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Farrier House - Portinscale

Portinscale, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully furnished and welcoming with stunning views across Derwentwater
  • Situated in the pretty village of Portinscale with its Marina, café and pub
  • Footpath at the end of the road enables you to walk or cycle into the market town of Keswick
Property code: 80684

A well-presented and contemporary first floor property set in the centre of Portinscale, with local amenities on your doorstep. A great retreat for couples or family looking to explore the Lakes.

For the ultimate countryside retreat with up to six friends or family members, look no further than this stylish and modern first-floor apartment in the quaint village of Portinscale. Dine out in one of the nearby pubs or make the short 2-mile journey to Keswick for a sumptuous bistro dinner. Groups looking to make the most of their time in the wild should lace up their boots and spend a morning hiking up Skiddaw, which is one of the top destinations for mountain walking in the Lake District.

At the heart of this delightful home is a sociable lounge space where you and your friends can spend quality time together. Pop open a bottle of celebratory fizz and sink into the comfy seating as you catch up and make adventurous holiday plans. Watch a funny film as the chef of your group rustles up some tasty nibbles in the well-equipped kitchen. Keep the cook company by sitting at the dining table in this room and dig into delicious meals here too. When bedtime calls, choose from one of three lovely bedrooms to spend the night: one king-size room, which is located just off the lounge or two double bedrooms, which can be found upstairs.

Outdoor enthusiasts can experience a bounty of adventure at Whinlatter Forest, which is only 4 miles from the doorstep. Discover breathtaking walking trails and unforgettable views of the mountains. Keen cyclists can explore up to three cycling trails and there’s even bike hire available in the park if you’ve forgotten to bring your wheels with you. If you’re keen to add some extra adventure to your visit, then in the summer you can take on the Go Ape Treetop Challenge.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 2 double (All bedrooms with TV's)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and a shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, wine cooler and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, Blu Ray DVD player and wireless speaker system in the lounge
  • Private parking space at entrance for one car (additional on road parking subject to availability)
  • Pub, shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • Please note that there are stairs in this property
  • Arrival: 17:00 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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 29th July 2022

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What a wonderful cottage, fully equipped with everything we could need. It was immaculately clean, with plenty of space for the four of us. The beds were really comfortable, blackout blinds in master bedroom to make it even nicer to sleep. It was lovely and quiet, with surrounding beautiful views of the lakes and mountains. Really well located, shoRead morert drive or a lovely walk to Keswick. We would recommend this cottage to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Diarmuid 22nd July 2022

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Weve been coming to the Lake District on holiday for over 30 years, sometimes several times a year. I will never look for another holiday cottage because nothing could be better than Farrier House. Its beautifully decorated, gloriously comfortable and has the most generously equipped kitchen Ive ever seen. Its also in a perfect location - only a shRead moreort walk to Keswick centre, the top of Catbells or the lake for a swim. The best ever. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 17th June 2022

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Farrier House is by far the cleanest and highest specification property the we have stayed in to date. It has almost everything you could wish for, and is in the fantastic location of Portinscale. Caretaker support was excellent with a minor issue that we had, and overall we had a fantastic holiday. Views from the lounge were stunning and property Read morewas extremely comfortable. We would not hesitate to revisit or recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2022

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Very clean well equipped and comfortable two storey apartment.Quiet and great views from each window.Good hot showers and plenty of towels and complementary toiletries.Good position in Portinscale 15 mins level walk into Keswick.Variety of walks from the door and good regular bus service in all directions.Parking for one car outside the door is neaRead moret but no more difficult than parking in a car park.Would not hesitate to return or recommend this place to friends. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 27th May 2022

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A lovely comfortable , beautifully clean cottage with everything we needed and more. Situated in an ideal location with exceptional views from most windows. Thank you

Reviewed by Julie 8th April 2022

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Would highly recommend Farrier House - it's a real home from home. Very well equipped and furnished to a high standard with quality furnishings - one of the best places we have stayed in. Excellent location in the centre of the village and a pleasant walk into Keswick. Views from every window are amazing. Allocated parking space is a bit awkward anRead mored only really suitable for a small car - we didn't have any problems parking the 2nd car on the road. Would love to return - didnt want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Asma 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 25th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage, great location. Will definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Stephen 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Dominic 30th April 2021

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This accommodation was FANTASTIC! The panoramic hill and lake views were idyllic, the space was decorated and maintained to the highest of quality and the kitchen was the most equipped weve ever stayed in! The hosts thought of EVERYTHING! Recycling facilities & COVID measures were great too! Location is excellent for a gentle stay in the small townRead more and a scenic walk away from Keswick. Cannot fault it, pack your walking boots and your camera as thats all you will need if staying here! Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 23rd April 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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