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 bed and breakfast 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 northern fells of Cumbria towards Skiddaw, Binsey and the pastures of Caldbeck and Boltongate. Our restaurant, lounge, bar and gardens are open to non-residents too; please see our Dine page for more details.


Whether your visit brings you here for adventure in the fells, peace from the bustle of city life or for family celebrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Win! WIN! WIN! πŸ†

Woody 🐻and Marvin 🐊 are proud to announce the Woodlands Christmas Tree TrailπŸŽ„ starting 16th December, supporting @roalddahlcharity

Enter our draw for this hamper full of goodies! Entry forms can be collected from Woodlands Country House. Don't miss our Christmas Fayre. 

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#familytime #familyfun #christmasactivities #villagelife #roalddahlmarvellouschildrenscharity #walkinginawinterwonderland #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #christmasfayre #winterwalks
Have you tried our Winter Warmers menu yet?

Don't miss out! Available Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays; order 1, 2 or 3 courses. Or just relax with one of our yummy hot chocolates or winter cocktails!

Full menu: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk /dine

#winterwarmers #cumbrialife #cumbriafoodie #cumbriafood #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality #seasonalfood #staycationuk #artisanproducers #cottagebreak #workcation #workingfromanywhere
Join us at Woodlands for some festive cheer with food, fun and log fires.
#festivefun #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #hotchocolate #logfires #winterwarmers #cocktails #christmasfun #supportlocal
How do you drink yours? Tis the season for hot chocolate! πŸ«β˜• Warm your toes beside the fire and sip on comforting cocoa. 

From our Deluxe with all the bells and whistles, to homemade gingerbread. From Toblerone to Terry's chocolate orange. From Bailey's to salted caramel. All made with finest quality, rich, decadent Belgian chocolate.

Come on in! Perfect reward after a winter walk! ❄️

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#hotchocolate #gingerbread #winterwarmers #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #walkingbootson
#yummy #unwind #fireside
We're open to everyone for dinner! 🍽️

Whether it's
family for fish and chips on Chippy Tuesday 🎣,
a celebration with friends🍾,
a Friday free from washing up with a basket meal 🍟 or
just dinner for twoπŸ₯‚.

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#dinnerfortwo #foodwithfriends #foodwithflavour #eatlocal #cumbrialife #freshflavours #winterwarmers #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew
Black Friday Deal Alert! πŸ“’

Breathtaking views, sumptuous beds, delicious meals and stunning sunsets... What are you waiting for?

If you make your reservation for your 2024 break in the Guest House or Cottage between Friday 24th-Monday 27th November you can save 20% on a minimum 3 night stay! Hurry!

Don't forget to use promo code BLACK23

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk /stay

#blackfriday #guesthouse #staycationuk #supportsmallbusiness #summerholidays #summergetaway #workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework #foodwithflavour #cottagebreak #theperfectplacetobe
Have you booked your Basket Meal yet? πŸ—πŸŸ
Served every Friday from 6pm. Children's options available. Want to swap chips for salad? No problem! Want to upgrade from a minute steak? No problem!
Eat in or takeaway! 

Book yours now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/shop 

#britishtradition #eatlocal #cumbrialife #villagelife #fridayfryday #thankgoodnessitsfriday #yummy #theperfectplacetobe #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality #nowashingup
Huge thank you to our customers who supported the RBL Poppy Appeal over the weekend. You've helped us raise Β£40!

More events coming soon: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#poppyappeal #royalbritishlegion #redwhiteandblue #wewillrememberthem
#community #cumbrialife
#armedforces
Get into the spirit of all things festive with the return of our Toblerone cocktail!🍹
Or perhaps snuggle down by the roaring log fires and enjoy one of our special hot chocolates?πŸ«β˜•

No need to jet off to the slopes for that apres-ski feeling, you can enjoy the delicious comforts of Tartiflette right here! ⛷️

Book your Winter Warmers: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk /dine

#winterwarmers #cumbrialife #cumbriafoodie #cumbriafood #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality #seasonalfood #staycationuk #artisanproducers
Looking for an evening of fun with friends? πŸ₯‚
Add some magic and sparkle with cocktail making and canapés! 🍹
Hurry though, there's only select dates available. 🍸

Book now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk /shop

#cocktails
#cheers #canapes
#foodwithfriends
#cumbrialife #winterfun #winterfestive #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #dosomethingdifferent
Today we begin our annual fundraising for the @royalbritishlegion Poppy Appeal.

