Enjoying a wonderful position on the edge of the highly sought after village of Portinscale, Birchfield offers spacious accommodation for 4/6 people and a lucky dog. Step inside this refurbished bungalow and you'll instantly feel at home. There's a spacious dining kitchen, just perfect for enjoying home-cooked meals, a lovely living room and bright sun room. The latter contains a double sofa bed which can be made up to accommodate two extra people upon request. There are two bedrooms, one a double and one a twin, as well as a fantastic modern family shower room. Birchfield is a rarity, as equally spacious outside as in! A fantastic garden, with lawn areas, patio and plentiful gravelled parking, wraps around the house. Edged with daffodils in the spring, a haven for birds and wildlife, and even views towards Derwentwater, this really is a special place.
The charming village of Portinscale is sure to delight. With a convivial village pub, The Farmers Arms, a 5 minute walk away and a fantastic cafe, The Chalet Tea Rooms, just over the road from Birchfield, you're perfectly placed for indulging in a hearty meal or slice of delicious cake. The views from the cottage are sure to inspire and walkers will delight at what's on offer straight from the front door. Head up Catbells for a fantastic birds eye view of Derwentwater. 10 minutes from Birchfield the walk takes you along the lakeshore, through woods where Beatrix Potter set some of her best loved books -rabbits often visit Birchfield’s garden in the early morning too. There are plenty of well positioned benches to make the most of the wonderful views.
Why not leave the car and walk into Keswick less than 30 miunutes away? Spend a day pottering round the shops or head to Keswick Museum and Art Gallery for some culture, ideal for anyone with an interest in local history. With two marinas in the village, a day on Derwentwater is a must. Hire a kayak, have a windsurfing lesson or jump on the launch for a cruise round the lake. If you prefer to explore on 2 wheels, be sure to bring your bikes with you (you can store them in the garage at Birchfield). Cycle through the beautiful Newlands Valley to picturesque Buttermere; with either Newlands Pass or Honister Pass to tackle, you'll have earned some homemade cake or ice cream from Sykes Farm cafe when you get to the other side.