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Muckle Cottage, Your Lakeland Hideaway

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

The cottage comprises an entrance porch, two bedrooms (one double with luxury king size bed, one twin), a sitting/ dining room, fully equipped, brand new kitchen, complete with dishwasher and washer-dryer.

Muckle Cottage is an ideal base for exploring on foot. Keswick, Cat Bells and the Newlands Valley are easily accessible. The more 'energetic' could even walk Grisedale Pike and area right from your front door.

For watersports enthusiasts, Derwentwater Marina is 500m from the cottage, whilst the Derwentwater launch ( which circumnavigates the lake) stops at Nichol End Marina half a mile from the door

By car Bassenthwaite, Grasmere, Ambleside, Buttermere, Crummockwater, Loweswater and Ullswater are all less than half an hours drive.

Portinscale Village is an ideal base for exploring some of Wainwright's favourite fells.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Bedrooms have been tastefully decorated using Farrow and Ball paint and Laura Ashley soft furnishings. Bedlinen is 400 thread count Egyptian cotton, and all towels and linen are provided.

Both bedrooms have newly equipped en suite bathrooms with great showers , the double room also has a bath - complimentary luxury toiletries are provided for that 'post-walk' pamper! For those colder months, underfloor heating is also installed.

With full gas central heating, the new log burning stove in the sitting room will ensure that the cottage is cosy all year round.( An initial basket of logs is supplied to get you going!)

Further details outdoors

In addition to a small seating area outside the cottage itself ( a great sun-trap!), guests also have use of the garden shared with The Mount Guesthouse. Two car parking spaces are provided beside the cottage.

Portinscale is a quiet village which has two great places to eat in the evening plus a tearoom open during the day.

Keswick is a bustling market town , with market days on Thursdays and Saturdays. We also have a respected Theatre by the Lake providing a varied programme throughout the year.

Further details

One or perhaps two well behaved dogs are also welcome at no extra charge (Please confirm with owners when booking)

Children of all ages are also welcome.

Muckle Cottage is completely non-smoking

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District is an area of mountains and lakes in the north west of England. It is a heavily glaciated geological dome, with radiating drainage. It is the largest national park in the United Kingdom, covering 2,280 sq kms and containing the full variety of ecosystem components within the area. It has long been valued for its natural beauty and appreciated as a superlative example of man's harmonious interaction with his natural environment.

It has exerted a profound influence over the artistic appreciation of the beauties of nature, inspiring Wordsworth and the Lake Pocts as well as many of Britain's finest landscape painters. It has also played an internationally important part in other areas endeavour, especially the understanding of geological processes and the development of rock climbing.


Keswick on Derwentwater and the Northern Lakes covers one half of the Lake District National Park. This is the perfect area to choose equally for gentle relaxation or for an action packed family adventure holiday with lots of things to do.


Portinscale is a 1 mile pleasant stroll from Keswick. The village includes a friendly pub serving local ales and an excellent selection of fine food, both at lunchtime and in the evening. There is also a village tearoom and small general store which can provide the basic essentials. The village boasts two marinas where sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are offered, either for instruction or hire. There is a jetty at Nichol End marina from where you can step aboard the motor launch that circuits the lake both ways and makes stops at points around and including the main town of Keswick.

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Review 1-10 of 12

14 Mar 2014


"Everything the same, except the view has got even better!"

Our third visit to Muckle Cottage was as enjoyable as the first. The welcome and the facilities are first class and now the trees around the parking area have gone you can view the fells as they cha… More

8 Jan 2014


"What's not to love?!"

Four of us stayed here in September. I won't go into too much detail about what's in the cottage as the "property details" section deals with that quite well.We chose this cottage … More

6 Jan 2014


"Cosy, comfortable and chic cottage. Perfect for a relaxing retreat with all the mod cons!"

Nestled in the picturesque village of Portinscale lies Muckle Cottage a perfect base for exploring the Lake District. If you're looking for a romantic weekend away, family holiday or just want t… More

16 Sep 2013


"Excellent friendly cottage"

Very helpful and pleasant owners, Ideal location for all amenities especially hill walking.Log fire was very pleasant on an evening after a long walk… More

25 May 2013


"An affordable luxury cottage with a warm welcome"

We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival - there was a warm greeting, a generous "welcome pack" and a cottage that was clean and had obviously not been done up on the cheap. There was a short walk to good pub grub and a pleasant off-road walk into Keswick which we used more than once.
Off road parking was good.
I would definitely recommend the cottage to others and may well be going back ourselves in the future.

13 Mar 2013


"Fabulous cosy cottage, friendly, welcoming and can't wait to stay again soon"

We highly recommend this lovely cottage for a short break or holiday, It has everything you need to make your holiday or short break the best you can imagine. Very friendly welcome and cosy atmosphere, near to all your outdoor pursuits but tucked away in a quiete corner and surrounded by beautiful scenery and Lake Derwentwater.

7 Mar 2013


"Muckle Cottage: a hidden gem..."

My wife & I stayed at Muckle Cottage for a short winter break. We couldn't have asked for any more: a comfy, well decorated, high spec cottage; it's dog-friendly without being at all 'd… More

17 Feb 2013


"Home from home"

An excellent, warm, comfy cottage which enabled myself and my boyfriend to meet up with my parents and their small dog for a weeks holiday in Kewick. There was no need to worry about the cold weather… More

9 Feb 2013


"Cottage, location, hosts = fantastic"

We stayed in Muckle cottage for Christmas (2012). The cottage itself is situated in a lovely village with a local and friendly pub less than 2 minutes walk away.The cottage was tastefully decorated t… More

3 Feb 2013


"You can't improve on perfection!"

We stayed for a long weekend, 4 adults and a dog. The welcome was warm, the cottage was toastie, clean, comfortable and well equipted, and the location fantastic!
We would certainly stay again and would recommend to friends.

Review 1-10 of 12

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