Middle Cottage accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Open plan living, dining and kitchen area

First Floor

King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom 
Bathroom with over-bath electric shower


Small rear garden with raised decking and dining furniture

Parking Info

Parking area for two cars to the rear of the house

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by electric heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

Initial fuel for wood burner provided

General Description

Middle Cottage is a delightfully cosy terraced holiday home in charming Portinscale. This traditional 18th Century terraced cottage has a wealth of period features, hand crafted woodwork, well-chosen local art and modern appliances making it a welcoming and comfortable base from which to explore the area.

Guests arrive to the rear of the property and enter via French doors into the open plan living, dining and kitchen space. It's a lovely welcoming room, well thought-through to make the most of 18th Century cottage proportions to suit 21st Century requirements! There are coat hooks and plenty of space for muddy boots both inside and outside.

The well-equipped kitchen has modern cream units, a built-in fan oven, induction hobs, microwave, under-counter fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and all the crockery and cookware you will require for your stay. The dining space has two specially adapted church pews made more comfortable by prettily printed cushions. The living room has two brown leather sofas arranged around the wood burner and feature slate fireplace, perfect for curling up to chat about your day's adventures. The magnificent panorama of Catbells above the fireplace might even inspire you to don your walking boots. There's also a SMART TV, DVD player and digital radio for your entertainment. The owners have thoughtfully left a selection of books, DVDs and games to keep you occupied too. 

Moving up the handcrafted corner staircase brings you to the small landing with three wooden latched doors. First to the master bedroom: this has a king-size bed, a dressing table along with built-in cupboard and drawers. The twin bedroom also has heavy wooden bedsteads and a "tall boy" with drawers for storage (it is worth noting that, while the beds are full sized singles, the room is more suited to children rather than adults as there isn't much available floor space). The bathroom has a modern white suite with over-bath electric shower.

Moving outside the house there is a charming garden area with its mature shrubs including an umbrella-like variegated holly tree with bird feeders. There's a sheltered area over a bench by the house, and a raised deck with a dining set for four. Make the most of morning sunshine by having your cuppa or breakfast on the deck! Alternatively grab an evening glass of wine, take a seat and enjoy the visiting birdlife. At the edge of the garden is a gravelled parking space for one regular sized car. Further back, to the side of the garages is a concrete hard standing, solely for the use of Middle Cottage guests, to accommodate a further car.