https://www.myfavouriteholidaycottages/bowness-on-windermereIrton holiday cottages are perfectly located for discovering the Lake District and Cumbria Coast. This peaceful village lies to the far west of the national park, surrounded by glittering lakes, craggy hilltops and mountain tarns. With spectacular walks, cruises on the lakes and a remarkable literary heritage to discover, it’s easy to see why the Lake District is one of the UK’s best-loved holiday destinations. The region’s villages and market towns are home to acclaimed restaurants and cosy pubs where you can enjoy delicious food prepared with the finest ingredients from the Cumbrian coast and countryside. A few miles west of Irton, the Cumbria coast is a rugged stretch of towering cliffs and vast, sandy beaches dotted with the charming resorts of Seascale, St Bees, Allonby and Silloth. The coast has a rich history of shipbuilding, coal and iron ore mining and steel-making which can be explored at the area’s museums and heritage centres. 

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James Court Cottage is located on the idyllic grounds of the Irton Hall Estate, just outside the peaceful Cumbria village of Santon Bridge. This cosy Lake District holiday cottage sleeps 4 with oak flooring, a wood-burning stove and wonderful walking and climbing on its doorstep. Pets welcome

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Self-catering holidays in Irton are a chance to unwind in a rural community which time seems to have forgotten. Surrounded by unspoiled countryside, it is the perfect base for long walks, sailing, horse-riding and wildlife-watching. The village itself is little more than a scattering of traditional stone cottages and is probably best-known for Irton Hall, an opulent mansion with a 14th century pele tower. Legend has it that King VI slept under a 1,000-year-old oak tree on the hall’s grounds after he was refused shelter there. A remarkable number of listed buildings can be found in and around Irton, including 18th century Craghouse Bridge, Bower House Inn and Hall Santon Farmhouse.

A holiday cottage in Irton is an excellent choice for visitors who want to make day trips in the Lake District. Many of the park’s most iconic villages are a short, scenic drive away including Windermere, Grizedale, Ambleside and Coniston.