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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Prospect Lodge, Portinscale, sleeps 2

Areas: Lake District

Prospect Lodge
CA12 5RD

Prospect Lodge, Portinscale, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £398.00

This charming, pet friendly cottage is located in the village of Portinscale in the Lake District and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

Prospect Lodge is a charming cottage that is pet friendly and sleeps 2 people in the village location of Portinscale. The cottage has one second floor twin bedroom with lake views and a bathroom that has a bath, basin and WC. The lounge is on the first floor to take advantage of the magnificent lake view of Derwentwater and beyond, where you can watch a film after a busy day out on the fells or have a glass of wine and unwind.

On the ground floor you will find a dining area and kitchen that is fully equipped with all that you would require on holiday to make a lovely meal. Continuing on there is a utility room in which you can dry out your walking clothes and a South facing garden that is private.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Back again!
Our second visit to this perfect base and a cosy home from home. Lovely clean cottage. Only down side is the stairs - but they keep you fit!

could be better
When arriving you have to go into very busy Keswick pay parking and then start looking for office to pick up keys.This is really stressful in a town one does not know. We arrived at cottage to find it bitterly cold (first time we have ever arrived to a cold place) waited some hours for heating to come on but when it did not borrowed a young persons mobile phone and rang key office and the ladies told us to put thermostat ouside lounge up high and then one of them came to make sure we was ok as we are over eighty.We had looked at notes left ,but could not made the instructions on heating out,if it has just said turn thermostat up and where it was simple/ The television was a pain as it kept freezing and programs broke up,this could be something to do with poor reception.Later in week we lost all electric in house could not find fuse box anywhere.So got in car and went to see ladies in key office one of them went back to put electric on while we popped to supermarket,all was well till it went of again so drove to town again as young lady had not left a note saying where fuse box was..Each time we went to town had to pay parking and petrol. The reason we could not find fuse box was because one had to move bread tin move veg rack and bit bin and chopping boards then a hinge in worktop was seen one lifted that up and fuses was in a hidden cupboard behind worktop. The ladies sent a electricion second time but he said fault could be something outside house as he found nothing in it. Have got to say the young ladies in office were wonderfull so kind and helpful at all times.That was the bad things this is a honest review so the good things,the views were lovely the place was really clean and once the heating was on it was a warm cottage. Suggestions a key safe would save the stress of going into Keswick paying parking to pick key up,the cottage could do with a cheese grater and a pair of scissors.had to buy both.so took them home with us.

Perfect cottage in a lovely location!
Just home after a few days at this charming cottage with my teenage son and dog. We loved the quirkiness of the cottage and beds were comfortable. Only cooked once, but all you could need was in the cottage. Sweet little lounge with great views, equally good views in the bedroom. The only thing that would of made our stay easier would of been Wifi as I couldn't get reception inside the cottage, but the bench in the garden became my communication spot! Lucky the weather was glorious. All in all a lovely stay, thank you to the owner, who came out when called regarding a toilet malfunction!
Jane K

Stayed at Prospect Lodge for a week in August. Loved it . The cottage was clean and very cosy home from home Well equipped . Yes a small gated area but hey your in the lakes plenty of walks for your dog's so it wasn't an issue for us . Our two border collie's were very happy. We would recommend this little gem short walk to Keswick ideal start and finish point for all your walks. Just loved it.

Nice comfy little cottage
We have enjoyed our stay. The cottage had most requirements with the exception of a stand in shower,bit difficult in a sloped roof bathroom. The property is over three floors, kitchen diner on the ground floor, living room on the middle and a bedroom and bathroom on the top floor. There is a requirement to keep the dog at ground level which is a little unreasonable. Our dog is young and used to spending evenings with us not on his own in the kitchen. He was happy otherwise although there is no garden at this property as specified, it is merely the approach to the property from the roadside albeit a gated area it is paved. Again not an issue, we walked him to the nearest grassed area for toilet duties whilst we were 'at home' at the property if needed. The downstairs toilet I have to take issue with, there is no washing facility and hands had to be washed at the kitchen sink if used, which we chose not to. The space taken for this toilet could be better used I feel, as there is no other utility area. The drying room, again, of little us as it does not get warm. On the whole the cottage was well equipped and clean with very comfortable beds. We will happily stay at Prospect Lodge in the future, Portinscale is only a short walk from Keswick, 1 miles across an unlit path at night or a longer walk around on the road. Picking up the keys from the office in Keswick was not a problem, the office is easily accessed on Station Street having parked the car in either one of the many car parks or street parked using the disc parking system, or if you're very lucky closer in on one of the many side streets around Southey Street which is just opposite.
Wendy S



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
Cot Cot


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in the rent
Secure garden
On street parking
Travel Cot
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Pub a walk away, shops and restaurants 5 min drive
Please note that pets are not allowed upstairs

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Crosthwaite, St Kentigern's Church - 0.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Derwent Island House - 0.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Keswick Museum - 1.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Castlerigg - 2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Derwentwater - 2.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dodd Wood - 2.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Whinlatter Pass - 2.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lodore Falls Waterfall - 3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mirehouse - 3.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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