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Little Ellers

Portinscale near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972588)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Andrew

    “Annoyingly the WiFi went down on Friday our last day.”

    We could not get a response from anyone as to how to reboot & couldn’t find a router! ...

    We could not get a response from anyone as to how to reboot & couldn’t find a router! Areas of dust under beds & on television trolley in the main bedroom. Generally clean otherwise. Sheets were clean. Kitchen well equipped. Boot/Utility room very useful! House was cosy in the freezing weather. Lovely house which has been cleverly modernised without losing the Arts & Crafts details. Excellent position for access to town & climbing & walking. One thing that should be dealt with is provision of recycling bins. We found the compost bin a few days into our stay. I knew where to recycle bottles and paper but we needed different bins in the house! As a family we really enjoyed our stay.

    - Andrew, March 2022

The property

Little Ellers is a fine example of a 19th century arts and crafts residence perfect for a larger group or two families holidaying together.

A spacious architecturally acclaimed secluded property located on a quiet leafy private road in the village of Portinscale with shops, pubs and numerous walking routes directly from the doorstep The vibrant market town of Keswick is a couple of minutes drive away or can be accessed easily on foot within 20 minutes.

Nearby Whinlatter Park has a wide variety of woodland paths to amble along, numerous mountain bike tracks to enjoy, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure.

Little Ellers is a holiday home of distinction.

It is featured in the Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District book as a fine example for its architectural design.

It has been lovingly restored to an exceptionally high standard with an eye for elegance.

All the original fireplaces are preserved.

Little Ellers offers modern luxury in an historical home.

The perfect place for a unique holiday experience.

This substantial country residence is in a relatively secluded position, standing proud in generous mature grounds with large terrace and lawns leading to the small wooded area which provides ample privacy when you sit in the garden and a stream beyond.

The cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises: Spacious reception hallway with sweeping staircase.

Timber paneled sitting room with original feature fireplace and dual aspect windows overlooking the delightful gardens, TV with soundbar and DVD player. Lounge/diner with feature fireplace and windows overlooking mature gardens to the rear of the property. The house has original Arts & Craft period fireplaces, although for safety reasons these can not be used. Bespoke breakfast/kitchen with central island, Belfast sink, Range-master cooker with 5-ring gas hob, hot plate and double electric oven, microwave, American style fridge/freezer,dishwasher, heated tiled floor, feature fireplace and dining nook with views of the garden. Utility room with heated slate flooring, fitted units, Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and ample storage for boots and outerwear. Cloakroom with hand basin and WC. First floor: Master double bedroom with stripped wood flooring king size bed and luxurious en-suite shower room with double walk in shower cubicle with rain shower, heated towel rail and WC. Dual aspect double bedroom with super king size bed, stripped hard wood flooring, original feature fireplace, TV and fabulous views. Double bedroom with king size bed, stripped hard wood flooring, feature arched window and fire place. Twin bedroom with stripped hard wood flooring, feature fireplace and views over the garden.. Fabulous family bathroom with stripped wood flooring roll top bath, walk in double shower cubicle with rain shower, marble vanity unit with his and hers sinks and WC. Marble shower room with double shower cubicle with rain shower and slate floor.

Shower room with basin and WC. Second floor: An enclosed staircase leads to a twin bedroom with original fireplace and feature arched window with outstanding views over the garden to the fells. Modern and luxurious shower room with hand basin and WC. All gas, electric and bed linen and towels included in rent. Sorry no cot or highchair available. Wi-Fi provided. Ample gated private parking for 8 cars. Outside extensive garden with large lawned areas and patio with outdoor furniture.

(Please note some area's of the garden are left overgrown on purpose to attract wildlife)


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms (four on first floor): 1 x double with king-size bed with en-suite shower room with rain shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with super-king bed and TV,1 x doublewith king size bed, 2 x twin (one on second floor)
  • First-floor family bathroom with roll top bath, double rain shower cubicle, his and hers basin and WC; additional shower room with shower
  • , shower room on second floor with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Two sitting rooms.
  • Gas central heating and heated tile flooring
  • Range cooker with gas hob, hot plate and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility room), dishwasher, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 8 cars
  • Large enclosed gardens with patio furniture (some area's of the garden are left overgrown on purpose to attract wildlife)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry no cot or highchair available
  • Pub and shop 5 mins walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Keswick 1 mile.

A quiet village at the north end of beautiful Derwent Water, Portinscale offers a shop and pub, and makes an ideal base for exploring the region. Bustling Keswick with its Saturday market, visitor attractions, museums and boat trips is just 1 mile away, while the picturesque scenery of the lakes and mountains makes this a great base from which to explore this popular area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute