Rose Cottage (Portinscale)
Does the sound of an indulgent, newly renovated cottage, brimming with historical detail, just a stone's throw from the shores of picturesque Derwentwater sound appealing to you? Well, if so, then Rose Cottage should suit you down to the ground. Sleeping up to six people in three beautifully appointed bedrooms and nestled in the much-loved village of Portinscale, it's a marvellous base from which to explore the natural and cultural surroundings of this wonderful area. The cottage forms part of one of the oldest buildings in the village and the owners have taken great care to retain as much of its historical character as possible while bringing it right into the 21st century with modern appliances, comfortable furnishings and an elegant eye for decor.
A paradise for families, fell walkers, cyclists and water lovers alike Portinscale offers access to some of the Lake District's greatest treasures right from the door. 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 magnificent 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! For the fell walkers among you 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.
Rose Cottage is in a perfect situation to explore nearby Keswick too. It's a vibrant and bustling Lakeland town with a wealth of attractions including an art deco cinema and the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake. Families are well catered for with a Leisure Pool, indoor climbing walls and award winning interactive museums all nearby. 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 cottage. For the history buffs among you, there is ancient kind on show up at Castlerigg Stone Circle or the more recent literary kind at nearby Mirehouse. Rose Cottage really does make a perfect jumping off point for all that this wonderful area has to offer.