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Osprey Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £300
    Low season
  • £555
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Log Burner

About Osprey Cottage

This delightful self-catering holiday cottage sleeps up to four guests and is located in a lovely peaceful position just a one mile walk from the vibrant market town of Keswick. It is conveniently close to Derwentwater and the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of Cumbria's stunning Lake District National Park.

Osprey Cottage offers cosy comfortable holiday accommodation which is furnished to a high standard of comfort and style, whilst retaining much of its original character and charm. It also benefits from ample private parking, has secure bike storage and has a patio garden which is ideal for enjoying a glass of wine after an exciting day exploring the area. Located in Portinscale, the cottage an ideal 'starting point' position for some lovely local walks with something for all energy levels from an energetic hike up Skiddaw and Blencathra to a more sedate stroll to the marinas at Derwentwater to see the boats.

Keswick is just a ten minute walk from Derwentwater (Keswick's local lake) and is an attractive market town with much to offer located at the centre of the Northern Lakes. It makes an ideal base for exploring the spectacular scenery of the Lakes and beyond to Hadrian's wall or the Solway coast. What ever time of the year you visit, the tranquility of this stunning area can be enjoyed.

A good choice of attractions (both indoor and out) are on offer in and around Keswick with something to suit all ages. Most are available within just a twenty minute walk from the cottage including the Cumberland Pencil Museum where you can see the longest pencil in the world!; The Puzzling Place - a mind blowing exhibition of holograms and optical illusions; Keswick Brewing Company where you can take a tour and stock up on local ale; Fitz Park with a lovely play area and river; Hope Park where you can enjoy a coffee or a game of crazy golf with views over the mountains; The popular Theatre by the Lake; the Indoor Climbing Centre which is great for a rainy day and Derwentwater Launches for boat hire and lake cruises. For wildlife lovers, the surrounding area offers plenty of 'spotting' opportunities including red squirrel and Osprey (the only place in the country to see both rare species in the wild).

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John & Lorraine Huntington joined Independent Cottages in September 2013

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Comfy lounge/dining area with some beams, a lovely wood burning stove as a focal point - ideal for curling up in front at the end of a day walking the fells. There is also a Freeview television, DVD player, radio/cassette/CD player and books.
  • Dining area where you can enjoy supper (along with a cupboard housing games for after dinner entertainment!).
  • Stylish well equipped kitchen with plenty of units, dishwasher, electric oven, microwave, gas hob, washer/dryer and fridge.
  • Entrance porch which is secure and provides space for coats, boots etc.
  • Shower room on the ground floor with WC, wash basin and power shower (thermostatically controlled).
  • First floor main bedroom with king-size bed, beams on the ceiling and an en-suite shower room with WC and washbasin.
  • Second bedroom (also on the first floor) with bunk beds (three foot wide).

Additional information: There is a patio garden at the front of the cottage with garden furniture for relaxing. For those who want to bring bikes, a shed provides secure storage facilities and there is also off-road private parking for two cars. Linen is provided (please note that towels are not provided). Unfortunately pets can not be accepted and Osprey Cottage has a no-smoking policy. The holiday cottage is normally let on a weekly basis, however, some off-peak short winter breaks may be available so please enquire with the owner.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Osprey Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Bunk bed room)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £300
Mid Season from £430
High Season from £470
Peak Season £555
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1697 343264 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

John & Lorraine Huntington
Member Since September 2013

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Osprey Cottage Noticeboard

Short breaks of 3 nights minimum in any one week are available throughout the low-season from £210. Travel cot and high chair available on request.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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Osprey Cottage 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 8th August 2018
Owner's Website