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Thick Riggs

Portinscale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic spacious and light Lake District stay, great for group of friends and family
  • Sit back and admire the panoramic views which will tempt you outside
  • Enjoy a drink on the gorgeous balcony at sunset
Property code: SZ528

Perfectly positioned for those looking to explore the vibrant town of Keswick and its surroundings, this bright home welcomes you back after adventures with style and charm. Relax and unwind both inside and out and enjoy time together.

This beautiful holiday home is a spacious, comfortable and light filled property in the lovely village of Portinscale. Boasting four bedrooms, delightful gardens and absolutely magnificent views it makes a wonderful base for a family or group to make the most of this much-loved area. Set in a quiet residential street and designed with making the most of the panoramic views in mind, The propertys ticks plenty of boxes for the perfect getaway. All this with a great local pub around the corner and easy access to the shores of beautiful Derwentwater.

Portinscale is a true paradise for cyclists, walkers and water lovers alike. In fact, the property offers access to some of the Lake District's best fell walking right from the door. The iconic ridge of Catbells is nearby or for the well prepared and experienced walker, why not tackle the classic Newlands 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 gentle path along the River Derwent which forms part of the Allerdale Ramble even passes the bottom of the garden. 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 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!

The bustling and much loved town of Keswick is just nearby too. It has a richly deserved reputation as the Lake District's adventure capital as well as boasting a wealth of attractions including an art deco cinema, award-winning museums and the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake. 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 house. 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. Whether you'd like to make the most of the adventure on your doorstep or just relax in your comfortable surroundings then the property is the ideal choice.

The property is an ideal base for up to eight people to make the most of the popular village of Portinscale. Set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac just a 20-minute walk into Keswick, with spectacular views and a wealth of walking and cycling on the doorstep this spacious four bedroom house is a great find. The house has large gardens, great room proportions and huge windows drenching the place in light and making the most of its fantastic situation.

The inside of the house and the patio are all on one level. However, the house is built on a slope and there are steps down to the front door with a handrail, or an alternative path without steps. The back garden can be accessed via steps with handrail from the patio and also by a steep path round the side of the house.

On arrival at the house guests enter via a large glass porch. There's plenty of space in here for shoes and muddy boots along with a handy chair for changing out of them after rainy day walks. Heading through the main front door there's a welcoming entrance hall with monks bench and grandfather clock, from here all the other rooms are accessed. Immediately to the right is the modern shower room, it has a sink, WC, large rectangular shower enclosure with mixer shower and a luxurious drencher head, perfect for soaking away tired muscles after long walks.

The next door leads to the spacious and comfortable living and dining room. It's a gorgeous dual-aspect space with a huge bay window and door looking out onto the balcony, gardens and mighty Skiddaw in the distance. There are two comfy sofas as well as two armchairs set around the TV and DVD player, there's also an ornate electric bar heater for sitting around on chilly evenings. This large open plan space also has an antique dresser and writing desk should you have brought work along on your trip or if you'd just like to write some postcards in comfort while watching the visiting birdlife to the front garden. There's a large round dining table set into a nook where the owners have also thoughtfully left a great choice of books. Next to the dining space there is another glass inglenook, with a comfy armchair, for accessing the front garden or just enjoying the morning sunshine with a cuppa and a good book!

Beyond the living area is the bright modern kitchen. Renovated to a high standard the kitchen has a built-in fan oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, breakfast bar and all the crockery and cookware you'll need hidden within the high shine, soft-close units. The wonderful large window once Again frames that glorious view - you might find that you have plenty of volunteers for the washing up with a view like that to keep them occupied.

Moving back to the main hallway and the rest of the accommodation. Firstly to the lovely light twin room, once Again boasting that glorious view to the north. It has a small wardrobe, a chest of drawers and bookshelves with a great choice of books for your stay. Onwards to the spacious master bedroom which benefits from a huge bay window giving wonderful afternoon and evening light. The room has a super-king-size bed which can be made up as a twin if you desire (please advise on booking if you require this). There's also a large chest of drawers and a hanging rail for clothes storage. Looking out to the front of the house there is the double bedroom and bunk room. The double has a chest of drawers, hanging hooks and a raised shelf for storage, Lastly there's the family bathroom which has an over-bath mixer shower, sink and WC.

Outside the house has plenty to offer guests too. For an evening glass of wine the balcony leading out from the living room could scarcely be bettered. Stone stairs lead down from here to the multi-level back garden. There's plenty of space for outdoor dining, several lawns and mature fruit trees for those lucky enough to be visiting when the fruit ripens. To the front there is a gently sloping garden, thoughtfully planted with shrubs for year-round colour and an outdoor bench to capture the best of the morning sun. There's even plenty of storage for bikes in the garage if required. In all, The property makes a comfortable and welcoming base to enjoy all that this area has to offer.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (can be made up as twin on request), 1 double, 1 twin.
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 shower room, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Built-in fan oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge-freezer and washing machine
  • TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed multi-level garden to rear accessed via steep path or steps with handrail from front of property, or via steps from the balcony. Balcony accessed from lounge, front garden
  • Parking for 1 car on sloping gated driveway, further parking just outside the garden within the cul-de-sac for 1 further car (there is only 1 guarenteed space)
  • Regret no pets
  • Lockable bike storage available
  • Steep steps and path to enter property, handrail to assist
  • Shops 1.5 miles, pub less than 0.25 miles

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Location

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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.

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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