Wear your poppy with pride in remembrance of the sacrifices made in conflict and those who continue to serve our country in keeping peace. πŸ…

Poppies are on sale at Woodlands and refreshments will be available following the village Service of Remembrance at St James, Ireby on Sunday 12th November.

#remembrance #poppy #poppyappeal #wewillrememberthem #royalbritishlegion #redwhiteandblue #cumbrialife #villagelife #supportlocal #armedforces
Be quick or you'll miss it!
Basket Friday for 3rd November is fully booked.

Don't worry, you could always catch a Winter Warmer, Chippy Tuesday or book in advance for the next Basket Friday instead.

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/dine

#winterwarmers
#foodwithflavour #foodwithfriends
#comfortfood #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria #supportlocal #supporthospitality #staycation #workcation #workingfromanywhere
Looking for trick or treating? Why not grab fish and chips, fresh from the fryer at the same time? πŸŽƒ

Reserve your timeslot now!

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#happyhalloween #cumbrialife #fishandchips #spooktacular #halloween #villagelife #supportlocal #supporthospitality #teatimetreats
Autumn Newsletter
Take a look inside our latest newsletter for events, news, and offers.  There's lots instore to chase away the blues in these darker autumn days as we head to winter.
#autumn #winterwarmers
#guesthouse #cottagebreak
#staycation #workcation
#foodwithfriends #festivefun
#hospitalityawards
It's the weekend!

Did you know, you don't have to be staying at Woodlands to enjoy our delicious breakfasts?

With classic full Cumbrian to our homemade veggie sausages, French toast to smoked salmon, there's plenty to choose from, plus cereal, yogurts, pastries, tea coffee and juice all included!
We work with lovely, local artisan producers and serve homemade breads and jams made by us.
Drop us a message to book:
www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk 

@cranstons_1914
@carvetiicoffee

#breakfast #halftermholiday #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #supportsmallbusiness #foodphotography #foodwithflavour
πŸ“’ Special Sunday Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded LuxLife Best rural restaurant and accommodation - Cumbria for 2023! πŸŽ‰πŸ†

Thank you to all our wonderful guests and suppliers who have helped to make this happen. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Woodlands soon.

Book here: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

@bellsfishmongerscarlisle
@cranstons_1914
@carvetiicoffee
@lakesdistillery

#visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #escapetheeveryday #foodawards
Time for changes in flavours as the seasons shift.πŸ‚

A roast onion tart heaped with flavours and tiny quail eggs with gooey centres.

Winter ratatouille with roasted haddock and lemon beurre blanc....yummy!

Warming, comforting, fresh flavours, full of great Cumbrian produce. Book your flavour adventure now!

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

@bellsfishmongerscarlisle
#theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality #foodphotography #seasonalfood #artisanproducers #cumbriafoodie #foodwithfriends #foodwithflavour
Welcome to the magic of autumn!

The leaves are turning into golden confetti, there's still warmth in the air. Now is the perfect time to grab a getaway before the school holidays or book your half term break!

Remember our prices stay the same, even in the holidays, and if you're booking a stay with children under 12, you only pay for 1 child when staying in the guest house!

Book direct and save!

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#autumnmagic #autumn #coloursofautumn #freshairandfreedom #backtonature #greatoutdoors #unwind #relax #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation #northernfells
Autumn has arrived! πŸ‚
Time to enjoy that magical natural confetti as the leaves change. The last breaths of summer warmth. Perfect timing for watching Cumbria's red squirrels busying themselves in time for winter 🐿️

Book your autumn escape here: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #perfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #trysomethingnew
#lakedistrict #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation #northernfells #autumn #coloursofautumn #freshairandfreedom #backtonature
Celebrate all things hospitality! It's National Hospitality Day! πŸ¨πŸ›ŒπŸ½πŸ›ŽοΈπŸ½οΈπŸ₯‚

From reservations to housekeeping, gardening to events organising, restaurant service to laundry; it takes a lot of roles, time and effort to deliver the best experiences for our guests.

Our business supports the local community by showcasing artisan producers, working seasonally and promoting local attractions.  We're open all year round to non-residents too!  Supporting hospitality helps the local, rural, regional and national economy. 

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

Come and see what we do!

#hospitality #nationalhospitalityday
#supportsmallbusiness
#supporthospitality #foodphotography #seasonalfood #artisanproducers #cumbriafoodie #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #staycationuk
Cake of the Day!

Carrot cake made with heritage purple carrots and topped with spun sugar and caramelised walnuts.

Feast for eyes... And the tummy! πŸ°β˜•

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#cakeaway #cake #supportlocal #supporthospitality #foodphotography #trysomethingnew #seasonalfood #cumbriafoodie
Autumn may be approaching but there's still time to enjoy the last of the summer warmth and all the magic that the changing seasons bring.

Book your break now:www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#sunsetphotography #summerholidays #summergetaway #workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe
The sun hasn't gone down on summer just yet! 🌞

Come and enjoy beautiful sunsets and a sky full of stars.

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#sunsetphotography #peaceandquiet #stargazing #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #summerholidays #summergetaway #workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework
Beautiful Buttermere πŸ—»

Perhaps one of the most tranquil bodies of water in the Lakes. Stunning views from the surrounding fells.  Take a ride out through the Honister Pass for the thrill-seekers who dare to climb the mine or amble through the lanes from Cockermouth by car, bike or bus.

Book your stay: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe #adventureholiday #getoutside #cumbrialife #thelakedistrict #escapetheeveryday #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation #adventure #trysomethingnew
Summer has finally returned!
Grab a getaway in the peace and beauty of the northern fells.

Book direct for best rates and current offers.
www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #perfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #thelakedistrict #escapetheeveryday #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #northernfells #summergetaway
Looking for an end of summer getaway? Grab our advance booking discount on 3 night stays.

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #perfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #thelakedistrict #escapetheeveryday
Happy National Bacon Lover's Day! πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ₯“

Whether you're staying at Woodlands or booking breakfast/brunch with us you can always enjoy fresh, British bacon.

Using local, seasonal ingredients we create a great breakfast, from scratch, to order, to start your Cumbrian adventures. 
@carvetiicoffee @cranstons_1914 @redtractorfood

Book here: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#nationalbaconday #bacon #breakfast #foodphotography #seasonalfood #foodwithfriends #foodwithflavour #fryup #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew
Book your tickets for our Bank Holiday BBQ - Sunday 27th August from 1pm.

Whether it's rain or shine, we'll bring out a bit of summer sunshine with a selection straight from the grill, freshly made salads and delicious homemade desserts.

Find tickets here: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/shop

#bankholiday #barbecue #sharefood #summergetaway #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #familytime #foodwithfriends
Happy National Prosecco Day!

Grab a sip of sunshine with our St. Germain Spritz πŸ₯‚

Cheers!

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#prosecco #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #summerholidays #summergetaway
Happy National Bakewell Tart Day! πŸ’

Lovingly handmade, French pastry, filled with homemade raspberry conserve, frangipane and finished in feathered fondant icing. Yum!

Grab a slice while it lasts and then sit back and enjoy the marvellous montage of photography on exhibit from Saturday 12th August.

#bakewelltart #theperfectplacetobe #homemade #foodphotography #photography #cumbrialife #britishtradition #coffeeandcake #villagelife #supportlocal #visitcumbria
Food, glorious food!

