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Rose Cottage - Portinscale

Portinscale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site
  • Great base to explore the area with walks from the doorstep
  • Views of Walla Crag Fell from the property
Property code: SZ420

Situated in Portinscale village, on the banks of Derwentwater, this historic cottage is ideal for families or a group of friends who enjoy nature and outdoor pursuits.

Does the sound of an indulgent cottage, brimming with historical detail, just a stone's throw from the shores of picturesque Derwentwater sound appealing to you? Well, if so, then this property should suit you down to the ground. Sleeping up to six people in three beautifully appointed bedrooms and nestled in the much-loved village of Portinscale, it's a marvellous base from which to explore the natural and cultural surroundings of this wonderful area. The cottage forms part of one of the oldest buildings in the village and the owners have taken great care to retain as much of its historical character as possible while bringing it right into the 21st century with modern appliances, comfortable furnishings and an elegant eye for decor.

A paradise for families, fell walkers, cyclists and water lovers alike Portinscale offers access to some of the Lake District's greatest treasures right from the door. There's a landing stage for the Derwentwater Launch at nearby Nichol End Marina where you could hop on board one of its stately vessels. It's a delightfully relaxing way to enjoy the magnificent scenery. If you're feeling energetic you could take the launch into the jaws of picturesque Borrowdale and walk back along the side of the lake to the village, rewarding yourself with a scone along the way of course! For the fell walkers among you the iconic ridge of Catbells is nearby or for the well prepared and experienced walker why not tackle the mighty Coledale Horseshoe? If you'd be happier just taking a gentle potter around the village then it's also ideal as the cafes, pubs and marinas are also within easy reach.

The property is in a perfect situation to explore nearby Keswick too. It's a vibrant and bustling Lakeland town with a wealth of attractions including an art deco cinema and the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake. Families are well catered for with indoor climbing walls and award winning interactive museums all nearby. Aside from these visitors can also enjoy the great range of shops and eateries on offer in the town. It's just a 1-mile walk or a 5-minute drive from the cottage. For the history buffs among you, there is ancient kind on show up at Castlerigg Stone Circle or the more recent literary kind at nearby Mirehouse. The property really does make a perfect jumping off point for all that this wonderful area has to offer.

This alluring holiday property is a gorgeous cottage for six in the much-loved village of Portinscale. Recently renovated to a very high standard it has three comfortable bedrooms, ample socialising space for a family or small group and countless lovely details offering clues to its historic roots. Dating from over 200 years ago it forms part of one of the oldest buildings in the village and the owners have managed to retain many of its charming features while bringing it up to date with an elegant modern-rustic eye. Views of Walla Crag from the front of the cottage will certainly get you in the mood for exploring the area.

On entry to the house, you step into a small porch area with space for hanging up coats and leaving muddy boots. The spacious living room benefits from a large TV with Sky, a DVD player and Soundbar as well as two deep comfy sofas and a huge 'snuggler' chair. The owners have also thoughtfully provided a selection of books to keep you amused. With Honister green slate floors and a recessed fireplace with wood-burning stove under a wonderful large original mantle it makes a most welcoming space for an evening gathering. Through from here is the large dining room there's a dining table for six and a lovely dresser with all the glassware you will need for your stay. At the back of the house is the bright modern kitchen, it's well equipped with raised fan oven and ceramic hobs, an eye height microwave, dishwasher and built-in fridge/freezer. The room also has a breakfast table and four chairs for enjoying your morning cuppa. There's a handy utility room with a sink, washer and dryer, heated towel rail, drying rail and plenty of space for a dog bed.

Moving upstairs to the large landing you reach the beautifully appointed bedrooms. All of them make the most of their period details including gorgeous exposed beams and deep windowsills while having more modern touches such as heavy oak doors and furniture. The first is the larger of the two king-size rooms. It has a huge wooden bedstead with wardrobe, drawers, a wall-mounted TV and a rocking chair for enjoying a good book. The second king-size bedroom is en-suite with a delightful metal bedstead, a wall-mounted TV, two chests of drawers and an old fashioned hat stand for hanging space. The lovely en-suite shower room has a huge walk-in shower enclosure with electric shower. The twin room looks out to Walla Crag at the front of the cottage and has a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The elegant family bathroom is a gorgeous space to relax tired fell-walking muscles either in the stunning double ended bath or in the large curved shower enclosure with mixer shower along with a huge drencher head. As it might be difficult to drag people away from this indulgent space there's also a handy extra WC on this floor too!

To the rear of the house is a small private, though not enclosed, garden area with seating for a peaceful evening's glass of wine.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC; 1 en-suite shower room with a shower and WC; 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven with ceramic hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility toom with washing machine, tumble dryer, heated towel rail and drying rail
  • Wood burner – logs not provided
  • 3 TVs - 1 Smart TV with Sky, DVD player, soundbar
  • Books and board games
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included (towel hire available in advance for a fee)
  • Small garden patio area with seating area to the rear of the property
  • Outside hose pipe for washing down muddy dogs and boots
  • Please note the rear garden has a right of way through the garden for neighbours
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub within a mile


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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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