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Derwentwater House

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Portinscale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 22 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Great property."

    Everything you need for a great group/family party location. Very well equipped. Beautiful location and gardens. Can’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0May 2022

This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Eight Bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite wet room, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel and WC and separate en-suite with corner jacuzzi bath, basin and heated towel rail, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite roll top bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite corner jacuzzi bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Cinema room
  • 2 x Games room
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, selection of books and games, 2 x pool table, TVs with surround sound system and DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchairs available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Patio with hot tub and outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Resting proudly within the village of Portinscale with far-reaching views across the stunning Derwent water and encompassing fells, is this grand 18th century Georgian cottage.

Renovated to an excellent standard with stylish interiors and quirky artwork throughout, this large and luxurious abode is the perfect choice for any family or group getaway to the Lake District, whether it be celebrating a special occasion or just looking for some quality time with loved ones and your four-legged friends.

Step inside this magnificent dwelling and admire the extravagant chandelier that and high-vaulted ceilings that decorate the halls, before continuing through to the snug living room for a quick catch up with friends.

At the heart of the home is a beautifully appointed living/dining room, home to three plush velvet sofas, a traditional woodburning stove and a charming wood dining table, where you can spend your evenings socialising with friends as you begin to map out all of your upcoming adventures.

Escape the excitement as you sneak off to the sun room with a new and exciting book or continue through to the chic kitchen/dining room complete with a wide range of appliances and a fantastic wine fridge, together creating an ideal space for cooking up a fabulous feast for all to enjoy at the dining table.

Rest and recuperate in the impressive cinema room with a sleek flat-screen TV and surround sound system, or take the staircase down to the lower ground floor and discover a games room boasting two pool tables, as well as a well-designed utility room and a shower room.

Back on the ground floor guests with limited mobility will be pleased with the accessible king-size bedroom benefitting from a wet room en-suite, whilst the first floor plays host to a further seven bedrooms comprised of five king-size and two twins, each featuring their very own en-suite.

Outside, a wrap-around patio with an abundance of outdoor seating and a splendid hot tub offer a wonderful space to relax and unwind on a warm summers evening, as you delight in a refreshing glass of lemonade and taken in the spectacular scenery that surrounds the property.

Tear yourself away from this arresting home and venture to the centre of Keswick for a day touring all of the best local attractions such as the captivating exhibition of Puzzling Place, the Keswick Museum and the ancient English Heritage Site of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Complemented by a sea of charming cafés, well-established pubs and restaurants, and even its own brewery, Keswick provides all the essentials for a fun evening out on the town.

If it’s an entertaining evening indoors that you seek, be sure to stop by the local supermarket for some fresh and tasty ingredients, or grab a takeaway from one of the many in the area.

Cross the water over to the National Trust owned Derwent Island House, or visit the neighbouring village of Threlkeld for an enthralling tour of the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

Seek thrills with the Keswick Adventure centre with days spent abseiling or paddleboarding out on the Derwent Water, or why not head into the wonderful woodlands of Whinlatter Forrest Park for an afternoon of swinging through the treetops at Go Ape Whinlatter?

Just a stone’s throw away, attractions such as the Mirehouse & Gardens and the Lake District Wildlife Park make for superb days out, whilst over in Grasmere and Bowness-on-Windermere, there’s much fun to be had at Wordsworth Grasmere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and the National Trust owned Wray Castle resting just across the lake.

No trip to the Lake District is complete without a day of walking through the luscious mountains with hikes to the peaks of Helvellyn and Skiddaw, or a gentler stroll along the breath-taking White Moss Walks.

With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that Derwent Waterhouse Is the ultimate choice for your next adventure to the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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