From our breakfasts, to our evening meals, afternoon teas to event foods; we make everything ourselves with love, care and passion for flavour, seasonality and local artisan produce.

Trying to find our sample menu? We don't have one! Because we work towards zero food waste, we custom build our menu to your food preferences and the season, using locally sourced, artisan products. Try something new! 

Find out more: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/dine

#foodwithflavour #foodphotography #seasonalfood #artisanproducers #cumbriafoodie #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria #supportlocal
Even if the summer isn't quite the weather we expected, you can still enjoy the bright, fresh flavours of summer on our menus.

From homegrown tomatoes in our spiced aubergine and tomato tart, to the homemade compote of ripe berries in our summer pudding.  We tailor-make our menus to you and the season.

Book your food adventure now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#foodiebreaks
#foodwithflavour #tastesofsummer #foodphotography #seasonalfood #artisanproducers #cumbriafoodie #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality
Today is UN International Day of Friendship.

Friendship comes in many guises. The friends we can rely on in the dead of night when crisis strikes. Friends who we see perhaps less often and share milestones with. Friends whom we have just met through proffering a hand in a time need.

Offer a hand of friendship to someone today. Jump start their car, have a chat over coffee, share a meal, go for a walk and clear some headspace.

Make special time with friends at Woodlands. Stay, dine, celebrate: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#friendship #friends #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework #foodwithflavour #dosomethingdifferent #discovernature #sharefood
The 80s is making a come back (though we'll perhaps leave the mullet and the shoulder pads behind).

Starting with our UN International Friendship Day meal on Sunday 30th July and then becoming a regular fixture on Friday nights every week.
Book your tickets now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/shop

#80sclassic #classicfood #80s #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #foodphotography #foodwithflavour #perfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #britishclassic
School is almost out for summer! 🌞
Did you know our guest house rates are the same all year round so there's no premium for enjoying a break when term is over? πŸ₯³
Did you know when you book direct, staying with 2 children under 12, you'll only pay for 1? πŸ₯³

Bonuses all round! And we've created a fun packed guide for all types of adventures and all weathers!

Book direct: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#familytime #familyfriendly
#theperfectplacetobe #freshairandfreedom #backtonature #greatoutdoors #adventureholiday #cumbrialife #guesthouse #staycationuk #summerholidays #summergetaway #escapetheeveryday
Bringing on back the good times!
Open up our latest news for a little surprise!
#classicfood #foodwithfriends #surprise #supportlocal #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #dosomethingdifferent
It's graduation season! Time to celebrate your achievements with loved ones. Whether you fancy an evening of cocktails and nibbles, a family dinner or afternoon tea, we're here to help you celebrate your milestone occasion.

Contact us to discuss your plans:
www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#celebration #familytime #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #graduation #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #supporthospitality #workcation #workingfromanywhere
Happy Birthday to us! And Happy Armed Forces Day! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ₯‚

We hope to see you at our celebrations. Every platter sold will raise funds for the work of Royal British Legion with our armed forces families. 

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#birthdays #armedforcesday #royalbritishlegion #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #supporthospitality #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #staycationuk #supportsmallbusiness
Your next adventure begins here in the northern fells of Cumbria!

Beaches, mountains, sunsets and fabulous artisan foods. Fuel for thrill seekers, tranquility for finding headspace, history journeys and nature galore. We have it all!

Book your stay now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#visitcumbria #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #thelakedistrict #northernfells #staycationuk #schoolholidays #cottagebreak #guesthouse #escapetheeveryday #workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework #foodwithflavour #dosomethingdifferent #discovernature
Happy Father's Day to dads, dads to be and those that have been like a dad to us. 🍻

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#fathersday #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #someonespecial  #escapetheeveryday #familytime #familycelebration  #livelaughlove
This Sunday is National Gin Day! How do you drink yours? Let us know your favourite in the comments.

