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Tower Cottage

Portinscale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy your great location and head out to explore Derwentwater
  • Perfect for families with children or for a romantic getaway
  • Bask in the sun in the sunroom or in the garden
Property code: SZ532

Less than 0.5 miles from Derwentwater, enjoy your fabulous location and spend your days exploring before returning to relax in style, or visiting the local pub for a date night.

This attractive holiday home is a cosy traditional Lakeland terraced cottage situated in the village of Portinscale, about 5 minutes drive from Keswick and providing self catering holiday accommodation for couples or a small family.

It has the extensive facilities of a nearby market town but being situated in a quieter area away from the hustle and bustle. The cottage is warm and welcoming and on the doorstep of several places to eat out and have a drink. So you needn't worry about the drive back after that glass of wine!

The area around Portinscale is well known for its links with Beatrix Potter. Between 1885 and 1907 the Potter family took their summer holidays at Lingholm and Fawe Park, both now private houses, on the Western shores of Derwentwater where Beatrix spent many hours making sketches of the woods, gardens and landscape which were to feature in several of her books. Portinscale has a pub,a couple of hotels with bars and restaurants, a shop ( incorporating a post office), two tearooms and two marinas, the latter having the facilities for both hire and instruction for water sports.

A short walk from Portinscale takes you to the landing stage at Nichol End from where you can join the launch. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise around the lake or plan a walk combined with a boat trip. Portinscale is an ideal base for a walking holiday. Just a very few of the possibilities nearby are the Newlands Valley, the Coledale Horseshoe, the Allerdale Ramble, Causey Pike, Catbells or a gentle stroll along the shores of Derwentwater

The cottage is entered via the light and airy sun/dining room with seating for four people. This leads into the comfortable lounge with sofa and chairs and an electric coal effect fire in the recessed chimney area. There is a Smart TV. The lounge leads onto the well-equipped kitchen with lovely slate floor, modern units, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Leading off from the kitchen there is a shared indoor drying area also ideal for wet coats and boots. The downstairs bathroom is equipped with WC handbasin and bath with shower over.

The upstairs accommodation comprises of a light and airy double bedroom with double bed and an extra occasional pull out single bed, suitable for a child. The twin bedroom has bunk beds. There is a stair gate available for use if needed. Please note the cottage is set up for couples or young families and can only accommodate a maximum of two adults.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double with pull-out bed suitable for a child, 1 bunk beds suited to children only
  • 1 bathroom
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Shared drying room
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Small garden to rear of property with furniture
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Unallocated on-street parking nearby, you may unload bags outside the cottage on arrival
  • Shop within 1 mile and pub less than half a mile
  • Sleeps 4+1, pull-out bed for an additional child in double bedroom
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by Susan 21st December 2021

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Needs some light to be let in abit dark . We were warm and cosy double bed comfortable kitchen adequate for two . Dark brown small corner unit needs replacing its had its day . Large leather setee good . Electric log burner fire needs attention .Frontporch no good for table 4chairs. Needs to be a cottage for two not four

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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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