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Artists Hideaway

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041258)


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Pippa

    “Good week away in comfortable and very clean accommodation, in ideal location for walking from the door into Keswick, to Derwent Water and beyond.”

    The icing on the cake was spotting an otter by the bridge on our first evening there. Thank you.

    The icing on the cake was spotting an otter by the bridge on our first evening there. Thank you.

    - Pippa, April 2024


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log burner and TV.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture, lawned garden
  • Lockable storage for bikes etc
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are 10 minute drive to Keswick
  • Note: The owner's live next door to the property

The property

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. Accommodation 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 1 car. Location 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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Keswick 1 mile.

A quiet village at the north end of beautiful Derwent Water, Portinscale offers a shop and pub, and makes an ideal base for exploring the region. Bustling Keswick with its Saturday market, visitor attractions, museums and boat trips is just 1 mile away, while the picturesque scenery of the lakes and mountains makes this a great base from which to explore this popular area.

2 small/ medium dogs welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

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