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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Views from the House

View from the House
View from the House
View from the House
View from the House

Overwater, The Cumbria Way & The Cockups

Overwater, The Cumbria Way, The Cockups
Overwater, The Cumbria Way, The Cockups
Overwater, The Cumbria Way, The Cockups
Overwater, The Cumbria Way, The Cockups

Skiddaw & Bassenthwaite Lake

Skiddaw & Bassenthwaite Lake
Skiddaw & Bassenthwaite Lake
Skiddaw & Bassenthwaite Lake
Skiddaw & Bassenthwaite Lake

Solway Firth & Scotland

Solway Firth & Scotland
Solway Firth & Scotland

Trig Cairn, Binsey

Trig Cairn on Binsey, looking toward Overwater and the back of Skiddaw
Trig Cairn on Binsey, looking toward Overwater and the back of Skiddaw
The Trig Point at Binsey
The Trig Point at Binsey

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.🎁🎅

#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 ☔.
#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 ...

Every day here brings us a different view as the sun sets. Everyone of them beautiful in their own unique way. What better way to finish your day?
#sunsetlovers #sunsetphotography #restandrelaxation #naturalwonders #cottagebreak #guesthouse #balmforthesoul #healthymindhealthybody #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday
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Fishy Friday! Homemade crab cakes served with our lemon and dill mayonnaise. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Book your table!
#foodiefriday #theperfectplacetobe #visitcumbria #cumbrialife #staycation #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #escapetheeveryday
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Today's com-moo-ter traffic!
No queuing traffic here, just ladies off for milking and fresh pasture. For a slower pace of life, a wealth of great local artisan foods and adventure right of your doorstep, book your stay now at www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk
#quietlife #cumbrialife #funinthesun #staycationuk #theperfectplacetobe #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #northernfells
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"Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life," - John Ruskin
The sunrise is so beautiful here. Take time to sit and absorb the light, listen to nature waking and find headspace.
#sunrise #staycationuk #perfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #northernfells #cottagebreak #guesthouse #balmforthesoul #healthymindhealthybody
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Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. So why have something dull? Try our delicious French toast with a tumble of fresh fruits, mascarpone and mint sprigs. Book now at www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk
#trysomethingnew #dosomethingdifferent #breakfast #staycationuk #visitcumbria #perfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #berrylicious
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Thoughtful Tuesday. Resting. The act of sitting still, watching and listening to the world go by. It's not doing nothing or being lazy, it's repairing your physical and emotional wellbeing. When you've a view like this to stare at, delicious home cooked food and a comfy night's sleep, what are you waiting for?
#relax #rest #rejuvenation #peaceandquiet #walktowellness #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe #reasonstobecheerful
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Here's a little something we created, @torpenhow.cheese.co brie in filo parcels topped with pecan crumb and a dressed watercress, summer truffle, pomegranate salad. Fresh and refreshing flavours using the finest artisan produce on our doorstep. #farmfresh #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #foodwithflavour #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #dosomethingdifferent #supportsmallbusiness #farmtofork ...