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. 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 tumble drier is hidden away in a built in cupboard in the hallway. 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.