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Swinside Lodge

Portinscale (1.5mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 10
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in the peaceful setting of Newlands Valley with stunning scenery and walks from the front door
  • Take the launch across Derwentwater to the market town of Keswick with its plethora of eateries, shops and pubs
  • Great for all ages - relax in front of the fire with a good book, or play on the games console in the games room
Property code: 80001

Detached, renovated Georgian country house a short walk away from Derwentwater. A great location for extended family and friends to explore the Lake District.

Tucked away in the dramatic Lake District National Park, this grand bolthole boasts views over Catbells, Skiddaw and Blencathra. Sleeping 20 guests over ten bedrooms it’s the perfect home for reuniting with family and friends, with two canine companions welcome to join you too. A plethora of scenic Lake District spots await discovery close to this Georgian country house, including Ullswater (19 miles). After days out, head back to relax and warm up in front of the wood burner.

With three lounges on the ground floor, spend sociable times laughing, chatting and playing games, or find a quiet spot for a moment to unwind in peace. Perfect for drinks and a catch up, the formal lounge enjoys gorgeous views across the fells and has a wood burner to keep toes and tails warm. If you’ve any energy left after days exploring the great outdoors, make your way to the games room, located on the half-landing to the first floor, and challenge fellow guests to a competition on the games console. Fit for feasts and banquets, the kitchen/diner has all you need to cater for all occasions. Keep the chef company at the breakfast bar, admiring the glorious views over Cat Bells, and serve up your meals at the large dining table in the bright sunroom area. Should the night be balmy and warm, head outside to the private garden for an al fresco sundowner before heading to bed. All with en-suites, the ten bedrooms reside over the first and second floors and are exquisitely decorated to help you drift off and to enjoy lazy mornings. There is off-road parking for 7 cars.

Pack your rucksack and head to Ullswater (19 miles) where you can book a cruise on an Ullswater Steamer, hire boats and kayaks, wander the 20-mile waterside trail, or visit the crashing falls of Aira Force. Closer to home, visit the vibrant hub of Keswick (3.5 miles) where you can pick up fresh food from the twice-weekly market, pop into the Derwent Pencil Museum, and treat yourselves to a night off from the kitchen.

  • 10 bedrooms - 3 super king-size, 2 king-size, 2 doubles and 3 twins
  • 10 en-suite bathrooms with shower bath and WC's and 2 separate WC
  • AGA (which consists of 2 electric oven and hobs), dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Games room with TV and games console
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in two of the lounges
  • Private garden with patio and seating area
  • Private parking on drive for up to 7 cars
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • Please note this property has 4 flights of stairs
  • Regret no dogs allowed at this property

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 3rd September 2021

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Really beautiful house and garden in a perfect location. Really well equipped kitchen, and lovely social dining space at the back of the house. So much space! We had great weather, so hardly used the various lounges.

Reviewed by Jan 20th August 2021

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The house was wonderful in its cleanliness, comfort and location. I can highly recommend this beautiful house and the fact that you are a ten minute walk from the lake.

Reviewed by Laurie 6th August 2021

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Lovely, well equipped house in beautiful location 5 minutes from Derwent water with easy access to Keswick by the water ferry - an extra bonus.

Reviewed by Graham 23rd July 2021

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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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