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Derwent Edge

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Portinscale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.4

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We had trouble finding the cottage as it is not 300yds before the farmers arms as in your paperwork, you actually have to turn in front of the pub and the parking is 50yds on the left."

    The cottage is no2 derwent edge does not appear on the cottage. The cottage was very charming and well appointed but in need of lots of maintenance and the front garden is an eyesore. We have stayed with sykes a few times before and will do so again.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.1Sep 2023

  • "A fantastically located cottage, ideal for exploring the local fells and for access to a good pub to eat and relax afterwards, but badly in need of some TLC, falling far short of the standard set by the many other Lakeland cottages that we have stayed in over many years: - beds, as previously mentioned, are unbearably hard and uncomfortable; - cooker hood not working - I'm surprised the smoke alarms didn't go off as I wrestled to control the dreadfully slow-to-react hob and burned the sausages; - kitchen taps that didn't want to turn on ."

    . . or off! - lacking a coffee-maker - not even a cafetière - I missed my morning coffee but the nearby Chalet was a life-saver! - general decor / furniture old and worn - - etc I thought that the heavily discounted last-minute booking price was going to be a bargain - it wasn't!

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    We'll equipped comfortable cottage in a great location. Having parking is also a bonus visiting this area.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean property with everything that was required."

    Hot water and parking, great location.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, had a comfortable stay and the location was excellent for my purposes, landscape photography."

    Reviewed by Colleen4.7Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is clean, cosy and comfortable apart from the bed, we cut our stay to 3 nights as we couldn't face a further one."

    Our backs were killing us. It is such a shame as we would love to go back but not with that bed. When I stripped the bedding prior to departure it was evident that the mattress was old as it was stained and tatty although it does have a mattress protector to cover it.

    Reviewed by Irene3.1Dec 2022

  • "Positives - The cottage was very clean, homely, well equipped and well located and we enjoyed our stay."

    The local pub was very popular and served good food. The chalet cafe also sold nice food and cakes. Our only negative feedback is - The wi-fi router frequently lost signal when we did use it in the evenings for our Amazon firestick we brought with us to watch Netflix/Prime. A pizza cutter in the kitchen would be a welcome addition. The parking space was very tight for our car, particularly when next door vehicles were parked at home. The kitchen corner cupboard above the fridge is a bit of a hazard when standing up from using the fridge and we bumped our heads on the corner a couple of times - a bit of cushioning fitted to the corner would be welcome to prevent future painful accidents.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    Home from home. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Audre5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great property, surprisingly spacious and very well equipped."

    Really useful having the pub next door! Loads of great walks nearby so you don't need to use the car. The walk to Keswick is about a mile and a pleasant stroll. Perhaps I might have missed it in the booking info, but the garden is not enclosed, so couldn't leave the dog outside alone. Also the curtains in the twin room do not fully cover the window, thankfully the morning sun did not wake my child too early, but might be an issue for others.

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.8Apr 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay warm,cosy and well equip and very comfortable bed will certainly be back"

    Reviewed by M5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was warm and welcoming on arrival and appeared cosy and attractive inside."

    It also seemed pretty clean, given that this is pet-friendly accommodation. The facilities seemed OK, aside from the feeble shower. Overall, it would have been a perfectly enjoyable stay, but with the one major drawback of the bed in the double room. Sadly, our 4-night stay was spoiled by broken sleep and physical discomfort thanks to the hard, thin and apparently rather poor quality mattress. I managed to make it just about tolerable by padding the mattress using the fleece blanket and the duvet, and borrowed another duvet to sleep under from a relative who lives locally. The mattresses in the twin room didn't seem to be much better, being rather worn with clunking springs, but fortunately this didn't bother our young children. Considering the cost of our stay, this was a far from satisfactory experience. Please invest in some decent beds, it would make a world of difference.

    Apologies. I will certainly look at the mattress. I think this is the first complaint I have received about it and have not had a problem myself, but will look into it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie2.8Dec 2021

  • "Down stairs very good , upstairs smelt very old and damp , cupboards and wardrobes upstairs wouldn’t put anything in them horrible smell , bedding was clean but smelt horrible , couldn’t have a bath as the water was cold ."

    Apologies. I will look into your complaint and try to get it sorted. It has not been mentioned to me before. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2021

  • "Ideal location for day trips around the Lakes."

    Handy having a bar restaurant next door. Could do with a larger freezer but everything else spot on.

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.1Aug 2021

  • "Super holiday."

    Communications from Sykes great, cottage exactly as described but also lovely and clean and better equipped than anticipated. Would be very happy to go there again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was exactly as advertised - no frills but everything we needed for a fab week in the lakes."

    Really well equipped, clean, comfy and with a good, useable outdoor space. Also within easy reach of lots of local amenities and activities so we barely used the car during our week away.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "The location was excellent very close to village pub and having your own parking space was good."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay at Derwent Edge.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely location situated in a nice quiet village."

    Very close to the local pub. Not far from Cat Bells which is a beautiful walk there are some stunning walks straight from the front door. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2019

  • "Comfortable house well equipped and very well located with easy access to many of the walking highlights of the Lake District."

    Close to Keswick and with an excellent pub very close by, The Farmers Arms.

    Reviewed by Ted4.1Jun 2019

  • "First class from booking to arriving."

    Derwent Edge cottage was just what we expected and more. A real home from home with great facilities and everything thought of. We are planning to go back for another long weekend. Great location and within easy access of Keswick and stunning views en route.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2019

  • "Perfect location, great cottage with everything you need, would definitely recommend it and hope to go back"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2019

  • "Just perfect."

    Location was good. Far enough to be out of the hussel but close enough to all amenities. From arrival the car never moved till we went home again. We are planning our next visit as,soon as we can. I would say,if i had to be really picky,that the shower could do with abit more pressure but its definitely not a negative in any way. Think we have found a hidden gem in Derwent Edge.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great location."

    Average cottage that could do with an update/refurbishment, bit shabby in places. Outside could do with a tidy up. Cottage does contain all the necessary items. We understand this was a dog friendly cottage, but the strong dog smell was present.

    Reviewed by James2.5Jul 2018

  • "Location & fully equiped."

    Very cosy just as advertised.

    Reviewed by Adele4.7May 2018

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • On the first floor there are 1 x double bedroom and 1 x twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC.  Ground Floor: Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner, front patio garden with seating
  • Private parking.
  • Storage heaters
  •  Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player
  •  Fuel and power inc. in rent
  •  Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • Front & rear garden
  •  Private parking for 1 large car additional parking can be arranged if required
  • Towels not included
  • 1 x pets
  • No smoking Or use of candles.  Note: Pub 2 minute walk, restaurants 5 min walk
  • Keswick 10/15 mins walk away
  • Note: There are 4 steps down from the car park to the property, so may not suit people with limited mobility Note: there are local markets that take place on Thursday and Saturday in Keswick

The property

Derwent Edge is a lovely Lakeland cottage sleeping 4 people located in the village of Portinscale, making it a fantastic base, being just outside of the market town of Keswick.

Offering cosy accommodation and retaining charming features with bedrooms on the first floor you will find 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds.

Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC.

Leading downstairs to a comfortable lounge/diner where you can have an enjoyable evening with your family and friends whilst relaxing after a day walking the fells.

The kitchen is fully equipped for all of your requirements whilst on holiday and this leads though to a rear porch, which provides storage for boots, outdoor coats and a downstairs toilet..

Portinscale is a small village with easy walking access to Keswick that has the benefit of Derwentwater Marina a few minutes away with a single pub and some lovely restaurants that offer home cooked meals in the evenings, a great base for your holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location

PORTINSCALE

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas