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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • house (12)
  • location (9)
  • clean (7)
  • views (7)
  • stay (6)
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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely brilliant place to stay in the Lakes."

    Only negative was the ceramic hob was not hot enough, so it took 4 times longer for food to cook

    Thank you David for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Lakes. Regarding your concern about the ceramic hob, we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. After receiving your feedback, we had the hob thoroughly tested and it was found to be functioning correctly with no faults detected, we understand that ceramic hobs can be slower than halogen or gas in comparison. We hope this will not put you off visiting RiggsideKeswick in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2024

  • "Excellent holiday house, perfect for our gathering of old friends."

    Great location with lovely walks from the door and easy access to the Lake. Highly recommended.

    Thank You Nick, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide a great review on Riggside, we are so glad you found it perfect for your gathering of old friends. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2024

  • "We loved our stay here, the house is well equipped for groups of guests which is great."

    So often places don’t have enough chairs/seats etc for the amount of people staying but we had everything we needed. Location was ideal as was the pub at the end of the road!

    Thank you Hannah, so glad you enjoyed RiggsideKeswick. Thank you all for respecting the property, your tidiness was appreciated. Look forward to welcoming back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2024

  • "Great house."

    Fantastic views. 20 mins walk into Keswick. Host very helpful. Stayed in quite a few places in Keswick. This one the best. !!!

    Andrew Thanks so much for the great feedback, so glad you rated Riggside the best holiday rental you’ve ever stay at in Keswick. Makes what we do to Riggside feel worthwhile. Thanks also for respecting Riggside and leaving it in such a great condition. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved the house."

    Perfect for our three generations family trip. Clean and well equipped.

    Thank you Hannah for your kind words, we’ve taken on board your feedback comments and are looking forward to shopping for some cups and plates etc for children when staying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2024

  • "A great house in a fantastic location."

    Brilliant views to the front, especially the main and single bedrooms. Walking out of the front door you immediately feel emersed in the amazing Lake District scenery. Spotlessly clean and welcoming, thank you.

    Thanks Jim So glad you all found Riggside a fantastic for your stay. Look forward to welcome back another time. Regards Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic property that was clean , tidy and had everything that we required."

    Gorgeous views ( as you would always expect ) but we loved our stay at Riggside and really enjoyed exploring Portinscale again

    Darren, thank you for your kind review. We pride ourselves on providing Riggside well equipped, clean and tidy thanks for respecting the property and leaving it tidy. Hope to see you again soon. kind regards Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful house in a perfect location, lots of space, the only small thing I ..."

    Beautiful house in a perfect location, lots of space, the only small thing I would say is the bath towels were tiny, some good sized bath sheets would be ideal, can’t wait to return in the summer

    Debbie thanks for your kind review and feedback and for rebooking in the summer. The bath towels are standard bath towels size (66cm/26” x 125cm/49”), we have taken the decision not to go larger size bath sheets for laundry and environmental reasons. We cater for up to 8 guests and that volume would be add to much to each weekly booking, we hope you understand. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2023

  • "I would highly recommend staying here."

    Excellent location and the house is superb. Will stay here again.

    Thanks Chris We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "Spacious, clean and comfortable property in a fantastic location in the Lake District."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Thanks for the feedback Ian, glad you enjoyed Riggside, see you again soon we hope. Regards Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean and well maintained, beautiful views, good location only 10-15 minutes' walk from the centre of Keswick."

    Thank you Victoria for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had such a lovely time in this well equipped, delightful property."

    We particularly loved the open plan kitchen/diner/sitting area, and hardly used the lounge! Portinscale is lovely and quiet, and we enjoyed the pub at the end of the road, and also the tea room round the corner.

    Thank you for your kind review Catherine, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Riggside. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful views in an elevated traffic-free location in Portinscale but with easy access either by car or on foot to Keswick."

    The house was clean, spacious and comfortable and we felt that the owners cared about our holiday. The grassy area at the front was a great place for the children to run about and let off steam. We were lucky with the weather and found plenty of things to fill each day, including climbing Cat Bells and cycling along the old rail track to Threlkeld. We would not hesitate to return to this house in the future.

    Just seen this feedback sorry. Thank you for taking the time to feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by B3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house with amazing views to wake up to!"

    Well equipped, clean, convenient location! Richard was also kind enough to give recommendations of local attractions (walks, restaurants)!

    Thank you Shahirah so glad you had a great stay, hope to see you again soon. Regards Richard & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shahirah5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful house and very well equipped."

    Beds very comfortable. Situation was perfect for many walks .

    Thank you for your kind review Ann, we are so pleased you enjoyed Riggside. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property with great views , lovely stroll into town and close to a lovely ..."

    Lovely property with great views , lovely stroll into town and close to a lovely pub, had a great stay and loads of space for 8 of us , can’t wait for the next stay

    Thank you for your kind review George, we are so pleased you enjoyed Riggside. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful house, we have all had a wonderful and relaxing time in the Lake District!"

    We found something suitable for all.

    Smith FamilyDec 2019

  • "Once again we have had a wonderful family holiday in one of the Heart of the Lakes properties!"

    See you next year if not before!

    Susan LamDec 2019

  • "I wish my house was as lovely as this!"

    A very comfortable homely property! Heart of the Lakes were happy to help with anything.

    AnonymousDec 2019

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x third floor mezzanine twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Travel cot and high chair provided.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided (Travel cot linen not included)
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Riggside is a spacious and delightful, four-bedroom semi-detached holiday home in the pretty hamlet of Portinscale, which is an easy ten-minute walk from the centre of Keswick.

Set in a residential area on a private road, this high-quality holiday home has a lovely garden area and boasts spectacular open views of Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley.

Perfect for a holiday in all seasons it would suit a family group or couples holidaying together. Store your outdoor gear in the hallway, step into your delightful sitting room and admire the tastefully co-ordinated décor and the feature fireplace with electric fire.

Walk over to the beautiful bay window and gaze at panoramic fell views.

You will also find a handy washroom off the hallway. Discover your very impressive kitchen with dining area and marvel at the natural light flooding into every corner of this stylish, open concept space.

You will be tempted to relax for a while on the comfy suite in the glazed sitting area.

Admire the lovely dining table and fully fitted kitchen and anticipate lovely family evenings in this delightful space. You will find three comfortable bedrooms on the first floor: the master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite shower room, remote control flame effect electric fire, TV and panoramic views, a neat bedroom with twin bed and fell views and a double room to the rear.

A modern family bathroom is on this level.

Climb up to the top floor to find a cheery attic room with twin beds and pleasant views through two Velux windows.

This holiday home is beautifully presented throughout, with co-ordinating soft furnishings, fitted carpets, solid flooring and a lovely welcoming mood. Keswick offers, specialist shops, excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, market days twice a week, a renowned theatre, well-loved cinema and much more.

Walk from the centre of Keswick, through Hope Park to the shore of beautiful Derwentwater, have a bite to eat at the Theatre by the Lake’s café, then enjoy a scenic cruise.

You will have a choice of many walking trails right from your doorstep, from low-level circular walks to more adventurous hikes up to glorious high peaks.

Walk up to lovely Catbells, Skiddaw or Latrigg, known as Keswick’s own fell.

Please note: This property generally only accepts Friday arrivals, any other day arrival will have to be requested.

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

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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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Note: When the property is let to six people the second floor twin is locked off.
Please note: This property generally only accepts Friday arrivals, any other day arrival will have to be requested.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute