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Stable Cottage - Portinscale

Portinscale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Bright, inviting cottage for five, set in Portinscale near the lake of Derwentwater
  • Just 2 miles from Keswick for shopping, dining out and leisure activities
  • Ideal for hiring boats and taking part in canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding
Property code: SZ446

A traditional village cottage for five, situated in Portinscale, less than 300 metres from the shores of Derwentwater and the marina, with its opportunities for water sports and boat hire.

Situated in the lakeside village of Portinscale, the property is a welcoming holiday cottage for up to five people sleeping in three bedrooms. Refurbished by the owners to combine clean contemporary facilities with the lovely original features, Stable Cottage is a relaxing base for a self catering holiday.

Portinscale benefits from excellent lake access. Nicholl End and Derwent Marina offer excellent sailing facilities for all manner of boats, whether you launch your own or choose to hire one. You can also hop on the launch to sail across to Keswick or Lodore in Borrowdale.

Portinscale has a characterful local pub, The Farmer’s Arms and several hotels that welcome non residents. Keswick is a 15 minute leisurely stroll along a flat path, saving you the headache of parking.

There are several good walks straight from the door of Stable Cottage including the family favourite Catbells, Causey Pike, the Newlands Valley and the lovely round the lake trail.

The property is accessed through the stable door in the kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and oven, washing machine, microwave, undercounter fridge and freezer and a dishwasher. A separate door leads from the kitchen to the lounge which has a feature fireplace with a newly installed wood burner and comfortable seating, a flatscreen TV and DVD player. The dining area has a table and chairs.

The stairway leads to the double bedroom, twin bedroom and single bedroom. The bathroom is on the landing along with the bedrooms. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with tasteful free standing furniture. The bathroom has a bath with shower overhead, WC and wash basin.

Outside is a south facing sitting out area with garden furniture and private parking area for one car.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs)
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided (can be provided for an extra charge)
  • Small, paved area with table and chairs outside
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no dogs
  • Pub and tearoom within 300 metres, shops 2 miles away


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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.

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