Just a short walk from the shores of Derwentwater, in the village of
Portinscale and less than a ten minute drive from the popular market
town of Keswick. The owners have created a cosy Lakeland retreat that
offers accommodation ideal for any occasion, whatever the time of year.
Arranged all on one level the cottage offers a welcoming lounge/diner,
kitchen and two bedrooms that are complemented by a shower room.
A short walk from the cottage, at Nichol End, the regular launch that
runs a regular service stopping off at various points around the lake
which can be combined to offers some fantastic walking along the
lakeshore through Manesty and Brandlehow, to reach the popular
viewpoints of Ashness Bridge and Surprise View or the more adventurous
will head to the high fells that dominate the skyline of the Newlands
Valley. Relax in front of the fire at the popular Farmers Arms, serving
tasty local produce and traditional Lakeland Ales. Whether you are
looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner wander down to Lingholm, where
Beatrix Potter holidayed as a child, to discover the acclaimed Lingholm
Kitchen and Walled Garden.
The cottage is tucked away in a quiet corner with its own private
garden and patio. The kitchen has everything you need to have that
hearty breakfast before planning the day ahead. It comprises of a
Rangemaster cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
The open plan lounge/dining room is a light and bright space, the
garden can be accessed through the patio doors. Sit around the log
burner watching TV, or simply unwinding after the days events. Enjoy a
romantic dinner around the dining table. Continue into the first of two
bedrooms. A superking bedroom which is light and bright and the second
a single room. Both are serviced by a shower room with wc and vanity
unit with basin.
Attached to the cottage is an ideal area where there is plenty of space
to store bikes etc. an ideal place to keep you’re walking gear or dry
off the dog. Outside there is a pretty enclosed lawned garden with
patio and furniture that is perfect for al-fresco living, all facing
south and ideal for lazy days or pre-dinner drinks. Private parking for
The village of Portinscale is a quiet village on the north east shores
of Derwentwater, within easy reach of Keswick and with easy access to
the lake and a great choice of local walks. The popular local pub the
Farmers Arms server's great food and local beer and a short walk
through the village leads to the imposing Lingholm Estate where foodies
can relax over breakfast, lunch or tea at the award-winning Lingholm
Kitchen and Walled Garden. The Chalet tea rooms right across the street
is ideal for breakfast and lunch.
The nearby market town of Keswick is one of the Lake District's most
popular destinations. This friendly town hosts the very popular twice
weekly market that has recently won the coveted Best Outdoor Market in
the Great British Market Awards. Keswick also offers a fantastic array
of shops offering everything from craft bakeries and local produce,
antiques, crafts, outdoor clothing and much, much more. Keswick is a
level one mile walk along a footpath from the cottage.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat and drink, a week just won't be
long enough to sample the great range of pubs, restaurants, bistros,
cafes and wine bars! For a great evening out why not visit the
100-year-old Alhambra offering first class cinema entertainment in
traditional surroundings or enjoy an evening at the most beautiful and
friendly theatre in Britain, the 400 seat Theatre By The Lake on the
shores of Derwentwater.
Enjoy a cruise on Derwentwater, walk onto the fells; - Cat Bells,
Skiddaw, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra are all nearby; head
underground at Honister Slate Mines or take the Via Ferrata challenge;
enjoy mountain biking or follow the walking trails in Whinlatter
Forest. For steam train enthusiasts there is the little train at
Threlkeld Mining museum or the L'al Ratty which heads up into the hills
from Ravenglass on the West Coast.
For day trips throughout the Lake District Ullswater is a short drive
away offering lake cruises, great walking and the beautiful Aira Force
Waterfall; Buttermere and Crummock Water offer sublime scenery; Ashness
Bridge and Surprise View, situated above the Borrowdale Valley, should
not be missed and perhaps even a cup of tea and homemade cake in the
unspoilt village of Watendlath. Shepherd's Café at the foot of
Shepherd's Crag, a favourite venue for climbers, is a tearoom run on
High Lodore farm serving delicious homemade lunches and teas, just 10
minutes walk from the launch jetty at Lodore and well worth a visit.
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