From a classic G&T to gin cocktails, we've gins of many botanicals and origins to suit your mood. From Wheadons of Guernsey to The Lakes Distillery and all your well known favourites in between. 🍸

#nationalginday
#ginandtonic
#gincocktails #cocktails #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria #visitlakesuk #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation
Find a slower pace of life where the soundtrack is one created by nature.

Book your stay:
www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#sunsetphotography #summerholidays #peaceandquiet #theperfectplacetobe #natureatwork #escapetheeveryday #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation #workingfromanywhere #remotework #foodwithflavour #foodphotography #headspace #walktowellness #healthymindhealthybody #spacetobreathe
Friday 2nd June is National Fish and Chips Day! Celebrate a British favourite while enjoying the sun and a drink in the garden. 

Last chance to get your order in for eat-in or takeaway. Don't miss out!

Three cheers for our marvellous suppliers @bellsfishmongerscarlisle who serve us the freshest, quality fish every week. πŸŽ‰

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#fishandchips #britishtradition #britishclassic #cumbrialife #perfectplacetobe #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #foodwithflavour #foodphotography #sustainablegastronomy #fishfriday
L is for love ❀️. Gather your loved ones, share laughter, celebrate life and make memories together. 

Celebrations come at all points of life. Whether a milestone occasion, a parting of ways or just family coming together where miles normally keep you apart. We're here to make that time special so all you have to think about is when.

Contact us to discuss your event: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#celebration #familytime #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #birthdays #christening #celebrationoflife #vowrenewal #weddingreception #graduation #anniversary #retirement
Just like the beautiful bluebells of Binsey, we're busy feeding the bees with our own carpet of colour in our flower meadows. 🐝🌸

We're working towards a greener way of travel and tourism so we do things a bit differently to others. Read more here: https://www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/greener-tourism/

Do your bit and help us to do our bit too...book your stay at Woodlands Country House and Cottage.

#greentourism #greatoutdoors #greenerliving #vitaminN #bluebells #backtonature #natureatwork #nature #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #escapetheeveryday #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #supporthospitality #staycation #woodlandwalk #workcation #workingfromanywhere
Bonuses all round this week! πŸŽ‰

Monday's bank holiday brings an extra day to soak up the sun with a cocktail in the garden🍹

Friday is National Fish and Chip Day so you've two chances (Tuesday and Friday!) to grab our delicious fish and chips to eat in, eat out in the garden or take away!

What are you waiting for? Book your timeslot now!

Huge thanks to our wonderful Fishmongers as ever for their amazing quality and service @bellsfishmongerscarlisle

#nationalfishandchipday #freshfish #locallysourced #cumbrialife #theperfectplacetobe #fishandchips #chips #eatlocal #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #staycationuk #northernfells
If tonight's sunset has grabbed your attention, take a look at our latest newsletter with all our latest offers.  You too could be relaxing in our woodland garden, watching the sun set over the Solway!

Book now: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#sunset #sunsetphotography
#guesthouse #staycationuk #workcation
#relax #headspace #cottagebreak #cottagestay
#cumbrialife #visitlakesuk
Now the weather is warming up, why not recline in Woodlands' garden and enjoy a picking platter with a glass of something cool?

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

#getbacktonature #nature #vitaminN #woodland #theperfectplacetobe #cumbrialife #cottagebreak #guesthouse #northernfells #staycationuk #schoolholidays #escapetheeveryday #visitcumbria
Happy World Whisky Day to you! πŸ₯ƒ

Did you know we have a wealth of whisky to choose from, from around the globe? Enjoy yours beside our roaring fires or in the garden with the lingering warmth of a summer's day as the sun sets.

SlΓ inte!

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk
@lakesdistillery @glendronach
@suntorywhisky_hibiki
#whisky #weedram
#worldwhiskyday #glencairn  #theperfectplacetobe #visitcumbria #escapetheeveryday #staycationuk #cottagebreak #guesthouse #workcation