Woodlands Country Guest House

Woodlands Country House & Cottage

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Welcome

Welcome to Woodlands House and Cottage in the peaceful north Cumbrian village of Ireby.

A former Victorian rectory, offering licensed guest accommodation with many original features and modern comforts in individually styled rooms.

Our accompanying converted stable block offers a self-contained cottage for those seeking a self-catering option.

Seated in just under an acre of grounds it affords stunning views over the hills towards Skiddaw, Binsey and the pastures of Caldbeck and Boltongate.

Whether your visit brings you here for adventure in the hills, peace from the bustle of city life or for family celebrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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With dark nights and cold days it can feel like we're all in hibernation. Our woodland garden however, is springing into life with tiny signs of springtime joy ahead. Bright whites and yellows, little lights in the dark. Come and enjoy a wander through the fells in the light, enjoy to log fires after dark. Book now:www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk
What's made you smile today?
#littlewins #bringasmile #theperfectplacetobe #lightinthedark #snowdrops #cumbrialife #happy #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #walkingbootson
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The last of the light on the lake - Derwent Water at dusk. Though it may not be the season for boating and the weather changeable for the fells, @tbtlake still has much to offer. As theatre ambassadors we're delighted to be able to offer our guests access to discounted tickets. The latest production of Tom's Midnight Garden is a triumph and we enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner right next door too. Book your stay now and start planning your evening adventures. www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk
#theperfectplacetobe #supportlocal #theatre #dramaticarts #performingarts #winterideas #visitlakesuk #visitcumbria #goodtogo
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It may be chilly out, but it's breathtakingly beautiful here today. There's always the log fire and a hot cup of tea to come back to. Book a winter break now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #walkingbootson #walktowellness #freshairandfreedom #snowfun #icicles #frost #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #northernfells #goodtogo #peaceandquiet #guesthouse #cottagebreak ...

Happy Christmas to all our followers, guests and customers. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
#happychristmas #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #staycationuk #cottagebreak #northernfells
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If Christmas were a bread, we think it might look a bit like our focaccia. With fresh cranberries, a wiff of gin from crushed juniper, the pine needle - esk rosemary, the comforting savoury notes of roast shallots and the tang of best Maldon sea salt. #foodwithflavour #foodphotography #seasonalfood #supportsmallbusiness #cumbrialife #supportlocal #festivefeast #christmasiscoming ...

Gorgeous glow in the sky tonight. #alliscalmallisbright #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #northernfells #cottagebreak #sunset #staycationuk #feeltheglow ...

It's a beautiful day over the back o'Skiddaw. We're still open, still taking bookings for stays and dinner and still selling goodies for Christmas from our online shop and in-house. #weareopen #cumbrialife #visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe #covidsecure #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #shoplocal #freshairandfreedom ...

A little something to start. Smoked salmon mousse, cucumber collar, lemon, dill and caviar served with melba toast. #fishfriday #treatyourself #theperfectplacetobe #supportsmallbusiness #staycation #cumbrialife #cottagebreak ...

Looking for stocking fillers? We have fabulous, all natural, hair, body and hand bars from @nosecrets_beauty (they're zero plastic and vegan friendly too). Our new gift vouchers from @hh.reeds have landed, so now you can buy a dinner/tea/stay or vouchers to a value so the lucky recipient can choose for themselves.πŸŽπŸŽ…

#christmasiscoming #christmasshopping #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #shoplocal #cumbrialife #givealittlelove #theperfectplacetobe #greentourism
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Time for tea? The finale to today's seasonal afternoon tea service... Buttermilk panna cotta, cranberry and clementine compote and orange crumble, pumpkin and pecan tart, Carvetii Earl Grey and lemon tea biscuit, and a roulade of apricot, ginger and hazelnut praline.
We use local produce wherever we can including: @torpenhow.cheese.co @carvetiicoffee #foodwithflavour #foodphotography #seasonalfood #cumbrialife #artisanproducers #supportsmallbusiness
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At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
#rememberance #poppyappeal #royalbritishlegion #sunset #cumbrialife
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Poppy Appeal poppies available from Woodlands. Collect one from the washing line on the railings, pop a donation through the letter box or pop in for a coffee and collect from the bar. #royalbritishlegion #rememberance #poppyappeal #thankyou #wewillrememberthem #cumbrialife ...

We like to keep things seasonal. Salt-baked squash, lemon ricotta, mint and pomegranate. #foodlovers #seasonalfood #foodphotography #pumpkin #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria ...

"They shall not grow old, as we grow old... At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them." The poppies in our wildflower meadows, while very beautiful, remind me of the sacrifices made by friends, grandparents and great grandparents in the name of the freedoms we enjoy. We will be selling poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion again this year, please pop in and collect yours. #rememberance #poppyappeal #royalbritishlegion #helpforheroes #poppy #cumbrialife ...

A clementine isn't just for Christmas...or just for our marmalade. As the seasons change so do the flavours on our table. Clementine, fennel, chicory and feta salad. A refreshing start to autumn dining.
#seasonalfood #foodwithflavour #foodphotography #supportsmallbusiness #visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe #staycationuk
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Sunshine after the rain. Tonight was a truly stunning sunset on the Solway after a rather drippy day. Discover the hidden gem of the North Lakes and Solway coastline. Book a stay now. #cumbrialife #sunsetlovers #sunshineaftertherain #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #northernfells #lookforthelight ...

A rainbow wouldn't be without a little rain, nor would our lovely Lakes for that matter. Embrace the rain. Put your wellies on and your brolly up β˜”.
#wellyadventures #wellyweather #puddlejumping #lovethelakes #rainbow #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #walkonthewildside
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Dessert of the day. Single origin, Peruvian dark chocolate and raspberry meringue, with raspberry cream and powdered raspberry snow. Book your table or your stay now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk #foodlovers #foodwithflavour #foodphotography #chocolate #dessert #cumbrialife ...

The Best of British! Small businesses supporting each other. Joining our wonderful Cumbria suppliers, we are gathering a little Kentish collective with @myoungartist illustrating our house for the website, our wonderful web architects @fairlymarvellous and now...drum roll please, @nosecrets_beauty have joined us. All natural shampoo, hand and body bars, vegan friendly, zero plastic packaging and divine scents. #bestofbritish #greentourism #supportsmallbusiness #theperfectplacetobe #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #madeinbritain #plasticfree ...