Braeside (Portinscale)


£550 - £1300

Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
electric fire
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Braeside is a wonderfully spacious, homely 3-bedroom property with ample room for 6 people to relax and socialise. All the rooms are large and light, comfortably furnished and well equipped; the owners have tried to anticipate your every need to ensure you want for nothing during your stay. The roomy lounge is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day whether you wish to sit and chat over a glass of wine or just chill out in front of the TV. The bedrooms are large but cosy and most of the rooms benefit from typical Lakeland views over Portinscale village to the beautiful fells beyond. Enjoy the fresh air in the sheltered enclosed garden at the front of the cottage perfect for dining al fresco in the summer whilst relaxing to the sound of birdsong.

Being located in the heart of traditional Portinscale means Braeside has an ideal location for getting out and about to explore both the immediate and wider area. Portinscale offers a choice of places to eat and drink with the traditional Farmers Arms pub a short walk away plus Derwentwater Hotel bar and restaurant just a 100m stroll. Even closer to hand (just downstairs!) is The Chalet tearooms and restaurant. Run by Braeside’s owners, this popular eatery allows you to treat yourself to breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea from a wide menu: perfect when you don’t feel like cooking your own meals. Walk from the door into Keswick or through the pastoral splendour of Newlands Valley, lovely little Cat Bells is a worthy target for any expedition and within easy reach. A short walk takes you to the shores of Derwentwater, this stunning lake is deservedly popular, but it is still possible to find a quiet spot to sit, enjoy the view and feel the peace around through you.

The wider area around Portinscale offers a spectacular range of walks; low level lakeside, river and rural paths a plenty and enough fell walks to fill at least 2 weeks within a short drive. Skiddaw is the easiest of the 4 Lakeland fells over 3000ft and weather permitting your climb will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Lake District and right across to Scotland. At 1234ft Walla Crag overlooks Derwentwater and offers panoramic views of the lake and surrounding fells, a definite 10 out of 10 in value for effort. Cyclists can challenge themselves on Whinlatter, Honister and Newlands Passes to Buttermere or try the off-road tracks at Whinlatter. Those looking for less strenuous pursuits can explore Mirehouse and its rambling gardens, take a cruise on Derwentwater or take in a show at the ever-popular Theatre by the Lake. Keswick has a myriad of places to eat and a good range of independent shops to browse; then why not wander down to the boat landings for beautiful views and an ice cream.
As a spacious, sociable and welcoming base from which to explore this unique area Braeside is hard to beat.