Thick Riggs is a spacious, comfortable and light filled property in the lovely village of Portinscale. Boasting four bedrooms, delightful gardens and absolutely magnificent views it makes a wonderful base for a family or group to make the most of this much-loved area. Set in a quiet residential street and designed with making the most of the panoramic views in mind, Thick Riggs ticks plenty of boxes for the perfect getaway. All this with a great local pub around the corner and easy access to the shores of beautiful Derwentwater.
Portinscale is a true paradise for cyclists, walkers and water lovers alike. In fact, Thick Riggs 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 classic Newlands 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. The gentle path along the River Derwent which forms part of the Allerdale Ramble even passes the bottom of the garden. 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!
The bustling and much loved town of Keswick is just nearby too. It has a richly deserved reputation as the Lake District's adventure capital as well as boasting 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 house. 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. Whether you'd like to make the most of the adventure on your doorstep or just relax in your comfortable surroundings then Thick Riggs is the ideal choice.