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Woodside - Keswick

Portinscale, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • End of terrace traditional Lakeland property in beautiful neighbourhood
  • Dog-friendly accommodation with leafy walks from the doorstep
  • Outstanding views of Skiddaw from the cottage
Property code: SZ573

This family-friendly property in Portinscale sleeps eight guests across four spacious bedrooms. It’s perfectly placed for sporty adventures and family-friendly activities in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

This welcoming holiday home is a lovely four-bedroom end of terrace Lakeland cottage with stunning views of the Skiddaw mountain range. It is situated on the edge of the village of Portinscale, which is on the shores of Derwentwater Lake.

There are countless scenic walks from Portinscale, either along the shore of Derwentwater or up on the fells and mountains. Here you can make the most of the peace and tranquillity that the Lake District has to offer.

It is only a 20-minute walk along a picturesque pathway into the town of Keswick which has a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is also a leisure pool, cinema, climbing wall and theatre. If you don’t want to go right into Keswick, the local pub is a stone’s throw away from the property and serves excellent food and real ale.

The property is a sympathetically restored traditional stone built Lakeland cottage with many original features.

The living room is warm and comfortable with plenty of seating for eight people and a wood burner. This room is connected to the dining area with french doors, giving you the option of having the space as one large room or two smaller rooms.

The kitchen is light and airy. It is fully equipped with a gas hob, electric fan oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

On the first floor are three bedrooms - one double, one twin with Juliet balcony and views towards Skiddaw (the Lake District's fourth highest mountain), and one with a set of adult sized bunks. There is also a large shower room on this floor with luxury shower, WC and basin.

A private staircase takes you to the master double bedroom with an en-suite shower room with WC and basin. The views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg through the skylights are fantastic!

Outside is a large wrap around deck situated over two levels including a large family level with outside table and chairs. The decking leads down to a rockery garden area and parking beyond for two cars. If you have extra cars, there is further parking nearby.

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk bedroom (with full-size beds)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with a shower and WC; 1 en-suite shower room with a shower and WC; separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included - please prebook this with owner if required for bookings between 1st May and 30th September
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Garden with paved areas and two decked areas around the property - garden furniture on the ground deck
  • Off-road parking available for two cars
  • Shop 1.5 miles; Pub with food less than half a mile
  • 3 dogs welcome - other pets welcome at an additional charge - please call to arrange
  • Discounts on tickets to the Theatre on the Lake in Keswick (2 miles)
  • The cottage is decorated over the Christmas festive season
  • There are sloping ceilings on the second floor
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Please note - children and pets should be supervised on the balconies


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Minal 12th November 2021

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Woodside Cottage Portinscale - lovely cottage about 1 mile from Keswick. Fab views. 4 bedrooms - all good sizes. We parked up outside the cottage and didn't get back into the car until we drove home. We walked more or less everywhere we wanted to - Threlkeld, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cat Bells, Surprise View, shores of Derwentwater. Keswick is a liRead morevely town with plenty of food and drink outlets to frequent. And lots of independent shops to mooch around. We'll definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 29th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage at a super location with amazing views. Made to feel very welcome by the owners and by the managers of the local pub, The Farmers Arms. Hoping to make a return visit.

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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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