Things to do nearby Copeland Cottage
Copeland Cottage is in the quiet Lakeland village of Portinscale. The village is on the edge of Derwentwater and is linked to Keswick by a pleasant footpath across Howrah's Field.
Portinscale is an ideal location for those seeking a quieter location for a Lake District holiday. The village remains pleasantly quiet even during high season. Portinscale benefits from a slightly elevated position with beautiful views of Skiddaw, Derwentwater and the surrounding fells.
Copeland Cottage is perfectly positioned for those wishing to enjoy the superb walking that the area has to offer. A footpath leads from the village into Newlands Valley and onto Catbells so there is very little need for the car. Watersports are popular too with two marinas offering plenty of choice when it comes to hiring or launching boats of all descriptions.
Portinscale is well served by three hotels, a pub and two cafes, all offering varied menus and good selections of beverages. The Farmer’s Arms is a two minute walk down the road. It is a well presented village pub with a smart bar area and plenty of character. The bar is dog friendly and there is a dining room for meals.
Further into the village is the Derwentwater Hotel with beautiful grounds and gorgeous views to Derwentwater. Light snacks and hot food are served in the lounge bar and the contemporary conservatory that catches the sun for most of the day. Beautiful lawns stretch towards Derwentwater and non residents are welcome to wander the grounds which give way to wild meadows down to the edge of the lake.
The Chalet is a restaurant that operates as a dog friendly tearoom during the day. Towels are provided for wet dogs (who will love the underfloor heating) and they are welcome during the day.
Portinscale is right on the edge of Derwentwater with unrivalled access from the village and the marina. You can hop on the launch at Nichol End and enjoy a scenic trip around the lake, or hop on and off at any of the seven landing stages around the Lake. Water sports are well catered for in Portinscale with Nichol End and Derwent Marina offering direct access onto the lake and all manner of boats for hire. Tuition is available for all types of boats.
There is a lovely path through the trees along the western shore of Derwentwater. It is quiet and shaded and offers simply gorgeous views across the lake to the fells above the eastern side of the lake. Cat Bells is one of the most popular climbs in the Lake District. It is a family friendly fell, not too steep, and easy to climb from Portinscale. Why not try climbing it on a sunny evening when the crowds have gone. You can enjoy having the summit to yourself and watch the sun casting beautiful shadows over Newlands Valley.