Middle Cottage


£350 £315 - £735

Pets Allowed?:
not enclosed
Fire type:
wood burner
Nearest Pub:
200 yards

A very warm welcome to Middle Cottage, a traditional 18th Century terraced cottage for up to four people nestled in lovely Portinscale. Retaining charming period features, boasting personal bespoke touches everywhere and its own off-road parking spaces, it makes an ideal base from which to explore this popular area. The owners have lovingly restored this place to feature the low ceilings, exposed beams, and sash windows, giving a feeling of its heritage, while creating a comfortable and cosy 21st century holiday home. It's small and perfectly formed for a romantic getaway for two or a family Lakeland adventure.

Portinscale is a much-loved village just a short drive or a 20-minute walk to the bustling market town of Keswick. With some of the best fell walking in the country available right from the door and the shore of picturesque Derwentwater just a stone's throw away, Middle Cottage really is perfectly situated to make the most of its surroundings. The village has two marinas at which you can hire all manner of vessels to mess about on the water. Why not pack a picnic, hire a boat and find your perfect beach to eat your lunch in glorious surroundings? Alternatively take a walk up the iconic form of Catbells just outside the village, the views are spectacular. There's a hotel, a good local pub and an excellent cafe all within a very short stroll of the house. Explore some of Beatrix Potter's legacy at Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden just outside the village and treat yourself to a delicious lunch while you're there!

Heading out of the village there's plenty to do. Whinlatter Forest Park is nearby with walking and cycling trails for all abilities, an imaginative play park for children, a popular cafe and even a high ropes course for the adventurous teens and adults among you. History buffs will enjoy a visit to nearby Mirehouse, a family owned stately home with delightful gardens and literary connections. Keswick is just a few minutes’ drive or an easy walk away. There's a fantastic choice of shops, eateries and visitor attractions to enjoy there. You can take in a play or concert at the gorgeous Theatre by the Lake or catch one of the wonderful Derwentwater Launches around the lake hopping off back in Portinscale. However you choose to spend your visit to Middle Cottage you'll find it is a base filled with character and warmth.