The Georgian Lakehouse Lake District

The Georgian Lakehouse North of England

A remarkable house in a remarkable landscape

You probably already know that England’s Lake District is one of the most beautiful places on earth. What you may not know is that this house, lying in the heart of the Lake District, is equally stunning in its own right. The main house sleeps 16 guests with a separate lodge for six additional guests. These are wonderfully welcoming properties, inviting you to curl up in comfort after a long day, willing you to have cosy fireside chats over a preprandial aperitif.

Whatever the weather, you will love spending time in the quiet sitting room, a warm, sunny room with windows overlooking the garden, the marina and on to the beautiful Derwent Water. The Tartan room, which is the main hub of the house, has the most wonderful bookshelves, a log-burning stove, comfy sofas, great art and a table nestled in front of the window that is just perfect for family games. And we love the TV room, just perfect for cosying up on the comfy seating in front of the 55 inch TV with Wi-Fi sound bar and DVD. This really is a house for relaxing with your friends and your family, spending quality time together and building lasting bonds.

Smaller group?

Discounts are available for groups of 16 and under. Call us on 01242 352 747 to book.

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Guest reviews

What an outstanding place! The house is beautifully done, with absolutely fantastic views and the loveliest beds I've ever slept in. We had a fabulous time with some of our closest friends. Thank you Big House Experience once again for all your help. We've all pledged to make this a yearly thing!

Karen, Cirencester

All that country air is bound to give you an appetite…

What is your preferred option for eating during your stay? Eating out? Self-catering or having specialists prepare it all for you? Or possibly a mixture of all three. Whatever your preferences, we’ve got it covered. The dining room and kitchen area is ideal for informal meals or celebratory dinners. We love the locally made oak table, which comfortably seats up to 20 people. With candelabras, stunning modern art, and lovely views of the mountains and lake, this really is something a little bit special.

Cooking connoisseurs (and novices alike) will love the modern kitchen, equipped with two ovens, two fridges, two freezers, a warming drawer, microwave, two dishwashers and even a wine fridge. There is an induction hob and even a couple of stools at the central island for sipping a glass of wine while you’re waiting for the carrots to steam! Alternatively, if you’d rather leave the slog to the experts, we offer everything from casseroles dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served, in-house catering. And, if you have little ones with you, there are two highchairs available if you need them.

If you’d rather eat out, there is plenty of fine cuisine on offer at one of the local pubs or restaurants. The Farmer’s Arms is only a ten minute stroll, and The Chalet Restaurant, which brilliantly combines informality and style, is just five minutes away. Keswick also offers great dining out; we love Morrels and The Pheasant Inn but to be honest, half the fun is investigating to find out which restaurant best suits you.

What to expect

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We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at The Georgian Lakehouse just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and luxury towels
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome hamper of local produce
  • 55” TV with Wi-Fi sound bar
  • Bose sound system with Wi-Fi phone and MP3 player compatibility
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cricket, croquet set and footballs
  • Hot tub
  • Basement games room with table football
  • Pool table next to the games room
  • Extensive grounds and a lake shore within 100 metres
  • Library of books, guidebooks and maps
  • Dining table seating 20 guests, with views across the lake
  • Designer kitchen with double fridge freezers, twin ovens, a 5-burner induction hob, warming drawer, wine fridge and two dishwashers
  • Catering or drop-off meals available
  • Dining terrace with seating
  • A further large terrace with a fire pit and lake views
  • BBQ (fuel provided)
  • Good dining and pubs nearby

Out and about

What can you do in the Lake District? Lots! You don’t even have to leave the grounds to have fun! There are cricket and croquet sets, footballs and plenty of other fun activities you can do right here in the extensive grounds. And not very far away you can find clay pigeon shooting, archery, off-road driving, go karting, quad biking, and paintballing. There are some wonderful walks straight from the house, and kayaking, sailing and canoeing are all available from the marina a few hundred yards away. If you don’t fancy hiking the hills, or climbing the fells you can always jump in the car and head off on some of the most scenic tours in the country.

Why not head over to Keswick? It’s only a 20-minute walk or a quick ride on the launch. You can while away a leisurely morning browsing round the characterful shops, boutiques, pubs, cafes and restaurants. There is even a theatre and, if time permits, it is well worth taking in a show. And it has a fascinating history for you to explore.

But for us, the landscape always beckons; the lakes, the mountains, the skies, the views. So much to see, so much to do, with activities for young and old alike. If you have been to the Lake District before you will know how it calls you back and if this is your first visit, one thing is for sure, you will want to come back again and again.


Just two miles outside the market town of Keswick, in a spectacular setting in the village of Portinscale.

House FAQs

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, up to two well behaved dogs are welcome, sleeping in the downstairs utility area.

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 5pm on the day of your arrival at The Georgian Lakehouse, and check out is at 10am.

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £500 during your stay at The Georgian Lakehouse. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table at The Georgian Lakehouse can seat 22 guests comfortably.

  • Are there any good pubs or restaurants nearby?

    Yes, you are spoilt for choice when staying at The Georgian Lakehouse. Here are some recommendations:


    Portinscale (5 min walk)

    Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish.



    Portinscale (5 min walk)

    A superbly located tea room at Derwent Bank. Serving delicious lunches with lake views.


    Portinscale (10 min walk)

    Portinscale’s village pub, serving good beer and food.


    Whinlatter Forest (10 min drive)

    Fine dining for smaller parties. We advise booking.


    Bassenthwaite Lake (10 min drive)

    Steeped in history, this is a great restaurant and bar serving Cumbrian food and also a country-style bistro.


    Keswick (5 min drive)

    Just a 5 minute stagger from the house is a great local pub serving Jennings Beer and good pub fare, served by friendly hosts.


    Keswick (5 min drive)

    Tiny, family-friendly café-diner serving classic US dishes. Great for breakfast, brunch and burgers… and just up the road.


    Keswick (10 min drive)

    Brossen Steakhouse Restaurant is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food.


    Keswick (10 min drive)

    Traditional food with a delicious modern twist on classic dishes. Great tasting, locally sourced and packed with flavour.



    Keswick (10 min drive)

    Daily specials which run alongside the restaurant menu. They also offer a table d’hote menu on Sundays with 2 or 3 courses.

  • Are there any house rules we need to be aware of?

    Yes, to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable stay at The Georgian Lakehouse, we ask that you understand the following important house rules:

    • No fireworks please
    • Hen parties welcome upon request and noise restrictions (please inform us at the time of booking)
    • Not suitable for stag parties

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at The Georgian Lakehouse. The following are provided for children:

    • Collection of children’s DVDs
    • Toys, games, Lego and Duplo
    • Two travel cots (please bring your own cot linen)
    • Two highchairs
    • Baby monitor

  • What is the nearest train station and airport to the property?

    Train stations close to The Georgian Lakehouse:
    • Penrith (19 miles / 27 min)
    • Oxenholme Lake District (36 miles / 1 h 10 min)
    Airports close to The Georgian Lakehouse:
    • Newcastle Airport (90 miles / 1 h 50 min)
    • Manchester Airport (124 miles / 2 h)
    • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (130 miles / 2 h 10 min)
    • Glasgow Airport (139 miles / 2 h 15 min)


  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for The Georgian Lakehouse, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.

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or call to book 01242 352 747