Well-equipped, spacious and comfortable, the cottage is very welcoming. It is attractively situated at the foot of the fell which creates a wonderful backdrop for the house. There is a sunny country garden and a splendid oak tree to enjoy. I enjoyed my stay very much and look forward to returning sometime.

“What a great place to stay!”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2015

We loved the setting - views were amazing, whatever the weather. There were walks right from the door; the house was clean, comfortable, warm and very well equipped. We have found 'our' place in the Lakes and will definitely be booking again next. A splendid place for all our family from the 2 year old to the 67 year old!

“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2015

Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate for our large, mixed-age group. Bedroom arrangements cater for all - some doubles, some twins. We really enjoyed the cosy lounge downstairs, complete with wooden beams and open fire. The younger members of our party loved the upstairs lounge with TV/DVD and a huge selection of films and books for all ages and tastes. Ings is a short walk from Threlkeld centre which has two good pubs. As it was off season we didn't have to book to eat, but I imagine they could get busy during holidays. The property is well set back from the road, with a nice garden. It was a real treat to open the curtains on the first morning and see the snow-capped peak of Blencathra, which stands just behind the house. There are many walks that can be done straight from the door, plus ample cycling opportunities. Keswick is close by too, with a great market. Hoping to return later in the year.

“A gem of a property”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2015

Two families with young children stayed at Ings and we all loved it for different reasons. The grown ups - the space, the amenities, the location and the views. The kids - the space (in and out), the games/books/fancy dress box and the escapism from normality. A truly lovely farmhouse with stunning views from all windows (we were unbelievably lucky with our weekend weather). The higgledy-piggledy feel of the place, the exposed beams, the simple decor and homely touches make it a welcoming place to kick back and relax. Fab all round. Thank you Nick.

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