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Honister

Portinscale near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1052687)

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “The location was perfect, being virtually on Derwent water (accessible by walk through the hotel garden) and a short scenic walk away from Keswick, perfect for families.”

    The cleanliness of the apartment was disappointing. It had clearly not been cleaned properly prior to our arrival: food crumbs in fridge and on floor & settee, sticky table, cooking pots were not properly cleaned and the black coating was starting to come off, the only decent pot was not suitable for the type of hob (induction), tissues left in bins, dust around the place etc. Mentioning this on the first trip to reception, to get bedding for the sofa bed that had not been set up, a list was ...

    The cleanliness of the apartment was disappointing. It had clearly not been cleaned properly prior to our arrival: food crumbs in fridge and on floor & settee, sticky table, cooking pots were not properly cleaned and the black coating was starting to come off, the only decent pot was not suitable for the type of hob (induction), tissues left in bins, dust around the place etc. Mentioning this on the first trip to reception, to get bedding for the sofa bed that had not been set up, a list was made that was never followed up. It took us three more trips/phone calls to get everything we needed for the sofabed with not a single word of apology. For an area visited to spend outdoors it was really difficult to dry any wet walking gear as there were no hooks anywhere and the hangers could not be moved from the wardrobe. Overall we ended up spending a lot more money on eating out than we had planned for, simply because it all felt a bit grim. It is such a shame as it feels like this place would have been well sought after in it's heyday but it just feels unloved and tired now which could be rectified with a little bit of effort.

    - Mr Roach, August 2021

Derwentwater Manor Apartments

Enjoying a rural position within the Derwentwater Manor Estate in the beautiful village of Portinscale, just two miles from Keswick are a collection of holiday apartments, perfectly positioned for exploring all the north of the Lake District has to offer. Ideal for hosting groups of couples, friends and families, you and your loved ones can look forward to coming together to celebrate a special occasion, as you call these wonderful properties ‘home’ as you explore the surrounding mountain fells, stunning lakes and the plethora of charming towns and villages. Each apartment has its own individual character and is tastefully furnished throughout, creating a real home-from-home aura to return to at the end of each action-packed day. Spend an afternoon or two meandering around the pretty village of Portinscale, which rests adjacent to the shores of Derwentwater, where watersport enthusiasts are well-catered for with hire of canoes, kayaks, rowing boats, dinghys and windsurfers available to enjoy the waters. From the doorstep of the apartments are a number of starting points for keen walkers to begin adventures, including the popular routes of Catbells, Causey Pike and the Coledale Horseshoe, as well as the Newlands Round. After a wonderful day of exploring, look forward to coming back to the village and visiting the Farmers Arms pub for a well-deserved pint or refuel with a meal in the delightful Chalet Restaurant. Alternatively, head to the market town of Keswick, where you can enjoy leisurely boat trips around Derwentwater, a round of golf at the town’s course or find somewhere to eat, from its large selection of fine dining eateries and cosy pubs. Other attractions within the surrounding area, which are well worth a visit, include the historical landmark of Castlerigg Stone Circle, the classic Cumbrian manor house of Mirehouse or travel slightly further afield to spend the day at the Lake District Wildlife Park, home to over a 100 species of exotic animals. Derwentwater Manor Apartments are the ultimate escape to tranquility with your friends and family.

The property

Resting at the heart of the Lake District National Park, in the charming village of Portinscale, just 2 miles from Keswick, is this romantic retreat for two.

Honister is set in an idyllic position and the apartment offers all you could need for your stay in Cumbria.

The open-plan living space is comfortable to spend your time unwinding, the sofa and accompanying armchair making the perfect place to watch a film on the television for a relaxing evening in, while the dining table overlooking the wonder of the garden is where you can enjoy all your homemade meals.

The modern kitchen hosts all the utensils and appliances you could need for a week-long stay or more, even a dishwasher so you don't have to think about the washing up!

Take rest in the super-king-size bedroom, also conveniently doubling as a twin on request, here you can find a homely interior with the benefit of ample storage space for your personal belongings too.

Get ready within the well-presented bathroom each morning, taking your pick from either a bath or shower to start the day, before taking a roam around the impressive lawned gardens of the property with your loved one.

Honister is the perfect choice for your escape to Cumbria at any time of year.

Refs. 1051721, 1051897 and 1052685, together sleeping 12 guests.

Summary

  • Ground Floor Apartment: One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • One Sofa Bed
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car with additional off-road guest parking
  • Shared lawns with furniture
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles

About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Please Note: A £10 charge per pet is applicable upon arrival
Please Note: There are steps to the entrance of this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas