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Woodside - Keswick

Portinscale, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • End of terrace traditional Lakeland property in beautiful neighbourhood
  • Dog-friendly accommodation with walks from the doorstep
  • Outstanding views of Skiddaw from the cottage
Property code: SZ573

This family-friendly property in Portinscale sleeps eight guests across four spacious bedrooms. It’s perfectly placed for sporty adventures and family-friendly activities in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

Situated in an idyllic spot in the heart of the picturesque Lakeland village of Portinscale, this light, fresh and airy cottage provides relaxing holiday accommodation for eight guests. Just half a mile from the north-western shore of Derwentwater, this delightful property is perfect for larger families and groups of friends exploring the northern part of the Lake District. Offering stunning views of the surrounding fells, this romantic and elegant cottage is adorned with rambling wisteria and features a welcoming wood burner, large picture windows and glass French doors creating an inviting, refreshing feel. The cottage is ideally positioned for making the most of this spellbinding area, with the peaks of Blencathra and Skiddaw to the east, Bassenthwaite Lake to the north and Crummock Water to the west.

Entering this bright and attractive cottage, the cosy lounge makes an ideal space for everyone to unwind in front of the wood burner, chat about the day or watch a movie. French doors lead through to the light and spacious dining room, where you can gather to plan the day’s adventures and share a fantastic meal which you can rustle up in the stylishly designed and fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs, you will find the first three bedrooms on the first floor. Here, there’s a choice between a pretty double room with an ornamental fireplace, a charming twin room with country views from a Juliet balcony, and a relaxing bunk bedroom with full-size beds. The first floor also has an invigorating family shower room. Further stairs lead up directly into the second-floor bedroom. With low sloping ceilings, this double bedroom has its own en-suite shower room and a skylight offering views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. Stepping outside, there’s a rockery garden and two large, decked areas wrapping around both levels of the property, with garden furniture on the lower deck providing a lovely space to unwind.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk bedroom (with full-size beds)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with a shower and WC; 1 en-suite shower room with a shower and WC; separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included - please prebook this with owner if required for bookings between 1st May and 30th September
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Garden with paved areas and two decked areas around the property - garden furniture on the ground deck
  • Off-road parking available for two cars
  • Shop 1.5 miles; Pub with food less than half a mile
  • 3 dogs welcome - other pets welcome at an additional charge - please call to arrange
  • Discounts on tickets to the Theatre on the Lake in Keswick (2 miles)
  • The cottage is decorated over the Christmas festive season
  • There are sloping ceilings on the second floor
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Please note - children and pets should be supervised on the balconies
  • Short breaks only available November to March;  3 nights from  Friday or 4 nights from  Monday
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The historic village of Portinscale features a welcoming pub, a friendly tearoom and two marinas, making it a great spot for sailing, fishing or enjoying a range of water sports including paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking on Derwentwater. Bassenthwaite Lake (3 miles) provides miles of wonderful walks and cycle trails, with nearby peaks including Grisedale Pike (3.5 miles) and Causey Pike (4 miles). Other local attractions include Whinlatter Forest Park, Newlands Valley, Mirehouse and Gardens and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (all within 6.5 miles). The lively town of Keswick (2 miles) has a wealth of pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and popular attractions including Derwent Pencil Museum, Puzzling Place, the Theatre by the Lake and Keswick Adventure Centre. Just outside the town are the Keswick Climbing Wall (4.5 miles) and the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle (4 miles).

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Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bill 5th September 2022

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Pros. Very clean. Outside space good and comfortable patio furniture . New kitchen. Easy walk to Keswick plus local pub five minutes away with excellent food . Good for short stay walkers to put their heads down. Cons. Pictures deceiving. Furniture entirely different from pictures in the lounge.. No warmth look in lounge plus uncomfortable seating.Read more Bedroom furniture and bedding dated and seen better days.. En-suite not suitable for a tall person. Property not suitable for the unfit and infirm. Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 12th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage. Well maintained and clean, tidy. The garden is safe and secure for children and dogs. Plenty of space. Never got to use log burner as the weather was very warm on our stay but I guess it would be very cosy. Highly recommend and would definitely use again.

Reviewed by Kate 5th August 2022

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Lovely house, lovely owner. The house is situated In a great location only a 15 minute walk along a country path to the town of Keswick. Theres a lovely friendly country pub about 5 houses down which sells good food, There was 8 of us and a dog and there was plenty of space we will definitely be back thank you for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Suzanne 1st July 2022

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This is a very homely feeling holiday cottage with fabulous views in a private setting. It is in a great location with off road walks from the cottage - brilliant for the dogs. There is plenty to do in the area and there is a nice friendly pub serving food close by. We would definitely recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Jaclyn 24th June 2022

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The accommodation is well equipped with everything you need.-spacious A couple of things though 1. The check in time is 5 pm, pretty late in the day The chick out time is 0930, 2. The outside area is shale or stones , no grassy area if your thinking of taking a dog. It is a bit steep in parts and there are steps everywhere 3. the shower area is spaRead morecious, but no hand tail inside the cubicle . I was a bit worried about slipping however the shower floor was not overly slippy. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 17th June 2022

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What a perfectly placed home! We loved our time staying in this conveniently located spot out of the bustle of Keswick but an easy mile away walk. The local pub just a stones throw away was very pleasant with a super Sunday roast and we enjoyed the sunny decking, and amazing views. Comfy beds and a practical layout all helped our holiday happiness!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Judith 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 13th May 2022

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A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage in a prime location for walks into Keswick and the surrounding countryside, and only a short walk from the nearest bus stops. Delightful patio area with pleasant views. Only a few seconds' walk from the local pub. I have rented cottages in many locations within the Lake District, and this has been one of thRead moree best. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 6th May 2022

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We really enjoyed our time at Woodside Cottage. It is well equipped and comfortable and has an excellent location with walks from the door and being able to walk into Keswick was a big plus! Owners were friendly and responding quickly to messages.

Reviewed by Ruth 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by John 22nd April 2022

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We had a lovely week in this great cottage in a wonderful location. The house is very comfortable, quiet and warm. We would recommend it to our friends for sure.

Reviewed by Helen 8th April 2022

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We stayed for one week over Easter 2022 with a group of 8 people (two families) and 2 dogs. We had a great week. The cottage is in a lovely location (pub really close!) and you can walk into Keswick in 30 minutes (or cycle in 10!). The bedrooms are all well appointed and the family shower room is good. The wood burner in the lounge was lovely to liRead moreght every evening. Hide

Reviewed by Zaki abdul 28th March 2022

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One of the best locations ever had

Reviewed by Amandeep 25th March 2022

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Great location, space, and value. We enjoyed our stay here and it was a great place to relax after days spent outdoors. Highly recommended!!

Reviewed by Cheryl 18th February 2022

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We took all our grown up kids, partners & pooches for a much needed break. Plenty of room for us all (8 adults & 3 dogs), cottage was in a beautiful location with stunning views & pub right on the doorstep. It was very well equipped, especially in the kitchen which as an avid cook was fantastic. Was also very warm, so much so we didn't even need thRead moree log burner on in February!! Keswick is a pleasant 20 min walk away & a beautiful place. We will definitely be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 11th February 2022

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Great location with a nice secure garden. Fab walks from the doorstep and many more a short drive away. Lovely quiet village with some lovely places to eat - the menu at the Chalet is fabulous. Plenty of space in the cottage and the pub 50 yards away should you want it.

Reviewed by Brenda 28th December 2021

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The cottage is amazing! We have been coming here for a few years now and it feels like coming home. It is very cosy and comfortable and there is sufficient space to comfortably house 6 adults and 2 children. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you would need. The location is ideal for walking into Keswick and visiting the surrounding Read moresights. We will definitely be back again. Hide

Reviewed by Minal 12th November 2021

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Woodside Cottage Portinscale - lovely cottage about 1 mile from Keswick. Fab views. 4 bedrooms - all good sizes. We parked up outside the cottage and didn't get back into the car until we drove home. We walked more or less everywhere we wanted to - Threlkeld, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cat Bells, Surprise View, shores of Derwentwater. Keswick is a liRead morevely town with plenty of food and drink outlets to frequent. And lots of independent shops to mooch around. We'll definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 29th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage at a super location with amazing views. Made to feel very welcome by the owners and by the managers of the local pub, The Farmers Arms. Hoping to make a return visit.

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