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.
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- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
House in Portinscale, Nr. Keswick, Lake District - Ideally Situated for those who enjoy Sailing, Cycling and Walking from the Doorstep
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 20, 2018
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 Portinscale
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.
Perfect family holiday
We loved the house and felt at home from
the moment we arrived. The second living room was perfect for the children and they loved playing with the toys that were in the house. We really enjoyed cosy evenings in front of the log burner. The beds were comfy and the house had plenty of space for all of the family. The location of the house is great too with only a short walk to Keswick. We would definitely book this property for future holidays in the Lake District.
Lovely property well equipped and excellent position in village.
Just a couple of minor blips.
Failing bulbs and no suitable replacements. Contact person took 2 days to replace 1 of them.
Showers water temperature was erratic at times.
Outside bins not large enough for 8 people.
These are only comments not complaints. The house is lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. Thank You Angie
Super property and we had a fabulous stay. The children loved it and there was loads of room. Great.
Nice place and lots of room.
Great location and we could walk to nice restaurants and pubs. We recommend it.
Great property, great location
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.
Lovely family accommodation
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.