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Period House, Perfect for Families and Groups

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Portinscale, Nr. Keswick, Lake District - Ideally Situated for those who enjoy Sailing, Cycling and Walking from the Doorstep

Rickerby House is a family orientated home in the beautiful Lake District National Park that comes fully equipped to cater for the needs of all the family. Rickerby House was built in 1752, and it has its quirks, but now offers spacious self-catering accommodation. For those with the energy, from the doorstep you can enjoy fell-walking, mountain biking and water-sports (it is only a few minutes walk to the Lake and marinas) with rock climbing and much more nearby. There’s something for everyone.


Owner
Angie McCrum
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Angie McCrum

I live in England with my husband and 2 boys. My husband works in the legal field and I run our holiday and long-term rentals business. When not working we spend our holidays between France and the Lakes, both which we love dearly and hope to spend our retirement in.

Angie McCrum purchased this house in 2004

Why Angie McCrum chose Keswick & North Lakes

My husband boarded at Keswick School and he has always loved this part of the lakes so much we have bought the house we wish to retire to. We love the seasons there and enjoy everything it has to offer all year round, especially the walking, mountain biking, sailing and, most importantly - the Jennings beer and extremely good cake!

What makes this house unique

The house offers an amazing location that you can walk, bike, sail and run from with amazing views around it. We love being in the middle of a great village with 2 good marinas and excellent bars, cafes and restaurants all in walking distance which is great for us and the children.

Amenities

Portinscale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with double shower and wc. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc. Downstairs wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Adults + 2 Child (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Rickerby House is perfect for active families like us, and those keen on outdoor pursuits and a love of the Lakes. We have a 9 and 10 year old and the house is equipped for us and therefore for other families. We are sorry, but we do not accept pets. Outside: Lawned front garden and paved parking area for cars. Private side garden with lawn, shrubs and patio area with garden furniture and steps to south facing balcony. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Towels and linen are provided. The property is cleaned on each departure. Logs for wood burner are provided in garage.

Reviews

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Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Property was just perfect. Great location, spacious rooms, quietamd secluded garden which is a wonderful sun trap. 15mins walk into Keswick so you have the best of both worlds, quiet and peaceful village of Portinscale but only a short walk from Keswick. Pub close by for a few drinks and good food, and very nice cafe nearby for excellent breakfasts. Would definitely recommend and will definitely stay again when visiting Keswick.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend here with the family. Lovely home in perfect location and really well equipped for a large group to spend time both indoors and outdoors exploring the Lakes. Would love to come again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Excellent accommodation in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Rickerby House for a long weekend family get-together. It proved to be an excellent choice. Accommodation is very comfortable and spacious and provided everything we needed. The separate playroom and lounge was a bonus and really appreciated by the children and grown ups! We hope we get the opportunity to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 night stay here in September. It was a family get together with ages from 9 to 70. The house is fabulous and I have never slept in a moire comfortable bed. Well equipped but we did go out for fire lighters and kindling which we couldn't find. Would highly recommend. Thank you. X

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Good pad

  • 5 of 5

A great stay, exactly what we were after. Spacious and a good communal area. It's not luxury but perfect for a get-together with old friends and walking. As long as the price was right would stay again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic family home in a great location. Loads of space & well equipped kitchen. Lots of thought put in by the owners. Close to the marina and a short drive or 1/2 hour walk to Keswick. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Travel:

Manchester Airport: 2 hours, Newcastle Airport: 2 hours, Penrith Railway Station: 22 miles. Car is recommended but not essential with good lake and road buses available to places of interest.

Distances:

Nearest Town: Keswick, Nearest Town Distance: 1 1/2 miles, Shops Distance: 500 yards, Restaurant Distance: 500 yards, Pub Distance: 500 yards, Nearest Lake: Derwentwater, Nearest Lake Marina: 1/4 mile.

Further Details:

Portinscale is only minutes from Keswick which is a small but very attractive market town set amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Lake District and from which all visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities.

The three highest mountain ranges in England, Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike are all within easy reach of the house. Visitors can engage in a challenging trek, enjoy an unlimited number of planned walks or just take in the scenery. Historic places of interest to see and visit include the 4000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle, Mirehouse, Victorian Museum, Cars of the Stars Museum, and the Pencil Museum.

Activities for the more energetic and adventurous are also catered for. A variety of watersports, paragliding, swimming, mountain biking and much more are all available at the many established centres. Keswick also offers two large public parks which offer games facilities in open, wooded and garden settings. Other facilities include a new sports hall, leisure pool, cinema, new theatre, golf, cycle hire, fishing, in fact more than most visitors expect.

For those who enjoy cooking there is a superb market of local produce on Saturdays and the excellent Booths supermarket can be found in Keswick town centre. Alternatively, you can sample the many restaurants and pubs of the village and Keswick.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.1

Booking Notes:

£100 per week booked is non-refundable, the rest of the balance is fully refundable up to 8 weeks before the rental starts.

If the booking is cancelled less than 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday, the payment is non-refundable. We will though, endeavour to get the property rebooked and if we do we would refund you up to what we rebooked it for - if it is less than what you originally paid, due to last minute offers.

Changeover Day:
Arrival anytime from 3.00pm on the start date and vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.
Changeover day is Friday. This is flexible for short breaks and the off-peak season.

Notes on prices:
All short breaks are: 2 night - £450 3 night - £500.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.