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 hills 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 hills, peace from the bustle of city life or for family celebrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Sometimes there are no words to describe the beauty of the sunsets here.

Come and see for yourself.

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The journey to full bloom takes time and patience. Our wildflower meadows are just starting to awaken.

Just like this beautiful allium, our journey as a small business has only just begun. Each and every one of you that stays, dines, drinks or cake-aways helps us to grow, develop and restore this beautiful house.

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We love hearing feedback from our guests; it lets us know we're getting things right for you as we grow our business. Allison and her dad popped in one Sunday for coffee and cake and came back again for dinner while on a Lakes walk down memory lane. Thank you Allison 🥰

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It's nearly the weekend! A little cocktail or two anyone?

What will it be? St Germain Spritz, Cosmopolitan or Mojito? There's plenty more on our menu too...cheers!🥂🍹🍸

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Last night's sunset, what a beautiful evening. Isn't nature a wonderful artist?

Come and enjoy it for yourself!
www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/stay

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We are all custodians of the landscape around us for as long as we are here. This week we helped this little chap get airborne again after being grounded in the drive.

We keep our lawns as wild flower meadows and delay mowing in the spring to allow the bees their first feeds. We're doing lots of things to make your stay kinder to the environment, take a look at the link in our bio.

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We all need a little bit of 'special' sometimes and we enjoy nothing more than hearing laughter and seeing happy, smiley faces.

When's your special day?

www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk/dine

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Woody loves his marmalade almost as much as us. We make all our own marmalade and jam, so what's available changes throughout the year. From pear and lemon to pink grapefruit on our yummy homemade bread, you can be assured of a delicious start to your day.

Did you know it's the marmalade festival in Cumbria this weekend? Visit Dalemain Manor this Saturday and Sunday to taste and buy award winning marmalades from around the world! Book a stay at Woodlands and extend your marmalade adventures! www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk
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Water is really quite a wondrous thing. It's a giver of life, powerful and yet it runs from our hands. Whether it's the stillness of the great waters of Cumbria or the mighty forces, falls and weirs, water is a mind cleanser.

May is mental health month. Be kind to yourself, be kind to those around you - we're all battling something that the rest of the world cannot see. We're here to help you build your break to meet your needs be those physical or emotional.

Book some you time, find your head space: www.woodlandsatireby.co.uk

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It's the weekend! It's a Bank Holiday weekend at that! We're open all weekend, including Monday, for tea, cake, ice cream. Enjoy a glass of something in the garden - why not add a picking platter, book brunch or dinner?

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The stable trough has sprung into life! Come and enjoy it for yourselves. Cottage short breaks available - don't miss our mid week offers. Book now!
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📢 This is your call to spring into action!
Small and local businesses are really struggling at the moment, many are not surviving this 'perfect storm'.
We ask a small act of kindness which will cost you nothing at all but will make their day.
Like and share our social media. Hop over to our small business friends below, take a look at their offerings and like and share them too. 5 minutes of your time could be a lifesaver to families on your doorstep and you get to keep that warm, fuzzy feeling that you made a difference today ☺️ Help small businesses to grow 🌱🌳

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We love working with small businesses that not only produce a great product, but they care about what goes into it just like us. We're working with @nosecrets_beauty to make their fabulous Solo hair, hand and body bars available to our guests. Zero plastic, all natural, vegan friendly and long lasting. Take it home with you, take it on to your next adventure or buy No Secrets goodies for a friend/your pet sitter.

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We all need a little magic sometimes and nature does it so effortlessly. Take a stroll along the beautiful gorge in Caldbeck to the Fairy 'Kirk' and 'Kettle'🧚🏼‍♀️. There is something very calming about the rush of bubbling water in this wooded grove.

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

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Step into spring! Fresh, seasonal flavours abound on this plate. Homemade gnocchi with pea, white wine and mint pesto finished with lemon oil, nasturtiums and @newleafcumbria pea shoots.

#foodphotography #freshflavours #tastesofspring #foodwithflavour #foodlovers #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #trysomethingnew #cumbrialife #escapetheeveryday #perfectplacetobe #staycationuk
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Happy Easter weekend! 🐇🐣Here is our hot cross bun tear and share bread. Not just any bread, this provides contrast to all the Easter chocolate and sweet hot cross buns as it's packed with @torpenhow.cheese.co cheeses.

#cumbrialife #trysomethingnew #happyeaster #hotcrossbuns #artisanproducers #bread #theperfectplacetobe #veggiefriendly #organiccheese #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal
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