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7 Harney Peak

Portinscale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Whisk a loved one away for a romantic retreat in the beautiful Lake District
  • With plenty of places to eat in Portinscale, enjoy a date night close to home so you can stroll back and get cosy
  • A 1.5-mile walk to Keswick, explore the Adventure Capital of England and hop on a cruise at Derwentwater
Property code: SZ035

Surrounded by walks, fells, lakes and more, Portinscale is a lovely place to call home and is quieter than the nearby town of Keswick so you can enjoy the bustle before returning for a quiet evening.

This beautifully furnished one-bedroom apartment is perfect for a couple looking to relax and enjoy the delights of the Lake District all year-round. The building was formerly a hotel but was converted into the stylish group of apartments that exist now. This apartment sits on the ground floor with a private entrance and adjacent allocated parking, so is easily accessible. The apartment is bright and welcoming, with every little detail considered in order to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

The apartment is located in the lovely lakeland village of Portinscale with the popular market town of Keswick an easy 1-mile walk away. It is perfectly placed for walkers, being nestled among the mountains of Borrowdale and the Newlands Valley, with Skiddaw also nearby. You can leave the car and head out exploring on foot. For those keen to get out onto the lake, there are two marinas within walking distance; both offering hire and tuition. You can also catch the Keswick Launch at Nichol End Marina and can then hop off at any one of the eight jetties dotted around Derwentwater.

Portinscale itself is a charming village and there are plenty of options for eating and drinking out on the door step. The local pub is well loved by locals. There is a tearoom and restaurant just across from Harney Peak, offering delicious daytime meals. Also within a short walk is Lingholm Kitchen within the Lingholm Estate and the cafe at Nichol End Marina.

When you arrive into Portinscale, you will pass the pub on your left and will come to a sharp bend in the road. You will see the apartment building on the bend, then turn into the private parking area: your apartment is located to the rear. A private parking space is available right outside your door! As you enter into the apartment, an inner hallway has storage space for coats and boots. There is a cupboard containing a table and two chairs which may be used on the patio area outside.

The double bedroom has been stylishly decorated in calming hues of pastel green and all of the furnishings are beautifully put together. The bedroom has matching solid wood furniture, including a bedside cabinet with lamp to one side of the bed, a dressing table with stool, mirror and lamp to the other side, a double wardrobe, and a padded bench seat next to the large window. The bench seat contains an alternative duvet so that you have a choice of both summer and winter weights. There is a wall-mounted television, so you can catch up on the news in the morning before you get up! The modern en-suite bathroom has a twin-head shower in a double-sized cubicle with sliding glass door (slip mat available), a heated towel rail, sink with lit mirror, and a toilet.

The open-plan kitchen/living/dining room is really bright and spacious, with dimmer lights to create a more ambient feel in the evenings. The dining area has a table with two chairs and there is a large map of the Lake District mounted on the wall, so you can get your bearings before you head out each day! The modern kitchen is well equipped with all of the facilities you are likely to need for a self-catering holiday, including integrated fan-assisted oven with automatic gas hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave. The cupboards are well stocked with utensils and there is even a flask and lunch boxes for taking out onto the fells - the owners have really thought of everything for your comfort! There is a washer/dryer, an iron, ironing board and clothes airer. A range of cleaning products are also provided.

The two comfortable armchairs in the living room area face towards a large window, which has views up to the fells in the distance. For entertainment there is a Smart TV, superfast Wi-Fi and DAB radio. On the coffee table you will find a welcome folder offering more information about your accommodation and the local area. The bookcase holds a range of novels, plenty of local OS maps, walking guides and leaflets about local attractions. The property is a great place for recounting the day's adventures or planning tomorrow's!

There is a patio area outside the apartment with potted plants including herbs for use during your stay. Although the patio looks out onto a small parking area, it is a real suntrap and offers lovely views out over the fells, so is a nice space for enjoying a cup of tea or glass of wine at the end of each day.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower room with twin-head shower in double-sized cubicle (slip mat available) and WC
  • Fan-assisted oven with automatic gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer
  • Smart TV and DAB radio in lounge, TV in bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Unenclosed patio with bench
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Communal, lockable bike store, shared with other apartments
  • Communal drying room with boot racks and coat rails, shared with other apartments
  • Shop and pub within 1.5 miles
  • Whilst the property does not accept dogs, the apartment is not dog-free so should not be considered suitable for those with pet allergies
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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