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Derwent Cottage Coach House

Portinscale, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Accessible apartment in the pretty village of Portinscale on Derwentwater
  • Lovely, large enclosed garden with fell views, birds and wildlife
  • Short walk to the local pub, café and marina
Property code: 87234

A comfortable, well-furnished and accessible ground-floor apartment in a quiet setting, in the pretty village of Portinscale. With country pubs, marina and restaurants within 400 metres of the property.

Escape for a romantic break at this lovely, accessible ground-floor apartment in a peaceful traditional stone complex of properties in the village of Portinscale. Sleeping two people in one bedroom, it’s the ideal country bolthole for a romantic couple who want to spend their days ghyll-scrambling at Derwentwater, and their evenings enjoying romantic al fresco dinners on the pretty patio.

Accessibility is key at this property. A ramp is available on request to access the entrance porch (from there, all rooms and the outside patio are easily accessible). There is also a shower chair and handrail at the bathroom. Step inside and head through into the spacious kitchen to cook up a romantic meal for two. Dine together at the table in the lounge, or head outside and dine alfresco on the patio. This is a really romantic spot with views over the tiered garden and a private section of lawn. After dinner, crack open a bottle of wine and watch the stars come out, or head inside to the lounge to snuggle up in front of the wood burner-effect electric fire. When it’s time for bed you’ll find a gorgeous master bedroom with garden views just off the hallway.

Take a lovely walk from Portinscale to the market town of Keswick (1.5 miles). There you can check out the exhibits at the Keswick Museum or take the 1.5-mile hike up to Castlerigg Stone Circle. Keswick also a wonderful selection of independent shops and restaurants. Or grab your hiking boots and head up to Cat Bells, which offers incredible view across Derwent Water. Start at Hawes End Landing Stage (1.5 miles) and enjoy a lovely 3.5-mile circular route that boasts views of Keswick and Borrowdale along the way.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower, shower chair and WC with handrail
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, integrated washing machine and microwave
  • TV in lounge and bedroom
  • Large shared garden with private seating, patio and electric awning
  • Ramp available on request
  • Private parking for 1 car on the drive
  • Regret, no pets / children or babies
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


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Reviewed by Jean 17th April 2022

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This really is a lovely place. The furnishings, curtains and carpets are beautifully thought out colour wise and so comfortable. The garden is so peaceful and we loved watching all the birds. The location is great. We hardly used the car as there are plenty walks from the house. Will definitely be back.

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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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