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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 2nd time staying at Windrush and it certainly didn't disappoint."

    We will be booking again for 2024 once we know dates. The property feels like our home and we are comfortable while staying there. The property is well maintained and a pure delight to rest and enjoy. The only matter which needs to be looked at is lighting for outside. This is a real health and safety issues especially in winter when there is snow and ice.

    Reviewed by Johanne4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property with an incredible view."

    My only criticism would be the shower (and I'm being picky!). But its quite a step to get into and out of the bath and less mobile people may struggle a little. Everything else was great!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2023

  • "A good sized, light and bright property with stunning views across to Applethwaite!"

    ! Plenty of comfy sofas. Bed was really comfy, we used the front bedroom rather than the master because of the fabulous views. Kitchen was well equipped but needs a new cheese grater. The garden is smaller than I expected but the dogs didn't mind, however, its on 2 levels (noted in description) a bit steep but has a lovely summer house at the top. For those with furry friends, the garden was very secure. A schedule for bin collection would be extremely useful as we missed the collection and the bin was full when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful week at Windrush, a real home from home but with the most amazing views from your front window and a perfect field for our dog to run around in just seconds from the front door."

    We had everything we needed inside the property, it was clean, comfortable, spacious and very well maintained. An ideal location with Keswick being a 15 minute walk away. We were sorry we had to leave and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house and perfect location however it does need freshening up with a kick of paint as some of the walls and doors are starting to look a little grubby."

    Also the garage door needs replacing as it’s bowed at the top so leaves a gap.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great setting, views from the lounge and bedroom stunning, loved the garden."

    Lots of space for us two and the two dogs. Great position to walk into Keswick, great cafe in Portinscale would definitely recommend and the pub also very friendly. Would definitely return. Beautiful weather the whole two weeks

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2023

  • "My parents, sister, Pie (the dog) and I enjoyed our second stay at Windrush."

    We were lucky with the weather, enjoyed plenty of walks and good food. Great location with wonderful views.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location with stunning views and ample space for six adults and a dog."

    Uninterrupted views of fells. Lovely and clean and comfy beds. Portinscale has pub with good food beer and dog friendly. Lots of walks from house, 20min walk into heart of Keswick. Thankyou for lovely break, will be back.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place."

    ... spectacular views over mountains. Will definitely return. Keswick 15 min walk. Local pub 2 min walk away.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well maintained property, spotlessly clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    The conservatory an added bonus with storage space in the garage as listed. Couldn’t ask for more, a real home from home. Amazing views from the lounge and front bedroom , quiet location but only a short walk into Keswick. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful views and location."

    The property was very clean and had all of the facilities we could have wished for. Very comfortable and cozy. Can't recommend highly enough. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a really lovely holiday at the cottage."

    The location was brilliant, just a short walk from Keswick and from lots of really lovely walks. The view from the living room window is stunning. I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice comfortable well presented rental."

    Views were fantastic Could do with grab rails in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Oct 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home."

    We all really enjoyed our stay at Windrush - a very warm and comfortable house well equipped with everything we needed. It is in a quiet location with amazing panoramic views across the valley towards Skiddaw. Staying at Portinscale was ideal for exploring the Northern Lakes and having a very good local pub and cafe was a bonus. Easy walk into Keswick and not too far to walk to the Lake Derwentwater. We just love this area. Thank you for the milk, bread and biscuits - they were very much appreciated. Just a note - the outside lights were not working and as the darker nights are here, they may be needed. Everything else was great and we would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Windrush and would definitely return."

    ..really comfortable, clean, and what a view! Portinscale is a perfect place to enjoy the northern lakes and stunning walks. Would highly recommend The Pheasant in Keswick. ..the steak pie was excellent and great service, as was the Farmers Arms in the village. Breakfast at The Chalet was superb...sitting in the sunshine was a great start to a walking day. (One small thing...could have done with simple instructions on how to turn on the oven...just hand written in your blue folder, but please don't be offended everything else was spot on). Thank you..and for the welcome items. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Sep 2022

  • "So quiet and lovely views Very well equipped and very comfy beds Towels etc all provided Milk and bread left on arrival nice touch Will be back!"

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation which is nicely furnished and decorated."

    It has all essential facilities available . The garden is also beautifully maintained.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a lovely house, with lovely views."

    We certainly plan to stay at this house again!

    Reviewed by Aaron4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great holiday accommodation."

    The views from Windrush are amazing and we spent every morning and early evening just watching the sun and clouds on Skiddaw. It's a really comfortable place with everything we needed. We also appreciated how dog friendly it was. The location is really good in terms of being able to walk from the house, get into Keswick really easily (walking or in the car) and getting to all the wonderful things the Lake District has to offer.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Great location and access into Keswick or surrounding walks. Fabulous views from the property and everything we needed there. Would definitely recommend Description was accurate

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Feb 2022

  • "Excellent - home from home and great location"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years and this is one of the best."

    Very comfortable and warm and everything we needed for the week. It’s the extra touches that make a difference such as a packet of biscuits and some dishwasher tablets. We will definitely stay there again if possible. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2022

  • "We've just returned from a very enjoyable 7 night stay at Windrush, there was 6 ..."

    We've just returned from a very enjoyable 7 night stay at Windrush, there was 6 of us in total, there was plenty of room, everyone enjoyed their week, they had catered for everything inc a little welcome pack which was very much appreciated, and least but not last the views from the house are amazing, I enjoyed sitting on the bench just outside with my morning coffee, we'd definitely recommend and we would definitely go back, thankyou for a pleasureable stay

    Reviewed by Keiron5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Nicely decorated and furnished. Well equipped and clean. With the most stunning view of Skiddaw. Well worth a visit and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2021

  • "We would recommend this property but the recent increase in price of all properties make these all less value for money."

    Also minor items such as Christmas tree in place but lights not working and front outside light not working, required In winter months as no street lighting.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely house, in a great location, with spectacular views."

    We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Dec 2021

  • "Amazing property with great views"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2021

  • "House was clean and in great location with wonderful views."

    Open fire photographed and discussed in your description of property did not exist. This was very disappointing as it was a cold wet week in October and we were looking forward to cosy nights round the fire.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad to hear you had a great week at Windrush. Unfortunately the fire photographed was deemed unusable due to the Chimney Flue before we went LIVE with bookings. The owners have since put in place an electric wood burner to try and gain the cosy atmosphere a fire would bring. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella3.1Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous views from the front windows."

    Such a same that the towels/ bedding had been washed in some scented products,not great for people who react to artificial perfumes. The sunroom was very handy to come into after a walk, though we were lucky that we had no rain, so did not get the full benefit.

    Reviewed by Lindsay3.4Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic house in perfect position."

    Quiet cul de sac with superb views but only a short walk away from Derwentwater and a stroll from Keswick. Loved it !

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Cottage is an ideal location for visiting the Lakes, just a 5 minute walk from Derwent Water and the village pub and an easy 20 minute walk to Keswick."

    If you are taking a fluffy 4 legged friend it is ideal as there is a field alongside the river directly opposite the house if needed. The house itself was ideal, very comfortable and clean with wifi, and facilities for sitting in the garden. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Jul 2021

  • "We would love to visit this cottage again but can not see how you can justify put the price up from the £725 paid this year to over £1200 for the same time next year."

    We have used Lakelovers / Sykes / Heart of the Lakes for many years and feel that you are showing no loyalty to regular customers. In the past we have had no hesitation in recommending your cottages but would think twice at the inflated prices.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x Super king zip and link or twin, 1 x king, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom on first floor with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Conservatory
  • Summer House
  • Electric Wood burner style fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Large Smart TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Lockable storage for bikes and canoes
  • Lawned garden with summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub and lake 5 minutes walk
  • No Travel Cot or Highchair provided.

The property

Windrush is a homely three bedroomed semi-detached cottage, located in a quiet cul de sac in the pretty little village of Portinscale, just a few minutes walk from the shores of Derwentwater and a mile from the market town of Keswick.

Its is elevated giving it everchanging views across the valley depending on the time of year.

The scenery of the north western Lake District is just beautiful and Buttermere Valley is only a short drive away.

There are numerous walks from the door the lake on your doorstep. To the front of the cottage there is a pretty garden and a driveway with parking for two cars.

On opening the front door you’ll find a bright sitting room with great view and this follows through to the dining area.

Relax here in front of the open fire or indeed enjoy a meal with the family.

The shaker style fitted kitchen has everything you need and this leads to the conservatory, a lovely place to sit and relax with a good book or the weekend papers. Take the stairs to the first landing, which offers stunning views of Skiddaw.

Choose from three bedrooms.

To the front is the master bedroom with king size and enjoys the beautiful.

The second can be presented either as a super king or twin bed and the third is a double.

All are complemented by the bathroom with bath with shower over and WC.

An additional WC is located on the ground floor. Steep steps climb the garden to a raised decked viewing platform and summer house which is a lovely retreat on a summer’s afternoon, the garden is enclosed and 'dog proof'.

To the side of the property the garage is available for the secure storage of mountain bikes and the washing machine and additional fridge freezer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 1 mile.

A quiet village at the north end of beautiful Derwent Water, Portinscale offers a shop and pub, and makes an ideal base for exploring the region. Bustling Keswick with its Saturday market, visitor attractions, museums and boat trips is just 1 mile away, while the picturesque scenery of the lakes and mountains makes this a great base from which to explore this popular area.

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