About the home
The cottage comprises an entrance porch, two bedrooms (one double, 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|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|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 seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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
We ask for a deposit of £50 payable to secure your booking, with the outstanding balance payable 2 weeks prior to arrival.
The Cumbria/Lake District region
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.
The Keswick / Portinscale area
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.
How to get there
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Directions by Car:
From Junction 40 of the M6 motorway, take the A66 to Keswick (16 miles). Travel for approx. 14 miles until you come to a roundabout sign posted Keswick to the left. Do not turn left, continue straight over this roundabout and take the second turning on the left signed for Portinscale. The Mount is 250 yards on the left after the Farmers Arms pub.
Virgin trains call at Penrith (16miles east of Portinscale) and a full bus service to Keswick operates from here. From Keswick you can catch a local bus direct to Portinscale, which will drop you off opposite The Mount.
Activities near Keswick
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 Mar 2013
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.
07 Mar 2013
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... more
17 Feb 2013
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... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|17 Sep 11||15 Oct 11||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Oct 11||22 Oct 11||£ 530||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Oct 11||29 Oct 11||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Oct 11||16 Dec 11||£ 450||-||-||3 Nights|
|19 Dec 11||27 Dec 11||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Dec 11||2 Jan 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jan 12||11 Feb 12||£ 450||-||-||3 Nights|
|11 Feb 12||25 Feb 12||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Feb 12||31 Mar 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Mar 12||7 Apr 12||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Apr 12||14 Apr 12||£ 545||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Apr 12||2 Jun 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Jun 12||9 Jun 12||£ 610||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jun 12||14 Jul 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Jul 12||25 Aug 12||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Aug 12||1 Sep 12||£ 565||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||£ 545||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Night|
|9 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Night|
|23 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 635||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 555||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 655||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|12 Oct 13||19 Oct 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|19 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 635||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Short breaks available 12th Nov 2012 - 20th Dec 2012 and 7th Jan 2013 - 15th Mar 2013
3 night break Fri to Sun £295
4 night break Mon to Thu £330Enquire now
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