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Riggside, Modern, Spacious, Large Gardens, Parking and Panoramic Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms with Stunning Mountain Views

Set in a residential area on a private road, Riggside is an attractive, modern spacious semi-detached property, providing a high standard of accommodation at any time of the year with spectacular open views of Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley, and lovely garden areas.

Portinscale is a small hamlet just ten minutes walk by an off-road footpath in to Keswick town centre. Portinscale has a pub, a bistro, tearooms and two marinas, with facilities for both hire and instruction for water sports. Portinscale is an ideal base for a walking holiday. Just a very few of the possibilities nearby are the Newlands Valley, the Coledale Horseshoe, the Allerdale Ramble, Causey Pike, Catbells or a gentle stroll along the shores of Derwentwater.

Keswick offers a host of shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema and live theatre, and activities such as lake cruises, golf and tennis can also be enjoyed - all without getting in the car. Keswick offers some of the finest walking in the Lake District National Park, from the high tops of Skiddaw and Helvellyn to the smaller summits of Latrigg and Whinlatter Forest for every member of the family.

Accommodation: Entrance hallway with space for coats and shoes, and doors leading off to all downstairs rooms and stairs leading up to first floor. To the left is the sitting room decorated in contemporary colours with electric feature fireplace, 40" plasma TV with Sky family channels, DVD, Wi-Fi broadband access, iPod docking station and panoramic fell views. To the right of the hall is a cloakroom (basin and wc).

To the rear of the house is the large kitchen diner (32" flat screen TV) with additional comfy seating area looking out on to the back garden. There are two sets of French doors leading out on to the patio area, one from the dining area and one from the seating area, making this a really light and airy room.

Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms - the master bedroom with king-size bed and panoramic fell views, remote control flame effect electric fire, 28" flat screen TV, en-suite shower room with basin, wc and heated towel rail; neat twin room with fell views and a double room to the rear. Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

There is a fourth bedroom up a further flight of stairs leading to a spacious attic room, which has two velux windows and twin beds with excellent views to the front and rear of the property (when the property is let to six people or less this bedroom is locked off).

The house has a really welcoming feel and is comfortably and thoughtfully decorated throughout, with co-ordinating soft furnishings, fitted carpets and solid flooring. Gas central heating and hot water on demand.

More Details

Richard & Lynn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Richard & Lynn

This house has been in family for over 5 decades, we completely renovated it in 2008, with ground floor extension and additional attic room. we do all the change overs personally to ensure the very highest standards for our guests.

Richard & Lynn purchased this house in 2008

Why Richard & Lynn chose Portinscale

We love this house and when we can, we stay as often as possible. It's a great location to explore the Lake District, you can leave your car and walk everywhere. It's only 10/15 minute flat walk in to Keswick town centre from Riggside.

What makes this house unique

The views and sunsets you get from this property must be some of the best in the Lakes. The modern open plan layout is great for large groups and families to celebrate special occasions and spend time together.


Portinscale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Room 1
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacous main bathroom
    WC - toilet , Ground Floor WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Rear bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Views of Skiddaw and valley
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Large Attict, locked when booked for <6, unless requested
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We normally make a charge of £10 for high chairs and cots, also £5/per person charge for towels. Please ensure you request these at time of booking so they may be included.


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Riggside, Modern, Spacious, Large Gardens, Parking and Panoramic Mountain Views.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Family get together

  • 5 of 5

Great place and great location, ideal for what we were looking for. The house felt like home and very clean. Didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Annette, we're glad you found Riggside ideal for your family get together, we hope to see you all again soon.
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Lovely location. Nice house well presented. Will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space. Nice decor and facilities.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving a tidy house, hope to see you very soon.
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Great House - Lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

Riggside provided everything we needed. Best thing about the house was plenty of space. Even with 7 of us it never felt crowded, and we spent nearly the whole time in the kitchen, which was such a great living space.

Highly recommended, would love to go back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark So glad to hear you enjoyed the house and all the space it provides, we hope you visit Riggside again soon. regards Richard & Lynn
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Excellent property

  • 4 of 5

Excellent, well equipped house with fabulous views. Richard extremely helpful and responsive on any queries. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jenny, great to read in the visitors book that you all had a great time. Look forward to seeing you again. regards Richard & Lynn
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Amazing location, amazing property, amazing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in the lovely area of Portinscale. The house is up on a hill which gives amazing views that we never tired of looking at. The house was immaculate and felt like home immediately. Waking up those amazing views gave us the best possible start to the day and with Keswick a short walk this place was ideal for us. Cannot recommend highly enough and would add more stars to this review if I could.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of Riggside, we are so please that you felt like home immediately. We ready appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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An excellent property great views very helpful and pleasant owner

  • 5 of 5

Again property excellent well presented in very good order great views great location lots to do for all the family, property as per description if not better, photos don't do it justice, owner very accommodating and helpful

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Regards Richard & Lynn
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Farmers Arms
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Keswick Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M6 Penrith
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Chalet
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
West Cumbria


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.84

Towels £5/pp can be provided please request.
Cots £10 (Cot linen not included), 2 available
High Chairs £10, 2 available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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