Derwent Cottage Mews is a delightful first floor apartment for two nestled down a quiet lane in the much-loved village of Portinscale. It's a spacious and well thought through property making an ideal jumping off point for anyone looking to explore this wonderful area. Forming part of the former stables of an adjoining Victorian house, the cottage has bags of comfort and character as well as access to stunning shared grounds with magnificent views of the surrounding fells. While it is just a short potter to the centre of the village and all its amenities you feel a world away from any hustle and bustle in its tranquil grounds.
A paradise for walkers, cyclists and water lovers alike Portinscale 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 mighty Coledale 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. 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!
Guests at Derwent Cottage Mews are also ideally placed to explore nearby Keswick. It's a vibrant and bustling Lakeland town with 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 one-mile walk or a five-minute drive from the apartment. For the history buffs among you, there is ancient kind on show up at Castelrigg Stone Circle or the more recent literary kind at nearby Mirehouse. Derwent Cottage Mews really does make an ideal base to explore this lovely area as well as a tranquil setting to enjoy its own immediate surroundings.