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Portinscale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042812)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Nick

    “Excellent holiday house, perfect for our gathering of old friends.”

    Great location with lovely walks from the door and easy access to the Lake. Highly recommended.

    Great location with lovely walks from the door and easy access to the Lake. Highly recommended.

    - Nick, May 2024


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x third floor mezzanine twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Travel cot and high chair provided.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided (Travel cot linen not included)
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Set in a residential area on a private road, Riggside is an attractive, spacious semi-detached property, providing a high standard of accommodation at any time of the year with spectacular open views of Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley, and lovely garden areas. Portinscale is a small hamlet just ten minutes walk by an off-road footpath in to Keswick town centre. Portinscale has a pub, a bistro, tearooms and two marinas, with facilities for both hire and instruction for water sports. Portinscale is an ideal base for a walking holiday. Just a very few of the possibilities nearby are the Newlands Valley, the Coledale Horseshoe, the Allerdale Ramble, Causey Pike, Catbells or a gentle stroll along the shores of Derwentwater. Keswick offers a host of shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema and live theatre, and activities such as lake cruises, golf and tennis can also be enjoyed - all without getting in the car. Keswick offers some of the finest walking in the Lake District National Park, from the high tops of Skiddaw and Helvellyn to the smaller summits of Latrigg and Whinlatter Forest Park...something for every member of the family. Accommodation: Entrance hallway with space for coats and shoes, and doors leading off to all downstairs rooms and stairs leading up to first floor. To the left is the sitting room decorated in contemporary colours with electric feature fireplace, 40" plasma TV with Sky family channels, DVD, Wi-Fi broadband access, iPod docking station and panoramic fell views. To the right of the hall is a cloakroom (basin and wc). To the rear of the house is the large kitchen diner (32" flat screen TV) with additional comfy seating area looking out on to the back garden. There are two sets of French doors leading out on to the patio area, one from the dining area and one from the seating area, making this a really light and airy room. Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms - the master bedroom with king-size bed and panoramic fell views, remote control flame effect electric fire, 28" flat screen TV, en-suite shower room with basin, wc and heated towel rail; neat twin room with fell views and a double room to the rear. Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, wc and heated towel rail. There is a fourth bedroom up a further flight of stairs leading to a spacious attic room, which has two velux windows and twin beds with excellent views to the front and rear of the property. The house has a really welcoming feel and is comfortably and thoughtfully decorated throughout, with co-ordinating soft furnishings, fitted carpets and solid flooring. Gas central heating and hot water on demand. Outside: Large garden area laid to lawn to the front of the house - ideal area for children to play with supervision. Rear patio and garden area with furniture and cycle rack for four bikes. Off road parking for up to three cars. Keswick centre 10 mins.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Note: When the property is let to six people the second floor twin is locked off.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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