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Copeland Cottage

Portinscale, Cumbria
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 double 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (zip-and-link beds, can be made up as one super-king-size bed uppon 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


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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.

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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.

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