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Copeland Cottage

Portinscale, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Traditional country cottage on a private lane in Portinscale
  • Soak up the views towards Derwentwater, the Newlands Valley and Catbells
  • Relax in front of the wood burner or cosy up in the reading nook
Property code: SZ142

Set on the north-west side of Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park, this dog-friendly holiday cottage is ideal for families or friends who enjoy outdoor holiday adventures.

This is a dog-friendly cottage on a private lane in Portinscale. The cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms and benefits from lovely views to Derwentwater and to the Newlands Valley. The cottage has an interesting layout with bedrooms on the ground floor, split-level mezzanines and picture windows in the main living rooms to make the most of the view.

 

The conservatory is off the sitting room boasts a beautiful view towards Catbells and a door opens into the garden which backs on to fields and farm land. The garden enjoys a peaceful aspect with beautiful views and features well established trees and several patio areas

 

Portinscale is a small village on the edge of Derwentwater. There is a large marina where you can hire boats or launch your own. In the centre of the village is a delightful tearoom that transforms into a restaurant by night. There also is a good village pub that serves food, local ale and is dog friendly. Keswick is a short stroll away over a pleasant footpath with views to Skiddaw and Walla Crag. There are plenty of great walks straight from the door either down to the lake or into the Newlands Valley.

 

The entrance is via the front door into a small hallway with coat hooks. An inner hallway leads to a single bedroom with inbuilt hanging space. There is a further twin bedroom on the ground floor with a zip-and-link bed that can be made into a super-king bed on request. There is a newly renovated bathroom with a large shower (shower seat available if required), WC, wash basin and electric towel rail.

 

From the ground floor, there are five wooden steps up to large kitchen/diner with vaulted ceilings. There are large windows the length of one side of the room. These windows provide a beautiful outlook towards the lake and in the evening you can see the twinkling lights of Keswick. There is an Aga for cooking and heating hot water, dishwasher and a table with dining chairs. There is a door off the kitchen to a large utility room with a further sink, washing machine, microwave, separate dryer and fridge/freezer.

 

At one end of the kitchen/diner there are wooden steps up to the sitting room. In the living room there is a large picture window that over looks the garden. In the living room there is a flatscreen TV with 32in screen, DVD player and Freesat recorder. An inset wood burner keeps the room cosy and warm with intitial supply of logs and comfortable seating. A door from the living room leads to the conservatory where there is a bench and seating. The conservatory boasts a superb view to Catbells.

 

At the other end of the kitchen/diner there are further wooden steps that lead to a mezzanine area with a quiet seating area ideal for reading. A generous selection of books are provided. On this level there is a king-size bedroom and a bathroom with a bath and hand-held shower over, WC and wash basin and a Velux window.

 

Outside is gravelled parking area for two to three cars. There is a path all the way round the house with three patios, a lawn and several well established trees to one side. There are fields to one side and views to Catbells. The garden is enclosed by a wire field fence. There is an outside tap and the owners can provide a hose on request for washing dogs.

 

As well as panel heaters there is an air circulation unit into each room of the house that circulates the heat to maintain a comfortable temperature.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king, 1 twin (zip-and-link beds, can be made up as one super-king-size bed upon request), 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room (shower seat available on request), and WC; 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC
  • Aga oven, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric heating, there is an air circulation unit into each room of the house that circulates the heat to maintain a comfortable temperature
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Freesat, DVD player
  • Towels not included
  • Enclosed lawned garden, and three patio areas around the property
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome, further dogs may be considered if the occupancy is less than 5 guests
  • Please note the layout of the accommodation has not been designed with young children in mind and may not be considered suitable due to the arrangement of the stairs
  • Pub 0.5 miles, Shop 2 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 29th April 2022

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Thanks for a very comfortable, clean, cosy cottage. A beautiful garden & stunning views in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Suzanne 22nd April 2022

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Superb location if you are looking for peace and quiet apart from the wildlife which was lovely to wake up to every morning. We had a great time at Copeland Cottage and would thoroughly recommend, the weather was great too which is always a bonus. Thank you for allowing us to visit.

Reviewed by Rebecca 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Mary 25th March 2022

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Always look forward to our holiday at Portland Cottage and would certainly recommend it to my friends and relatives.

Reviewed by Gareth 11th March 2022

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Our fourth stay at the cottage and already booked for next year. The cottage is well equipped and really comfortable to stay in. Far enough from Keswick to be away from the crowds but also close enough to walk in, so you can leave the car behind. Some great walks can be done from the cottage such as Catbells, Grisedale Pike and also all the way aroRead moreund Derwentwater. Already looking ahead to our next stay there and planning more walks to do. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 15th January 2022

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What a beautiful cottage in a fabulous setting. Thank you so much for our brief four day stay, we'd have loved to have been there for longer. Although slightly apprehensive, as I'd never cooked on one before, I absolutely loved the Aga too!! Shame the local pub was only open for drinks as that would have been an asset, but clearly not your fault. LRead moreovely walk into Keswick with our dogs and many more great walks around the area. Would love to return, fingers crossed. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Sue 10th December 2021

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Beautiful cottage. Every thing you could think of was there!

Reviewed by Heather 3rd December 2021

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What a stunning cottage. The position, the aga and fire really made our holiday. My only comments would be is a larger bed upstairs, bigger mirror in the downstairs bedroom and a larger TV in the lounge.

Reviewed by Diane 26th November 2021

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Great location; cosy cottage; very dog friendly and close to lots of great walks.

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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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