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Little Ellers

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

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    • “This house is simply stunning. It was, however, in need of a proper clean. The dust was thick on polished surfaces and under every piece of furniture. The top of the fridge was thick with grease and under the kitchen island was very bad. There were old veg and chips under the dining table. There was bird dirt on one bedroom windowsill inside and also on one bedroom chair. There were empty plastic bottles and milk cartons lying at the door - the cleaner will have had to step over these to get in! However, all beds and bathrooms were clean and very comfortable. However, I suggest no one with the slightest hint of asthma books this property. There are no instructions on what not to open - we opened a drawer holding a picture frame with broken glass - thank heavens one of the children didn’t open it - to be told it was the cleaner’s drawer. There’s no indication of this. A fuse also blew in the kettle, there were no spare fuses to be found. I also couldn’t find a duster so used Kitchen roll. We certainly left the property much less dusty than we found it although I didn’t do all the surfaces. This property is lacking 3 things in our opinion : A good clean(er) A Dyson hand held vac Proper instructions We paid a lot of money for the week and the property is certainly worth it and we had a great holiday but it is a disservice to Little Ellers not to have it dusted and properly cleaned. We recycled all our tins, bottles etc. as my son knew where the recycling was but, again, no instructions in the house. It takes hardly any time to flick round with a duster, nor to wipe the kitchen down properly. I’d have done the fridge but, again, no appropriate detergent to be found.”

    Mr Wilkinson, Halifax, March 2018


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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The Property

Little Ellers is the perfect choice for a larger group or two families holidaying together. Located in the village of Portinscale with shops and pubs close by and within a short drive of popular Keswick with a wealth of facilities and walking from the door, makes this cottage a popular choice for holidays at any time of year.
A fine example of an 19th century arts and crafts detached residence situated in a central village location on the shores of Derwentwater, only a short walk from the lakeside marinas, village pub and the popular Chalet Restaurant. There are many walks direct from the door. The Whinlatter Park is only a short drive away with a wide variety of woodland paths to amble along, numerous mountain bike tracks to enjoy, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure for the more energetic. The popular market town of Keswick is only a five minute drive away, offering many recreational and outdoor activities, shops, pubs, restaurants and relaxing parks for all the family to enjoy.
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 a 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 woodland and a stream beyond.
The cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises:

Spacious reception hall.
Timber panelled sitting room with original feature fireplace and dual aspect windows overlooking the delightful gardens, TV, DVD player.
Lounge/diner with feature fireplace and windows overlooking mature gardens to the rear of the property.
Formal dining room with feature fireplace.
Bespoke breakfast/kitchen with central island, Belfast sink, rangemaster 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, hand basin, 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 and feature arched window and fire place.
Twin bedroom with stripped hard wood flooring and feature fireplace.
Fabulous family bathroom with roll top bath, walk in double rain shower cubicle, marble vanity area with his and hers sinks and WC.
Marble shower room with slate flooring.
Luxury shower room with stripped wood flooring, double walk in rain shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor: An enclosed staircase leads to a twin bedroom with original fireplace and features arched window with outstanding view of the valley and garden.
Modern and luxurious shower room with hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included.
Towels are NOT supplied.
Free Wi-Fi provided.
Ample gated private parking for 8 cars.
Outside extensive garden with large lawned areas and patio with outdoor furniture.


Over three floors. Five bedrooms (four on first floor): 1 x double with king-size bed with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC; 1 x double with super-king and TV; 1 x double; 2 x twin (one on second floor). First-floor family bathroom with free-standing bath, double shower cubicle, double basin and WC; two additional shower rooms with shower, basin and WC; additional 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 inc. in rent
  • Towels are NOT supplied
  • Private parking for 8 cars
  • Large enclosed gardens with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins walk.

Regional Information

PORTINSCALE 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:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.